TELUS yesterday announced that it has turned the switch on for LTE in Thunder Bay, Ontario. LTE device users can expect to see peak download speeds of up to 75Mbps with average speeds ranging from 12 to 25 Mbps.
“TELUS is committed to offering the best experience for our customers and the launch of our 4G LTE service in Thunder Bay is an excellent example of how we’re delivering on this promise.” said Hilen Wong, TELUS director of national retail. “With a 4G LTE device like the Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II and soon the BlackBerry 10, our customers right here in Thunder Bay will have the fastest wireless Internet at their fingertips, as fast as your home Internet connection but on your smartphone, tablet or Internet key. We continue to expand this new technology, community by community, so that by the end of the year more Ontario residents than ever will have access.”
To celebrate the launch, TELUS is offering new and existing customers a CA$50 rate plan that includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, voicemail, caller ID and 6GB of data from now until February 7, 2013.
With this latest expansion, TELUS’ LTE network now covers nearly 70 per cent of the Canadian population. Further expansion in Ontario is planned with Collingwood, Port Colborne, North Bay, Cornwall and Woodstock all on the roadmap.