Glentel Acquires 428 Verizon Wireless Retail Outlets

­Vancouver’s Glentel, a multi-carrier mobile phone retailer, has agreed to purchase 428 US-based Verizon Wireless franchise stores for $83.3 million (USD). Operating currently as the Wireless Zone, the acquired outlets fit in well with Glentel’s Diamond Wireless chain, which is also a Verizon Wireless National Premium Retailer in the United States. Thomas Skidmore, Glentel’s President […]

WIND Mobile Celebrates 500K Subscriber Milestone

More than 500,000 Canadian subscribers are now using either voice, text or data services from WIND Mobile, which began operations in 2008. WIND employees hoisted pints at a private party on Sept. 18th at Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewing to celebrate. Anthony Lacavera, WIND’s CEO, thanked the group for its effort: “We’ve worked hard to get […]

Mobilicity Expanding Unlimited Network Coverage

Mobilicity plans to extend its unlimited network west of Toronto into Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton in response to growing demand for its affordable, unlimited talk, text and data service. The growing mobile carrier said it will also widen the network east of Toronto with planned launches in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa. The plans […]

TELUS Plans Major 4G LTE Wireless Upgrades

TELUS will be extending and upgrading its 4G LTE network in various locations throughout Canada with heavy investments targeted towards Quebec and in the Greater Toronto Area. Canada’s second largest telecom company, will invest $440 million in the Metropolitan area of Montreal and $840 million in Quebec over the next three years. This coincides with TELUS’ […]

Canadians Ramping Up With Texting

If you had to ballpark it, how many text messages would you say Canadians send out yearly? The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports that Canadians sent out a total of 78 billion in 2011. That’s about 2,500 text messages for every second last year. This represents a 40 percent increase from 2010, when nearly 56.4 […]

Wind Mobile continues to expand wireless service into new cities

Wind Mobile said this week it has officially launched wireless network coverage in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Cambridge, Ontario. The company also said it was in the final stages of testing in London Ontario with service beginning very soon.

In fact, Digital Home readers report that service is already available in London along with several new stores at Dundas and Richmond and the Sherwood forest malls.

Wind Mobile launches service in St. Catharines-Niagara region

Wind Mobile said today that it is now offering wireless phone service in the St. Catharines-Niagara region of Ontario. Wind now offers service in seven markets across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kitchener / Waterloo and Toronto.

The wireless company offers a variety of voice plans which range in price from $15 to $45 a month and three data plans which range in price from $25 to $45 a month.

Ericsson chosen to build EastLink wireless Network

Ericsson announced today that it has signed a four-year agreement as the sole vendor for EastLink’s wireless networks, using HSPA+ and next generation technologies.

Ericsson, whose equipment handles almost 85 percent of all mobile calls in Canada, says it will deploy technology which supports GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE for Eastlink.

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