Rogers to deploy HSDPA throughout Canada

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    Rogers Wireless has begun their deployment of a High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) wireless network in Canada. First up is Toronto, more cities to follow next year. T dot is the first testbed for the Rogers 3.5G wireless technology boasting speeds of up to 3 .6MB/s down.

    Rogers customers will have access to quick data access on their HSDPA enabled mobile phones, or their notebook computer with the Sierra Wireless AirCard 860.

    Telus Mobility has offered a 2.4 Mbps high-speed wireless network for some time now, the service covers over 90% of the Canadian population.

    You can pickup the AirCard 860 from Rogers on November 24 for $349.99 with a one or two year term. Data rates start at $15 a month and $21 per MB with 1.5/MB included, to $100 a month with 200MB included and $5/MB over. They also have a promotion on right now where you get unlimited data with any plan over $60/month for 3 months. Expensive, but how else do you expect to watch YouTube videos wirelessly.

    Correction: The Sierra Wireless AirCard 860 is on sale today at all Rogers Wireless locations for $49.99 or through www.rogers.com. The Sierra Wireless AirCard 860 will also be available to Fido customers starting November 24, 2006 on-line at www.Fido.ca.

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