Unstable/weak signal with my Nexus 4

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Since about 2 months, I've started to experience problems (weak/very unstable signal) with my Nexus 4 phone.

I tried to turn it off and on, taking the sim card and putting it back on after turning off my phone (it helped for about a minute before acting up again).

I even tried a hard reset of the phone itself after I backed up my datas on my computer...

I'm pretty desperate right now...

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Is it calling or data? Are you indoors or outdoors? Have you moved recently? Is there construction going on your area? Have trees started growing more branches and such? There are a variety of factors at play here that can interfere with signal.
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It's the calling signal. I moved recently, but the problem started suddenly 2 months ago, before I move. There is nothing that changed as far as I know to explain this as my new appartment/neighboorhood is similar to my old one, except with less trees and no hill around...
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The calling signal strenght often go back and forth from almost full strenght to no signal in a matter of minutes. My roommate who's also with Koodo but have a different cellphone model doesn't seem to have that problem...
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Well if that's the case, it could be the SIM card or the phone. See if you can get down to a store and replace your SIM card and test it out. If it continues to cause issues, I think you might want to take your phone in for servicing. It's free under warranty if it's under a year old, but if it's past that, then you're better off replacing the phone.
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Thanks a lot for the advice. :)

(...I really hope it's just the sim card, but my phone is under a year old so the warranty is still valid. :) )

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