Category: Various News

NDP tables “Cellphone Freedom Act” aimed to unlock cellphones

Bruce Hyer, NDP MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, introduced private members’ Bill C-560 today, otherwise known as the “Cellphone Freedom Act”. According to the dedicated site “Don’t Lock My Freedom” there are 3 rules: Consumers buying new cell phones in Canada must be informed of the existence of any network lock on their phone before

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BBB gives Canada’s cellphone companies an “F”

It’s well known that wireless companies feel the heat when it comes to customer complaints. Back in December Consumer Reports released a cellphone survey of 14,000 Canadians that showed the top two complaints are price and contract terms and conditions. In addition, Canada’s independent (industry-funded) Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications (CCTS) said that billing errors

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Poynt updated with ability to connect to a TELUS Live Agent

Calgary-based Multiplied Media has announced a partnership with TELUS that sees the ability to connect with a “Live Agent” via their Poynt app. So if you search for a business listing or movie and you come up with no results you could connect to a live agent that will help you find what you’re looking

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Bell releases $15/month Unlimited Mobile Browser Palm Pre promo

Thanks to a tipster who let us know that Bell has a new $15 monthly Unlimited Mobile Browser promo specifically for the Palm Pre. According to the internal doc we received it states that “Bell Mobility is introducing the Palm Pre Unlimited Mobile Browser feature, providing new and existing Palm Pre clients with an opportunity

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Video: Quick look at the upcoming Samsung Wave

The Samsung Wave is coming to Canada soon (via Bell) and we got a very quick walk through of it today. The video is below but the one of the major highlights is the 3.3-inch Super AMOLED display. Samsung is hammering home the screen quality and the Wave has a resolution of 480 x 800

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Fido wants you to Pimp out your puppy for a Virtual Billboard

If you’ve ever seen those Fido billboards that have the dogs on them and admired them… now is your chance to pimp out your puppy as Fido has created an Facebook app that gets you to put your dog in a Fido ad. It’s a viral initiative where you can share with other dog lovers,

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CDMA iPhone 4 in the works?

With majority of the carriers already having the iPhone in their lineup there’s talk today that a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 will start shipping during Q4. No word on a Canadian release but it seems the carriers are all transitioning away from this technology in favour of HSPA. Would you want a CDMA

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Google says 50% of all Android devices run OS 2.1

In Canada we have several Android-powered devices to choose from. To name a few the growing list: Hero, Liquid E, Milestone, Dext, Galaxy, Galaxy Spica, Legend, Dream, Magic+, Backflip, X10, Eve, Quench. Many of them alone have launched over the past couple months… and more to come (Desire, Galaxy S, Xperia X10 Mini & X10

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iPhone price also dropping at Bell June 17th

Earlier today we posted that Rogers and TELUS have dropped the prices of several iPhone models. Good news for those wanting to hop on Bell and get an “old iPhone” as they have decided to follow with price drops of their own. According to the inventory doc from a retail outlet is shows: iPhone 3G

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