Blackberry launches the new Classic worldwide

The Blackberry Classic is now available across Canada via Rogers, Bells, Telus and SaskTel. The device is similar in appearance to the popular Blackberry Bold 9900, and brings back customer favourite Blackberry features like the trackpad, band of navigation buttons under the screen and the traditional QWERTY keyboard that appeared on prior versions. Blackberry’s latest [...]

CraveTV now available to Bell TV customers

Canada’s latest streaming service is now available — for some Canadians at least. As previously revealed, CraveTV made its debut yesterday for Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV subscribers. Bell TV subscribers who have The Movie Network included in their cable packages receive automatic access to CraveTV at no additional cost. If you’re [...]

Apple’s carrier agreements under investigation by Competition Bureau

The Canadian Competition Bureau has announced they are investigating allegations that Apple Canada used anti-competitive clauses in its contracts with domestic wireless carriers. The competition watchdog has said that no wrongdoing has been found so far and would not divulge who made the allegations. Apple has yet to comment on the accusations. The probe is [...]

Bell to launch CraveTV streaming service on December 11

At a press conference yesterday, President of Bell Media, Kevin Krull, announced the December 11th launch date of CraveTV, the telecomm giant’s new subscription TV streaming service. Originally codenamed “Project Latte” when it was announced in October, the monthly cost of CraveTV clocks in at just $4 per month. But, there’s a catch — you [...]

Wind Mobile joins forces with Telus to expand national network

Wind Mobile has announced a new partnership with Telus that will give new and existing Wind customers better service than ever before outside of Wind’s ‘Unlimited’ zone in Canada. The agreement provides Wind customers with access to Telus’ mobile network at no extra charge. According to Wind, the deal has increased their coverage area by [...]

CRTC kicks off hearings on high-speed internet cost, access

The CRTC today kicked off hearings that could determine the future of internet service in Canada. The purpose of the hearings is to determine how much access small internet service providers should have to high-speed service across the country. A few years ago, the regulatory body introduced rules that forced the large telcos to share [...]

Mobile devices have nearly doubled the time Canadians spend online

A new report has revealed just how much time Canadians are spending online. Hint: it`s a lot. According to measurement firm comScore, there were almost 28 million Canadians accessing the internet with a computer as of August. They spent an average of 39 hours a month on the web when using a desktop or laptop. [...]

Canadians will no longer need to give 30-days notice to cancel TV, internet or phone service

Looks like another strike for the Big Three telcos. The CRTC today announced that Canadians will no longer have to give their provider advance notice if they would like to cancel their television subscription service. This is the first, of presumably many, decisions to come out of the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” public hearings that [...]

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