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    Kingston will be let out to service here is getting worse to few towers have reported about 125 locations where you get 1 bar to - 0 bars out doors in the main hub and around the city


    Quote Originally Posted by phoneseeker101 View Post
    On a side note, NOW is the time to switch to Freedom LTE if you're still on a 3G plan. 700 Mhz will provide good indoor reception and farther coverage, while 2500 will provide extra capacity and speed. Once the spectrum is implemented, I'm sure the plans will increase in price. Unfortunately, Ottawa will get left out again due to a lack of availabile spectrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sipahi View Post
    Thanks for your reply, but is the band 66 a must to use LTE in Freedoms networks?

    I would like to know,
    Ah ok. Thanks!

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    Shaw’s Freedom Mobile wants to grab quarter of wireless market
    Financial Post, June 14

    Investing additional $350M to deploy the new spectrum in existing markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjw918 View Post
    Shaw’s Freedom Mobile wants to grab quarter of wireless market
    Financial Post, June 14

    Investing additional $350M to deploy the new spectrum in existing markets.
    Excellent news.

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    Lol, and Wind Mobile wanted over one million subscribers by when? I do give them credit for having the gumption to be bold. Maybe during the melee, some cheap deals will come our way regardless of which carrier we are with. I hope that is how competition works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirtate View Post
    Right now, yes

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    even in Future, unless Freedom acquires more B7 / B13 spectrum.

    Band 66 will always be their primary for the next few years, given its better than B7 (2500DN / 2600UP).

    B13 is a blessing but again due to limited availability it'll be only helpful in capacity rather than delivering amazing coverage.

    Indoor coverage Freedom will forever rely on WiFi Calling until maybe 600MHz auction.
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    So the 700 MHz that Brad Shaw is referring to doesn't include the GTA?

    Brad Shaw, CEO of Shaw, stated, “We believe this incremental investment in our wireless business, particularly with the addition of the 700 MHz spectrum, will materially improve our long-term wireless customer experience, and will further enable our ability to offer converged network solutions.”

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    In discussing 700 MBS C1, Shaw bought the rights to the entire provinces of BC and Alberta along with Southern Ontario. There is a map on the IC website that will show you the boundaries of "Southern". It definitely includes the GTA.

    The only area that is in a very difficult position in Eastern Ontario. They still only have their AWS-1 20 Mhz block. Eastern Ontario starts at about Cobourg and extends to Ottawa. This means don't expect continuous highway coverage along the 401 or 416 in the near future.

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    Doesn't Eastern Ontario stretch into Quebec making Shaw the fifth player in that market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markf_2 View Post
    Doesn't Eastern Ontario stretch into Quebec making Shaw the fifth player in that market?

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    Nope this block is Ottawa-Outaouais. Which covers, Peterborough and anything east of this city.

    Everyone in Peterborough, Coburg, Clarington, Kingston and Ottawa are SOL. Only band 4 LTE.

    Could be that Shaw is planning to share something or sell something (North Quebec spectrum) to get access to Videotron towers and spectrum. I expect the Videotron-Rogers agreement to soon end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz0311 View Post
    Everyone in Peterborough, Coburg, Clarington, Kingston and Ottawa are SOL. Only band 4 LTE.

    Could be that Shaw is planning to share something or sell something (North Quebec spectrum) to get access to Videotron towers and spectrum. I expect the Videotron-Rogers agreement to soon end.
    You know, there were some interesting comments from Quebecor yesterday.

    Quebecor chief financial officer Jean-François Pruneau, also speaking at the forum, said the transaction with Shaw is positive since it puts spectrum in the hands of a new entrant.

    “It’s obviously positive for the Canadian consumers because they will most likely benefit from lower prices in the future,” Pruneau said. Wireless prices are lower and data caps are higher in provinces where there is a strong fourth player, such as Quebec and Saskatchewan.

    Plus, Quebecor benefits from stronger competition against the Big Three, Pruneau said.

    “Shaw’s competitors are the same as our competitors. If we strengthen Shaw by giving them access to our spectrum, there’s an indirect benefit for us,” he said, later confirming that Videotron’s objective remains to grab 25 per cent of the market.


    - Financial Post, June 14
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjw918 View Post
    You know, there were some interesting comments from Quebecor yesterday.

    Quebecor chief financial officer Jean-François Pruneau, also speaking at the forum, said the transaction with Shaw is positive since it puts spectrum in the hands of a new entrant.

    “It’s obviously positive for the Canadian consumers because they will most likely benefit from lower prices in the future,” Pruneau said. Wireless prices are lower and data caps are higher in provinces where there is a strong fourth player, such as Quebec and Saskatchewan.

    Plus, Quebecor benefits from stronger competition against the Big Three, Pruneau said.

    “Shaw’s competitors are the same as our competitors. If we strengthen Shaw by giving them access to our spectrum, there’s an indirect benefit for us,” he said, later confirming that Videotron’s objective remains to grab 25 per cent of the market.


    - Financial Post, June 14
    There are lines to read between in this speech...

    Although Jean-Franc isn't The Boss, he could be echoing the sentiments of the boardroom.

    Have any Shaw board members moved to Quebec recently? (Or vice-versa?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirtate View Post
    There are lines to read between in this speech...

    Although Jean-Franc isn't The Boss, he could be echoing the sentiments of the boardroom.

    Have any Shaw board members moved to Quebec recently? (Or vice-versa?)

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    Quebecor is in bed with Rogers so these are all talk to say something nice to the media.

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    Hi,

    I am not familiar to all this lingo but does that mean I will be able to use any phone with LTE in GTA or still have to stick to band 66 phones?

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    It's very likely but Freedom has not communicated when and in what order the spectrum will be utilized. Band 66 will be your only choice until at least the end of the year.

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