Marathon Ontario numbers

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I was told by koodo Support that we would finally be able to have Marathon Ontario at the end of Dec 2013, So what's going on? Tired of waiting
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You would need to get a CDMA phone to work in Marathon (can check this on Koodo coverage maps)

CDMA is basically an older phone that does not have a SIM card, so the newer smart phones would not work there, but you would be able to get service.

As to what you were told about coverage - Koodo agents do not know when or where towers are being built - this would be decided way further up, and the agents at Koodo support would have a general knowledge but nothing definite
I have been a koodo customer for yrs now and keep getting told different dates when tbaytel will be finally told by fed regulators to open up our area. I was talking to support about 3 months ago and they told me that we would finally be able to get a marathon phone number. The number I have doesn't hurt me because I have no long distance charges, but if someone needs to call me it's always long distance for them
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James, no customer service rep aka anyone you call at Koodo will know of such dates and events. Not at the regular level, not tech support, etc. The people who know what are going to happen are the people you can't talk to. It's a waiting game at this point. If Marathon were to EVER get a local number, it would be on the HSPA network as CDMA is slowly being shut down. So really that's what you're waiting for and no one can tell you when that's going to happen
I wish I could remember the persons name I talked too, yes I understand which network would be needed and cdma is being fazed out. The last time I talked to support on the phone was when my black berry went for a crap and I had to find a replacement or switch to another company. I was able to fix my own phone so I am still at Koodo which I love. I do not understand how tbaytel can still have its monopoly on northern ontario
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It was an agreement Tbaytel had with Rogers when Tbaytel took over the Rogers customers. Luckily, because of Bell, Koodo has managed to aquire service in the Thunder Bay area. However, it only goes as far as Red Rock(for HSPA).
Ok, you could say it's getting closer lol
Thanks for letting me know :)
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