Canadian wireless carriers will ‘bend over backwards’ to please customers

As 2010 brings heightened levels of competition and potentially disruptive technology to the wireless sector, Canadians will see carriers “bending over backwards” for them, industry analysts say.“Canada is in the early stages of

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mobile market returns to growth for 2010

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Published on: February 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson

3G+ Mobile Internet sticks: superb speed, hefty price

The buzz, beeps and tonal cacophony of an old dial-up modem connecting to the Internet evoke feelings of nostalgia in some, and seem as an arcane relic of the past to others.Today the

Published on: January 14th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile launches with contract-free, unlimited plans

Wind Mobile is now live and offering contract-free, unlimited voice and data plans after jumping regulatory hurdles to compete in Canada's wireless industry.The new national cell phone brand from Globalive Wireless Management Corp.

Published on: December 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Small ISPs say Clement’s decision could put them out of businsess

Small independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may have a tougher time competing against incumbent carriers Telus Corp. and Bell Canada after Minister of Industry, Tony Clement, overturned a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Globalive gets green light to launch Wind Mobile immediately

The Feds gave Wind Mobile the go-ahead to launch on Friday, favouring the creation of hundreds of jobs and increased wireless competition over foreign ownership restrictions.Meanwhile, the opposition Liberals are upset with the

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Nestor Arellano and Brian Jackson

Smartphone Smorgasbord: a holiday guide

Smartphone Smorgasbord: a holiday guideThe launch of a new HSPA network -- shared by Bell Canada and Telus Mobility -- has shaken up Canada's wireless landscape. The faster network is on par with

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile employees do ‘random acts of kindness’ while awaiting CRTC verdict

Wind Mobile is sending 400 of its employees out to help charities and buy strangers coffee instead of laying them off while it waits to see if it can operate in Canada.The new

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

5 reasons BlackBerry Storm 2 is better than the first Storm

Weekend at Bernie's 2; Basic Instinct 2; Caddyshack 2; Grease 2; all terrible movies that prove a principle that sequels are generally terrible.But the BlackBerry Storm 2 (Storm 9550) thankfully doesn't fall into

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Motorola Droid no iPhone killer despite innovations

Editor's note: This is a review from our sister U.S. publication about the Motorola Droid, which will sell under the Motorola Milestone name in Canada.Here we go again: Another swaggering company claims to

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Galen Gruman

HTC offers Canadians a ‘quietly brilliant’ Hero

Smartphone maker HTC Corp. unveiled an exclusive device with Telus Mobility backed by a major ad campaign in a bid to raise its brand awareness levels to rival those of Apple Inc. and

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Smartphone users should unite to fight for these 10 rights

Many smartphone owners are frustrated with the high prices they pay to wireless service providers, as well as the treatment they get from providers once they're locked into a two-year service contract. North

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Mark Sullivan

BlackBerry Storm 2 has WiFi and much more

Note: The Storm 2 isn't yet available in Canada, despite one false alarm. When contacted by ITBusiness.ca, TELUS media relations spokesperson, AJ Gratton declined to comment on whether TELUS has any plans to

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Ginny Mies

Telus says unfair advantage claim based on ‘half-truths and innuendo’

A campaign claiming the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has given incumbent telephone carriers an unfair advantage in offering broadband Internet services is “nothing but a collection of half-truths and innuendo,” according

Published on: September 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson