There are two types of people: fast adopters and those of us happy to wait a bit longer before buying into whatever’s new. But there comes a point when the slow adopters realize: Wait a second, this is happening and I need to get this. Now. Today.
The Rogers LTE network is just such a thing. Launched last year, it’s Canada’s fastest wireless internet*– so fast that it’s changing the way we play, work and communicate on our smartphones, tablets and mobile internet devices. No longer niche or just for tech geeks, LTE has proven itself an essential part of many Canadians’ lives. Still need convincing? Here are five reasons LTE is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. The next generation of wireless is already here. Time to join in.
The Right Device For You
It might seem trite, but we truly are living in a wireless world. We’re demanding more from our smartphones and tablets than ever before – the ability to communicate, work and play with virtually no interruption or lag. We want it all, and we want it now. The mobile world is increasingly complex, and only LTE-capable devices are able to meet this demand. LTE has become the de facto network for the best new devices, from Apple to Samsung, LG to BlackBerry. Rogers offers a wide selection of LTE-ready smartphones, tablets and wireless internet devices. Whether your preference is Android, iOS or BlackBerry, Rogers has an LTE-enabled device just for you. It’s only a matter of time before the device in your hand is LTE. For a complete list of LTE devices, visit connectedrogers.ca/lte_devices
Just as the array of LTE-capable devices has grown, so has Canada-wide LTE coverage. Rogers was the first to bring LTE into Canada, and the coverage has since grown to cover a huge chunk of the country, with new markets opening up in rapid succession. LTE now reaches close to 60% of Canadians, and Rogers keeps expanding that coverage from coast to coast. But what if the Rogers LTE network isn’t yet available where you live? There’s a strong chance LTE will soon reach you, so having an LTE device means you’ll be ready when it does. And in the meantime, any Rogers LTE device works beautifully on existing 4G HSPA+ and EDGE networks. Plus, if you travel to an LTE area, your phone will automatically switch to the LTE network at no extra cost without having to do a thing. View the Rogers LTE coverage map at rogers.com/lte.
Speed! Speed! Speed!
When it comes down to it, LTE is all about speed. And we’re not just talking a slight increase over previous networks – we’re talking a revolutionary increase that’s significantly faster. As in, Usain Bolt faster. When you’re using your phone or tablet, you’ll notice a huge difference when you’re loading websites and watching videos. With 4G HSPA+, the number climbed to a maximum theoretical download speed of 21 Mbps. LTE reaches way beyond these networks with theoretical maximum network speeds of up to 150 Mbps.* Rogers LTE devices currently support maximum theoretical download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, and typical speeds between 12 and 25 Mbps or up to 40 Mbps on select devices**. The takeaway? That wireless device in your hand is now as fast, or faster, than your at-home, wired internet. You really have to try it out to believe it.
*Based on tests comparing download speeds on the Rogers LTE network vs. Bell and Telus’ LTE networks within Rogers LTE coverage area. LTE device, LTE SIM and plan required. Actual experienced speeds may vary based on device, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion and other factors. Rogers LTE network available in select Canadian cities. Visit rogers.com/LTE for coverage.
**See rogers.com/lte for full details.