Reception in Ottawa

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Hi,

I'm in Ottawa and switched to Koodo from Wind (BYOD, using Nexus 5). I was hoping reception gets better if I switch it.
But, it's not. It's only one day so I can't tell Koodo is worse than Wind (I don't think it is overall).
The reception is worse than Wind where I mostly stay at home (Nepean) & my workplace (Preston St. Ottawa).
I restarted my phone and checked my cellular settings.
Hopefully it's a temporary issue in those areas. Otherwise I will switch to one of the majors.
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Posted 2 years ago

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Chadwick, Mobile Master

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I'm sorry your having this issue. But it could be the areas you are frequently at just have low signal strength and not gettig a strong signal. Also try rebooting your phone and let it reconecct. Give it a few days and see what happens.

Best of luck
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Thanks for your reply, Chadwick. I will definitely give some time to test it. The rebooting doesn't work for me at least for now though.
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Go into your settings and under wireless and networks tap more - cellular networks - network operators - and let it search (this could take a couple minutes) then select Koodo. Doing this seems to have helped me with weak signals in the past.
Really there is no reason what so ever wind should ever have better reception than Koodo as Koodo uses the same towers as Bell and Telus.
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Thanks Paul. However, I find it is a little bit confusing. Some say it's better to set "auto" while some say "manual" is better. Either works almost same in my areas. Meaning not so effective.
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It may be your sim.  Try your sim in another phone or another sim in your phone.

Your option after that is a factory reset.
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I'll try the sim change. The factory reset is going to be my last resort.
Thanks for your reply
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You could also just be unlucky. Telus in Montreal used to have a number of seemingly random dead zones or 1 bar areas. Could still I'm not sure. Sometimes overlapping cell towers just don't quite perfectly overlap.

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