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

    Industry News
    It will work, but the device may not relay your exact location to emergency operators unless it's paired with your phone. If you have the new  Apple Watch Series 3 and you’re connected to the Bell Mobility LTE network, this is for you. It was recently announced by Bell that there are some...
  2. CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

    Industry News
    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”. According to Jean-Pierre...
  3. Unintentional pocket calls to 9-1-1 a growing problem in Ontario

    Industry News
    Police services across Ontario are seeing an increase in the number of pocket dialed and 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...
  4. Rogers Wireless bumps 911 fees

    Industry News
    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 not provide any justification for the fee...
  5. Cellphone firms ordered to fix 911 system to save lives

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Globe and Mail Story More than half of all 911 calls in Canada come from cellphones. My thoughts: The cost is $50 million. That's about $2.50 for every cell phone user in Canada. It's peanuts. Lets do it and get on with it rather than squabbling.
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