Category: MTS


SaskTel and MTS release the iPhone 5S and 5C

The day has finally arrived for customers hooked onto Manitoba-based MTS or Saskatchewan-based SaskTel. Both regional carriers have launched the Apple iPhone 5S and the 5C today and here’s the pricing. There’s plenty of inventory of the 5C, but stock is limited for the iPhone 5s on both carriers. Best to call your local store



Incumbent-owned EnStream inks deal with Desjardins for NFC-based mobile payments

EnStream, a mobile commerce company co-owned by Rogers, Bell and Telus, is partnering with Desjardins Group to allow its banking clients to use Desjardins payment cards on NFC-enabled devices across Rogers, Bell, Telus, MTS and SaskTel networks. EnStream used to be the parent company of the little-used ZoomPass, a mobile payments facilitator that allows users


MTS turns on LTE in Selkirk

As promised, MTS has flipped the LTE switch on for those in Selkirk, Manitoba. The region is only home to approximately 10,000 people, but the more LTE coverage the better! MTS launched their LTE network earlier this year in both Winnipeg and Brandon. Now with Selkirk live they reach approximately 60% of the population. Next


Rogers and Fido going live with LTE in Manitoba on June 17th

Manitoba-based MTS originally went live with their LTE network in Winnipeg and Brandon back in August 2012, then more recently in Grand Beach and Victoria Beach. Today they’ve announced an “extended network sharing agreement” with Rogers that will see the two companies share costs and expand LTE coverage in the province. The press release noted


MTS starts taking BlackBerry 10 pre-orders

This almost rounds out all the Canadian carriers BlackBerry 10 launch. So far we’ve seen Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Virgin, SaskTel, Koodo, WIND and Mobilicity. Videotron is missing, but regional Manitoba carrier MTS is hopping on the BB10 train and has started to take pre-registrations/pre-orders for the upcoming device. MTS noted on Twitter that “Exciting BB10


MTS launches the Sony Xperia T

Manitoba regional carrier MTS has finally released another LTE-enabled smartphone. Added their growing list is the Bond Phone – also known as the Sony Xperia T. We’ve had some hands-on time with this 4.55-inch Android (see here), but a quick rundown of specs has it running Ice Cream Sandwich (Jelly Bean upgrade coming early 2013),