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Rogers expands its most reliable wireless network in Alberta

March 4, 2009

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    Customers now connected in more places than ever before

    EDMONTON, March 4 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today announced the expansion
of its world-standard GSM wireless voice and data network in Northern Alberta.
This $42 million investment provides new and broader service to residents in
the region and a range of business solutions to local companies, including
those operating within the oil and gas industry.
    "Wireless customers who work in Northern Alberta, travel across the
province, or live in the new coverage areas will find that they are now
connected in more places than ever before," says Steve Roberts, Vice President
for Rogers in Alberta. "In addition to expanding Canada's most reliable
wireless network, we have developed wireless applications that help companies
increase efficiency. Our solutions, expertise, and equipment are designed to
help improve business productivity."
    The always growing Rogers network has added 48 new sites with expanded
coverage now available in the following areas:-   In the Peace River area along Highway 58 which connects Rainbow Lake,
        Zama, High Level and Fort Vermilion, and south along Highway 35 to
        Peace River.

    -   New coverage and enhanced services in areas surrounding Fort McMurray
        and Fort McKay; and along Hwy 881 connecting Lac La Biche, Conklin,
        and Anzac.

    -   New coverage in Wabasca and Red Earth Creek, and south to Slave Lake
        and High Prairie.

    -   New coverage in Grande Cache and Northeast to Hwy 43 and Valleyview.

    -   In Southern Alberta, extended coverage is also available along Hwy 11
        between Red Deer and Nordegg and along Hwy 61 in Foremost and
        Manyberries. Northeast of Brooks, service is available in Jenner,
        Cessford and Sunnynook.Rogers offers the most innovative lineup of smartphones including the
BlackBerry Curve 8900, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip, the Apple iPhone 3G, the
Nokia E71 and the BlackBerry Bold, enabling users to stay connected to email
and access desktop functions while away from the office. For those requiring a
device in demanding outdoor work conditions, Rogers offers three exclusive
ruggedized handsets: the Motorola Extreme, the ZTE Rock, and the Samsung
    Workers on the move can stay connected with the Rogers Rocket Mobile
Hi-Speed Internet Stick. The device allows users to connect their laptop to
the internet from anywhere within a Rogers coverage area.
    For business customers in industries needing integrated fleet management
solutions, Rogers exclusively offers NelTrak. This industry-leading system
provides GPS-based asset tracking, expense management capabilities, and lone
worker solutions.
    For more information on products, services and network coverage, please
visit Rogers Wireless:
    ----------------------Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7.9 million customers under both the Rogers
Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless
voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest
wireless provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM
and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing
seamless roaming in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM based services,
Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada
utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary
of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
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