I have an LG G5 with a pre-paid plan. This phone was originally bought from a ROGERS store and has since then been unlocked and went straight to Koodo service.
Is this normal?
Best answer by BobTheElectrician
Telus and Bell share some common infrastructure. If you go into your settings for Mobile Networks and scan available networks, it's not unusual to see Bell, Telus or Koodo towers listed as valid choices.
Normally you would leave that setting as Automatic. Your phone will then latch on to the strongest "legal" signal available at your current location, possibly including US towers if you are near the border and are willing to roam. If you want to avoid roaming, then you should manually choose Koodo.
Number of bars and connected network in the notification area are a function of the phone manufacturer's software. There is really no industry standard. My previous LG G3 reported more signal bars than my current LG V20, though the actual signal level in -db and reception are exactly the same.