Last Updated on February 22, 2021 by offerhub
Rogers 5G Coverage: What it is, and How to Access it
Rogers 5G network was launched sometime in January 2020 in both the city of Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa, all in Canada. It recorded quite a rapid progress that the coverage expanded to over 100 cities and towns in a space of ten months. The plan is, no matter where you stay in Canada, it is just a matter of time before the Rogers 5G gets to your location (that is if it is not already there). The access to this service is segmental among mobile phones, but for now, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G users are the first to enjoy this service on their smartphone.
But then, the Motorola Edge+ have also been added to the list over time, and on and on it goes. Very soon, 5G devices from companies like Google, LG, and Apple will follow over time. A lot of planning has been going on how to charge Rogers 5G customers, a process that has made them arrive at $15 monthly which was slated to kick off by 2021.
But then this plan was cancelled. Today, the 5G Rogers Infinite wireless plans will include subscriptions and prepaid plans. But this service (unfortunately) will not support brands like Fido, at least for now. Below are the plans you can find on Roger 5G services, but please note that the pricing differs according to the province.
List of Rogers 5G Plans
|Name of Plan||Data Size||Pricing|
|Infinite 15GB Plan with Unlimited Canada Minutes||15GB||$65/mth + $10 Upfront|
|Infinite 20GB Plan with Unlimited Canada Minutes||20GB Full Speed Data
|$75/mth + $10 Upfront|
|Infinite 30GB Plan with Unlimited Canada Minutes||Unlimited Data||$85/mth + $10 Upfront|
|Infinite 20GB Plan with Unlimited Canada Minutes||20GB Full Speed Data||$85/mth + $10 Upfront|
|Infinite 50GB Plan with Unlimited Canada Minutes||Unlimited Data||$115/mth + $10 Upfront|
On the other hand, companies like Telus and Bell have both launched their commercial 5G networks. Not just that, next-generation services are also buckling up to launch their platform in the nearest future. Below, we have detailed how these companies plan to pull this off.
Bell has already set up its 5G network since June 11, 2020, and their cell towers are twice as Rogers 5G, and they have extra coverage in Calgary and Edmonton (Ottawa). This network technology makes use of 4G LTE-A, which has made it emerge as one of the fastest networks in the world today. Those who are yet to start using 5G already enjoy extensive coverage and speed downloads. Today, Bell’s 5G coverage has continued to experience continuous growth, but Rogers has always dominated more markets than they do.
Telus 5G network was announced on June 19, 2020. Just like every other 4G-LTE, this company 5G brand for almost the same as that of Bell. Telus has been named the largest 4G-LTE mobile network in Canada and has been ranked as the third-fastest and largest 4G-LTE mobile globally. Meanwhile, Rogers currently offers better 5G coverage than Telus at the moment.
Another Canadian 5G Wireless Providers
On the flip side, other smaller wireless service providers are operating on a regional basis. They are also currently testing their 5G products, getting ready to serve their customers. An example of these companies includes Shaw Communications, which also owns Freedom Mobile. This company have been testing their 5G services since 2018 but are yet to come out with a strong timeline; nevertheless, they are making plans to enter the 5G market, hopefully by next year.
Again the Quebec-based Videotron signed a contract with Samsung sometime in 2019. This contract contains a proposal to build a 5G facility in Canada, whereas 5G is already up in Montreal with the help of Videotron’s partner. But from assessment, it may take another year or two before their customers can fully access it.
Another smaller company that is making a move towards creating 5G services is SaskTel. They partner with Telus and Bell to achieve this aim; besides, they have kicked off their trials somewhere in Saskatchewan. There are possibilities that they may launch this service; that is, if their partners (Bell and Telus) can also accept to service SaskTel customers.
5G Networks Around the world
Almost all major internet service companies have – T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T have already launched the 5G network across each of their markets. This means that 5G has already been rolled out in major countries and cities of the world, namely:
- The Philippines
- New Zealand
- The United Kingdom
- South Korea
Including many other countries in Europe and the Western part of Asia. And as it is, many more markets for 5G are expected to open by the end of 2020; many more countries will follow suit.
What Type of Phone Work with the with Rogers 5G?
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G smartphones were the first to get compactable with Rogers 5G service before Motorola Edge+ 5G premium smartphone was released: Rogers also sold a smartphone. Some other regular smartphones in the market may work with 4G-LTE service, but there is no guarantee that it supports 5G.
Does Samsung Phones Support Rogers 5G
Some other Samsung phones support Roger 5G, aside from Samsung Galaxy S20; they are Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, all released in March. All these phones we just mentioned can comfortably access the Rogers 5G network service. Other types of Samsung models that support 5G include Samsung Galaxy Note20/Note20 Ultra and the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G. Again, you have to note that Samsung does have other 5G-enabled phones, but they don’t support Roger 5G service.
It will be important to state that Rogers is the only ingenious company that operates a 3G network nationwide. This has given them an edge in the rural areas because normally, 3G signals can go further than the rest. There are many advantages 5G has over 3G, but the only place it measures up is the costing – 3G is always cheaper than 5G. It can reach more comprehensive coverage because some people in rural areas often use older phones.