Your mobile apps are straining Canada’s wireless networks, J.D. Power says

Apparently Canada's leading wireless carriers would like fewer of us to check Facebook on our smartphones every morning. Thanks in part to our increased use of data-heavy mobile apps, a full 10 per

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What would Bell’s acquisition of MTS mean for customers?

Bell Canada owner BCE Inc.'s bid to purchase Manitoba telecom provider Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) could lead to better service according to one industry analyst, but higher prices according to another. Mark Goldberg,

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian wireless users demand high performance from carriers

Canadians are more likely to be satisfied with the legacy wireless carrier in their region, and poor network performance makes them more likely to switch carriers. These are among the findings of J.D.

Published on: June 12th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

TD Bank offers mobile payments with Rogers, Bell, Telus

TD Canada Trust rolled out its new app today that enables a tap-to-pay function on some Android and BlackBerry devices operating on the networks of Bell Canada, Rogers Wireless, and Telus Mobility, the

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Telus acquiring Enode to boost security

Telus Corp. is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIBC and Telus roll out mobile payments app

About a year and a half after CIBC first announced it was launching a mobile payments app with Rogers Communications Inc., the bank is now doing the same thing for Telus Mobility customers

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Candice So

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

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Candice So

Wind Mobile drops out of 700 MHz spectrum auction

Wind Mobile has confirmed it’s dropping out of Tuesday’s wireless spectrum auction, leaving just 10 bidders to vie for the licenses to operate within the coveted 700 megahertz spectrum. One day before the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

What to expect from the wireless spectrum auction

The government is set for another round of auctioning, selling off licenses for blocks of spectrum to the telecommunications companies serving customers across Canada. With 11 companies set to bid in Tuesday's auction, we've

Published on: January 13th, 2014 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

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Candice So

3 ways Telus improved its employee engagement

About six years ago, Telus Corp. was having a problem. It was having trouble keeping its employees engaged at its company. In 2007, an internal survey of about 4,000 employees showed only about

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Candice So

Public Mobile: timeline of carrier’s beginnings to its end

Public Mobile was acquired yesterday by Telus Mobility in a deal given the federal government's stamp of approval by Minister of Industry James Moore. A new entrant to the wireless market that launched

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Telus buys Public Mobile in government approved deal

The new entrant wireless carrier that once said it would come out of any market consolidation as a buyer - not a seller - has been acquired today by Burnaby, B.C.-based Telus Corp.

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: May 10th, 2013