Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rogers Specialist, Downtown Edmonton, Alberta
Telus/Bell are NOT getting rid of their CDMA network...and they are NOT going GSM...they will just support HSPA devices. There will be no GPRS/EDGE, when in fringe areas the HSPA phones if capable will default to 1xRTT/EVDO/whatever the equivalent of GPRS is, etc. All of their customers who still have CDMA phones will still be fully supported, no one HAS to "upgrade to HSPA" if they don't want to. Saskatchewan is iffy...If you don't go to rural areas I'd stick with Rogers as I don't know what Sasktel has in the works in terms of network upgrades.
The Tour is not HSPA capable within North American frequencies(2100MHz) so unless your moving to Japan in the near future for example, I'd go with the Bold.
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