LTE speed just keeps on comin’! Rogers rolls out 18 new markets

Rogers LTE now in 18 new marketsWhew! Our engineers and technicians must be exhausted! They’ve just completed the rollout of an impressive 18 new Canadian markets and now, our LTE network reaches nearly 60% of all Canadians. Rogers was the first carrier to introduce LTE in Canada and in many of these markets, we will be the only LTE provider.

18 new markets, from West to East:

Here’s where you can now access Rogers LTE across the country:

  • British Columbia: Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna
  • Alberta: Edmonton
  • Saskatchewan: Saskatoon and Regina
  • Ontario: St. Catharines/Niagara, Oshawa/Pickering/Ajax, Windsor, Sudbury, Kingston, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Barrie
  • Quebec: Quebec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières

LTE is also already available in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and surrounding cities, Calgary Vancouver and surrounding cities, as well as on the East coast in St. John’s and Moncton.

What does LTE mean for you as a Rogers customer?

  • Faster speeds! But don’t take it from us. Check out results from our LTE speed test contest and, while you’re at it, take a peek at how Rogers stacks up against the competition in a test by readers of the iPhoneinCanada blog, where the fastest speed was recorded by a user on the Rogers network in Brampton Ontario.
  • Even better access to data: since we first launched our Ottawa LTE network in July of last year, we’ve seen an 80% increase in data usage, and we expect wireless Internet usage on our network to grow six-fold by the end of 2016.
  • Increased mobility: according to Cisco, by 2015 more smartphones will be connected to the Internet than home computers. And the traffic generated from these on-the-go devices will exceed traffic from wired devices.
  • The largest selection of LTE devices of any Canadian carrier: among others, we’ll soon be carrying a unique version of the LG Optimus G that operates on the 2600 MHz spectrum, making it Canada’s fastest smartphone. The LG Optimus G will kick things into high gear with maximum theoretical LTE download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. On Rogers LTE customers will experience typical experienced speeds ranging from 12 Mpbs to up to 40 Mbps.**

Check out our LTE coverage map here and be on the lookout as we continue to expand our LTE coverage, adding additional markets this year and in 2013.

Michelle is a regular contributor to RedBoard

**As device selection evolves, speed capabilities will continue to rise on the Rogers LTE network as customers will be able to benefit from maximum theoretical network speeds of up to 150 Mbps. See www.rogers.com/coverage for full details on Rogers LTE network coverage.

The information in this post is current at the date of posting and is subject to change without notice.

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  1. If I am clearly covered by LtE on the map but I’m not receiving LtE should I contact Rogers? Maybe a tower isn’t working? I’m in London

  2. I have the USA/Canada 1GB One-Rate data plan… is this compatible with LTE?

  3. The coverage in Edmonton is just sad. Half the city doesn’t have LTE. What’s the ETA on having LTE for the ENTIRE city.

  4. The LTE in West Edmonton and north edmonton is spotty at best. 2 bars if it even registers. Since 9am had LTE for maybe 10 minutes max. A bit embarrassing when te telus iPhone next to me is on LTE

  5. I live in the NE corner of Cambridge and ive bean looking forward to using lte with my HTC one X phone. In my car on the driveway I get 2 bars of signal strength and a download speed of 25Mbs, not bad. But in my house it drops to 1 to 2 bars and 10Mbs. When I go into the basement I no lte at all… but I get a full 5 bars on 4G! As I planned on using lte mostly in my basement I hope Rogers either turn up the signal strength or put up another tower in my area. As it is lte is almost useless for me at home.

    Mark

  6. Any known issue for launch day? Even outside, with 5 bars, in different parts of the city shown as LTE covered on the website, I can’t get LTE, only 3G.

    Was only able to get it once, steady, with only 2-3 bars and speeds weren’t that good.

    I’m in Quebec City. Thanks.

  7. Hi there,

    I’m in Guelph and my iPhone 5 now shows as picking up an LTE signal… Guelph wasn’t on the annouced list… What gives? Obviously not complaining… Just curious and hoping it’s here to stay… So far seems to be faster or as fast as wifi.

  8. North Burlington. Dundas and Appleby
    No lte on my s3. Wt heck!!!

  9. No plans for Manitoba at all? Really? Winnipeg is left out, but Saskatoon has it?

    • Winnipeg should be covered by LTE by the end of the year.

      • That is amazing! Thank you

      • The reason I ask is that Winnipeg isn’t shown as ‘coming soon’ on your coverage map… if Winnipeg will be live by the end of the year, maybe you should update the map?

