Canada’s Newest Wireless Carriers Split from CWTA

WIND Mobile, Mobilicity and Public Mobile have each submitted a withdrawal from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). The three mobile service providers are frustrated by what they perceive as the CWTA’s bias towards the big three – TELUS, Bell and Rogers – on a wide variety of issues. “When we were first approached by […]

Canadians Getting More Say on Location of Cellphone Towers

If you feel slighted about having no input about where cellphone towers are placed in your city, things are looking up. Mobile phone service providers will begin to discuss where cellphone towers will be placed with both individual homeowners and municipalities. “Telecommunications carriers have agreed for the first time to notify municipalities of all antennas […]

Canadians sent 19.5 billion text messages in second quarter

>The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), a trade organization representing the wireless industry in Canada, reports that Canadians sent 37.5 billion person-to-person text messages in the first six months of 2011.

Canadians sent 18 billion text messages in first three months of 2011

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), a trade organization representing the wireless industry in Canada, reports that Canadians sent 18 billion person-to-person text messages in the first three months of 2011.

The number of text messages sent during the first quarter of 2011 was 10% higher than the 16.4 billion text messages sent in final three quarter of 2010 and more than 25% higher than the 14.2 billion text messages sent in the third quarter of 2010.

One third of Canadian wireless users have a smartphone

A new survey released today by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has found that nearly half (48%) of Canadian mobile phone users under the age of 35 now own a smartphone.

The survey, which polled 2,400 Canadians in the latter half of March, found that among all adults over the age of eighteen, one in three wireless phone users now use a smartphone.

What is a Short Code?

Short codes are special telephone numbers which have been created by the wireless phone industry and are often the source of considerable confusion among new wireless subscribers.

As their name implies, Short codes are significantly shorter – usually 5 or 6 digits – than a regular telephone numbers. They are widely used by the wireless industry for value-added services such as television program voting, ordering ringtones, charity donations and mobile services.

Canadians sent 56 Billion texts in 2010

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), a trade organization representing the wireless industry in Canada, has released some interesting findings about texting in Canada.

The group says Canadians sent 16.4 billion person-to-person text messages in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 15 percent increase over the 14.2 billion text messages sent in Q3 in the previous quarter.

Canada ends 2010 with 24.5 million wireless telephone subscribers

The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada increased by 7.4% during 2010 according to an industry trade group.

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) said today there were 24,567,947 wireless subscribers in this country at the end of 2010, up from 22,876,547 at the end of 2009.

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