Tag Archive: Canadian

Canadian carriers are preparing for 5G, but don’t get too excited yet

Canadian carriers are poised to begin tests for next-generation 5G service in the run-up to a public launch in the next five years.

According to The Star, Bell and Telus already have plans to begin 5G trials in their labs, and are working with international telecom standards bodies to finalize the 5G spec, which should happen over the next couple of years. Rogers is sitting tight, but is also eager to begin trials.

Bell, Rogers and Telus  [Read More…]

Canadian banks are finally putting customers first in mobile payments rollout

Banks are finally figuring out that they need to serve the customer when it comes to mobile payments. But is it enough?

Yesterday, I used my smartphone to pay for a pizza slice. Big deal, right?

But it was a big deal. See, the phone I used, the Galaxy S7 edge, isn’t publicly available (yet another reason I love this job), and the SIM card is just your run-of-the-mill variety.

I bank with TD Canada Trust,  [Read More…]

275: The Canadian Encryption Gambit

We’re on our way to Mobile World Congress this week for a whole mess ‘o news, so we’ve got a bit of a different podcast for you. The first half is Phil’s interview Daniel Bader, formerly of Canadian blogging powerhouse Mobile Syrup — and now a member of the Mobile Nations Team!

Part 2 is Phil, Jerry and Andrew jump right into the latest on the encryption debate now that Apple and the FBI are getting into it. (Note that  [Read More…]

Canadian HTC One A9 models receive Android 6.0.1 update

HTC’s director of product management for Canada, Leon Rosenzwaig, announced today that the unlocked variants for the One A9 — devices sold directly from HTC.ca — will be receiving the upgrade to Android 6.0.1 shortly.

Great news! Today we are upgrading HTC A9 Canadian unlocked to the latest version M6.0.1 @moversi

— Leon [email protected] (@leon_rosenzwaig) February 18, 2016

The company first announced the update back in December, but for unspecified reasons delayed  [Read More…]

Moto X Play coming to Canadian retail stores on Aug. 21

If you happen to call Canada your home and want to get in on Motorola’s latest smartphone offerings, you’re in luck this week. Motorola Canada has announced that the Moto X Play will be headed to retail stores in the great white north starting this Friday, August 21.

Wireless Code of Conduct now applies to all Canadian wireless customers

Starting today, June 3, all Canadians now fall under the Wireless Code of Conduct, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of wireless customers.

The Wireless Code of Conduct is a regulation in Canada from the Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that aims to protect wireless customers from outrageous fees, contract cancellation waiting periods, and more. For instance, the cancellation fee for a fixed-term contract can not be more expensive than the remaining total cost of your device.  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update rolling out on Canadian carriers

Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on Rogers, TELUS, Koodo, WIND Mobile and other networks in Canada should be looking to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Canadian pre-orders for Nexus 6 to begin on October 29th


For those north of the border, don’t think Google has forgotten about you when it comes to the Nexus 6. The device will be available for pre-order in Canada on October 29th and will cost $ 749 for 32GB and $ 799 for 64GB.

Unfortunately that’s a $ 100 markup on what the US will be charged.

Whilst it doesn’t justify the price hike for  [Read More…]

Gold HTC One M8 launches on Rogers as Canadian exclusive

Rogers has just released the gold version of the HTC One M8, and they’re the only ones who will have it in Canada for the foreseeable future. In addition to the exclusive amber gold, Rogers still has the glacial silver and gunmetal grey editions that the HTC One M8 launched with back in March.

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Canadian airlines will soon allow gate-to-gate electronics use

Canadians airlines will soon allow unrestricted electronics access to customers following a new ruling by Canada’s Transport Minister. The move comes after the US FAA announced last year that customers can use their electronic devices during “all phases of flight.”