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MTS shareholders vote to approve $3.9 billion acquisition by Bell

BCE, parent company of Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier Bell Mobility, has now overcome at least one hurdle to acquiring Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), with the majority of MTS shareholders approving the deal.

In fact, the resolution received near-unanimous approval from shareholders, says MTS:

The Arrangement Resolution was approved by 99.66% of the 43,098,172 votes cast by Shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the special meeting of Shareholders held earlier today.

Bell originally announced  [Read More…]

Bell sells MTS deal to Canadians with promises of better service, faster speeds

Bell’s impending acquisition of Manitoba’s regional telecommunications incumbent, MTS, still needs approval by Canada’s various regulators and government bodies, but the company’s biggest test is with the province’s own cellphone customers.

According to an interview with Winnipeg Free Press, Bell CEO Wade Oosterman says that while price changes are not guaranteed, service improvements are:

“I think it’s way too early to speculate on (price changes). What I know with certainty is that quality will go up.”

At  [Read More…]

Bell paves way for higher prices across Canada with MTS deal

Things are going to get worse before they get better.

In many cities across Canada, the announcement that BCE Inc. had purchased MTS, Manitoba’s largest wireless provider, was met with a resounding shrug. Why should it matter to those in Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia that the name on their bill will soon change for a million people in the middle of the country?

Simply, because MTS has traditionally undercut the Big Three — Rogers, Telus  [Read More…]

Bell purchases MTS in $3.9 billion deal

There is more consolidation in the Canadian telecom space today.

BCE Inc., parent company to Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier Bell Mobility, has announced a deal to purchase Manitoba Telecom Services, known to most Manitobans as MTS, for $ 3.9 billion CAD.

The deal comes after MTS struggled to find a buyer for its Allstream fiber business, after the government initially blocked the sale to a holding company owned by Egyptian telecom mogul, Naguib Sawiris back  [Read More…]

HTC 10 now available from Bell in Canada

The HTC 10 is now available in Canada. The Taiwanese company’s latest flagship was announced earlier this month for the Canadian market, where we learned Bell would be an exclusive carrier partner until the end of June.

As we reported earlier this week, Bell is selling the HTC 10 for an eye-watering $ 349.99 on a 2-year contract, and $ 899.99 outright, which comes in slightly lower than HTC’s own price of $ 999.99 for the unlocked  [Read More…]

The HTC 10 will cost more than the Galaxy S7 on contract at Bell

The HTC 10 will cost more than the Galaxy S7 on contract when it goes on sale at Bell this Friday.

According to sources close to Android Central, the HTC 10 will cost $ 349.99 on a 2-year contract at its exclusive carrier on April 29, with an outright price of $ 899.99 — $ 100 less than HTC’s retail price for the handset unlocked.

While the HTC is one of the finest devices on the market  [Read More…]

When will my Bell smartphone be updated?

Does your Android device have the latest update?

Bell, Canada’s third-largest carrier, doesn’t always make it easy to find out when its smartphones will be updated, but it does keep a comprehensive list of recent improvements.

Unlike Telus and Rogers, Bell doesn’t keep a list of updates, but it does have a listing for every smartphone it’s sold in the past few years, along with that device’s latest update.

To find your phone’s  [Read More…]

Token management company Bell ID announces support for Android Pay

Bell ID, a company that develops token management software for mobile payments, has announced that it is adding support for Android Pay. From Bell ID:

Bell ID, the mobile payments specialist recently acquired by Rambus Cryptography Research, today announces it will support international issuing banks, payment schemes and processors to integrate with Android Pay. Bell ID customers can utilize its Token Service Provider (TSP) software to enable and secure near field communication (NFC) payments functionality on Android  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy View coming to Canada through Bell on November 19 for $699

Samsung and Bell Canada have announced that the massive Samsung Galaxy View tablet will be coming to Canada exclusively through Bell. In Canada, the Galaxy View will come with Bell’s Fibe TV video straming app pre-installed, which offers video from over 300 channels, including both live and on-demand programming.

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to Galaxy S5 owners on Bell

If you’re using a Galaxy S5 on Canada’s Bell network, you’re in for a sweet treat today. The carrier has announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out for the device starting today.