Rural NL - will koodo work well or no?

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I have no clue what all those stupid acronyms are on the maps. I use a smartphone for necessity, I'd rather not own one but c'est la vie. So, I don't really care what HSDA or whatever means.. will the samsung galaxy 3 work there or not? Rural means postal codes A0E 1W0, etc. So the part of NL that looks like a leg? I'll be down at the bottom. Will I get reception there? Will I be charged fees if it uses Bell towers? I have a canada wide plan with unlimited LD,minutes, text and 750 data.

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According to the postal code you provided for Grand Bank, NL


Yes you'll have coverage in the colored area of this map.

Koodo has a roaming agreement with bell so no charges if you happen to use a bell tower (which you won't be informed of anyway).



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Koodo runs on the Telus network, which has quite comprehensive coverage on the Island of Newfoundland. I've been amazed at the coverage available when travelling there.
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AWESOME!! Thanks! It has always been crap on that whole peninsula because it is sporadically and sparsely populated so not a lot of people to warrant the cost of towers but I guess since almost all phone calls go through the same basic net someone did something better. Wicked. So glad to hear. I have another Q but it is different topic sort of.. I'll post it separate but it's about one of those little dongle thingies that can pick up internet when there isn't any you can connect to in the usual ways. Idk, satellite maybe? I'm so not into this side of things. I do wish the map had even a link to better explanations of what the various coverage meant in real world terms.
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Sammi,
The orange colours represent pretty fast internet speeds, and the pink really fast internet speeds, and purple even faster internet speeds. The acronyms really don't matter that much, as any device you buy will connect to the network present in NL. Speed becomes more important if you get one of the internet connectivity sticks, as you often want a faster speed to send data to a computer, than you might for a phone. The dongles you speak of connect to the cellular data network, and are most useful in concert with a wired connection to the internet, as data consumption can build pretty quickly.

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