Last year on the northwest corner of Pelican lake at Ninette we had decent cell service. We could make calls, text and there was some ability to use data, although the not great it wasn't terrible. This year there is zero service. Any idea why??
Hi Gwen, there is a tower right in the area you are talking about I can see, however it looks like this is an LTE/GSM only tower with no HSPA. BellMTS customers cannot make called via LTE currently. Last year you would have been able to make calls and text and have slow speed data using the GSM network from this tower, now with MTS becoming BellMTS you no longer have access to this GSM network that is operated by Rogers. Hopefully they can deploy HSPA in this area soon.
It is worth noting that Rogers is targeting 2018 to fully decommission their GSM network even for their own customers. It is similar in age and tech position to the CDMA/EVDO service Bell MTS is decommissioning this year.