Category: Carriers

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CRTC challenging telcos over additional fees for paper billing

The CRTC has announced a pro-consumer initiative that’s takes aim at both telecom and broadcast companies and how they sometimes charge customers an additional fee for receiving a paper bill. The CRTC today declared today that it will start meeting with various Canadian organizations to discuss the practice of charging customers an additional fee if

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BCE announces plans to take Bell Aliant private

BCE, Bell Canada’s parent company, has announced plans to take its Bell Aliant subsidiary private. Bell Aliant owns a lot of Bell Canada’s services in Atlantic Canada and the deal will see Bell acquire the interest of Bell Aliant’s public minority shareholders for just under $4 billion. Back in Q1, Bell’s interest in Bell Aliant

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White BlackBerry Passport finally shows its face

BlackBerry’s upcoming three-row QWERTY/Touch Passport has been receiving a fair amount of attention over the last couple of weeks. The company claims that the BB10 device ‘reinvents the mobile keyboard,’ as the the physical keyboard also doubles as a trackpad for various actions. The Passport is currently scheduled to hit the market in September, but for

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Huawei Ascend Y330 now available at Public Mobile

Existing customers of Public Mobile, now owned by TELUS, can now purchase the entry-level Huawei Ascend Y330, one of two devices the carrier is releasing this month (the other being the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini). Originally priced at $150, the Y330 has since dropped to a respectable $69 outright. The Ascend Y330 is nothing special from

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BlackBerry names Marty Beard as COO

BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Marty Beard as its Chief Operating Officer. Beard  was previously Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a cloud-based company that specializes in customer service, and has also served as President of Sybase 365 and various roles at Oracle. As COO of BlackBerry, Beard will be “responsible for cross-functional organizations, including

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