Cell Service in RM of Gimli is abyssmal

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Why can't I get consistent cell service between Winnipeg Beach and the Town of Gimli?   At best, I can get 1 bar of service.   If I have to make a phone call, i physically have to walk to the shores of Lake Winnipeg and make the call from there, which according to my bill, tells me I'm picking up the cell tower in Victoria Beach (which is over 20km across the lake). 

When will you be improving service in the rural RM area of Gimli (not the town of Gimli)?  

Winnipeg Beach has decent service; and Gimli has decent service...but not in between. 
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I almost started off as "Hi Sandy"...but then realized that you are probably in Sandy Hook the place - unless your name actually is Sandy (that would be sort of neat) - at any rate you are correct that at times the area between Gimli and Winnipeg Beach - right around Sandy Hook can be challenged from a service perspective and you are correct that Gimli and Winnipeg Beach will have decent service.  
We do have plans to add capacity to the Winnipeg Beach cell site that will offload some of the traffic and enable us to improve the reach and ultimately the service to Sandy Hook.

It may already start to get better now that cottage season is winding down (although the last few days have been exceptional) but I suspect that if it was way better you wouldn't have posted the above topic.

We hope to have this work done by early 2015.

Hope that helps - enjoy the great weather!!