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Android Nougat now available for the HTC One M9 through Bell

After Android 7.0 Nougat began rolling out to HTC One M9s via Telus, Videotron and Freedom, Bell’s website now indicates that the update is available for download through its network. Meanwhile, Rogers’ website still indicates that the update is “coming soon.” Nougat 7.0 brings with it features such as multi-window usage, Doze 2.0 for improved…

BlackBerry DTEK50 and Priv scheduled to receive security update on January 16th

According to the latest software update schedule from both Rogers and Telus, the Android-powered BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry Priv are scheduled to be updated with security improvements on January 16th. Unfortunately, the finer details are not known but will probably be the usual performance, stability improvements, and vague bug fixes from the previous OS upgrade….

SyrupDrop Ep 1: Rogers is giving away 2GB of free data

It’s certainly been a strange week in the tech world. Not only did Rogers kick off the year with an unexpected announcement, but the Competition Bureau seems to have it in for the world’s biggest tech companies. Shortly after concluding its investigation into Apple’s alleged misconduct, the Bureau announced that it had just closed a…

Shaw launches new BlueSky IPTV platform to compete with Telus’ Optik TV

Shaw has debuted a new internet protocol TV (IPTV) platform, BlueSky, in an effort to win back customers that were drawn to Telus’ IPTV service Optik TV in the Western provinces. The product is based on American telco Comcast’s X1 platform, making it the first Canadian deployment of the technology. It won’t be unique for…

Rogers may be expanding ‘Rogers-EXT’

Back in March 2015, Rogers announced domestic roaming for Rogers, Fido, and Cityfone customers under its “Rogers-EXT” brand. When a phone says Rogers-EXT, however, it’s not actually on Rogers’ network: it’s roaming on Bell/Telus. Up until now, the telecom has attempted to limit access to Rogers-EXT to areas where Rogers has no coverage, using the service as…

Canadian telecoms oppose expanding police access to digital information

Canadian telecoms Rogers and TekSavvy, along with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), have submitted comments to the federal government opposing changes to Canada’s national security legislation that could expand police access and power over telecom subscriber information and data access. Telecoms respond to latest push for access In comments reported on by the…

Here are the Canadian carrier Boxing Day deals

Boxing Day is one of the best days of the year for wireless deals, and Canadian carriers have already started announcing some of their holiday promotions. Below is a list of all the carrier deals we’ve found or received to date. Feel free to add your own tips in the comments. If you’re looking for…

Rogers unveils its Boxing Day deals

Boxing Day is still a week away but many Canadian retailers and carriers have already started to push for year-end savings. Microsoft Canada unveiled its Holiday Super Sale with some decent discounts, and now Rogers is the first carrier out promos. Similar to Black Friday, Rogers is offering a free Samsung Gear Fit2 when you…

Rogers’ new EnRoute technician tracking tool launches in New Brunswick

Rogers customers in New Brunswick can now gain a better estimation of when a service technician will arrive at their house with the roll-out of Rogers’ new EnRoute tool. EnRoute seeks to make technician waiting periods easier to manage by sending users a link where they can check a map of their technician’s whereabouts and estimated…

RCS messaging is now available to some Rogers and Fido customers

RCS, the standard some have called Android’s best bet at an iMessage competitor, has arrived in Canada. As of today, Rogers and Fido have started enabling the features associated with RCS for some of their customers. Short for Rich Communications Services, RCS is a standard under the IMS protocol that enables many of the messaging…

Rogers says all Mobilicity customers have now been migrated to Chatr

Rogers purchased Mobilicity for $465 million back in 2015. At the time, the struggling wireless carrier amassed 150,000 wireless subscribers, but more importantly, secured wireless spectrum in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Rogers halted activation of new Mobilicity accounts on August 15th and has been transitioning its customers away from using its network to…

Shaw spent $182M on Shomi in 2016, only made $46M back in streaming revenue

Shaw Communications recently released its 2016 fiscal report. In those documents, the carrier revealed that its co-ownership of Shomi cost the company much more than it earned back. Shaw earned just $46 million on Shomi in 2016 versus the $182 million that it spent. Because Shaw and Rogers both held a 50 percent stake in…

CCTS annual report reveals drop in wireless complaints, billing still an issue in Canada

The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications (CCTS), an independent yet industry-funded agency, has released its annual report for the year 2015-2016 and found wireless complaints once again topped the list. However, there is a bright spot. Following the trend for the third consecutive year, the number of customer complaints received by CCTS sharply declined. The CCTS’…