TELUS GSM Coverage in Canada

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  1. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    Just noticed this on my iPhone in downtown Vancouver. Could be that Rogers and Fido will have some competition for the iPhone soon. I can't connect to the network but it certainly shows up.

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  2. brad.c macrumors 68020

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  3. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    If they have GSM, I bet they would advertise their lame parrot/amphibian commercials about it. It's just an error or their test network. You don't have a Telus SIM card in your iPhone and it's not unlocked.

    I would prefer Rogers/Fido over Telus any day.
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Telus is building, or has already built, a GSM infrastructure because that's what they want to convert to. I read up on it last year.
     
  5. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Whether it's likely or not, it's nice to dream about a little competition to bring down the gouging.
     
  6. Zonyc macrumors member

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    Yup its true. Both Bell and Telus are converting to GSM

    "Darren Entwistle, the CEO of Telus, said during a conference call with analysts and investors that offering two 3G networks side-by-side will help to “future-proof” Telus as the entire wireless industry moves toward a common standard over the next few years. “This will enable a smoother transition to a fourth-generation wireless network,” Entwistle said."

    http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone-news/bell-and-telus-building-gsm-iphone-time/

    Sasktel is also working on GSM infrastructure. They're all sick of Rogers reaping the rewards.
     
  7. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    Both Telus and Bell want a piece of the Olympic Cell Phone pie, so are switching at least the vancouver area to have both CDMA and GSM coverage for the 2010 Olympics.
     
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