How is it possible to have two bars and be in "extended network"?

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Today I was up north from here, Toldeo area, and I looked at my cell phone and it said it had two bars and yet it still said extended nextwork. I always thought extended network was something you get when you didn't have any bars or hardly any coverage. So can someone please explain extended network to me please?

I have verizon

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I hope it is not infectious!
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Today I was up north from here, Toldeo area, and I looked at my cell phone and it said it had two bars and yet it still said extended nextwork. I always thought extended network was something you get when you didn't have any bars or hardly any coverage. So can someone please explain extended network to me please?

I have verizon




I think it means your phone has a extended coverage area that you are able to call from that area and have it covered on your service area.. I think???

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But we have like the whole nation plan? and my phone ain't analog its only digital

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Well I would call them up and ask why that come up given the coverage already on your phone.

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Well what does it mean to start with? ha

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I only know about UK cellphones but it's probably similar.  If you are out of range of a transmitter run by your network provider but in range of a signal from a different network provider our phones say "Emergency calls only" now there is no reason why you can't be in quite a strong signal area by the other network provider, it's just that there isn't any signal for your own network provider, so once the phone has realised this and switched to the emergency/extended coverage the signal could be quite good.
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Ohhhh that makes sence. and like sometimes has a symbol that says E-911 only which is what you said

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Nahh i just looked up that E911 only thing..and that's like your location or somethning..