Tag Archive: Rogers


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…]

BlackBerry KEYone on Rogers finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo on June 28

Other models should follow shortly.

With the BlackBerry KEY2 out in the wild, KEYone owners might feel the urge to upgrade to BlackBerry’s latest and greatest. However, if you hold on to your KEYone for just a little longer, it’ll soon get a new lease on life.

Starting Thursday, June 28, Canadian carrier Rogers will begin rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the BlackBerry KEYone.

This is the first and only Oreo announcement we’ve heard for the  [Read More…]

Nest co-founder Matt Rogers is leaving the company after nine years

Rogers was the last of Nest’s two co-founders still working there.

On February 7, Nest announced that it was officially merging with Google’s hardware division in an effort to make the best possible smart home products that it could. One day after this, Nest co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Matt Rogers, is leaving the company.

Rogers made the announcement on Twitter, with his full statement reading as follows:

After almost nine incredible, intense years working to build  [Read More…]

Rogers increases price of Roam Like Home travel service

Rogers is getting in on the price increase trend.

Canadian carrier Rogers is increasing its Roam Like Home roaming data service by $ 1 to $ 6 per day while in the United States, its most popular destination. Prices to other countries will remain at $ 10 per day.

The service debuted in late 2014 under old CEO Guy Laurence, and proved to be one of the most endearing parts of his legacy at the company, which  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone is now up for pre-order at Rogers

Rogers is the first carrier to kick off BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders in Canada.

The BlackBerry KEYone is launching in Canada on May 31, and Rogers is now taking pre-orders of the device. You’ll be able to pick up BlackBerry’s latest phone for $ 679.99 CAD outright, or for zero down on a two-year Premium+ Tab plan.

Bell and Bell MTS are slated to kick off the pre-orders for $ 699.99 CAD, with SaskTel and Telus also expected  [Read More…]

Rogers and Telus now rolling out Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Nougat update is now live for most Galaxy S7 and S7 edge variants in Canada.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge made its way to Canadian carriers SaskTell, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Eastlink, Videotron and Freedom Mobile last week, and the 1.2GB OTA update is now rolling out to Rogers and Telus subscribers.

The update brings a slew of new features, including a redesigned UI, display scaling options, multi-window mode, in-line notification  [Read More…]

Rogers is now selling the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel

The Google Pixel returns to Canada.

It took a few months, but the most striking colo(u)r of the Google Pixel is now available in Canada.

Available for pre-order at Rogers, the country’s largest carrier, the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel costs the same as its black and white counterparts — $ 199 on a 2-year Premium+ Share Everything plan and $ 899 outright — but Google is throwing in a $ 100 Google Store gift card for good measure. And,  [Read More…]

‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel coming to Canada as a Rogers exclusive

A blue exclusive for the red carrier in Canada.

Google and Rogers have co-announced that they are bringing the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel — the one that everyone wants and hasn’t been able to buy due to its limited inventory — to Canada as a carrier exclusive.

The limited edition version was released alongside the black and white variants in October, but it’s been difficult to find — more so than the regular Pixels, which have also been  [Read More…]

Rogers and Google partner to bring rich texting to Canada

It’s not iMessage, but it’s close enough.

After launching with Sprint last month, Google has announced that plans to bring RCS — Rich Communications Services — to Rogers customers starting today, December 13.

Working with Google, Rogers says that all future Android devices it sells will come preloaded with Messenger, the company’s first-party SMS app, as its default texting utility, through which it will communicate with Google’s Jibe Cloud to facilitate rich texting.

Like Sprint,  [Read More…]

Rogers makes waiting for the cable guy less terrible with new tool

It’s no secret that waiting for the cable guy is one of the biggest annoyances in the world, next to stubbing your toe or getting pineapple on your pizza (seriously, what’s up with pineapple?), but Rogers wants to change that — the first annoyance at least — with its new EnRoute tool.

Debuting a month after its latest app-based ability to track data usage in real time, EnRoute allows cable customers to track their technician within  [Read More…]