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kjo
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

How's your coverage?

My coverage fluctuates between 1-3 bars generally in my neighbourhood but been able to call/receive calls successfully. Might be due to my phone. Curious to see others general experience is with it!
ie. Outside, @ work, inside buildings etc.
Oracle

Re: How's your coverage?

No problem when outside. Many times in concrete building or outside city area where only one tower available, I get no bars.


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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How's your coverage?

I don't know about my PM coverage yet (still waiting for my sim to arrive to switch over), but my Telus coverage on my work phone is pretty solid just about everywhere, so I assume my PM coverage will be similar.

 

If you're curious, you can see a map of cell towers in your area here: http://ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html - it might help explain why your coverage isn't great.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: How's your coverage?

Coverage is better than Wind for sure! Smiley Wink

 

My work phone is on Telus (same as PM) and I typically have no issues except in basements and similar places.

ckl
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How's your coverage?

I get the same number of bars in most places, but it doesn't seem to affect speeds or coverage. I can still make calls reliably with 1 bar of coverage.

Mayor / Maire

Re: How's your coverage?

@kjo unfortunately, the signal meter bars are not very reliable.  They tend to update slowly, and every manufacturer seems to implement them a bit differently, making it hard to compare.  If you are still able to use the services, I wouldn't worry about what the meter shows.


if you are finding you are consistently having issues with signal quality somewhere, you could download the Telus Network Experience app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telus.tneapp for Android; I presume there is an iPhone version too) and report the problem.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How's your coverage?

I should add, some people use My Data Manager as an alternative to Data Witness, and quite like it.  I have never personally tried it, but understand that it also lets you set a custom plan length, which would suit PM well.


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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: How's your coverage?

Switched from Telus to PM. So far I notice no decrease in reception or quality
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How's your coverage?


@MCWC wrote:
Switched from Telus to PM. So far I notice no decrease in reception or quality

It's the same network, so I'd hope the coverage is the same.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How's your coverage?

I live in Calgary. A few months back when I was still on Rogers, in my house I would lose cell reception in the basement and certain areas of my home. After switching to PM, no problems at all, so I would say coverage is better in the city for me.