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LTE From Rogers Coming To Ottawa First

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Get ready Ottawa, you will be the first to bask in the goodness that is 4G a.k.a. Long Term Evolution (LTE). We brought you news that Rogers would be launching their LTE network in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto and we are getting closer to a launch date.

We’ve talked about LTE before but here’s a quick recap:

What is LTE?

LTE is a next generation technology that will enable unparalleled connectivity, giving customers a mobile broadband experience similar to what they currently experience at home and at work.

Rogers customers will experience speeds that are between three and four times faster than HSPA+ with peak download rates of up to 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 70 Mbps.

After testing LTE in Ottawa for a while, Rogers is now taking reservations for their LTE Rocket stick. To do this,

  • Login to you MyRogers account
  • Select which wireless number you want to use to reserve the stick
  • Click red “Device Reservation” button
  • Select “LTE Rocket stick” from drop down menu
  • Choose pickup location
  • Review and reserve

This is only for Rogers customers (sorry Fido users) and new LTE-ready SIM cards will be shipped along with the LTE Rocket sticks. The stick will cost you $79.99 with a 3-year hardware discount agreement, or $169.99 with no term. Unfortunately there are no details yet on plans and they are staying a tight-lipped about which devices will be available through Rogers for the LTE network but the new iPhone might not be an option.

Have you been waiting for LTE and don’t live in one of the areas that Rogers plans to launch it, visit this website and let Rogers know you want LTE.

So Ottawa, you excited?

[Rogers Redboard, LTE Rocket stick]

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  • Anonymous

    In Ottawa, not excited until I can get an iPhone that works on LTE.

    I won’t be upgrading again until that happens.

  • Anonymous

    In Ottawa, not excited until I can get an iPhone that works on LTE.

    I won’t be upgrading again until that happens.

  • BG

    In Ottawa too. 3 of our family have iPhone and during daytime the downtown data service is terrible. It takes a minute to load many webpages and you often get a server failed to respond message. Rogers techs confirm the network congestion problem in the core (Bank/Albert area). Please put priority on 3G capacity before rolling out LTE.

  • BG

    In Ottawa too. 3 of our family have iPhone and during daytime the downtown data service is terrible. It takes a minute to load many webpages and you often get a server failed to respond message. Rogers techs confirm the network congestion problem in the core (Bank/Albert area). Please put priority on 3G capacity before rolling out LTE.

  • Abe

    Amen.  I can confirm downtown ottawa is ALWAYS congested and slow.  Seriously, they should make their 3G service in Ottawa bareable before they launch LTE…

  • Abe

    Amen.  I can confirm downtown ottawa is ALWAYS congested and slow.  Seriously, they should make their 3G service in Ottawa bareable before they launch LTE…

  • I wonder how the people who are stuck on EDGE still in their communities feel about LTE. 

  • I wonder how the people who are stuck on EDGE still in their communities feel about LTE. 

  • NameZor

    Easier to replace a network rather than fix it

  • NameZor

    Easier to replace a network rather than fix it

  • NameZor

    Easier to replace a network rather than fix it

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