Au Revoir, Telus Analog Network

Au Revoir, Telus Analog Network


As hard as it is for urbanites to believe, there are still folks in Canada who only rely on analog cell phone coverage. Well, those people will soon be without any coverage at all, because Telus is shutting down the analog portion of its network. These regions may or may not get digital coverage.

As it stands, there are about 70,000 Telus subscribers who are still using analog mobile phones and Telus has offered to replace the analog phones with digital ones for free. The areas that are affected the most are rural areas in Quebec and Saskatchewan, as well as several areas in remote British Columbia. The mountainous areas in BC make digital coverage difficult.

Perhaps the bigger concern is that some of these isolated communities could go without emergency 911 access. Maybe they can try the real number of 912…