Telus has announced their anticipated Long Term Evolution (LTE) network will go live on Friday, February 10th in 14 Canadian cities. These include: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife. By the end of 2012, their LTE network plans to reach 25 million Canadians.
“Our commitment is to offer the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching a 4G LTE network with broad coverage in many communities across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology,” said Eros Spadotto, TELUS executive vice-president of Technology Strategy and Operations. “We’re listening to our customers and working hard to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to enjoy our new network.”
Telus finally joins the LTE club, as Rogers and Bell previously launched their networks a while back. With the ‘Big 3’ ready with their LTE networks, all we need to go with it is an iPhone with LTE capabilities, right?