Category: SaskTel


Here’s the iPhone 5C and 5S pricing for Canadians

The iPhone 5C and 5S are coming to Canada on September 20th, and here is the outright pricing and availability. The iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order on September 13th, while the 5S will only be available for online and in stores on September 20th. It appears that the iPhone 5S will not be



Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

One morning, while ordering a cup of coffee at a neighbourhood joint, I found myself browsing MobileSyrup as my brew was prepared. Lost in the briefings of the day, I looked up to see a woman staring at me, a Galaxy S4 in her hand, a confused look on her face. She didn’t say anything,



Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear coming to Canada on October 4th

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



TELUS and SaskTel expand LTE network in Saskatchewan

Quick update for those Canadians living or travelling in Saskatchewan. Both TELUS and SaskTel have expanded LTE (Long Term Evolution Network) in the region. TELUS continued their foray and went live in Swift Current (population 15,500), and SaskTel has turned on faster speeds in Estevan (population 11,000). This brings average download speeds to both locations



Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 also en route to SaskTel

Truth: “The Samsung Galaxy MEGA is built for awe-inspiring experiences.” This is mainly because of its massive 6.3-inch display. Samsung Canada confirmed the release of this phablet ‘in the coming weeks’ to various carriers. So far Bell, TELUS, Koodo and Rogers have all signed up to offer the Galaxy Mega and yesterday we reported that



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


SaskTel to release the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2

Looks like the Bell exclusive on the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2 has ended. This mobile hotspot was only available at Bell for the past several months, but now Saskatchewan-based regional carrier SaskTel will be offering it up to their customers. Listed as the familiar ‘coming soon,’ SaskTel is shy on pricing and notes that it’ll


LG Optimus L5 II arrives at SaskTel

Saskatchewan regional carrier SaskTel has release the entry-level LG Optimus L5 II. This device, according to SaskTel, is “boasting a leading user experience” and comes with Android OS 4.1, 4-inch display (480 x 800), 1GHz single-core processor, 5MP camera and a 1,700 MAh battery. The only colour choice available is Indigo Black and the price



Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

It was the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S I9000 in August 2010 that made me want to pursue technology writing full-time. While the device’s hardware was prone to spontaneous failure, and the design was uninspired at best, its release did two things effectively: it established Samsung as a capable vertically-integrated OEM; and it gave Android