TELUS gives Thunder Bay some LTE love

Ian Hardy

January 26, 2013 7:46 am


TELUS has once again expanded their LTE coverage by going live in Thunder Bay, Ontario (population is just over 100,000). In the press release TELUS notes that their LTE coverage is “now covers nearly 70 per cent of the Canadian population.” This is about 22 million Canadians. In addition, by the end of 2013 TELUS will turn on LTE (Long Term Evolution) speeds to Collingwood, Port Colborne, North Bay, Cornwall and Woodstock.

Finally, to set the stage and compete against Tbaytel, TELUS has come out with a new $50/month plan that includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, voicemail, caller ID and 6GB of data until February 7, 2013.

Source: TELUS

  • Adam

    Telus HSPA plans are not available in Thunder Bay, neither is Koodo. Bell has had LTE active since October here.i

    • Adam

      nevermind. I fail at reading.

  • screamer

    Ahhhhhj still not everywhere

  • Miknitro

    Yay. Faster speeds to suck up people’s money faster, Go Telus go.

  • Oldschool

    LTE in Thunder Bay but not in West Hill, sigh…

  • EvanK

    I don’t want to be the one to whine, but seriously? What’s taking them so long to get Winnipeg, population 750 000, covered? I can’t believe that they’re just “getting around to it”, there must be some sort of restrictions or building problems preventing carrier from building an LTE network here. MTS however, has had their network running for a while now. Interesting how the local guy somehow gets their network going so much faster than the rich Big 3…

  • Q

    Bunch of whiners on this forum, seriously.

  • Surveillance

    That’s a decent plan for $50

    • babablacksheep

      Decent? That’s an AMAZING plan from a Big 3 carrier. Typically only retention and loyalty departments give out plans like that on the Big 3 carriers.

  • Sean

    The issue is that most of the population I Thunder Bay either lives outside of the city or works out of town (mining, lumber, etc).
    Yes, it would be nice to have fast service in the city, but with nothing outside of city limits is something must people can’t live without.

    • Dan

      “Most” is definitely an exaggeration. Yes, some do, but they are definitely in the minority.

  • BIll Murray

    How come I dont see that plan on their website? How do I get it?

  • COBwiggy

    That’s an unreal plan,

    and @Bill Murray..you live in Thunder Bay, that’s how you get it

  • Frank

    I live in Toronto…weston and finch area..never had lte here only 4g. Yesterday it seems they finally turned it on. But now my weather and latitude position is in Vancouver LOL. How is this possible? all my friends are asking how I got a cross the country so fast? And no Toronto is not all LTE my area in the middle of the city never had Lte until yesterday but I had to move to vancouver to get it.

  • nexus 4 life

    is there texting included

  • Another Failure

    Nothing to see here, same crappy coverage and overstated LTE claims as Bell.

    Telus like Bell and Virgin before them is trying to compensate for their lack of coverage with cheap plans. What good is unlimited calling when there’s no service?

    I find it kind of ironic these companies are using the Wind model of crap service and low prices, yet calling Wind out for the doing the same thing.

  • Porilaisten

    I’m sticking to my prediction that Winnipeg will be the last place in the universe to get LTE.

  • jim

    telus is just using the Bell infrastructure like they do so many other places. This is non-news the LTE coverage is unchanged and this will just make another non-service provider in NWO. Coverage in one city – kind of like being able to use your phone in Scarborough but not Pickering – useless

    • Ykz2012

      True but not ture….they had an aggreement on network sharing on some of the area. Bell also usses Telus built networks in many cities/areas as well. It all depends on where you are in the country.

  • jimbob

    When will Sherbrooke get some Bell love..?