Telus move to shut down Public Mobile network

Telus is getting ready to shut down Public Mobile’s wireless network leaving customers to face the possibility of having to buy new devices.

Wireless Carrier Public Mobile Finds a Buyer

Toronto-based Public Mobile has been acquired by venture capital firm Thomvest Seed Capital and private equity firm Cartesian Capital. The privately held wireless carrier, which provides mobile services in Ontario and Quebec, did not disclose the financial aspects of the deal. Stefan Clulow, managing director at Thomvest said: “Circumstances in the Canadian wireless industry have […]

Public Mobile Bumps Up Data Centre Services with OnX

Toronto-based OnX Enterprise Solutions has partnered with Public Mobile to deliver a more robust data centre solution to improve availability and reliability. Public Mobile’s growth requires it to handle increasing amounts of data so a dual data centre solution was selected to ensure mission-critical applications are always available and secure. “Given our growth trajectory, we […]

WIND Mobile Wins Supreme Court Judgment

In the case of WIND Mobile and its compliance with Canadian ownership rules, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has decided that no violation has occurred. The decision goes against rival wireless company Public Mobile, seeking to prevent Globalive Wireless Management Corp. from offering a national cellular service under the WIND brand because of foreign […]

Latest numbers show Canada has over 25.5 million wireless customers

The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up just under 4% year to date.

Public Mobile now offers U.S. Roaming

Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal , today announced it has expanded its roaming coverage to the United States.

The company’s U.S. roaming rates will be the same as in Canada, 15 cents a minute to send or receive a call. Incoming texts are free and outgoing texts are 15-cents.

Leaked document shows Public Mobile has over 150,000 Customers

Privately owned Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal, now has over 150,000 subscribers according to a leaked document that was forwarded to the Mobile Syrup blog.

Rogers starts public lobbying campaign for next year’s wireless auction

Calling federal government regulations misguided, Rogers Communications has launched a public lobbying effort advocating for what it calls a “fair and open auction” of the 700Mhz radio spectrum band Ottawa has slated for sale next year.

Rogers who, combined with Bell and Telus Mobility, has almost 94% of the wireless market, want its more than nine million mobile customers to lobby the government in order to stop the government from “setting aside” spectrum in next year’s wireless auction.

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