Ottawa Adds Mobile Phone Payments to Code of Conduct

Ottawa Adds Mobile Phone Payments to Code of Conduct

This Monday, Finance Minister Joe Oliver added mobile phone payments to the voluntary code of conduct governing credit and debit card payments in Canada, among other updates. The original code was struck in 2010 and did not consider the present growth in near field communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone in-store payments. The updates that Oliver announced include measures that ensure consumers have unrestricted control of the default settings on their...


Rogers Introduces Flat Fee Overseas Roaming Package

Rogers Introduces Flat Fee Overseas Roaming Package

Starting April 15th, 2015, Rogers Communications will be extending its popular ROAM LIKE HOMETM offer to cover over 35 countries in Europe. This added service will allow Rogers customers to talk, text, send emails, share photos and surf when abroad with ROAM LIKE HOME on their Share EverythingTM plans. According to Rogers, this new offer comes on the heels of results from an online survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Rogers among a national sample...


Apple Watch Now Available for Pre-Order in Canada

Apple Watch Now Available for Pre-Order in Canada

Apple’s new product, the Apple Watch, is now available for pre-order in Canada. The Apple Watch allows users to do things quickly that would normally be done on a mobile phone but in a more convenient and less obtrusive way, according to Apple. In doing so, the accessory uses new technology to interface with the user. This includes the pressure sensitive display of Force Technology, taps for notifications, a heart rate monitor and the ability to...


Rogers First to Launch VoLTE in Canada

Rogers First to Launch VoLTE in Canada

Rogers Communications is now providing commercial VoLTE services throughout Canada. VoLTE technology is available on the LG G3 Vigor handset and Rogers expects to add more devices to its product portfolio later this year. In contrast to the US where AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are already providing the technology to customers, Rogers is a trailblazer north of the border. At times attractive as a cost-saving service, VoLTE allows operators to...


Spotify and Rogers to Bring Fido Customers Free Two-Year Premium Subscription

Spotify and Rogers to Bring Fido Customers Free Two-Year Premium Subscription

This spring, Rogers and the streaming music service Spotify will unite to give Fido customers a free 24-month subscription to Spotify Premium. Details are yet to be determined, but it is likely that the offer will come with new contracts signed when Fido launches their rebranding in April, expected to target a younger demographic. According to the CMO Council, more than half of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 regularly stream music to their...


TeenSafe Announces Launch In Canada

TeenSafe Announces Launch In Canada

Today, TeenSafe, the California-based maker of the leading iPhone, Android and tablet monitoring software for parents in the US, is announcing the official launch of its mobile and social monitoring service in Canada. Teensafe is a software solution that provides parents with the ability to access text messages, call logs and social media applications remotely. The technology allows the user to view their child’s incoming, outgoing and deleted...


CRTC Lowering Rates for Internet Services in Northern Canada

CRTC Lowering Rates for Internet Services in Northern Canada

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today required Northwestel to lower the rates for certain residential Internet services by 10 to 30%. Northern Canadians who are clients of Northwestel could see a reduction applied to their monthly Internet bills by May 4, 2015. The list of changes to Northwestel’s fees is comprehensive. It includes lowering charges for additional data usage by residential customers who go 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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