TELUS, Koodo, Bell and Virgin go live with LTE in Saskatchewan

Ian Hardy

April 11, 2013 3:00pm


The day has arrived for those wireless subscribers in Saskatchewan who are not with SaskTel. Today TELUS, Koodo, Bell and Virgin have all flipped the LTE switch on that brings faster speeds to their network, but only for those in Regina and Saskatoon. TELUS notes in their press release that their “blazing fast” LTE network reaches 24 million Canadians and has peak download speeds of up to 100Mbps, but realistically you’ll see between 10 to 15 Mbps.

As far as Bell and Virgin, an internal doc that we received revealed a bit more insight into LTE. They note that their LTE network connects “to more than 23 million Canadians from coast to coast” and “As of April 11, 2013, 4G LTE coverage will be available in the following markets: Saskatoon, SK; Regina, SK; and Conception Bay, NL.” So if you’re in Conception Bay hit up your device.

Source: TELUS, Bell
(Thanks Nick & to everyone who sent this in!)

  • Apple Sales Guy

    happy for the Saskatchewan iPhone users. LTE is proven to be fasted on iOS devices. enjoy the speed!


    • phreezerburn

      Yeah you can download apps that are free on Android even faster now and burn through your data plan within days to boot! Good times indeed…

  • phreezerburn

    That was why they were let into Sask in the first place. Discounted access to Atlantic Canada and Alberta’s network. Business speaks loudly in Sask and while Sasktel doesn’t give a toss about the handcuffed masses here, they do know who has the politico’s ear.

  • Dirty Engineer

    Telus has built their own tower network in Manitoba. Hence the limited coverage. Rogers has an agreement with MTS and uses their tower system.

  • royf29

    you mean Winterpig

  • Owen Finn

    Oh, I already have LTE service (and unlimited data with it) on MTS. 30/10 all the time in the city. I used 18GB last month.

  • Owen Finn

    MTS has the only LTE in town – unlimited data, too.