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  1. Check Out Lucky Mobile, Canada’s “New Low Cost No Surprises” Prepaid Service

    Industry News
    Yes, this is how Bell is describing its new prepaid service: cheap and without astonishing curiosities. Coming from a large telecom company in Canada, this is quite the promise. Really? Straightforward bills with no hidden “gems”? It could be possible, given that you pay in advance for this...
  2. Nexus 5X Phone Now Available in Canada

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    Earlier this week, Google unveiled their latest smartphone, a collaboration with LG, by launching the Nexus 5X. As the third successful collaboration between LG and Google, the Nexus 5X delivers a phone with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor, advanced camera features, a fingerprint...
  3. BlackBerry Confirms Release Of Android Phone This Winter

    Industry News
    Today, BlackBerry announced they will be releasing a new OS smartphone year during the winter holiday period, called the Priv. The new release will be a slider phone with a curved screen. Which contract manufacturer will be making the phone, how will it be distributed and what will the price...
  4. Ottawa Adds Mobile Phone Payments to Code of Conduct

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    This Monday, Finance Minister Joe Oliver added mobile phone payments to the voluntary code of conduct governing credit and debit card payments in Canada, among other updates. The original code was struck in 2010 and did not consider the present growth in near field communication (NFC)-enabled...
  5. Who Has The Happiest Wireless Customers In Canada?

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    A recent study from research firm J.D. Powers and Associates indicates that wireless customers of SaskTel and Koodo are among the happiest in Canada. The J.D. Powers report on the 2013 Canadian Wireless Total Ownership Experience maintains that even though customers are shelling out more...
  6. Primus Survey Shows Canadians Still Clinging to Landline Phones

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    Are you curious about how many Canadians are still using landline telephones? Primus Canada was. The telecommunications provider worked with research firm Angus Reid and polled 1,516 people across Canada to find: 83 percent of Canadians have an active home phone line. Despite the smartphone...
  7. Hydro One Adds Power Outage App

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    Hydro One wants you to stay on top of power outages in your area and a free mobile app helps you do just that. Compatible with iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices, Hydro One is the first Canadian utility to offer customers a free, downloadable outage tracking app. Laura Formusa, President...
  8. Cell phone unlocking

    Where Can I buy and general buying discussions
    Hi, I would appreciate suggestions on where to go to get my Motorola Defy (currently with TELUS) unlocked. I have found a lot of services online that ask you for your IMEI code and a fee (~$25) - sounds convenient but I've also read reviews where people say these services often don't work...
  9. Sales of mobile phones tops 340 million in third quarter

    Industry News
    The Global market for mobile phones market grew 14.6% in the third quarter of this year, the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, according to a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC says vendors shipped 340.5 million during the July to September...
  10. Mobile Phone Owners would pay extra for a radio inside

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    Three out of four (76%) of mobile phone owners would consider paying a one-time fee of 30 cents to gain access to their local radio stations through a built-in radio chip on their mobile phone, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of Broadcasters. Conducted online...
  11. LG Cookie Plus now available from Telus

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    LG Electronics Canada today announced LG Cookie Plus mobile phone is now available from Telus. The new device features a three inch touchscreen display (240 x 400 resolution), 3 Megapixel camera, HTML Browswer, LG widget gallery of 13 applications, Bluetooth connectivity, music player and a...
  12. Mobile phones sales up 17% in first quarter

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    Worldwide mobile phone sales rose 17 percent to 314.7 million units in the first quarter of 2010, when compared to the same period in 2009, according to a report out today from Gartner. The strong growth in overall mobile phone sales was largely attributable to the double-digit growth of...
  13. 1.2 Billion Mobile phones sold worldwide in 2009

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    Worldwide mobile phone sales declined 0.9% in 2009 to 1.21 billion units according to a recent report from Gartner. Despite the annual decline there was some good news as mobile phone sales increased 8.3% to 340 million units in the final quarter of year. "The mobile devices market finished on...
  14. 1.2 Billion Mobile devices expected to be sold in 2009

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    Worldwide sales of mobile devices to consumers are expected to reach 1.214 billion units in 2009, a small 0.67 per cent decline from 2008, according to a recent report from Gartner. Smartphone volumes will represent 14 per cent of total mobile devices sales in 2009, growing by 23.6 per cent...
  15. 287 million mobile phones sold in third quarter

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    Worldwide mobile phone shipments totaled 287.1 million units in the third quarter of 2009 according to report today from IDC. IDC`s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker shows that sales in the July to Septembers time frame were down 6.0% from the same period a year earlier but up 5.6% from the second...
  16. Mobile subs to reach 4.6 billion in 2009

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    The International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) latest statistics, published yesterday, reveal rapid growth in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) around the world with mobile technology now acting as a key driver. ITU expects global mobile subscriptions to reach a whopping 4.6...
  17. Which carrier provides the cheapest Internet access ?

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Hi there, I've been a Fido customer for 10 years with moderate satisfaction and I want now to add Internet capability to my phone. I am not under a contract anymore and I am free to change to any other provider. My typical usage is 100 minutes each month, I have a monthly bill of 35$ (before...
  18. LG Secret mobile phone now on Rogers

    Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless
    LG Electronics Canada today revealed its LG Secret, available through Rogers Wireless. The LG Secret mobile phone features: 240 x320 resolution 2.4" Tempered Glass Screen; 5.0 Megapixel Camera with Flash and Video Capture; Touch Navigation Pad with Vibration Feedback; Touch Media Mode for...
  19. Worldwide mobile phone sales up 6% in Q3

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Worldwide sales of mobile phones to consumers topped 308.5 million units in the third quarter of 2008, up 6% from the same period in 2007, according to research firm Gartner. Interestingly they are predicting sales to decline in 2009.
  20. Kids and cellphone warning from head of U.S. Cancer Centre

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    The head of a U.S. cancer centre is urging that children not use cellphones, except in emergencies, because of a growing body of literature pointing to possible adverse health effects, including cancer. This is an issue that I think deserves more attention. I have never been comfortable...
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