Roaming charges when close to us border with Moto g

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Trying to switch "automatically choose preferred network" to manual in available networks. Just trying to avoid extra charges
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Posted 5 months ago

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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hi Ian,
Are you trying to set the network to Koodo manually?
Here is the instruction for MotoG4 but it is quite similar for other versions. https://motorola-mobility-en-in.custhelp.com/app/home/device/motorola/moto-g4-g4-plus/topic/network/...
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Thanks, it's not clear but does it remain tied to Koodo, even if it close to a us tower say near Niagara falls?
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Theoretically, when you manually select the network, it won't switch to the US carrier. However, I would check when you are close to a US tower, and your phone can hold on to Koodo.
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When manually connected to Koodo, you will hang on to a faint "home" signal much longer and will not latch onto a stronger "foreign" competing one. At the Quebec/Vermont border (US Interstate 91/QC 55), the overlapping zone can be almost 1.5 km either way before the signal becomes unusable.
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If you have searched for networks and manually selected Koodo then it will stay with Koodo. If you are out of range of Koodo network you will have no service.
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.. also no possibility of accidental roaming charges while locked to Koodo manually. Otherwise, could be expensive or a long *611 phone call to redress if you have Easy Roam.

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