Telus and Rogers ape AT&T and Verizon in Battle of the Cellular Carriers
posted by Alan F. / Nov 19, 2009, 12:09 PM
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".
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!
posted on Nov 19, 2009, 2:03 PM 0
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!
posted on Nov 19, 2009, 2:04 PM 0
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!!!!!
posted on Nov 19, 2009, 2:42 PM 0
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