Bell hikes ‘Bring Your Own Device’ cost

Bell has announced that it will increase the cost of BYOD on its monthly plans to $45, up from the previous price of $40. The news comes on the heels of a similar announcement from Rogers last week. BYOD (buying a mobile device outright and activating it on a carrier’s service) had been considered a […]

Teksavvy announces price increases of up to 15%

Teksavvy, a popular third party internet access (TPIA) provider based out of Chatham Ontario, has announced that it is raising the price of its cable and DSL internet packages by as much as 15% effective February 2nd.

The company will also be introducing new cable and DSL Internet packages with varying bandwidth caps in an effort to appeal to more price sensitive consumers and to heavy downloaders who don’t want any bandwidth cap constraints.

Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year

Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year.

Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the maximum usage overage fee will be increased by $20.

Floods in Thailand leading to higher hard drive and computer prices

Heavy monsoon rains in Thailand have led to the worst flooding the country has seen in the past fifty years. The natural disaster is already having a significant impact on hard disk drive pricing in Canada.

Prices of some hard drives in this country have almost doubled in recent weeks while the price of computers are also expected to rise as PC manufacturers have to start building computers with more expensive drives.

Another stiff price increase at Toronto Hydro comes into effect today

Toronto Hydro will be changing to winter pricing today and will be increasing its Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rates by 0.3 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the first 1000 kWh of electricity consumed each month and 0.4 cents per kWh for any additional usage. .

Customers on Time-of-use (TOU) pricing will also see their rates hiked.

Zip and Rogers Video increase prices after Blockbuster demise

In emails to customers this week, Zip.ca and Rogers Video Direct have announced a reduction in service and an increase in prices.

The move comes just a month after the demise of Blockbuster Canada, Zip and Rogers Video Direct biggest competitor in Canada.

Bell Aliant bumps pricing by $5 per month

>Claiming that it needs to keep up with rising TV programming and Internet usage costs, Bell Aliant has announced it will increase the price of its Whole Home bundle by $5 per month effective November 1st.

Cogeco increases price, caps and speed of its internet offerings

Cogeco Cable, Canada’s fourth largest cable operator, announced this week that is has revamped its internet offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

On the positive side, the changes include increased download speeds and bandwidth caps. On the downside are higher prices. Digital Home readers have been reporting price increases of $2 to $4 for the Standard package, now called Turbo 14.

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