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    Rogers announces 2G network shutdown for December 31st 2020

    https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/05/04/r...december-2020/

    Too bad they couldn't just shut it down ASAP. 2G is so pointless now - whenever I rarely connect to it, it does nothing.

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    Rogers announces 2G network shutdown for December 31st 2020

    Wow. Are they serious? Another 2 and a half years!!!

    You’re right about 2G being useless...even voice doesn’t work when my wife’s device switches to it. Heck, even 3G is becoming useless for data as of late.

    I wonder why the significant extension in supporting 2G? Unless they’re still relying on it for fall back in some places, but that would be very bizarre.

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    It's mainly for devices, like POS terminals.
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    I thought most of those devices were now 3G? A lot of the ones I’ve been seeing (e.g. in restaurants or pizza delivery services) say “Rogers 3G” on the screen. Even my home alarm wireless monitoring module uses Rogers 3G. It sucks because they could be repurposing that 2G spectrum for LTE.

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    Rogers announces 2G network shutdown for December 31st 2020

    Yeah I’ve never seen a POS terminal say anything except 3G. I imagine ones running 2G are terribly slow.

    The only place I can see where Rogers really relies on 2G still for fall back would be in MacKenzie, BC where they seem to be forgotten completely. Seriously, who operates a 2G only network in an area in this day and age? Lol

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    Rogers announces 2G network shutdown for December 31st 2020

    Rogers does! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolcube View Post
    Rogers does! Lol
    And here I was thinking NL was the only place they forget about lol

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    I had my phone fall to EDGE last week somewhere between Canmore and Calgary so I forced roam on Telus and no more 2G after that. I see 2G once in a while in Manitoba as well, I wish they'd repurpose it for LTE already.
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    I wonder when Rogers will upgrade that long stetch from Manitoba to Sault Ste. Marie / Manitoba to Timmins to LTE.
    AT&T... your world, throttled.

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    Rogers announces 2G network shutdown for December 31st 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
    I wonder when Rogers will upgrade that long stetch from Manitoba to Sault Ste. Marie / Manitoba to Timmins to LTE.
    That’s all TBayTel territory isn’t it? Rogers just has an agreement to use their network but they don’t actually own it minus a couple towers in Thunder Bay

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    newfoundlander1, I think you’re right. There is some sort of agreement between Rogers and TBayTel. When you go to TBayTel’s website and browse to the network page, right under their logo at the bottom of the page it says “with the power of Rogers”. They also list site improvements and new sites...

    http://www.tbaytel.net/personal/mobi...re/networknow/

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    Having an 2G-only backup phone, I'm happy about this. :-) I've used it in crowded areas to make a call when the 3G and LTE was getting dodgy. I guess that everyone else' phone was able to talk to the towers well enough to attempt a call, but it wasn't bad enough to fall back to 2G.

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    I fell to 2G twice last week up on a ski hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolcube View Post
    newfoundlander1, I think you’re right. There is some sort of agreement between Rogers and TBayTel. When you go to TBayTel’s website and browse to the network page, right under their logo at the bottom of the page it says “with the power of Rogers”. They also list site improvements and new sites...

    http://www.tbaytel.net/personal/mobi...re/networknow/
    Remember when Rogers used to have a list posted for the same thing? Really wish they would bring that back. Was always nice to see when new towers were getting built in what areas and when to expect them.

    But yes TBayTel is definitely partnered with Rogers. They used to be with Bell but that was back in the CDMA days. Now Bell has had to build their own network in Northern Ontario and it actually looks like it may be even more dense than TBayTel’s. I wonder what the most popular network is out there?

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    Yes I do remember that. They had a dedicated thread for site enhancements and new builds right on their community forums. I mentioned the same thing to several Rogers agents but I doubt they’ll bring it back.

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