Rogers Wireless sets date for TDMA/Analog shutdown

January 15th, 2007

Classic Motorola DPC650Rogers Wireless has officially set a date for the shutting down of their older TDMA digital and analog towers. All clients still using these older services will be moved over to Rogers’ more advanced GSM network and will be offered free GSM handsets  to merge over. Rogers Wireless plans to turn off the older towers as of May 31, 2007.

“As Canada’s leading wireless voice and data communications services provider, Rogers is committed to offering our customers the best wireless experience,” said John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “By transitioning subscribers who are still on our TDMA and analog networks to our more advanced GSM service, these customers will enjoy the benefits of being on Canada’s clearest network at no additional cost,” he added.

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7 Comments Add your own

    William  |  January 15th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    What does Rogers mean when they say that they are the “clearest network” and how do they measure that and with which phone?

    Or is it just false marketing buzz??

    my two cents.

    dave  |  January 17th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    yes this is true i have had a cdma phone and a gsm phone on a call one to each ear and the gsm phone was alot clear than the cdma technolagyn they mean the clearest network in the most populated area and i stand behind the saying

    Saby  |  January 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I have been using a Moterola bag phone which hasan output of approx 3 watts .I live and travel in the north where the distance to the towers is often large . Can a bag phone be made to GSM to inctease the coverage in fringe areas and decrease the number of towers needed ?

    dave  |  January 18th, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    NO YOU CAN NOT MAKE A BAG PHONE INTO A GSM PHONE , BUT YOU CAN BUY OR UPGRADE TO A GSM HANDHELD PHONE AND GO TO A ROGERS DEALER AND ALSO PURCHASE A 3 WATT BOOSTER KIT AND HAVE IT MOUNTED IN TO YOUR CAR OR AS I DO PUT THE BOOSTER KIT IN AN OLD BREIFCASE AND MODIFY IT TO PLUG INTO 12 VOLT SOCKET WITH A MAGMOUNT CELL ANT FOR ROOF ETC

    brett  |  January 24th, 2007 at 6:43 am

    WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING???

    i just talked to a newly subscribed vzw customer and he said cingy (aka att) sent him a letter telling him that his tdma phone was costing their network too much money and they were going to disconnect it as of blah blah date. wow. thats rough!

    …welcome to verizon wireless!

    Dene HOLMES  |  March 13th, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Is the Motorola M800 a replacement for those of us using the old analog bag phone?

    kabuk1  |  May 9th, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    Haha I HAVE that phone in the picture. Cingular sucks, they try their darndest to suck every penny out of their customers with their outrageous data rates & ridiculous decisions like these. This is why I’m with Sprint.

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