Bell Due to Flip GSM Switch This Month, TELUS in October

The GSMA has just updated their network status page with dates for Canadian carriers Bell and TELUS. Being Canada’s only serious competition to Rogers, the addition of GSM support will open a lot of doors for these two providers, both in terms of devices and service quality. Here’s a preliminary list of devices we can expect, based on rumours floating around the forums.

Bell:  Planned September 2009

  • BlackBerry Bold 9700
  • Blackberry Bold 9000
  • Apple iPhone
  • Nokia N97
  • Nokia 2730
  • Nokia 6350
  • LG Xenon
  • Samsung T746
  • Novatel HSPA Turbo Stick

TELUS: Planned October 2009

  • Apple iPhone
  • BlackBerry Bold 9700
  • HTC Hero
  • LG BL40
  • LG GB 255
  • Nokia E71

We had heard before that the iPhone would be coming to TELUS in October, so that much lines up perfectly, but everything else is conjecture for now. It’s also worth noting that newcomer WIND is set to have its network ready in November; we’ve got a decent idea of what devices and plans they will be offering, but will they be ready to rock for the holiday season?

[HoFo via MobileSyrup]

  • AC

    I wonder if this be nationwide or just the GVA — presumably for the Winter Olympics and that sweet sweet international roaming revenue…

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