CWTA’s National Blacklist of Stolen Wireless Devices Goes Live

Consumers have a new safety tool to report lost or stolen cell phones or to look-up suspicious pre-owned devices. On Sept. 30, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and its wireless carrier members launched a national blacklist of wireless devices to assist law enforcement agencies with their efforts to combat the theft of wireless devices. […]

CRTC Considering Roaming Rate Regulation

The CRTC has requested information about terms and conditions of roaming rates from 35 telecommunication companies to determine if regulation is required. Roaming rates charged by Canada’s wireless providers continues to be the source of numerous consumer complaints. Telecom analyst Eamon Hoey, told the Canadian Press, “Consumers are more than just a bit annoyed at […]

Canada’s Major Telcos Building Mobile Network for Montreal Subway System

Montreal’s subway customers will have an advanced wireless network that supports the use of cell phones, laptops and tablets, thanks to Canada’s major telecommunication leaders. The $50 million project to equip the Montreal subway system with wireless service will be completed in about seven years, with TELUS, Bell, Rogers and Quebecor’s Videtron footing the bill […]

Rogers & Sprint to Launch Wireless Internet Service for Vehicles

Rogers Communications and Sprint plan to offer Canadians high-speed Internet access in their vehicles. The service will employ Rogers’ wireless networks (including LTE) and made available from auto manufacturers that currently use Sprint’s Velocity system in Canada, which includes infotainment (news, weather, sports), navigation, climate control, security, emergency services and vehicle diagnostics from a convenient […]

Samsung Canada Ready to Rollout New GALAXY Lineup

Samsung will expand its line of GALAXY devices on offer to Canadians starting in early October. “We are very excited to add the GALAXY Note 3, GALAXY Gear, GALAXY SIII mini, GALAXY S4 mini and the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) to our lineup this fall,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President Enterprise Business Division, Samsung […]

BlackBerry Decides to Sell to Fairfax for $4.7 Billion

Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to buy BlackBerry for $4.7 Billion, which amounts to $9 a share. Fairfax, already a major shareholder of BlackBerry with a 10 percent stake, will be conducting due diligence until Nov. 4, during which time BlackBerry is permitted to “actively solicit, receive, evaluate and potentially enter into negotiations with parties […]

Apple Sells 9M New 5S, 5C iPhones in 3 Days

A record-breaking nine million new 5S and 5C iPhones have been sold worldwide since the recent Sept. 20 launch. Additionally, Apple reports that more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, sums it up: “This is our […]

Grand Theft Auto V Sales Surpass $1B in 3 Days

Worldwide retail sales of Grand Theft Auto V now exceeds $1 billion after only three days on the market. Take Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, which produces the phenomenally successful action adventure video game, said sales reached $800 million on Sept. 17, the first day of release. Rockstar spent about $260 million […]

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