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Rogers Wireless Network connects Prince-to-Prince

November 27, 2008

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Wireless customers in Northern B.C. now have access to
         Canada's Most Reliable Network along key business corridorPRINCE GEORGE, BC, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today announced that
it has completed the expansion of its world-standard GSM (Global System for
Mobile Communication) wireless voice and data network along the corridor
between Prince George and Prince Rupert. The announcement marks the
culmination of the company's recent $10 million investment in Northern British
Columbia, which has made Canada's most reliable wireless network accessible to
residents and travellers along this key business route.
    "Part of strengthening the economy of Northern British Columbia is
investing in communications infrastructure," said Premier Gordon Campbell. "I
appreciate Rogers' investment in connecting the communities from Prince George
to Prince Rupert, and helping us to grow the economic opportunities in
Northern B.C."
    "Our goal with this network expansion is to offer a clearer choice to
people living, working and travelling in Northern B.C.," said Gordon Nelson,
Vice President for Rogers in B.C. "We are very pleased to bring our
leading-edge wireless services to this expanding corridor of business, which
is so important to the economy of British Columbia."
    Not only does this expansion enable travellers on Highway 16 between
Prince Rupert and Prince George to stay connected, but it also provides
residents of Kitimat, Smithers, the Hazelton area, Houston and Terrace with
access to the Rogers network. In addition to the Highway 16 expansion project,
Rogers also recently invested a further $5 million to fill in coverage along
Highway 97 between Prince George and Kamloops.
    Through the Rogers network, residents and local companies can access the
best selection of wireless devices, many of which are exclusive to Rogers in
Canada. These include smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone 3G, the BlackBerry
Bold and the BlackBerry Pearl Flip, which enable users to stay connected to
email and to access desktop functions while they are away from the office. For
those who require a device for demanding outdoor working conditions, the
Motorola Extreme, also exclusive to Rogers, is a handset that meets
military-spec standards. And the latest Pay As You Go devices are also
available, like the Samsung J706 slider phone. All Rogers devices are world
phones, with seamless roaming in more than 200 countries or areas with GSM
based services.
    With the expanded coverage, companies in northern B.C. can now also
choose from a wide range of exclusive Rogers wireless services and
applications, including wirelessly monitoring vehicle fleets with Rogers
mFleet. mFleet is the only fleet management tool in Canada that can diagnose
specific vehicle faults and notify the operator as well as ensure the safety
of personnel working in remote locations. The system provides intelligent
management reports that can be used to make improvements in customer service
through better vehicle productivity.About Rogers Wireless:
    ----------------------Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7.7 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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