Telus is finally pulling the plug on its analog network, citing difficulties maintaining the aging network due to the lack of spare parts. It has also become impractical since only a handful of subscribers remain who are using the old network as compared to those already on the digital highway.

As shown on the map, Telus' digital network, in orange, has ample coverage across the country with only a few spots yet to being serviced. These are areas where they'll definitely need to improve coverage in order to appease affected subscribers.

Telus, however, won’t just leave those few loyal subscribers in the dark when they shut down the analog network. They’ll actually provide them with free digital handsets so that transitioning to the modern network won’t be that much of a hassle for them. Hopefully, they can likewise improve on coverage in the less populated mountainous regions so that no one is completely left out.

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