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Anonymous
June 18, 2005 10:14:12 PM

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I'm only able to pull Rogers today, not far from a Co - odd.
Usually only able to pull /Fido/ until I get out of the city.

Montreal area, anyone else?

TIA

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siljaline

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Anonymous
June 18, 2005 11:38:11 PM

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siljaline wrote:
>
> I'm only able to pull Rogers today, not far from a Co - odd.
> Usually only able to pull /Fido/ until I get out of the city.
>
> Montreal area, anyone else?

Montreal is being "done". Fido cells now broadcasting Rogers channels.
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 12:59:00 PM

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On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 19:38:11 -0400, JF Mezei
<jfmezei.spamnot@teksavvy.com> wrote:

>siljaline wrote:
>>
>> I'm only able to pull Rogers today, not far from a Co - odd.
>> Usually only able to pull /Fido/ until I get out of the city.
>>
>> Montreal area, anyone else?
>
>Montreal is being "done". Fido cells now broadcasting Rogers channels.

Rogers only here too...

For the last 2 weeks I can't keep a call more than 5 minutes... I get
dropped non stop and I can't call out about 30% of the time, always
"network unavailable" or "network busy" (and thats with my phone
locked to Rogers!)

5 years with Fido and NEVER had a dropped call... now I can't talk
more than 5 minutes... thanks Rogers.

I realize they are in transition, but if this is the kind of service I
am to expect I am not impressed.
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Anonymous
June 19, 2005 1:09:36 PM

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siljaline Wrote:
> I'm only able to pull Rogers today, not far from a Co - odd.
> Usually only able to pull /Fido/ until I get out of the city.
>
> Montreal area, anyone else?
>
> TIA
>
> --
> siljaline

Hi,
Try this link for coverage info:
http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/cou_ca.shtml

Regards
Kevbert.


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Kevbert
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 2:27:45 PM

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Fido/Rogers is doing work on their network in the Montreal area this
weekend. I received an automated call from their system at 1-866-534-3436 on
Friday in regards to it. The automated call seemed to indicate that only
"Rogers" would be available or we should lock our phone onto Rogers if we
have any problems. My phone has been locking onto Rogers for the past few
weeks (disconnecting/reconnecting frequently in the day). I'm hoping that
the work that they do to their network this weekend fixes this.



"siljaline" <siljaline@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:U_0te.18878$yU.870425@news20.bellglobal.com...
> I'm only able to pull Rogers today, not far from a Co - odd.
> Usually only able to pull /Fido/ until I get out of the city.
>
> Montreal area, anyone else?
>
> TIA
>
> --
> siljaline
>
>
Anonymous
June 20, 2005 10:48:38 PM

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Go Go Gadget Harry Eugene Ly <consumers-get-bad-service@big-f*-companies.com>:
> Fido/Rogers is doing work on their network in the Montreal area this
> weekend. I received an automated call from their system at 1-866-534-3436 on
> Friday in regards to it. The automated call seemed to indicate that only
> "Rogers" would be available or we should lock our phone onto Rogers if we
> have any problems. My phone has been locking onto Rogers for the past few
> weeks (disconnecting/reconnecting frequently in the day). I'm hoping that
> the work that they do to their network this weekend fixes this.

I'm in Halifax, and I've seen some really demented behavior too.

Sometimes, my phone will ask me to pick an operator, and give me the
choice between Fido and Fido. Fido tells me I get no network access,
but Fido works.

On Friday, I was out in the suburbs, where I used to get great coverage,
but Fido wouldn't let me place any local calls. I couldn't call 611 or
voicemail either. But, I could call long-distance to my Ottawa number
that's forwarded to my cell here and check my voicemail that way.

Add in the typical statements about how ass-like the call quality is
now, and you'll get a general impression of my fodness for Mr. Rogers.

--
Rob.Russell@Canada.Com, Unicorn of Usenet & Bastard of Bandwidth
"If my son wants to be a pimp when he grows up, that's fine with me. I
hope he's a good one and enjoys it and doesn't get caught. I'll support
him in this. But if he wants to be a network administrator, he's out of
the house and not part of my family." Steve Wozniak, http://www.woz.org
Anonymous
June 20, 2005 10:48:39 PM

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Rob Russell wrote:
> Sometimes, my phone will ask me to pick an operator, and give me the
> choice between Fido and Fido. Fido tells me I get no network access,
> but Fido works.

Why did you get your phone ?

My theory is that after the merger, all fido phones were programmed to
display "Fido" instead of "Rogers" in the network name. Pretty silly
because in situation where you don't have access to Rogers, you think
you have Fido service, but then it is denied. And in your cases, it was
my understanding that Rogers allowed fido customers to roam onto
Rogers's network wherever there is already Fido coverage.

> voicemail either. But, I could call long-distance to my Ottawa number
> that's forwarded to my cell here and check my voicemail that way.

That is most interesting. That is a real bug with the network. Oh,
remember that if local calls don't work, try dialing all 10 digits, then
if that fails, try +1xxx-nnn-nnnn. If it is a locakl call, you won't be
charged for long distance even if you dialed the +1
!