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Bell and CIBC partner for mobile credit card payments

Bell and CIBC announced today that the carrier’s NFC-capable smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and BlackBerry Q10, are now able to make small credit card purchases on touchless terminals. CIBC already worked with Rogers and TELUS on the project, so Bell’s integration, which Nauby Jacob, Bell’s VP of Products, Services & Content says was

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Bell adding encryption to push-to-talk service

Bell is set to issue an software upgrade for its push-to-talk service over the weekend, adding the infrastructure to provide a number of new features and performance improvements. The upgrade will allow business and enterprise users on the IP-based PTT network to have more secure conversations, and create group calls over WiFi or cellular. The

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Bell launches the Sony Xperia E1

Bell has quietly added a new device to its lineup today. As expected, the entry-level Sony Xperia E1 can be yours for $150 no-term, or $0 on a 2-year. The main selling point, apart from its price, is the fact that it comes with a dedicated Walkman button for quick access to your music. Specs

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Bell reduces roaming rates in South Korea

Bell has continued its roaming price cuts by reducing the voice and data rates for those travelling to South Korea. These new prices follow similar price slashes from last year in the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Mexico where customers can hop on the new $30 plan for 50 MB of data (used to be

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Sony Xperia E1 coming to Bell on June 5th

While the new Xperia Z2 is the current Sony flagship it may not be in the right price range for some. Enter the Sony Xperia E1, a device that seems to arriving at Bell first and is priced to sell at $99.95 (prepaid and Grab&Go) or $149.95 (postpaid). This uber entry-level Android will officially launch

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Bell plans to complete its 700MHz rollout by the end of 2015

The recent 700MHz spectrum auction raised a total of $5.27 billion for the government. Rogers invested the most money at $3.3 billion for 22 licences, followed by Bell at $565 million for 31 licences, then TELUS with 30 licences for over $1.1 billion. From a rollout perspective, Bell was first in Canada to deploy its

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Bell to exclusively release the Huawei Ascend Y530 (Update)

Huawei continues its slow entrance into the Canadian carrier lineups. We’ve been informed that the Huawei Ascend Y530 will exclusively be arriving at Bell, currently slated for a release on May 30th. The Ascend Y530 is an entry level Android that runs OS 4.3 Jelly Bean, 4.5-inch LCD display (480 x 800), sports a 1.2

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HTC One M7 Sense 6.0 update now rolling out

As expected, HTC Canada has begun rolling out an update for its One M7 device today, bringing Sense 6.0′s improved camera and performance to Android 4.4.2. The build is 5.11.661.8 and costs 668MB. The company already rolled out the latest version of Android running Sense 5.5 back in January and, once again ahead of schedule, announced

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