Canadians Can Now Satisfy CraveTV Hunger on Apple TV

Canadians Can Now Satisfy CraveTV Hunger on Apple TV

Canada’s TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, CraveTV, is now available on Apple TV. According to Mike Cosentino Senior Vice-President Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV, the Bell Media service  “…delivers hit programs not found on any other streaming service.” Offering all you can watch for $4/month, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming. Customers can log into Apple TV to browse...


CRTC Regulates Rates and Big Cell Phone Players

CRTC Regulates Rates and Big Cell Phone Players

Today, the CRTC determined it necessary to regulate the wholesale roaming rates of Canada’s three largest cell phone carriers in order to foster greater competition in the Canadian mobile market. This mandate comes on the heels of a public hearing held on the issue in Gatineau, Quebec. The Commission directed Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus to limit the rates they charge smaller carriers, such as Wind, to use their networks when their customers...


Telus Bringing Free WiFi to Vancouver

Telus Bringing Free WiFi to Vancouver

City council in Vancouver voted this week to give Telus permission to install free WiFi at public locations throughout the city. Two outdoor locations, one along the downtown section of Granville Street and the other outside the convention centre are awaiting help with technical issues, but all other 43 hotspots are set to start installations in just weeks. Outdoor and indoor sites in Vancouver include community centers, theatres, cultural centres,...


LG G4 Smartphone Coming to Canada this Summer

LG G4 Smartphone Coming to Canada this Summer

The LG G4, LG’s latest smartphone and the successor to the award-winning LG G3 will be coming to Canada this June. The new LG mobile will be available in handcrafted, full grain leather and Metallic Gray through Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Videotron and WIND Mobile. The LG G4 comes with many new features in its design, camera, display and apps. The phone’s body is defined by a subtle curvature-the Slim Arc-which runs the length of the phone and offers...


CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published its Three-Year Plan, setting out the key activities it intends to undertake from 2015 to 2018 in order to ensure that Canadians have access to a “world-class communication system”. According to Jean-Pierre Blais Chairman of the CRTC, the plan outlines the Commission’s commitment to pursue efforts to modernize the Canadian communication system, with aims...


Canadians Offer Support to Earthquake-Stricken Nepal

Canadians Offer Support to Earthquake-Stricken Nepal

Worldwide relief efforts are underway following Saturday’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Canadians wishing to offer support can do so by using their mobile phones and texting through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada. Text REDCROSS to 45678 to donate $10 or to 30333 to donate $5 to the Canadian Red Cross. Text NEPAL to 45678 to donate $10 to UNICEF Text RELEIFNEPAL to 45678 to donate $10 the UN World Food Programme Text GIVE...


Earth Day Calling on Canadians to Recycle Cell Phones

Earth Day Calling on Canadians to Recycle Cell Phones

This Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, Canada’s cell phone recycling program, Recycle My Cell, is calling on Canadians to do their part by recycling old cell phones responsibly. The free program run by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is run in conjunction with cell phone carriers, handset manufacturers and approved processors who have come together to raise awareness about the importance of cell phone recycling. Over...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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