chickibum wrote: ↑Apr 9th, 2011 3:40 pmMy SO has koodo, and his reception sucks. I dont even bother calling anymore because he constantly breaks up, its really bad. We're in Brampton. He has the LG Optimus, at first we thought it was the phone, so we exchanged for another one (which Koodo was great with, no complaints there), but its still next to impossible to have a phone conversation.
The fundamental problem with Bellus (and by extension Koodo) is that they overlaid their HSPA network on top of their old CDMA network. Where HSPA coverage is good, they run at 3G and get better speeds than Rogers/Fido because of less network congestion. Unfortunately they use GSM phones like Rogers, so while Rogers users can fall back on the old 2g network in case of congestion, Bell/Telus don't have that option. Rogers old 2g network is probably more extensive than Belus' 3g network.