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Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

Islandjunky
I've Been Around

Hi there, I was in at the Rogers store last week to upgrade to the new Galaxy 3 which is amazing :)..but when I was in there I asked about the cell coverage and if Rogers was planning on expanding in Saskatchewan. He told me that a recent court case was being finished and that Rogers was going to be active on all Sasktel towers which would be HUGE coverage. I am just wanting to see if this was actually true or if anyone knows more?

 

Thanks Tim

 

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Re: Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

Rogers_Chris
Social Media Specialist
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Hi Islandjunky, we don't have any agreement with Sasktel and we don't have anything to announce. Sorry!
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Re: Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

AndrewG83
I've Been Here Awhile

Just wondering if Rogers can give any reason on why they are neglecting Saskatchewan? Are there any plans on updating coverage? And not just little blotches of LTE in just 2 cities. I'm sure Prince Albert would enjoy more coverage.

Rogers Customer

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Rave
I've Been Around

We find it very frustrating traveling through Saskatewan between our home in Manitoba and our home in Alberta. Rogers is non exsitant or so slow it impossible to even check out a hotel room.  Will this be changing or am I looking for an alternative?

Re: Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

shooster82
I've Been Around

I guess they don't call it "The Gap" for nothing...

 

Does anyone know if there are any proposed agreements between Rogers and Sasktel and/or Telus?

 

I find it particularily infuriating that at almost the exact moment I hit the MB/Sask border, I drop to a crappy Edge network with very little service.

 

According to the MTS coverage maps, they have HSPA in most of Sask?  So how is it that Rogers has a gaping hole in the middle of the country?

 

It's 2013 and time to start playing nice in the sandbox.

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GOGU
I've Been Here Awhile

I agree, Its 2013 a few more months its 2014... Please do something about it. 3G would do.

thanks

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AndrewG83
I've Been Here Awhile
now that the wireless auction is over I'm sure that rogers will be investing more in saskatchewan. fingers crossed.
Rogers Customer

Re: Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello AndrewG83


I hope so too! They need to invest down there.

Re: Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

AndrewG83
I've Been Here Awhile

http://about.rogers.com/About/Media_Relations/News/14-02-19/Rogers_to_Deliver_the_Ultimate_Video_Exp...

 

well now we know that they did buy some spectrum in Saskatchewan even if its 12MHz of C block.  What i would like to know is what is the difference in the blocks? and when will they be using this?

Rogers Customer

Re: Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello AndrewG83

They are testing the 700Mhz band in some parts of Toronto, Vancouver and parts of Calgary. Only a small part of those will be able to get it.

Re: Saskatchewan Cell Coverage

Silvorgold
I'm Here A Lot

It's 2014, if you look on Rogers' Coverage Map, Rogers now has 3G/HSPA service in nearly all of their territory from coast to coast and quickly building out LTE which uses a much higher frequency (and harder to penetrate into buildings, past trees) than regular GSM/3G. Why is it that after so many years of even Manitoba having 3G now, Rogers still has forgotten about Saskatchewan completely? Why are they buying spectrum in wireless auctions when they are obviously not going to use it. 

 

I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO by a prepaid Telus/Bell/etc SIM just so I can visit Saskatchewan and use data at rates faster than 10kbps. Saskatchewan is one of the hottest oil regions on the continent right now so you would think that Rogers would be spending "tens of millions of dollars" in expansions and upgrades, like they are in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada. 

 

It's time for Rogers to pull a Northern Ontario and completely leave the Saskatchewan cellphone industry, sell off their limited customer base to SaskTel, allowing Rogers customers to finally be able to make a call in places like Carlyle, stream internet radio from Moosomin to Regina and if driving through Saskatchewan as a passenger, have less boring trips driving through Saskatchean (though it's one of the most beautiful places on earth).

 

I recall hearing rumours of Rogers expansion in eastern Saskatchewan a year or two back, but that was obviously a lie. 

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