Industry Minister unveils Canada’s digital economy strategy in Waterloo

Industry Minister James Moore unveiled a long-awaited national digital economy strategy at Waterloo-based OpenText Corp this morning in an announcement that was live-streamed online. The plan, dubbed Digital Canada 150, will include 39

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wind cuts U.S. roaming rate down to $15 per month, unlimited

If you're heading south of the Canada-U.S. border any time soon, Wind Mobile has a proposition for you - a $15 per month fee for unlimited data, voice, and text anywhere across the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2014 Candice So

Federal government to set rules on domestic roaming rates

The federal government is introducing new legislation to cap domestic wireless roaming rates, responding to allegations that the Big Three – Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Telus Corp. – are overcharging their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2013 Candice So

Guide to wireless roaming in U.S. without ‘bill shock’

If you’re heading to the U.S. over the holidays, you may be considering putting your smartphone on airplane mode for as long as you’re outside Canada. That’s not a bad move, given the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Candice So

LiveQoS acquires Openera, hopes to launch cloud business

Ottawa-based mobile quality of experience company LiveQoS Inc. has acquired Openera Inc., also hailing from Ottawa, for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement on Tuesday, LiveQoS said it would be acquiring Openera to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Telus adds small business plans to its two-year contracts

As Telus Corp.’s two-year plans kick in today, the wireless provider has now launched two-year plans for small businesses, which include shared nationwide minutes, shared data, and some room for roaming for companies

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2013 Candice So

CRTC issues wireless code that caps roaming charges, cancellation fees

Editor's note: Updated with comments from Rogers Communications at 2:37 PM ET. After hearing from the public in an online consultation last year and a public hearing in February, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Roamly offers businesses lower roaming charges

Canadian businesses will soon have another option for reducing roaming charges occurred during international travel. Mississauga, Ont.-based Gibraltar Solutions is bringing Roamly Mobile Solutions Inc.’s service to the enterprise market. Roamly is a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Rogers reveals cheaper U.S. data roaming plan – what are your other options?

Travelling to the U.S. and resigning yourself to a data-less fate? Unless you turn off your roaming while you’re stateside, it’s completely possible to run up massive data charges through apps that run

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2013

Government searches for spectrum to fuel wireless competition

The federal government released more details about how it plans to ensure a fourth wireless carrier in each region across Canada to compete with the wireless incumbent triad of Bell, Rogers, and Telus.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Data roaming bill limit needed, consumer watchdog says

You don't really understand the meaning of the phrase “bill shock” until you rack up a huge cell phone bill while on an international trip due to roaming charges.Outrageous bills after what may

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to avoid cell phone bill of Olympian proportions

If you’re travelling to London during the Olympic Games for business or pleasure, a Buckingham, UK-based firm has a way for you to avoid roaming charges higher than a world-record pole vault. Podsystem

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Unlocked iPhone 4 a boon for international travelers

The iPhone 4 makes its debut in Canada on Friday, giving Canadians the ability to choose from three carriers and to buy the device unlocked directly from Apple. It won't be cheap: the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2010 Ian Paul

Rogers eases roaming pain with new data plans

Rogers Communications Inc. is offering a new data plan that may take the sting out using your smartphone when travelling south of the border.Canadians who often find themselves travelling to the U.S. for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson