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TLS2000
Crazy Canuck
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Mississauga, ON
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reply to dirtyjeffer

Re: Rogers Buying WIND Mobile?

said by dirtyjeffer:

no, the Canadian market is geographically huge, and population wise, tiny...two very bad things for a wireless company.

Oh please, it's not like they're providing cell phone service over the entire landmass of Canada. They just use it as an excuse to justify high rates.
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Tom


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
said by TLS2000:

Oh please, it's not like they're providing cell phone service over the entire landmass of Canada. They just use it as an excuse to justify high rates.

Problem is, consumers want their phone to work everywhere... A user may live in a glass tower in the 'T.dot' - but they're driving to visit their buddy in Winnipeg; and expect, even demand, that their cell coverage works the whole way around the north shore of Superior...

Population density and geography are two of the biggest issues for any carrier; incumbent or new entrant.

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
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said by LazMan:

Problem is, consumers want their phone to work everywhere... A user may live in a glass tower in the 'T.dot' - but they're driving to visit their buddy in Winnipeg; and expect, even demand, that their cell coverage works the whole way around the north shore of Superior...

Of course, not a single cell provider in Canada can actually give you that...


LazMan
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canada
said by bt:

Of course, not a single cell provider in Canada can actually give you that...

Rogers covers most of the way, actually... They have the best coverage of any cell provider in Northern Ontario..


TLS2000
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reply to LazMan
said by LazMan:

Problem is, consumers want their phone to work everywhere... A user may live in a glass tower in the 'T.dot' - but they're driving to visit their buddy in Winnipeg; and expect, even demand, that their cell coverage works the whole way around the north shore of Superior...

Population density and geography are two of the biggest issues for any carrier; incumbent or new entrant.

That's one of the worst examples you can provide. Rogers doesn't work on the north shore of Superior. That in fact, is proof that they don't even cover areas where people are to the fullest extent.
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Tom


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
said by TLS2000:

That's one of the worst examples you can provide. Rogers doesn't work on the north shore of Superior. That in fact, is proof that they don't even cover areas where people are to the fullest extent.

Rogers coverage is the best of the big 3 going over Superior; The new entrants didnt work in Barrie until late last year, let alone past Sudbury...