Network & coverage


Extraordinary reach

  • Stay connected in more places at no extra cost
  • Voice and text are ready to go
  • Enable data roaming on your device and you’re all set for emails and web browsing

Stay connected in more places

Great news! Enjoy network coverage across Manitoba thanks to our extended coverage:

Who is it for?

Extended coverage is for TELUS postpaid customers with HSPA/LTE devices. Your primary residence and billing address must be within TELUS’ own HSPA+/LTE network coverage areas when you buy or use TELUS’ services.

How is it different?

When you travel into extended coverage areas, your call or data session will disconnect. Once your device shows “EXT” or a roaming indicator instead of “TELUS”, you can re-establish your call or data session. When travelling back, your voice or data experience will not be interrupted.

To use data, please ensure data roaming is turned on in your device settings. Remember to turn off your data roaming if it’s not required when you leave the country.

When in EXT, you’ll experience lower data transmission speeds than TELUS’ own HSPA+/LTE network, resulting in longer load times for video streaming applications and file downloads. Certain applications (such as Business Connect and TELUS Link Push-to-Talk service) are unavailable.

What should I know about usage?

Usage in the extended coverage areas, including long distance, is billed as part of your current plan, and will show as regular usage on your invoice. Use of extended coverage each month is limited to half of your total monthly usage (voice, text and data respectively). If this amount is exceeded, your access to the extended coverage may be turned off.

Learn more about the extended coverage experience.

  • HSPA+
    Up to 21 Mbps
  • DC-HSPA+
    Up to 42 Mbps
  • LTE
    Up to 75 Mbps
  • LTE
    Up to 110 Mbps
  • LTE Advanced
    Up to 225 Mbps
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Our fastest 4G network yet

Enjoy a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications on the current TELUS 4G LTE Advanced network at speeds up to 225 Mbps (manufacturer’s rated peak download speed, average expected speeds from 12-65 Mbps).1


Did you know...

  • Canada has the 2nd fastest wireless network in the developed world based on advertised speeds, following only behind Denmark.
  • Canada’s the only country in the world that offers LTE services to over 85% of the population, meaning you can enjoy lightning fast speeds in more places nationwide.
  • Canada ranks second in the world in network investment per subscriber, behind only Australia where the government provides funding, unlike in Canada.

Tech terms explained

TELUS Network Experience App

TELUS Network Experience app

Provide immediate, confidential feedback on your call and data connection quality with the TELUS Network Experience app. Your input helps us continuously improve your service. Only from TELUS.

No data charges are incurred when using the app.

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