• Re: Mobile Service in Canada

    From Warpslide@618:500/23.1 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 1 17:45:52 2021
    *** Quoting August Abolins from a message to Nick Andre ***

    As it turned out, I was getting disappointed with Roger's service
    which was then still with the Stick (USB) and its maximum HPSA+ connections. I was paying $40/mo and 5GB too. So.. it seemed to be
    a no brainer to get Lucky's $10 sim card, and give it a try with
    the lowest plan just to test my old Blackbery with it.

    I am glad I moved over.

    Several years ago when I was at a Future Shop (remember them?), I got talking to the guy about cell phone carriers. He asked me where I lived and then recommended that I go with either Bell or Telus as "they're better in the country". "Rogers", he said "is better if you're in the city, especially the downtown core".

    I don't know if that's true in all places, but it's certainly true here.
    At my last job, which was in the middle of nowhere, I was on Fido (Rogers) when I first started there. I got either No Service or one bar while inside the facility.

    I switched to Koodo (Telus) and had 3 bars inside and 5 bars outside.

    Jay

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Warpslide on Wed Mar 3 22:10:00 2021
    Hello Warpslide!

    ** On Monday 01.03.21 - 17:45, Warpslide wrote to August Abolins:

    Several years ago when I was at a Future Shop (remember them?),..

    Do I. I remember the haggling style of the sales-persons. Hated
    that.

    I just read that in February 2001, as it was closing and
    liquidating some it stores because of poor sales, it attempted
    to acquire the Chapters book store chain in Canada, but failed
    to come up with a reasonable offer.

    It seemed that at some point, every company it touched or
    acquired, soon went bust. But its first 10 years leading up to
    2000 seemed to go well. I'm surprised that with the boon of
    internet around that time, they couldn't do well.

    ..I got talking to the guy about cell phone carriers. He
    asked me where I lived and then recommended that I go with
    either Bell or Telus as "they're better in the country".
    "Rogers", he said "is better if you're in the city,
    especially the downtown core".

    It could have something to do with with the positions of the
    radio equipment on the towers?

    I don't know if that's true in all places, but it's
    certainly true here. At my last job, which was in the middle
    of nowhere, I was on Fido (Rogers) when I first started
    there. I got either No Service or one bar while inside the
    facility.

    Early on, Rogers seemed to have poor coverage. But its USB Stick
    product worked reasonably well. And being my only choice at the
    time and committed to its Stick solution to make the purchase
    worthwhile for the long run, I didn't spend too much time
    comparing any alternatives because everybody else was more
    expensive.

    Early in the game, I noticed that cellphone coverage was poor
    passed 20 ft into my shop. Now it seems that people have no
    trouble using their phones deep in the bowels of my shop. After
    I inquire, most people have either Telus or Bell.

    I switched to Koodo (Telus) and had 3 bars inside and 5 bars
    outside.

    I have sweetspots in my house with Lucky.


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