Rogers to Debut ‘Extended Coverage’ via Roaming Agreements to Boost Poor Signals
Thanks to the domestic roaming agreements it inked with incumbents, Wind Mobile increased its coverage by 14% in December. Now, presumably, all carriers will follow Wind Mobile’s example and extend their network coverage with the help of domestic roaming agreements, a document obtained by MobileSyrup suggests.
The internal document comes from Rogers and reveals that Canada’s biggest carrier will be introducing “Extended Coverage” by the end of this month, or by the end of February at the latest. Since domestic roaming agreements were already signed between Rogers, Bell, TELUS, and Videotron, it was just a matter of time before the carrier started extending coverage and offering a better customer experience in areas with poor service.
“We are committed to bringing the best possible network experience to our customers. To let customers use their devices in locations they couldn’t before, we are partnering with other network providers to offer Extended Coverage at no additional charge,” the Rogers document reads.
When the extended network goes live, Rogers and Fido customers will be notified that they are practically using another carrier’s network with a new carrier title, “Rogers — EXT” and “Fido — EXT.”