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2019-04-09 10:41 PM
mbhydro While I was working evenings last week I heard a news report on one of the weekday radio talk shows that the shutdown is going to cause problems form some rural fire departments as they use CDMA cells for volunteer fire dispatch and once it goes there will be no replacement cell service in the areas the FD's serve.

According to what I heard one Rural Reeve was told by a BellMTS rep when he called to see what the RM could do to replace the missing service, that he should talk to the Provence and Federal Govt to provide money to put in replacement towers as BellMTS would not recover the cost of replacements from local subscriber billings.
2019-03-14 03:40 PM
What do you know about Winnipeg / Manitoba?
They're beyond the boundaries of the known world.
2019-03-14 02:38 PM
17671 I sure do, but I will not tell you it here because I do not want to de-rail from the original topic at discussion here because this happens a lot and that is why threads get locked or moved because of questions like those. but sure I would gladly sit down one day and have a nice lengthy phone call with you about what I know about winnipeg and manitoba if you are willing to have a chat on the phone with a random dude from the internet about it. by the way you have to be the one to call me (LD) since you brought it up.
2019-03-14 02:14 PM
MTS announces date of CDMA Shutdown

What do you know about Winnipeg / Manitoba?

Are you familiar with MTS history or even Manitoba history as a province?

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2019-03-14 02:13 PM
17671 There actually exist people like me from Ontario who do not care about what happens in Ontario only, these people (Experts, just like me) want to learn about what's happening in ALL of Canada, including Manitoba, Alberta Saskatchetoon (that's a joke from the TV show Fugget about it incase you thought i was being ignorant) and etc. I want to learn and know about Bell MTS, as well as other regional providers, do you guys have a problem with that? I sure hope not. And I am also not lazy so If their official name is BELL MTS, I will call them that, not just MTS. Same with other providers I will use their proper legal name when ever it applies. There is nothing wrong with being correct. its funny how people give a hard time to people who use the "correct" name but give slack to the people who use the former or nickname.
2019-03-14 12:35 AM
MTS announces date of CDMA Shutdown

Why would people in Ontario have any reason to talk about Bell MTS or Bell Aliant? Majority of Manitobans refer to Bell MTS as Dr. Dave said.

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2019-03-13 04:44 PM
gzink Maybe the reason to keep it separate is to stay under the radar of those more eastern types. 😂
2019-03-13 11:54 AM
17671 That is great news, please hurry up and dismantle old technologies like CDMA ASAP.
On another note, Everyone in Ontario who talks about Bell MTS calls it Bell MTS and not MTS. Everyone in Ontario who talks about Bell Aliant, calls it Bell Aliant, and not Aliant. Thanks for sharing the views of a Manitoban.
2019-03-12 05:45 PM
Dr.Dave Bell is mailing out replacement cellphones and SIM cards at no charge for those people still using CDMA. If you've held out this long, you can probably keep your existing grandfathered postpaid plan at the same price (contrary to what they've said in the past.) If you want to upgrade anything, you will probably have to choose from one of the current Bell plans. I'm not sure about prepaid.

BTW I don't know of anyone that says Bell MTS in casual conversation - everyone says MTS. Just like people in Ontario just say "Bell," they don't say "Bell Canada."
2019-02-07 10:48 AM
57 Although it's not a difficult job to rearrange the forums here (or rename them, etc) this adversely affects search engines like Google (Altering the forum title alters the URL of every single thread within, which Google hates.), therefore VS keeps the changes to a minimum and only when absolutely necessary.

Perhaps someone from VS will provide additional information, but that's the gist of why minor changes are not made.
2019-02-07 09:16 AM
17671 I feel it should not only be renamed to Bell MTS but grouped with the other Bell sub forums such as Bell Alient and Bell Alarm force too. Why have it a separate forum? its related now by ownership so join them together, makes sense, maybe the person whos job is it to organize this forum has been away or on extended vacation and has not noticed the forum can use a re-org
2019-02-06 05:31 PM
gordon1111 Honestly I find it easier to refer to it as “MTS” while sometimes I will say Bell MTS, Pretty much everyone in Manitoba knows it as MTS or BellMTS so it really doesn’t matter what you call it.

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2019-02-04 08:32 AM
17671 Strange enough this Sub forum should also be renamed and merged with the Bell Forum, just like how the Bell Aliant is. Oh well. Guess that will never happen
2019-02-03 04:39 PM
17671 cool, I would have thought people started calling it Bell MTS by now I guess people still like to refer to it as MTS
2019-02-03 01:36 PM
Dr.Dave MTS has updated the CDMA page. All CDMA service will end April 30, 2019.

Some areas have degraded service now and several communities outside Winnipeg will experience "degraded service for voice (including 911), text and data for CDMA customers" beginning April 1.

Roaming outside of Manitoba will also end on April 30.

How do I know if my current device is CDMA?
One of the easiest ways to determine what network your phone is currently using is to check the top corner of the screen next to the wireless network coverage bars. If you have a CDMA device it will display either 1XEV or 1X depending on the data coverage. If you have a SIM card, you do not have a CDMA device.
This will affect people who took advantage of the free cell phone service in a bundle with home phone, TV and internet around 2010. Those phones were CDMA and I know people are still using the same phones. My understanding is that the grandfathered plans aren't transferable once your replace the CDMA phone, but we'll have to see if Bell MTS offers any special retention offers to those customers.

Bell Canada also announced they will be ending CDMA service in the rest of Canada on April 30. See related thread:
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