Just got a tip that Bell's HSPA is launching in Manitoba August 1st.
The roll-out will happen in 2 phases: Phase 1 will include Winnipeg, Oakbank, Stonewall, Selkirk, Steinbach and cover 69% of the Manitoba market while phase 2 will include Brandon and Portage La Prairie and increase the coverage to 74%.
The coverage will be different from what you get on CDMA plus you can't fall back onto CDMA if you're on HSPA so you won't be able to get any calls/data/SMS when you leave the coverage area.
As they are saying vzw phone is the issue. You will be limited to 4mb sec. If you are in a congested area it could be much slower. For me 4mb is plenty and I normally achieve speeds of 3.5 - 4 MB in...