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    Telus unusable at Bomber game today

    I was in the area of Canad Inns stadium (Winnipeg) and Telus was completely unusable. Data didn't work, I had to try 3 times before a call went through, and had one drop on me.

    Seems like they need to upgrade their network in the Polo area.

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    When you cram 30,000 cell-toting people in a small area you are going to have contention issues. You will find that at most major events.

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    I would assume it was congestion coupled with poor coverage. I was at the stadium and had (albeit slow) coverage and data with MTS, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfel View Post
    I would assume it was congestion coupled with poor coverage. I was at the stadium and had (albeit slow) coverage and data with MTS, though.
    ... The Telus Bell HSPA network have many overloaded area ...at my new home I am in area where the cell tower cover one college and one university... Before the month of september... No problem...
    Now is just garbage... Txt was down many times this week... And many delay... Data is bad too... Just switched AGAIN to the old cdma network no problem...

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    Big events. Tends to happen to just about everyone.

    Suggest watching the game is a good way to distract yourself from the problem.

    When there is a break in play you can try:
    Yell at the ref
    Try to start a wave
    Invent some clever taunts for the opposing team
    Make a spectacle of yourself in an attempt to be featured on the scoreboard video screen
    Chat with your fellow fans

    If you must fiddle with your phone prepare ahead by preloading apps you might find fun but do not require a connection.
    Use the camera to take pictures of you and your friends at the game


    If you live right near the stadium and all of the above suggestions do not apply because you are not actually in on the fun but are still affected by the congestion problem on the local towers then that just sucks doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Que_Ball View Post
    Big events. Tends to happen to just about everyone.

    Suggest watching the game is a good way to distract yourself from the problem.

    When there is a break in play you can try:
    Yell at the ref
    Try to start a wave
    Invent some clever taunts for the opposing team
    Make a spectacle of yourself in an attempt to be featured on the scoreboard video screen
    Chat with your fellow fans

    If you must fiddle with your phone prepare ahead by preloading apps you might find fun but do not require a connection.
    Use the camera to take pictures of you and your friends at the game
    If you live right near the stadium and all of the above suggestions do not apply because you are not actually in on the fun but are still affected by the congestion problem on the local towers then that just sucks doesn't it?
    This is fantastic. But yes this happens everytime at Stampeders game. Especially against the Riders. All them greenies bringing their Sasktel phones and roaming on my network!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Poulson View Post
    This is fantastic. But yes this happens everytime at Stampeders game. Especially against the Riders. All them greenies bringing their Sasktel phones and roaming on my network!
    Effing hillbillies!

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    Sasktel I thought only roamed on AMPS in AB?
    But yes my phone rarely works worth a **** at :
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    Quote Originally Posted by drfoo View Post
    Sasktel I thought only roamed on AMPS in AB?
    But yes my phone rarely works worth a **** at :
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    There is no more AMPS to roam on. Check the coverage maps, mutual roaming on CDMA & HSPA these days AFAIK.

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    WHOOSH!
    Yup I was attempting to humourously point out the perceived backwardness of the Saskatchewanites.
    Effin flatlander hillbillies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drfoo View Post
    WHOOSH!
    Yup I was attempting to humourously point out the perceived backwardness of the Saskatchewanites.
    Effin flatlander hillbillies.
    Yeah, I thought you should've known better, but didn't clue in <hair blowing straight back by the flyover>

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