Problems for Bell Customers Calling 911 from the Apple Watch Series 3

The new Apple Watch Series 3 may not relay your exact location to emergency operators when calling 911 on Bell’s network.

CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published its Three-Year Plan, setting out the key activities it intends to undertake from 2015 to 2018 in order to ensure that Canadians have access to a “world-class communication system”.

Unintentional pocket calls to 9-1-1 a growing problem in Ontario

unintentional 9-1-1 calls, which the Ontario 9-1-1 Advisory Board (OAB) and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) said today represents a serious threat to public safety.

Pocket dials happen when a keypad on a mobile device carried in a pocket, purse, backpack, etc. is accidentally pressed. Unintentional 9-1-1 calls are generated from a mobile device and are not intended as emergency calls.

Rogers Wireless bumps 911 fees

Rogers Wireless began informing customers via text messages this week that on April 12th, 2010, the company will increase its 911 fee by 50% from 50 cents a month to 75 cents per month plus applicable municipal and provincial fees.

The company did provide any justification for the fee increase.