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Telus’ 3G That Isn’t

I live in rural Alberta here in Western Canada, and our cellular providers and options are limited.  If you live in a large city, you’ve got a lot more choices.  The biggest choices here in Southern Alberta are Telus and Bell on the CDMA network, while Rogers and Fido live on the GSM network.  Where I live, CDMA technology has by far the widest coverage thanks to Telus, while in the city and along major routes, Rogers has a big following.

The biggest drawback of CDMA-based technology is that the phones are hard-coded to the retailer and are locked up tighter than a politician’s purse.  If you’ve got a Telus phone and want to travel abroad, you have a single Blackberry choice that works on both CDMA and GSM networks.  This phone is very expensive and not practical for many users.  Some people claim that the CDMA (EVDO) network is much slower than the GSM 3G network, and with all the buzz around 3G – every company wants a piece of the pie.

I’ve heard rumors that Telus is getting into the 3G marketplace and this is good news for those of us that would like to have more advanced phones that can’t connect them to a CDMA network.  Recently I noticed that Telus is now claiming to have “Canada’s Largest 3G Network”.

Once I saw this, I wanted to find out more about the 3G network vs. the EVDO network.  Telus already has the infrastructure set up so could this be true?