Tag Archive: Canada’s

Pixel 4 pre-order page leaked on Best Buy Canada’s website

The page showed a spec comparison between the Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

What you need to know Google is set to launch the Pixel 4 and 4 XL on October 15. Best Buy put up the pre-order page for the new smartphones a few days too early. It reveals all the phones’ major specifications and features.

Continuing in the grand tradition of Google smartphones being leaked to the moon and back before launch, Best Buy Canada  [Read More…]

Rogers board member says Huawei should be banned from Canada’s 5G network

This would be a big blow for 5G in the Great White North.

What you need to know Philip Lind from Rogers doesn’t like Huawei’s close relationship to the Chinese government. Mike Pence and Justin Trudeau are meeting on May 30 to discuss the Huawei ban. The ban is scheduled to go into effect on August 19.

Huawei’s impending ban from the U.S. government, which goes into effect on August 19, has been creating a lot of  [Read More…]

Canada’s Freedom Mobile is finally getting the phones and coverage it needs to compete

Something good is happening at Freedom Mobile.

Back when Freedom Mobile was called Wind Mobile, it was seen by the Big Three Canadian carriers as a pest that wouldn’t go away. Now that Shaw Communications owns the company, and is growing its LTE network in major cities around the country, it’s becoming a much bigger force to be reckoned with.

Much of that comes from the growth of its LTE network, which is expanding in all directions  [Read More…]

Canada’s new drone laws make flying in urban areas virtually impossible

Avoid getting a fine by knowing where and when you’re allowed to fly your drone in Canada.

If you’re a Canadian who owns a drone for purely recreational purposes, listen up because the Canadian government has just laid down the laws regarding where and when you can fly your drone.

And you’re probably not going to like it.

As reported by CBC, Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced the new rules along with the penalties for breaking them — a  [Read More…]

Huawei Nova Plus second opinion: Canada’s best $400 phone

The best value in Canadian smartphones today.

Canada is a strange market for handsets right now. It hasn’t transitioned to financing, so phones are still purchased through carriers on subsidy, and the weak Canadian dollar has actually pushed on-contract prices up over the past few years.

What that means is that Canadians get hosed (see what I did there?) from every angle, since the cost of wireless service has also steadily risen along with the demand  [Read More…]

Twitter adds Canada’s first custom emoji to celebrate TD Bank’s LGBT commitment

Twitter is helping TD Bank in Canada to launch the country’s first custom emoji. The #ForeverProud circle was created to show TD’s support for the LGBT community.

Show your pride with a new emoji from TD! Tweet #ForeverProud to get your #ForeverProud emoji. Show your Pride!https://t.co/LbRqHePhjS

— TD (Canada) (@TD_Canada) July 20, 2016

In a blog post, Twitter stated:

“We applaud TD for nurturing the inclusion and diversity conversations that run through Twitter every day,”  [Read More…]

Don’t be fooled by Canada’s latest push into ‘unlimited’ data

Don’t be fooled by the word “unlimited”.

This week, Canadian operator Rogers’ flanker brand chatr introduced a new promotional plan that purportedly offers unlimited data, along with Canada-wide talk and text, for a meagre $ 40 per month. In a market where it’s not unheard of to spend upwards of $ 100 for a couple of gigabytes of data, such a deal is worth taking a closer look at.

This so-called unlimited deal is full  [Read More…]

Canada’s Fido prices LG G5 at $300 on-contract, $800 outright

Canadian customers looking to pick up the LG G5 on Fido now have a price to put on the smartphone. The Canadian carrier is offering the G5 at $ 300 on-contract with the company’s Max plan, while going sans contract will cost $ 800. In between, Fido is offering the phone for $ 400 or $ 550 with its Smart and Standard plans on a two-year contract, respectively. Parent company Rogers has also priced the device at  [Read More…]

Canada’s mobile landscape flattens as Wind Mobile moves from upstart to incumbent

After a brief three-month review period, Canada’s Wind Mobile is now fully owned by Shaw, according to a press release issued by the Calgary-based company this week.

Wind Mobile, which has 940,000 subscribers in three Canadian provinces, is considered the country’s fourth national carrier after Bell, Rogers and Telus. The carrier emerged after the government’s AWS-1 spectrum auction in 2008, and has endured a rough ride, struggling to compete against the so-called Big Three, which already possessed  [Read More…]

LG G4 receiving Marshmallow update on Canada’s Telus and Rogers

After Europe and the U.S., the LG G4 is now receiving the Marshmallow update in Canada. Telus has commenced the rollout, with Rogers set to offer the update from February 3. No details as of now as to when Bell will start rolling out Android 6.0 to its LG G4.

Telus’ security update schedule also mentions that the LG G3 is slated to receive the Marshmallow update by March 14. Rogers also states that its variant  [Read More…]