I love Telus’ New 4G LTE Network…and I don’t even have a LTE capable phone
Today, TELUS fired up its new 4G LTE network in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife. This new network network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, or downloading music when using TELUS’ 4G LTE services.
So far only a few devices support this speedy standard, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.
Now, I don’t own one of these devices..I have a HTC Sensation which is an early 4G phone only capable of maximum speeds of 14.4 Mbps..plus I live on the far western edge of the LTE service area…So why am I so excited you may ask. Well today, I noticed my download speeds are double from what they were last week before Telus switched on the LTE network.
I have no idea why this is happening but I am not complaining..browsing at these speeds is downright snappy..I love it!