Was wondering if MTS was planning on improving LTE on Kimberly Ave in East Kildonan only able to get 1 or 2 bars of LTE since getting my iphone 5S in February, MTS employees have said i live in a weak lte area! If you want my exact location i can send my information via email. Thanks Gordon
I thought all 3 towers were set up for LTE and should be giving us a good signal in EK.
I just turned off my wi-fi and noticed that I am also only getting 2 bars of LTE and Iive by the Chelsea tower.
Kimberly and Henderson - tower near Golspie
Greene - tower near Golspie
Chelsea and Roch - tower near Golspie
Eade Cres - tower near Burnett Ave.
Closer to Henderson the signal from that site will get a bit weaker and it is possible to be served from a site on Main street which is just across the river.
Over the course of 2015 we will be adding LTE to more existing sites in Winnipeg to densify the network and provide better coverage - especially in buildings.
As far as the schools go I don't think that is a major factor, they are not served off the same site.
Thanks for your questions...now let's hope the Jets can hang on to this lead...
One other question do you know if the 100 year old power lines from Point du Bois (former Winnipeg Hydro) that run through EK / Elmwood would have any impact on signal quality. Right now you drive under the one remaining circuit in service and if your on AM radio it impacts the reception because of the poor condition of the cables. Manitoba Hydro is building a new line next to it and it should be running by mid 2015.
From riding the bus every day through there I do know that the LTE coverage degrades a bit from north of Kimberly to around Elmwood - then gets better before just before the river (at least that is what I see on my phone).
By the way I might see you on the bus one day I take 11 each morning ! lol. Thanks for your reply. Gordon
a little more on the Rossmere tower:
This tower will be 31 meters tall and be erected in late May or early June. The tower is only 4 feet wide at the base and narrows to 2 feet tall at the top. It will be a grey, unpainted, stand alone, lattice type of tower. Trees 30-40 feet tall will surround the tower which will be seen when teeing off of the 14th hole.The Rossmere web site says it should take 3 weeks to install 1 to improve the access rd off of Roch and 2 weeks for the actuall install.
Then it will take however long MTS needs to do there stuff to get the tower tuned and in service.
I wonder if for budget reasons MTS backed out of doing it for the 2015 fiscal year or are they now waiting for the end of the golf season so the installation crews on the tower are not a distraction for the golfers.
Just thinking you, Gordon111 and I must pass in aisles of that Safeway on occasion and not know it.
It would have been nice if the Wi-Fi that was in there would have been left in place after Safeway closed the Starbucks.
I wonder what the chances are of MTS getting a Wi-Fi node in that store?
It's too bad there is no chance of them incorporating a hidden cell site in the tall Safeway sign on the corner of Bronx and Henderson.