Also a little update for those who don't know.
Rogers will be launching the 3G network by the end of summer or lastest by the end of the year.
It is called the HSDPA, High Spead Data Packet Access(If I'm not mistaken).
This technology is based on GSM/GPRS/EDGE network. It gives a higher speed of DATA transmission. I heard the maximum was something around 14mbps. It will also allow you to have voice and DATA transmission in the same time, in which it will fit the best for Video conferencing.
How does 3G of Rogers Compare to the 3G of Bell/Telus?
Rogers uses HSDPA based on GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and Bell/Telus uses EV-DO. EV-DO was not
based on their CDMA/1X networks.
So put it this way, with Rogers, wherever you go, as long as GSM works, GPRS/EDGE will work. So as long as GPRS/EDGE works, HSDPA will also work. So it works everywhere that Rogers has coverage It's pratically the same network, just a little update need to be done.
EV-DO stand for EVolution, Data-Only, so it will gives end users only a higher speed of DATA access. Video conference does not work until they decide update their network to EV-DV, EVolution, Data and Voice.
Put in mind another thing, Bell/Telus still have Analog system, it means that not everywhere in Bell/Telus coverage can use EV-DO/EV-DV.
A last side note, Rogers is will be shutting down all TDMA network by 2007. I don't know what's going to happen to TDMA users, but mostly likely, Rogers will offer a GSM phone on a decent price to move the TDMA customers.
That's it for now.