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    Decent speed in Elliot Lake

    speeds/coverage a bit better than Bell/Telus


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    Good to see Rogers improving. Rogers has more towers than Bell in the area https://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html

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    Yes... This is why I was able to roam on Rogers for a bit. Bell and Telus have no sites between 108/17 and Elliot Lake itself. Rogers has a site near the old airport.

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    Rogers needs to beef up its highway 17 service between highway 108 and Sault Ste Marie. There's some coverage gaps east of Blind River (Bellus has sites) and around Desbarats. Note I was using LTE only

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    Interesting response from Rogers Twitter on this. They basically told me that I should use extended/roaming on Bell in Northern Ontario. I guess they don't see a need to have better service

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    Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
    Interesting response from Rogers Twitter on this. They basically told me that I should use extended/roaming on Bell in Northern Ontario. I guess they don't see a need to have better service

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    I guess they see no need to invest there. You should prob put your phone on ext manually so you don’t switch between ext and Rogers if the network is bad there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceclutch View Post
    I guess they see no need to invest there. You should prob put your phone on ext manually so you don’t switch between ext and Rogers if the network is bad there.
    Yup. My T-Mobile plan by default prefers Bell/Telus.
    What I find interesting - is that carriers like Rogers don't really see that they 'could' deploy WLL (Wireless Land Line) in Northern Ontario and undercut Bell for POTS/xDSL or ever Shaw cable for TV/Internet/Phone service.

    I know that down here, south of the border, carriers are pushing EVERYTHING over wireless, as its cheaper to support/deploy.

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    Rogers has always neglected smaller communities with their focus and majority of spend on major urban centres. Maybe their increased budget for 2018 will see more love for smaller towns and communities like those in N Ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolcube View Post
    Rogers has always neglected smaller communities with their focus and majority of spend on major urban centres. Maybe their increased budget for 2018 will see more love for smaller towns and communities like those in N Ontario.
    I rather they not spend too much in rural communities. Ext already gets the job done and they already have better coverage than belus in some rural areas like Elliot lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTE>3g View Post
    I rather they not spend too much in rural communities. Ext already gets the job done and they already have better coverage than belus in some rural areas like Elliot lake.
    I don't think they need to spend 'lots' in rural communities. In places like Elliot Lake/highway 108, its very good, and better than Bellus.
    If you do go on highway 17, though, just east of Blind River, there's 'No Service' except 'Ext' on Bellus - which, I guess is OK. Rogers probably doesn't expect to sell any service in/around that community. The same goes for St. Joseph's Island. I suspect that Bell in general is looking to (in the near future) shut down POTS service/deregulate it as they have in the US. In that case, they're on the correct path. St. Joseph's island has 6 sites alone on Bell that's nuts.
    Wireless and fixed wireless is the future... POTS will be gone.

    Looking at deployments - Bell had 5x5 on band 12 with 10x10 on band 2, while Rogers was 20x20 on band 17 with 5x5 on band 4. Probably a good reason why they could space better.

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    Decent speed in Elliot Lake

    20x20 on band 17??? I thought the max bandwidth for 700MHz is 10x10?

    20x20 on band 4 and 5x5 on band 17 makes more sense.

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    I thought so too. Take a look on cell mapper. I could have sworn that my phone had shown band 12/17 Rogers 10MHz and band 4 5MHz with Bellus showing band 12 5MHz and band 2 10MHz. Must be a software bug in there somewhere...
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