I did a few phone by phone comparisons, my iPhone 4 on Rogers vs my friend's iPhone 4S on MTS, we tried both the Speedtest.net and xtreme labs speedtest in Brandon. My iPhone 4 was generally faster download than his 4S, I got 4mbps down, .85mbps down, while he got 3.2mbps down, .9mbps down.
Just outside Birds Hill Park, I was lucky to ever get over .5mbps up/down, and on a family member's MTS internet stick, it was usually just as bad.
Oh here half an hour south of Virden, the MTS tower has been inaccessible to MTS/Rogers customers since June for internet, so when it does work, it gives a ping of 2000 ms, and speeds of .02mbps either way.
Man gets hit by Brick Phone! Ouch!