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Rogers LTE hits 3 cities; Jetstream, Galaxy S II LTE priced

updated 11:40 am EDT, Wed September 28, 2011

Rogers LTE in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

Rogers significantly expanded its LTE-based 4G service with three new cities and details of its tablet and smartphone plans. The once Ottawa-only service is now live in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, covering most of the Canadian population. The expansion is matched by a new, much stronger promo plan that lets users pay $53 per month for 10GB if they sign up for a three-year contract.

The company has finally expanded its device listings beyond its current AirCard modem. Its first LTE-equipped tablet will be the HTC Jetstream, the same device that launched on AT&T earlier this month. The 10-inch slate uses a slightly customized Android 3.1 and runs on a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon, 32GB of storage with a microSDHC slot, and both eight-megapixel back and 1.3-megapixel front cameras.

As with its American equivalent, the Jetstream commands a premium over any other tablet, costing $500 even with a three-year contract and $800 contract-free.

The previously hinted Galaxy S II LTE, a 4.5-inch and 4G version of the original, has also been priced and will cost the same $200 on contract as other top-tier phones, or $650 outright. Rogers' first LTE hotspot is coming in the Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S and will handle both LTE and HSPA+ 3G for up to five devices. It costs $130 on a contract but only slightly more at $200 contract-free.

All of the new hardware should be available October 18.





By Electronista Staff
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  1. bdmarsh

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Feb 2006

    +3

    most of the population?

    well, 1/4 to 1/3 of the population is quite a bit. Minor little nit-pick ;)

  1. worksafe

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    Roger LTE

    There is one major flaw in Rogers thinking just like the rest of the Telco's. Their plans are suited to the Telco's not the user. They have to start thing about the end user before they are going to see my buisness.

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