3G in Rupert

Hey so my EDGE stopped working today so i decided to power cycle my Iphone and when it came on i was showing 3G where E used to be
for a while i could not connect but i just tried agin and HTMF loaded almost instantly
is there any other confirmed reports of this happening?

My blackberry also switched from EDGE to 3G sometime today as it was still EDGE this morning, but is now 3G.

Just a FYI I have a Rogers phone (don’t know if that makes a difference with this or not).

Did the area finally switch to 3G?

My speakout phone shows 3G too. It uses the same network as Rogers.

I just got another ph added to my rogers account on friday and the lady at eastwind said the 3g network would be up and running this week. Everything is loading way faster now.

Anyone else having a problem making calls on the 3G network?

I have an iPhone 3GS and when trying to make a call with 3G enabled then phone responds with “Please standby while we complete your long distance, to avoid this message in the future please dial 1 before the number”. If I disable 3G, it dials like normal.

hey citywest nail meet coffin.

Well looks like I got my hopes up…my phone switched back to EDGE about an hour ago.

Not sure what is going on with the rogers network right now.

[quote=“bthedog”]Well looks like I got my hopes up…my phone switched back to EDGE about an hour ago.

Not sure what is going on with the rogers network right now.[/quote]

Upgrades/testing. I assume your phone has worked the entire time? they are likely trying to have a seamless cut-over something a certain other provider does not comprehend.

The techs probably went back to the hotel room for the night. they will probably have all the kinks out by the end of the week

Well looks like I am back to 3G again, looks like it is going to be a back and forth switch till they work out the kinks.

Still VERY happy to see that Rogers has invested to change their network here to 3G, I wonder when CityWest will change? Will their customers be able to access the 3G network or will it only be available to Rogers customers?

So here is the question.

If you buy an iPhone with no contract, then take the SIM card from a 7-11 Speakout phone and put it in the iPhone, then subscribe to the Speakout $10.00 per month data plan…

Will you have acces to this 3G network, and how will the browsing experience compare to using an iPhone with the expensive (Rogers/Bell/Telus) data plan?

[quote=“bthedog”]Well looks like I am back to 3G again, looks like it is going to be a back and forth switch till they work out the kinks.

Still VERY happy to see that Rogers has invested to change their network here to 3G, I wonder when CityWest will change? Will their customers be able to access the 3G network or will it only be available to Rogers customers?[/quote]

Citywest has 3G – it’s EVDO, though. The CDMA version.

Telus and Bell have had 3G in Rupert for a long time now as well.

[quote=“MiG”]

[quote=“bthedog”]Well looks like I am back to 3G again, looks like it is going to be a back and forth switch till they work out the kinks.

Still VERY happy to see that Rogers has invested to change their network here to 3G, I wonder when CityWest will change? Will their customers be able to access the 3G network or will it only be available to Rogers customers?[/quote]

Citywest has 3G – it’s EVDO, though. The CDMA version.

Telus and Bell have had 3G in Rupert for a long time now as well.[/quote]

What is the difference between all of this?

So what is the main difference between Rogers and CityWest? Why are people always bitching about CityWest cell service and how they are so far behind?

Also, you can get a telus or bell cell phone in Rupert? WHAT? Since when? With a local number, no long distance?

Citywest doesn’t have GSM service, so therefore my Virgin Mobile GSM phone which runs on Bell network will not work in Rupert. Meaning I’m SOL, but at least I have a Fido phone on prepaid.

As long as Rupert is in their service coverage. You can get a Rupert number with Fido too.

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Citywest doesn’t have GSM service, so therefore my Virgin Mobile GSM phone which runs on Bell network will not work in Rupert. Meaning I’m SOL, but at least I have a Fido phone on prepaid.

As long as Rupert is in their service coverage. You can get a Rupert number with Fido too.[/quote]

Why would your phone not work if Rogers provides GSM service here? Couldn’t you connect to that, or do you have to be a customer?

Also, are all Bell/Telus/Fido phones CDMA or GSM…How does Bell/Telus have service here without installing towers, do they just run off Rogers/CityWest networks/coverage?

Yes, you can get Bell and Telus phones with HSPA 3G service in Prince Rupert.

Your Virgin Mobile should work just fine in Rupert – it’s either a CDMA phone (which will work on the Northwestel/Bell CDMA network) or an HSPA phone, which will work just fine on Bell’s Prince Rupert HSPA towers (shared with Telus).

Bell and Telus share a nationwide HSPA network (3G). Including towers in Prince Rupert.

[quote=“MiG”]

[quote=“bthedog”]Well looks like I am back to 3G again, looks like it is going to be a back and forth switch till they work out the kinks.

Still VERY happy to see that Rogers has invested to change their network here to 3G, I wonder when CityWest will change? Will their customers be able to access the 3G network or will it only be available to Rogers customers?[/quote]

Citywest has 3G – it’s EVDO, though. The CDMA version.

Telus and Bell have had 3G in Rupert for a long time now as well.[/quote]

No it’s not the evdo network its just 1Xrtt. I wish I had ‘3g’ in rupert but no such luck. So far negotiations with my provider for a new hspa phone are at a standstill. They want me to sign a contract to get any decent discount.

[quote=“MiG”]

Bell and Telus share a nationwide HSPA network (3G). Including towers in Prince Rupert.[/quote]

Is this a recent change (Bell/Telus being offered here). I know when I lived in PG and had a Telus phone, I could never get a Rupert number with it here and this was about 2 to 2 1/2 years ago, they said they did not have service here (same went for Bell) so it was either Rogers or CityWest at the time.

I had NO idea you could get a Bell or Telus phone here. Wow…im pretty suprised by that.

[quote=“MiG”]Yes, you can get Bell and Telus phones with HSPA 3G service in Prince Rupert.

Your Virgin Mobile should work just fine in Rupert – it’s either a CDMA phone (which will work on the Northwestel/Bell CDMA network) or an HSPA phone, which will work just fine on Bell’s Prince Rupert HSPA towers (shared with Telus).[/quote]

Nice to know man! :smiley: