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tlsrulz

join:2008-04-01
reply to azend

Re: [Cable] Redundant internet connections

Just make sure you get a Wind Signal .. Found out my house is in a "dead" zone.. we are going to return our S4 today after 6 days of it sitting in "Emergency Only" mode.. Their network support confirmed it for us.. Sad

amonster

join:2013-09-05
Emergency mode is NOT a dead zone. Emergency mode is a problem with your sim card. In a dead zone, it will roam on another provider.

recneps
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join:2006-06-24
Whitby, ON
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Unless there's no rogers signal either.
My house is pretty much a Faraday cage and in some spots Wind is actually stronger than rogers (zero rogers signal, wind barely makes it through)

But to answer OP, I use my wind phone as emergency backup (had a couple days of disconnection last week, worked great. Speed's are a little slow because of my low signal, but still better than nothing.
If you're in a good signal area you can probably get 3mbps+ as I do at work.
If you're really lucky, you're near an HSPA+ tower, when you can get 10-12mbps (was surprised to see that one a couple months back )

kevinds
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join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
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Emergency mode usually means your SIM is not allowed on the network, which is more often than not, because there is no signal for your primary provider, but your phone connects to the other phone provider's towers, and gets a signal, but not authorized...

Go to Field, BC with a Rogers phone, you will get Emergency Service only, there is a Telus tower, but no Rogers, for an example. (Bell/Telus can't roam on Rogers and vise versa)

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