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?
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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.
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?
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.