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My low opinion of Rogers apparently confirmed by Canadian court

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Telus Workers Rally: Local support
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Rogers told to ditch ‘most reliable network’ claim

A Telus store in Toronto's Eaton's Centre

 

A Telus store in Toronto’s Eaton’s Centre JENNIFER ROBERTS/THE GLOBE AND M

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Wireless rival Telus ‘pleased’ after winning injunction on Rogers advertising claims in B.C. court

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For me this news feels like “the pot calling the kettle black”. I’ve been told by Bell sales people that Bell and Telus share a new network in Canada, while Rogers uses much older technology, like GSM et al. But I’ve always had a low opinion of Telus after dumping their DSL service 4 years ago in Vancouver. So I don’t feel so impressed that Telus sued to get an injunction to stop Rogers’ claims about its network “being the best”.

Since the Berkman Institute recently published a report about worldwide national telecom systems in which Canada ranked 37th re cost, bandwidth offerings et al, I feel that Telus, Bell et al need to make major revisions to pricing and bandwidth offerings. That goes in spades for my current phone and ISP, Shaw.

Guys, get your own act together before attacking your nearest competitor!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/25 at 06:21

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  1. I think that the only way the ‘big’ three wireless companies will actually improve their networks to standards in other countries is if new competitors enter the market with better networks of their own, and force the other three to catch up. Launches of DAVE Wireless, Public Mobile, and Data Audio are (hopefully) imminent, and maybe one of them will be able to establish 3G coverage comparable to say Verizon in the U.S.

    Bunyan

    paulbunyan

    2009/11/25 at 15:45

  2. It clearly now seems the Advertising Standards Canada itself is guilty of false, misleading advertising when it promises to deal adequately, quickly with the complaints presented to them like BELL.
    http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/

    thenonconformer

    2010/01/18 at 19:18


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