CANASA, the Canadian Security Association, is warning Canadian security companies that they may have heard false information regarding cellular service providers shutting down analog telephone networks. According to the security association, Rogers Wireless, a large wireless service provider in Canada, announced its analog cellular network is targeted to be shut down as of May 31, 2007. The company said that while service may continue in some areas after that date, dealers are encouraged to plan toward the May 31st sunset date.
In addition, other carriers including Bell Mobility, Sask Tel, Alliant and MTS, said they will continue AMPS network service until at least February 28, 2008. Despite clearing up possible misinformation in terms of dates, CANASA encourages all members to begin replacing affected devices as soon as possible in order to ensure continued protection for customers.