Category: SaskTel


CWTA and its partners launch GSM blacklist for stolen cellphones

Thieves may be less inclined to swipe smartphones from Canadians’ pockets after today. The CWTA and its carrier partners, including Rogers, Bell, TELUS, EastLink, Videotron, SaskTel, and MTS, have launched a national cellphone blacklist to ensure lost or stolen devices are not used without authorization. The announcement is part of an overarching push to educate



SaskTel launches the Huawei Ascend Y300

As expected, SaskTel has released the Huawei Ascend Y300, very much an entry-level Android that is extremely affordable. SaskTel has priced the Y300 at $119.99 outright, while keeping it free on a 2-year term. From a design perspective there’s nothing really setting it apart from all the other low-cost Androids, but SaskTel notes that it’s



MTS and SaskTel to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C on October 1st

Now that the new iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s have successfully been released in Canada and available through the larger wireless players (Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Virgin, Koodo and Fido), the regional carriers are starting to announce launch plans. First up are Saskatchewan-based SaskTel and Manitoba-based MTS by confirming that both the iPhone 5c and



LG G2 Review

For a company of LG’s size and leadership in so many areas of tech, from televisions to washing machines, having comparatively small market share in the smartphone business must chafe. The company, like its South Korean counterpart Samsung, has been making decent phones for a few years — the G2X and Optimus LTE spring to



No U.S. carriers taking part in 700Mhz spectrum auction: report

For a while this summer, the incumbent carriers were beating the drum over a potential spectrum coup committed by U.S.-based Verizon Wireless. Under the current rules, telcos with over 10% wireless share are only allowed to bid on one spectrum block per region; all other bidders are welcome to two. Verizon was rumoured to enter



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