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Unparalleled HSPA smartphone lineup underscores Rogers' network superiority

Nov 4, 2009

Customers surf seamlessly from start to finish with more than 30 HSPA
    devices on Canada's most reliable network

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - Rogers customers can select from an even greater lineup of the latest wireless devices - the widest selection by far in Canada - with the introduction of new smartphones designed to keep Canadians connected on Canada's most reliable network. Coming soon to Rogers in time for the holidays is the sleek and stylish Nokia N86 smartphone featuring an impressive 8 megapixel camera and 8GB of onboard memory to store music, movies and photos. The N86 will join the just-launched Rogers-exclusive LG Eve as well as the Rogers-exclusive Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 as part of the season's ultimate Webphones - five high-end smartphones now available all for under $100.

Rogers has been perfecting the GSM family of technologies for nearly ten years. Today, with a selection of more than 30 HSPA devices, Rogers offers the broadest portfolio of the wireless products Canadians want including the widest range of HSPA smartphones, Google Android and BlackBerry devices, and the best variety of Quick Messaging phones.

"Rogers customers can choose from a device lineup that is the envy of wireless companies around the world," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Rogers Communications. "We are proud to offer 30 HSPA-ready devices - more than ever before - more than our competitors combined. Only Rogers offers the right handset at any price point, including five incredible Webphones priced at under $100."

The new Nokia N86 will hit Rogers shelves in the coming weeks. The ultimate Webphone lineup features the BlackBerry Bold 9000 in white, the HTC Magic, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and the new LG Eve, which made its global debut exclusively at Rogers this week. Each device features a variety of multimedia capabilities that get the star-treatment on Rogers' seamless, reliable network.

"Customers looking for a proven HSPA network will continue to choose Rogers," said Bob Berner, Executive Vice President, Network and Chief Technology Officer at Rogers Communications Inc. "We introduced our HSPA network back in 2006 and we continue to invest significantly in our network technologies. Our proven network lets us offer seamless communications on the widest selection of high-performing HSPA devices to our customers."

Rogers portfolio of HSPA devices is available for purchase across Canada through Rogers Wireless dealers, retail points of sale or online at www.rogers.com. The Nokia N86 will be priced at $99.99 on a three-year voice and data plan. The Rogers-exclusive LG Eve is priced at $49.99 on a three-year voice and data plan. The Rogers-exclusive Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is available for $99.99 on a three-year voice and data plan. The new BlackBerry Bold 9000 in white is available for $99.99 on a three-year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $45 and the HTC Magic is available $79.00 with a three-year voice and data plan. For more information visit www.rogers.com.

About Rogers Wireless

Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to more than 8.3 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's fastest most reliable voice and data HSPA network, Rogers Wireless was first in the country to launch GSM, HSPA and HSPA+ services. In addition to providing seamless roaming in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM and HSPA 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 communications and media company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com.

For further information: Odette Coleman, Rogers Communications, (416) 935-6441, Odette.Coleman@rci.rogers.com; Carly Suppa, Rogers Communications, (416) 935-6550, Carly.suppa@rci.rogers.com


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