different coverage Rogers vs Mts

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in and around the town of Riding Mountain R0J 1T0 the mts coverage does not exist. In the past a single bar was a least present but nothing now. The odd part is that Rogers still has at least two bars and a phone conversation could happen. I am just wondering why the coverage would vary if the network is shared and if there is any hope of improved coverage
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Good question Kenneth!

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Are the phones identical? Sometimes different phones display their signal strength a bit different and sometimes differnt phones have stronger antennas as well. The number of bars isn't always the same between models either.

When we first launched our hspa network I carried around an MTS torch and a Rogers torch and one thing I did notice at times (not always) is that there would be a difference between the number of bars on the two phones. What was interesting is that sometimes one would be in SOS and the other would show a bar of coverage - but when you tried to make a call it wouldn't complete the call and would then go into SOS.

Do the phones both display 3G or HSPA?

The networks are the same and any difference would likely be related to handset and the ability to hang on to the signal longer.

There will be some difference in speed of the networks though as evidenced by the testing done by PCmag. (MTS is a bit faster). This is where the wireless core components and connection to the Internet differ between rogers and MTS.