        Thanks so much. Looking forward to LTE!

    • Oh of course not.. Neglected Winnipeg is the only major city IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY without LTE now, & no “coming soon” on the map either, not even a ETA. As all the Rogers reps saying Oct 1 to me were clearly wrong, again. The regional carrier for Manitoba even has LTE & in the tiny town of Brandon too!

  10. Why is there coverage all around kelowna then in my neighbourhood crawford there is no LTE at all?

    • Is you neighborhood among the “coming soon”areas you can see on our coverage map @ http://www.Rogers.com/coverage ? Then it will be coming by the end of the year.

      • So “coming soon” means that generic “by the end of the year” thing. You & Rogers is saying Winnipeg = “by the end of the year”. Is Winnipeg marked as “coming soon” on that coverage map?

        No. Anything else?

  11. Dissappointed that I am with Rogers and LTE is not available here in Belleville Ontario but both Telus and Bell have LTE here! Go figure!

  12. Hi i live in Barrie. LTE was enabled as of today but i have to say the reception is the worst i have ever seen. I get 1 to 2 bars max in most areas with LTE enabled in my city. When i turn of LTE and run on 3G i am instantly up to 4 or 5 bars. With the reception so bad my cell phone will die or lose power in other words a lot quicker then any of my previous IPhone i have owned. The signal is spotty all over no matter what city i have been in with LTE enabled. I called tech support and they were no help at all. It would be greatly apreciated if these comments did something for everyone. On top of it all majority of the time my cell phone will stay on 3G and wont even detect the LTE network when enabled. ROGERS WE ARE LOYAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE ISSUES SOONER THEN LATER AND DONT DISAPOINT US ALL, WE DO DESERVE BETTER. Please and thank you.

  13. Hi, can’t tell if my s3 is getting LTE in south side edmonton, just says 4g. but speeds are still low at 5mbps , any help?????

  14. 3.03 mbps download. Speed. Very disappointed

    • I have done testing and got almost 50 mbps down and almost 19 mbps upload, I’d say you probably aren’t on LTE and if you are then there is something wrong either in your area or with your phone, I personally like to test in several areas of the city to make sure.

  15. Hey guys – when will Milton, Ontario be getting LTE? It cuts off right at Milton on 3 sides now. C’mon guys just a few more blocks!

  16. Why dotn they start out with major cities then worry about lesser cities first?

    Ie: Winnipeg, Halifax, St. Johns, etc.

    • Cause its evident Rogers doesn’t really care about getting HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of customers on first, rather than small towns that weren’t even on the list. Most should be satisified now, only Winnipeg continues to be neglected without an ETA.

  17. Why has my data usage almost doubled since going to LTE.? I am doing my regular usage and at this rate I will b over my data limit in no time.

  18. However the person at the RogersPlus store was not able to explain the DSRF and the ADSRF (aka cancellation fees) to me. She wasnt familiar with the ADSRF fee at all.
    On Sept 28,12, I signed up for a new 3 yr term on my iPhone 5 64GB. what portion is DSRF and ADSRF on the $470 economic enducment

    Based on what i read on the Rogers Contract and what i read on another post on redboard.rogers.com the DSRF replaces the cancellation penalty for Voice plan and ADSRF replaces the cancellation fees for Data. However, i am unclear how much of the $ 470 total economic enducement is DSRF and what is ADSRF. According to the agreement DSRF is there on all term agreements with rogers irrespective of if Data is included or not. ADSRF is described as an “additional” fee on top of DSRF and is only applicable if one has a term on a data plan as well.

    Rogers CSR told me that even if I was to only cancel Data on my account and keep the 3 yr term on my voice plan I would face a penalty of the full $470 even if I was to increase my voice plan to the same $ value as my combined data and voice plan today. This contradicts with what I am reading on the agreement i signed. Can you please explain this further?

    Thanks!

    • Rogers_Chris says: October 3rd, 2012 a 4:19pm

      Owais, we can help on Twitter @RogersHelps or at Facebook.com/Rogers – please reach out to us through those means so we can help by accessing your account and speaking privately.

  19. I am located in Barrie and I saw LTE maybe for a split second twice between yesterday and today. This includes the south end and east end Outdoors where we should see full bars. This will be very disappointing if it stays this way after all of the Rogers hype. Other carriers are already covering this area… while charging similar plan rates..

  20. The LTE coverage map for Edmoton is like a great game of follow the high income postal codes and Nisku?!

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