Telus launches 4G LTE Wireless Network in Thunder Bay

by Istvan Fekete on January 28, 2013

The world’s most advanced and fastest wireless technology is now available to consumers in Thunder Bay with plans to expand coverage in the upcoming months, as Telus continues to bring the 4G LTE technology closer to Ontarians this year.

The wireless carrier’s 4G LTE network covers close to 70% of the Canadian population the company reveals, but Telus has no plans to stop there: by the end of 2013 the LTE network is projected to launch in Ontario regions, including Port Colborne, Woodstock, Collingwood, Cornwall and North Bay.

As Telus director of national retail Hilen Wong has pointed out, the operator is committed to offering the best experience to its customers, and the launch of tis 4G LTE service in Thunder Bay is an excellent example of how they plan to keep their promise. “With a 4G LTE device like the Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II and soon the BlackBerry 10, our customers right here in Thunder Bay will have the fastest wireless Internet at their fingertips, as fast as your home Internet connection but on your smartphone, tablet or Internet key. We continue to expand this new technology, community by community, so that by the end of the year more Ontario residents than ever will have access.”

Also, to celebrate the launch of its LTE network in Thunder Bay, Telus is now offering both new and existing customers 6 GB of data, unlimited Canada-wide calling, voicemail, and caller ID for $50 per month. The offer is available for purchase until February 7, 2013.

However, to experience the 4G LTE network’s amazing speed, customers are limited to choosing from just a few devices. The BlackBerry 10 will be available upon launch — scheduled for January 30, 2013 — more likely on February 5.

As the Telus press release highlights, the 4G LTE network supports download speeds up to 75 Mbps, with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. In other words, downloading a 600 Mb music album using the LTE network will take up to 7 minutes, while downloading a 1.2 GB HD movie from iTunes will take up to 14 minutes.

Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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