The day is here for all lovers of large phones and S Pens. The Galaxy Note 3 is now available, along with the Galaxy Gear smart watch, at carrier stores and retail outlets. The 5.7-inch smartphone is an impressive piece of technology, and a significant improvement, both aesthetically and functionally, over last year’s Note II.
Mobilicity has announced the approval of protection against its creditors as it waits for Industry Canada to give the nod to a potential sale by an unnamed buyer. The cash-strapped new entrant, whose acquisition by TELUS was denied earlier this summer, has been frantically seeking a buyer for its approximately 200,000 customers. According to a press release
Public Mobile is digging in hard and aiming straight at Mobilicity. The uber affordable carrier has come out with a new promo that encourages Mobilicity customers – potentially those who are unsure of its future – to port over and save some cash. Public Mobile states that Mobi customers can “Trade in your working Mobilicity
We’ve just learned that there are over 2,500 iPhone users on WIND’s network, but that number could swell beginning Friday as the iPhone 5c and 5s go on sale via Apple’s website. Devices sold in Apple stores are either going to be locked to a carrier, or you can purchase it outright and unlocked. Those
We’ve just received word that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available, alongside the Galaxy Gear smart watch, on Friday, October 4th. That’s four weeks from today, and a couple days after it arrives in the States. TELUS was the first to send confirmation of the date, but held the price back until further
When the $380 million deal between TELUS and Mobilicity (legally known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises) was axed back in June, rival carrier WIND Mobile expressed interest in a potential acquisition. Tony Lacavera, WIND Mobile’s Chairman and CEO, stated at the time that they will take “another look at Mobilicity since there could be one
Update: Verizon reaches agreement to acquire Vodafone’s 45% stake for $130b, may put Canadian pursuits on hold
Verizon is said to be in the late stages of a deal to buy out Vodafone’s share of its mobile phone business. The company has been looking to take back control of the thriving enterprise, aiming to pay approximately $130 billion for Vodafone’s 45% stake. Verizon is America’s largest telco with over 100 million subscribers.
Moody’s: Verizon wouldn’t automagically lower Canadian cellphone bills, could take five years to turn a profit on initial investment
There’s a permeating belief that if and when Verizon enters the Canadian market it would automagically lower prices through some combination of a strong upfront product (a national LTE network) and loss-leading prices (lower than the incumbents). According to Moody’s Investor Services, a well-respected bond credit agency and analytics firm, Verizon would need to invest
Mobilicity – the struggling wireless carrier who’s $450 million in debt and reportedly bleeding $30 million every month – has formed a partnership with Vancouver-based Uniserve. According to the press release, Mobilicity has expanded past the kiosk and store front model to become the “Exclusive Gold Dealer.” This agreement will see their wireless devices and
Mobilicity – one of the newer wireless carriers currently ‘in discussions with multiple parties in connection with an acquisition” – is forging ahead and enticing potential customers to sign up. The latest promo is targeted to the back-to-school crowd, specifically offering up a discounted rate plan that includes the following: – Unlimited Data – Unlimited