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    Telus coverage in Kitimat/Terrace B.C.

    How is Telus' coverage in Terrace and Kitimat B.C. vs. Rogers? Anyone have any experience with either/both? I need to get a relative a prepaid account while visiting the area from the U.S. for a couple of weeks. Thanks for all responses.

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    Steven,

    Telus Mobility would be the ideal selection. In B.C., they are constantly upgrading their network and have excellent coverage compared to Rogers Wireless. Bell Mobility will have the same network coverage as Telus Mobility as they have a shared network agreement. Only difference would be pricing between Bell & Telus.

    Value brands such as Koodo (wholly owned subsidiary of Telus) and Virgin Mobile (wholly owned subsidiary of Bell) will have similar coverage too, so you may want to check them out.

    Rogers Wireless' coverage on Highway 16 West is nowhere near Telus, or most of Northern B.C. for that matter.

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    Telus even offers MiKE service in Kitimat (but not Terrace).


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    I'd already looked at the coverage maps. They look close to identical to me in the Terrace/Kitimat area. I was hoping to get some on-the-ground feedback.

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    I believe Rogers uses the Telus sites in this area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccull View Post
    I believe Rogers uses the Telus sites in this area.


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    Pretty sure they dont have a tower sharing agreement...

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    They do in fact share towers/landspace in certain areas up there. Co-locate is the term? Separate equipment though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shushwap View Post
    Pretty sure they dont have a tower sharing agreement...
    You may be right. I just remember a Telus site with Rogers and Telus vehicles. There are a number of possibilities for this combo, but it seems most likely that they are operating from the same site.


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    Easy answer. Rogers should be avoided in Northern BC. Draw a horizontal line above the Okanagan and avoid Rogers north of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Anderson View Post
    Easy answer. Rogers should be avoided in Northern BC. Draw a horizontal line above the Okanagan and avoid Rogers north of it.
    That is not true, or correct.
    Un-Rogered, and getting better 'value'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGY Guy View Post
    That is not true, or correct.
    Rogers is solid from Whistler to Vancouver to Chilliwack(you can even include Hope if you are feeling generous) and the East side of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Campbell River.
    Other than that, Rogers is a moderately competitive 2nd behind Bellus in the Merritt-Kamloops-Okanogan area as well as Hwy 97 north to Prince George and Hwy 16 over to Smithers.
    If you travel outside the areas, or even from the lower mainland area to Merritt/Kamloops/Okanogan very often, you pretty much go with Bellus (due to lack of coverage from Hope to Merritt).
    East of Hwy 97? Avoid Rogers completely.

    It is a fairly similar story in Alberta as well. Rogers is solid in Edmonton and Calgary, and a few tiny area of north-central Alberta, they even have slightly superior coverage (2 extra/better placed towers that I have found).
    Other than that, in most of AB Rogers is a moderately competitive 2nd. The exceptions being in far southern AB, near the border, northern AB, and western AB from Jasper north (with the exception of Grande Prairie area where they are a moderate 2nd)

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