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  1. Nexus 5X Phone Now Available in Canada

    Industry News
    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...
  2. Rogers Introduces Flat Fee Overseas Roaming Package

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    Starting April 15 th , 2015, Rogers Communications will be extending its popular ROAM LIKE HOME TM offer to cover over 35 countries in Europe. This added service will allow Rogers customers to talk, text, send emails, share photos and surf when abroad with ROAM LIKE HOME on their Share...
  3. Blackberry launches the new Classic worldwide

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    The Blackberry Classic is now available across Canada via Rogers, Bells, Telus and SaskTel. The device is similar in appearance to the popular Blackberry Bold 9900, and brings back customer favourite Blackberry features like the trackpad, band of navigation buttons under the screen and the...
  4. Wind Mobile joins forces with Telus to expand national network

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    Wind Mobile has announced a new partnership with Telus that will give new and existing Wind customers better service than ever before outside of Wind’s ‘Unlimited’ zone in Canada. The agreement provides Wind customers with access to Telus’ mobile network at no extra charge. According to Wind...
  5. Videotron rolls out LTE service in Quebec

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    Quebecor-owned wireless carrier Videotron announced this week the launch of LTE service for their 550,000 customers across Quebec. Videotron began offering cellular service four years ago and now sells a number of LTE-capable devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3, LG Nexus 5...
  6. Geek Squad unveils ClearPlex screen protection partnership

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    by Christina Peden Ever dropped your smartphone or tablet and gotten a nasty crack in the screen? Don’t you wish there was some way you could have prevented it? Well, your wish is Geek Squad’s command. Geek Squad today announced that it will be joining forces with Clearplex, a company that...
  7. LG G3 now available at Rogers, Bell, MTS and Videotron

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    Last month, we reported that the LG G3 would be available in Canada come August. Well, August is here and so is the G3! The G3 features a 5.5” Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, showcasing detail and clarity at 538 pixels per inch. It’s also stacked with 13 MP camera with Laser...
  8. Geek Squad hits Future Shop August 1st

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    Canadians will now have access to the Geek Squad at 135 Future Shop stores across the country. Customers will also be able to book services online at FutureShop.ca . Previously only available through Best Buy, the technology troubleshooting experts will grow to 1,400 strong through the...
  9. Roam Mobility rolls out unlimited US roaming plans for Canadians

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    Roam Mobility yesterday unveiled new plans, pricing and unlimited data for Canadians travelling to the US. The independent roaming replacement provider, founded in 2012, announced its new 4G LTE network earlier this month, promising consumers faster data speeds and enhanced coverage at...
  10. CRTC takes telcos to task over paper billing fees

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    by Christina Peden The CRTC is challenging Canadian telecommunications companies over their choice to charge customers additional fees for paper bills. The governmental body plans to host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcast companies to discuss its concerns regarding the fees...
  11. Rogers cuts hundreds of jobs as part of drastic restructuring plan

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    by Christina Peden Rogers confirmed yesterday that they have cut “several hundred” middle managements jobs across Canada, along with 15% of executive positions at the vice president level and above. Rogers CEO Guy Laurence in May announced a new plan for the company, dubbed Rogers 3.0, in a...
  12. Canadians pay more for mobile service than other G7 nations: report

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    by Christina Peden Canadians pay higher prices for mobile service compared to their international peers, a new report shows. The study, commissioned by Industry Canada and the CRTC, reveals that the heaviest users of mobile services — those that pay for voice, text and data — saw price...
  13. Government announces more wireless airwaves to boost competition

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    by Christina Peden Industry Minister James Moore today announced that the government will auction more ‘prime’ wireless spectrum, with 60% of the airwaves set aside for smaller mobile providers such as WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron. According to Moore, this is part of his government’s...
  14. BlackBerry Passport to launch in September

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    by Christina Peden BlackBerry will release their next phone, the Passport, in September according to CEO John Chen. The news was announced yesterday during the company’s release of their quarterly earnings report. The Passport will feature a 4.5 square display with 1440x1440 resolution and a...
  15. New study shows Canada’s mobile employment growth rate

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    New app development is one of the key drivers in employment growth across the app industry in Canada over the last year. The number of people employed in the development of business, games and entertainment mobile apps has grown by nearly 25 per cent, according to a recent report from the...
  16. Blackberry unveil the new Z3 smartphone

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    The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone was unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The smartphone is the first in Blackberry’s strategic partnership with Foxconn, announced in December 2013, and will be available in Indonesia this coming April.  No details of a Canadian...
  17. Google sells Motorola to Lenovo

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    Google has confirmed that it has sold its Motorola unit to Lenovo for 2.91 billion including $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, as well as $1.5 billion in a three-year promissory note. The deal gives Lenovo ownership of the Motorola brand and its range of devices such as...
  18. Rogers smartphone deals with Share Everything plan

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    Rogers is currently offering new and existing customers 50% off the smartphone they really want when they add a 2-year talk, text and internet line to their Share Everything plan for a limited time. Share Everything plans start from $65 per month (for 1GB shared data when you bring your own...
  19. Moto G now available at TELUS

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    Moto G is now available at TELUS for $200, no commitment, or $0 on any two-year contract. It is available from TELUS at Black’s, Cellular Point, The Mobile Shop and Walmart.  It is also available at Koodo for $200 no commitment or $50 on Tab 3. You can get the Moto G  from Koodo at Best Buy...
  20. New CRTC wireless code effective Dec. 2, 2013

    Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    Canadians can cancel their wireless contracts after two years under new CRTC wireless code The code will apply to new contracts for cellphones and other personal mobile devices starting on December 2, 2013. The wireless code addresses the main frustrations that Canadians shared with the CRTC...
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