Are you certain about that? Last time I looked, the main phone network (Bell etc.) was still TDM. That's 64K b/s over DS1, DS3, SONET etc. Rogers runs VoIP from the user to their CO. The newer cell companies, such as Wind run IP to the cell site, but IIRC, still use TDM switching for call handling. I expect the old cell companies would have switched to similar.
I don't work for them, so I can't know for sure
But that's what I've heard and makes logical sense, given the model for robelus, in which 1000% profit is better than 100% profit. I'm almost certain they'd've upgraded to IP for internal transfers long ago. (I'm not talking switches like in the CO and such. But long haul transfer connecting the CO's for making those calls - using the same backbones as their internet traffic, and in the case of rogers, TV)
This would better enable them to charge the same money (or more), with 1/10th or 1/100th the operating cost -- keeping in line with all other initiatives they offer us.
The one I do know for sure is Wind, whom advertises all-IP network as one of their features.
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but i think i still might have some misunderstandings.
*1. Texting and data will still be charged the standard rate as long as i am still in canada.
Yes, provided you do not roam to another network (e.g. from rogers to bell, bell to telus, wind to rogers, etc.
*2. Not all calls from a 416 cell phone to a 905 number is Local.
Correct (on robelus). If you are in an area that's long distance to the 905 area you're calling (say if you had a bell line there), you'll be charged long distance. If you are (physically, with your cell) local to the number you are calling, it will be a local call, regardless of your cell phone number's home area code.
905 covers a huge area, and even within 905 you can still incur long distance.
E.g. even from whitby to pickering, which is about 17km, they charge long distance. It's still 905 for both areas, though. (then of course there are far longer distances where you'd be charged. E.g. hamilton to clarington)
*3. if i text from pearson airport, to a 416 number cell phone;
a) in markham will be LD
b) in toronto will be Local.
A text is a text within Canada (thankfully).
But if you were in pearson and called someone in markham, it would be LD.
If you called someone in TO, it might be local. Depends where in TO.
I'm not sure of the cutoffs for regions. I'm not familiar with the calling regions of 416 as I live in 905 and know it's LD to call 416 from a bell phone, regardless
*4. If i am out of my local area (ie. Niagara falls):
a) and i call a niagara falls number, it is considered local. because i am calling a local number.
*b) and a niagara falls number calls me, we will BOTH be charged LD, since they are calling a markham number.
No, but possibly yes. They will be charged LD as it's like they're calling markham, though you might be charged local. It depends on the policies of your carrier.
I would assume yes/yes as they love to squeeze money out of us anyway