- The term UMTS/HSPA I am going refer in this post are referring to the "3G (UMTS)", "3G+", "HSPA", "HSPA+" services offered by Rogers/Fido, Bell, TELUS here.
- Rogers/Fido, Bell, TELUS are deploying UMTS/HSPA in the UMTS Band II (1900) and V (850), this is overlaying in the EXISTING PCS (1900) and Cellular (850) spectrum that used for CDMA and GSM networks. Elsewhere, many places in the world uses the UMTS Band I (2100) and GSM in the 900, 1800 bands.
- The new carriers like WIND and Mobilicity, are deploying UMTS/HSPA in the UMTS Band IV (AWS) but Public Mobile is NOT deploying UMTS/HSPA service at all.
- Literally, most the UMTS/HSPA devices offered by Rogers/Fido, Bell, TELUS are operating in the UMTS Band II (1900) and V (850) - except those CDMA2000 + UMTS/HSPA devices like RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 with UMTS Band I (2100) only.
- Most UMTS/HSPA devices also comes with GSM support - and many are Quad-band GSM850/900/1800/1900 capable. However, since TELUS and Bell have NO GSM roaming agreement with Rogers in Canada, using their respective USIM card in ANY GSM-capable device WILL NOT ABLE to roam on Rogers' GSM network except emergency calls.
HC - NO "i"
I am NOT "the" HC, we are TWO different individuals!
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