On the coverage map, what is the difference between the yellow and red?

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So, I'm thinking about switching, and want to see if Koodo will work at my cottage.  There are three colours on the detailed map:  Red, Yellow, and white.  I'm assuming white means no coverage, but what do the red and yellow mean?  It would be nice if there was a legend! 
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Select the detailed coverage map and there is a legend:
http://choosehappy.koodomobile.com/ne...

Blue is 3G (or '4G HSPA), light green LTE, pink LTE-A.
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When I do it, it just has the two colours on the detailed coverage map.....
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oh, figured it out.  I had to scroll down in the browser haha
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What link are you looking at? I have seen one where red is Rogers, but can tell you for sure if you share the link...
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I can't get a link, it's a javascript button, but it's right below this:  
Coverage areas are approximate. Exact coverage and service may vary, and both are subject to change.

and it says:  'check out our detailed coverage map'

No legend.....
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FIGURED IT OUT!
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Select that 'detailed coverage map' link. Tap or click on it and it will take you to it with the legend.
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Coverage maps are not accurate most of the time. Invite someone to your cottage that uses different providers. If Bell/Virgin will work Telus/Koodo/PM will work or vice versa. Otherwise Rogers/Fido/chatr will be the only option if at all.
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Great!  So there is a Bell tower very close.  That should work with Koodo?
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Also, my GF has a Fido pay as you go, and couldn't get it working up there.  It's an old non-smart phone, but works in the city.  She hadn't loaded it with credit yet, and a friend's roger's smartphone was fine.....anyone have any ideas why?
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Yes it should with tower sharing arrangements.

I could speculate it was on 2G ( guessing since you said old dumb phone)and Rogers is dropping coversge of it in the area you are in whereas the friend's smartphone has more advanced network capabilities.
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Casey I don't want you to be disappointed.

If there is a Bell tower in the close area you shouldn't have problem with Koodo (Koodo is Telus under different name)

If I were you I would get temporarily  prepaid sim card from Koodo and test it for a few days or even a month in the area. I know it is going to cost you extra money now but it will save you headache in the future. When you port it from previous provider it will be to late.

I am very optimistic here and yet cautious at the same time. Sometimes your phone can have huge impact on the connection, either. 
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AFAIK, prepaid Koodo will connect to a Bell tower, but not to the Rogers extended network.

Save on the pre-paid option, get a Virgin sim card for $5 from Virgin retailer (or $1 on eBay), then activate it with any number. Then test the network coverage before adding airtime. Receive SMS at no cost.