Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 to be Released July 17 in Canada

Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 to be Released July 17 in Canada

Samsung today announced the Canadian release date for the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a virtual reality headset that works in conjunction with its Galaxy S6 smartphone. “We are thrilled to bring our innovative Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 to Canadian consumers,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada. “The availability of Gear VR confirms Samsung is committed to this new platform....


Bell Launches Gigabit Fibe Internet in Toronto

Bell Launches Gigabit Fibe Internet in Toronto

Bell today announced the launch of what it’s calling “North America’s fastest internet” in Toronto. The new Gigabit Fibe service will be rolled out to 1.1 million Toronto homes and businesses, with 50,000 gaining access this summer. Bell CEO George Cope announces Bell Gigabit Fibe internet in Toronto on June 25, 2015 [Image courtesy: Bell Canada]The company also indicated that it would be launching the service in other cities across...


Mobilicity Accepts $465M Takeover by Rogers

Mobilicity Accepts $465M Takeover by Rogers

Another one bites the dust. Mobilicity today announced it would accept a $465 million takeover bid by telco giant Rogers. As part of the deal, Rogers will sell off some of Mobilicity’s wireless airwave spectrum to competitor Wind Mobile, a condition the federal government demanded before approving the sale. Mobilicity has around 157,000 customers in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and purchased their share of wireless spectrum in...


Telus, Rogers Bidding to Purchase Mobilicity

Telus, Rogers Bidding to Purchase Mobilicity

After fighting off takeover rumours for the better part of two years, The Globe and Mail reports that Rogers and Telus have quietly submitted proposal transactions to the government for review in a bid to purchase struggling telco Mobilicity. However, a source also tells the Globe and Mail that if a deal cannot be reached in the next few weeks, the federal government may decide to delay the sale until after the election – when values and bidders...


Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 Coming to Canada June 30

Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 Coming to Canada June 30

Alcatel OneTouch today announced that their new flagship phone, the IDOL 3, will soon make its Canadian debut. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/ALCATEL ONETOUCH) Starting June 30, the IDOL 3 will be available via Bell, Telus and Videotron. Pricing has yet to be announced, but Alcatel is known for its high-quality, low-cost smartphones, so expect the price point to be reasonable. The IDOL 3 has a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display with a 2910mAh battery, 13 MP rear...


Wind Mobile Launches Cellular Service in Toronto Subway

Wind Mobile Launches Cellular Service in Toronto Subway

Toronto Mayor John Tory, the Toronto Transit Commission and Wind Mobile announced this morning that starting today, Wind customers will be able to use their cellphones underground. Currently, WiFi is available on many of Toronto’s subway platforms, but cellular service has remained elusive. BAI Canada, which won the $25 million bid to roll out WiFi and cellular service in the subway, worked with Wind add service at three major transit hubs in the...


Rogers Ranks Last in Wireless Network Quality

Rogers Ranks Last in Wireless Network Quality

A new cross-Canada study indicates that consumers rate Rogers as worst overall when it comes to reliable network connectivity. The Canadian Wireless Network Quality Study, conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, is based on responses from more than 13,000 wireless customers who used their phone in the previous 48 hours over the course of two different time periods: October-November 2014 and March 2015. The study looked at three different areas of...


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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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