WIND Mobile lowers domestic roaming rates

by Christina Peden Wind mobile announced Thursday a plan to reduce fees for domestic roaming rates across their partner networks in Canada and the US.  The new rates come into effect immediately. Previously, Wind customers could expect to pay 20₵ per minute for incoming and outgoing calls in the US and Canada if they were [...]

Home Depot, Wink Technology join forces in new Smart Home partnership

by Christina Peden Home Depot announced on Tuesday its new partnership with Wink Technology in a bid to make “Smart Home” technology readily available to households across Canada. Representatives from Home Depot demonstrated a variety of connected products at a “Smart Open House” that coincided with the announcement. Products ranged from door locks, thermostats, light [...]

Alcatel OneTouch brings three new mobile devices to Telus, Koodo

Three new mobile devices from Alacatel OneTouch will be available in Canada starting tomorrow. The Chinese manufacturer today announced that the IDOL X + smartphone and POP 8 tablet will be available nationwide on August 20th at Telus and Koodo. The two devices join the POP Icon smartphone, launched last week as a prepaid device. [...]

Wifi comes to public transit in Vancouver and Toronto

Live or work in Vancouver or Toronto? You may just have some new options for free wifi on the go. In Vancouver, TransLink has just added wifi to three buses as part of an advertising agreement with Telus. The buses will operate on the 351 White Rock-Richmond route, the 555 express at Braid-Carvolth route, and [...]

Geek Squad unveils ClearPlex screen protection partnership

by Christina Peden Ever dropped your smartphone or tablet and gotten a nasty crack in the screen? Don’t you wish there was some way you could have prevented it? Well, your wish is Geek Squad’s command. Geek Squad today announced that it will be joining forces with Clearplex, a company that makes invisible touch screen [...]

ZTE Grand X now available at Bell, Virgin

If you’re in the market for an affordable smartphone, the ZTE Grand X might be just what you’re looking for. Now available through Bell and Virgin Mobile, the Grand X can be purchased outright for $149.9r or $0 on a 2-year contract. With a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 screen, 5MP camera, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor [...]

LG G3 now available at Rogers, Bell, MTS and Videotron

Last month, we reported that the LG G3 would be available in Canada come August. Well, August is here and so is the G3! The G3 features a 5.5” Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, showcasing detail and clarity at 538 pixels per inch. It’s also stacked with 13 MP camera with Laser [...]

Geek Squad hits Future Shop August 1st

Canadians will now have access to the Geek Squad at 135 Future Shop stores across the country. Customers will also be able to book services online at FutureShop.ca. Previously only available through Best Buy, the technology troubleshooting experts will grow to 1,400 strong through the partnership with Future Shop. In addition to technical services, Future [...]

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