I agree with you about the sham part but you have your carriers crossed Telus is the "parent" company owns the cell towers. Yes they have partnered. Telus has given Bell more rural coverage on cell towers in exchange for the new Telus satellite tv.
Originally Posted by Bla1ze
Your correct about the 3G comment. Telus/Bell's first phase of HSPA is in fact a 3.5G network. The full 4G or LTE network is scheduled to launch in early 2010. The goal is to have it up and running in the Vancouver area at first for the Olympics. (Febuary 2010).
This is why none of the current Blackberries will be compatible with this new short term 3.5 network. The device set to launch in 2010 will be compatible with the 4G network.
Telus's position right or wrong is that the 3.5G and the current 1XEV are very close and because it's a stepping stone to 4G(LTE) they will not be releasing devices that are compatible with the short term HSPA.
All the new devices released after 2010 will be 4G(LTE) devices. So reading between the lines here I'm assuming that the 9550 will not be HSPA compatible either.
As fustrating as this news is for myself as a Telus customer who invested in 2 devices that were HSPA ready when I bought them are now in fact not HSPA ready. Telus's 1XEV is a very solid network and as fellow telus customers I'm sure will agree with me that a bad day on telus is still better then a good day on Rogers :lmao:
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