Telus and Rogers ape AT&T and Verizon in Battle of the Cellular Carriers

Telus and Rogers ape AT&T and Verizon in Battle of the Cellular Carriers
When a show becomes successful, whether it is on the stage or television, versions of it are developed for other countries. With the exciting battle between AT&T and Verizon reaching a fever pitch now that AT&T has started to lob back return fire at Big Red, our neighbors to the north have worked out their own version of the battle. Canadian carriers Telus and Rogers now have their own feud brewing and if it all sounds too familiar, it's because it is.

Rogers has been making claims that it is "Canada's most reliable network" and that it is "two times faster than any other". Telus says that once it deployed its 21Mbps HSPA network on November 5th, Rogers could not continue to make those claims. The latter asked the former to cease and desist, trying to keep the action away from the courts. Rogers refused and it was 'Game On'. A lawsuit was filed while Rogers stands by a 2007 independent study that shows its service to be superior. Since Telus' new network has yet to be tested by a third party, it cannot yet refute any claims. Rogers can also claim that its network is the most reliable in Canada because it has EDGE as a back up, something Telus does not have.

Telus wants Rogers to admit that it has disregarded the standards of the Competition Act, stop airing all ads that claim the carrier has the fastest and most reliable network, and pay all costs incurred.  By the way, Telus has a slogan that says, "The future is friendly".

source: BGR

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15 Comments

1. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha canadians

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

les canadiens sont tres betes. mais, les americains sont tres intelligents. c'est la vie!

4. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

Ne pouvait pas ĂȘtre plus d'accord

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Haha. Vous parlez francais?

8. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

Assez pour passer

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahah. ouais, moi aussi. je ne pense pas que quelqu'un parle francais ici.

11. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

Je pense que vous avez raison.

3. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

They say this is aboot the network but i think it's aboot something deeper don't ya know. I'm soorie but these two have been goin at it like the Maple Leafs and the Candiens for the last few years. Hopefully they can work this oot by themselves, eh!

12. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Classic!

5. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

not quite sure why companies fight like this. 90% of advertising is bending the truth anyways. BTW, Im Canadian and there is no doot aboot the cellular market heating up a bit here. Nice to see GSM more widely available in here cause i refuse to use anything but that. You guys are making fun of the little guys but we get it from you!!!!!

7. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

Haha, Je me moque de vous

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

tu es tres drole.

13. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Lousy frenchies!

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i'm not french bro.

15. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

Me either.

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