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.
Keep in mind the fact is Truphone is a unique carrier. The kind of WiFi calling / handset integration you're talking about (Republic, TextNow, T-Mobile) requires a very close relationship between the...