With most Canadian mobile devices on some form of HSPA+ or LTE network, you don’t hear mention of CDMA that often anymore. And for good reason; carriers like Telus, which still maintain their CDMA network for legacy customers, plan to mothball the tech over the next few years.
We now have a definitive date when Telus customers will no longer be able to use their old CDMA device.
Over the weekend, the company sent text messages stating, “CDMA service ends January 31, 2017. Move to our 4G network with great offers.”
Telus currently has over 8,387,000 wireless subscribers. The company recently reported Q1 2016 wireless operating revenues of $1.716 billion. It’s unclear how many of the company’s subscribers are still to its CDMA network.