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US Phone - Living in Canada, near border.
tjbhunter
Member

I have an iPhone 6s with Verizon. It is a corporate US phone (US area code)  with the international US/Canada plan. I work in the US, but I live just over in the border in Canada. When I am home, my phone just barely picks up the US tower, and so my service is dropping in and out, and I am getting notifications about roaming non-stop.  Is there a way, that I can tell my phone to just remain connected to the Canada service provider, and stop trying to connect to the US tower? With my international service plan, its all the same cost, so "Roaming" really doesn't matter. I want it to connect to the strongest signal, whether it is in Canada or the US, and stop trying to "prefer" the US service.

Thanks

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vzw_customer_support
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I want to make sure you have the strongest signal at all times, Tyler. I have just a couple of questions for you so that I can get a better idea of how to help. What is the make/model of your device? Which plan are you on currently?

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lukevinyl
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As long as you have voice and data roaming turned on and international CDMA turned off it will, by default choose the strongest signal regardless if it's a U.S. or Canadian tower....

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STECOC41
Member

Will this help with phone battery while traveling internationally? My phone battery seems to die twice as fast while traveling internationally. Today in Canada for example 98% to 23% between 6am and 12pm.

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lukevinyl
Sr. Member

It can potentially help with battery if you turn off the international CDMA switch, as CDMA has been retired internationally and is only used in the U.S. (this essentially leaves less frequencies for the internal radio to scan for).

Outside of this though, I am not sure why your battery would seem to die faster while travelling internationally.... If I am travelling internationally, my battery doesn't last as long-- but this is due to using navigation, Bluetooth, and the media player/streaming music more than I normally due when just in my home town....

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