Rogers today launched its LTE service in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The three cities join Ottawa where the service had launched back on July 7th.
“We’re thrilled to be the first carrier in Canada to offer LTE and the fastest mobile speeds to Canada’s three largest provinces and to more Canadians than any other carrier in Canada,” said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “With Rogers LTE wireless network coverage, customers have access to speeds similar to broadband connections, making it easier for people to use their devices to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play on-line games, with virtually no delays or buffering.”
In terms of devices, the Rogers LTE Rocket stick (Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U) is already available. Coming in the next few weeks are the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S) and an unnamed HTC smartphone. The carrier also announced that it will launch the Rogers exclusive HTC Jetstream LTE tablet on October 18th.
To go along with the launch, Rogers is offering an introductory plan with 10GB of data for CA$52.93 per month. The plan comes with no overage fees for the first two months.