How does Bell's reception area for Edmonton, Alberta compare to the other carriers?

Hi, Im thinking of purchasing a Bell Mobility phone (i am currently on Rogers Pay-As-You-Go, which was good for what i needed before but im going to be needing a phone for more than that). As for a specific phone, im not exactly sure just yet, im thinking of the slider phone, but im not sure just yet. Whether this makes a difference on reception (antenna strength or something) im not sure.

But, my big question is: How does the reception area for Edmonton, Alberta for Bell compare to the other carriers?




if you are in downtown montreal then dont get this crap. I did not get proper signal...infact rogers had signal inside lifts ..mine hardly had anything inside my univ


I find Bell has the best reception in all of Canada, and with there new line up of phones they finally have a good line up !!!!!!!!! I would tak a look if I were you?


hey moo, there is a reason why the coverage in Alberta is so good. It is freaking flat as hell. The coverage map for BC is as good as can get, there is no way for the RF signal to pass through rock and mountains, if you haven't noticed already, BC is mostly mountain. Bell and Telus both have comaparable network quality, unfortunately rogers sucks in many areas. In some areas it may seem better but that is because they are on a lower frequency that is capable of penetrating through certain obstacles, but if you are far from a rogers tower then you will definitly have problems. With Bell or Telus you won't, CDMA aslo uses a technology called soft hand off where you are transfered from tower to tower when the coverage seems to fall off. Bell by far though will the superior network in Canada as they will be deploying their EV-DO upgrade in 2005-2006, this will allow for data transfer speeds up to 2.4 Mbps...dial up is 56Kbps. This will allow for more enhanced services, games, web browsing, clearer high quality voice, picture and video messaging etc. You decide.


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try forcing the samsung 660 into analogue mode. this might help if your phone isn't trying to find towers and bouncing off them...
Your phone is a TRI mode (city digital, country digital and analogue) for a reason...


I live in Nanaimo and have a samsung a660. Based on 6 months use. BELL sucks !! Very poor coverage. Throughout much of the day I can't dial out or recieve calls


Rogers sucks i just canceled my rogers 3 year term today because gsm is garbage in rural areas. ive moved to bell and the phone pulls full signal at my house in my basement and im 10km away from the tower rogers has a tower about 100 feet away from bell and i get the fabolous no service good buy rogers hello bell


First off Bell is the worst company ever.
my story. I got a Sam A680 on 3 year term. When i got the phone i could not get ring tones, games, Apps or screen savers. After 2 months of trying to get it fixed i was fed up and wanted to cancel. When i tried to despute the $300 cancelation fee i was on hold for at lest an hour waiting to talk to a supervisor only to be told one would call me back in 48 hrs. After 4 days one called me back and i missed the call. She left a messege to call back customer service, when i did i took me another hour trying to get a supervisor when finally i was told that she left me a note saying they wont refund the $300 fee. Anyways I cancled and told them im gonna sign up with Rogers, which i am very happy i did. Summary, BELL SUCKS **** choose you 4 letter poison, any will do.


Exactly, Telus and BMC uses CDMA both of them, wich is the most used technology in north america.

With an agreement between bell and telus, telus share their networks with bell on the west side, while bell share their networks with Telus on the east side.

Now, Bell is probably offering better prices on the west side, as telus offer better deals on the east side to get the market.

So yeah u should have gone with bell, reception would have been as good as telus one.


"Moo said:
If you live in BC stay away from bell at all costs.... there reception in this province is retarded.. if you look at there little coverage map they have on there website theres basically no coverage in BC compared to alberta where there coverage is not too shabby.. but until bell smartens up in BC don't sign up with them."

Bell utilizes Telus towers at present time while completing their own core netword. Coverage maps show this quite clearly.


well i cant answer ur reception question but i can tellu that the slider phone breaks REALLY easily


Wow, kinda forgot i posted here. Yeah, i looked at the coverage maps and saw that, for alberta, its really close to the same from provider to provider. cept fido, which sucks :). I shouldnt say that, i just say what a lot of people i know say.

But anyways, i picked Telus and im happy with my phone.


If you live in BC stay away from bell at all costs.... there reception in this province is retarded.. if you look at there little coverage map they have on there website theres basically no coverage in BC compared to alberta where there coverage is not too shabby.. but until bell smartens up in BC don't sign up with them.



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