Tag: Virgin

The best roaming options for Canadian travelers [2016 edition]

One of the first concerns on the mind of any modern traveler is, “What roaming option should I pick?” It’s an essential question, since the moment Canadian mobile subscribers leave the country they begin “roaming” on a wireless network from another country, kicking in notoriously high rates. The best solution is dependent on the length…

Moto G4 Plus to launch in Canada on June 22, here’s the pricing

When Lenovo unveiled the Moto G4 Plus last month, the company gave a vague “later this summer” release date. Well, it looks like Motorola’s latest mid-range smartphone will arrive in Canada sooner than expected. According to our own sources, the Moto G4 Plus will launch in Canada on Wednesday, June 22. An internal document obtained…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – Google’s Daydream is poised to bring VR to the masses [Read here] – SyrupCast 71: Daydreaming about Amazon Echo and Google Home in my home [Listed here] –…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – Google I/O Extend stream to be available in three Canadian cities [Read here] – British Columbia imposes stiffer distracted driving penalties [Read here] – Facebook Moments is now…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – LG’s modular G5 is now available in Canada [Read here] – Apple lets you buy Hermès smartwatch bands separately [Read here] – SaskTel seems to be the only…

ZTE Grand X View tablet sales halted in Canada due to technical issue

The 8-inch ZTE Grand X View tablet was released in Canada through Bell and Virgin last September. While there is no indication of the number of units sold to date, sales of the Android 5.0 Lollipop slate have been halted due to a technical issue. According to sources, ZTE has stopped selling the Grand X View…

Virgin Mobile launches two new BYOP plans

Fluctuating rate plan season is upon us. Wind Mobile and Mobilicity recently made changes to their rate plans and it now seems Virgin Mobile has decided to follow suit. Targeting the BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) market, Virgin has launched two limited time plans priced at $25 and $35 per month. The $25 per month plan…

Bell and Virgin Mobile launch Wi-Fi Calling for older iPhones

Bell has launched its Wi-Fi Calling feature on iPhones older than last year’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Originally launched back in September alongside Apple’s newest handsets, Bell says that it has expanded the feature to include the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Virgin Mobile users can also enable Wi-Fi Calling. Aimed at…

Smartphone Second Life: when old devices get a second chance

I thought I had read it wrong. Galaxy S5 Neo? What does that even mean, and why, after nearly two years, would Samsung release an almost identical version of its old flagship smartphone? The story of the Galaxy S5 Neo is the story of a new reality for Canadians, where a weak dollar converges with…

Bell and Virgin Mobile start taking Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders

Bell and Virgin Mobile have both confirmed plans to launch the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. While their competition has had a week-long head-start on pre-orders, both carriers have listed the flagship phones as “coming soon” on their respected sites. Though there’s still no official release date listed, pre-orders have now gone live and complete pricing…

Motorola pushing out Lollipop updates to 1st gen Moto G, 2nd gen Moto X

Motorola confirmed today that it has begun a wide rollout of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the first-generation Moto G available on Virgin, TELUS, Koodo, Videotron, WIND and unlocked retail. Last week, the company began a small soak test to ensure all was right with the update, which it has now successfully determined. The OEM is also…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – TELUS discontinuing pager service March 31st [Read here] – Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming to Canada [Read here] – Mobilicity enters second debtor agreement [Read here] – Rogers…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – Tête-à-Tête: In the stream of music, does it pay to own? [Read here] – SyrupCast Episode 15: Absolutely Phabulous [Read here] – BlackBerry Passport sold out again at…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – CRTC’s ‘state of the Canadian telecommunications’ report [Read here] – BlackBerry CEO confirms Passport sequel [Read here] – SyrupCast Episode 14: Passport to Jameson [Listen here] – Samsung…

Statements from the Canadian carriers about iPhone launch day and availability

Apple recently announced it set “a new record” for iPhone pre-orders with four million orders processed within the first 24 hours. Sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started today and many Canadians took part in the launch. If tradition continues, Apple will release a statement early Monday morning with opening weekend sales…

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now available to pre-order in Canada [Update]

Apple’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus, are now available for Canadians to pre-order. Both versions are available in silver, gold and Space Grey, with the no-term pricing starting at $749 and $849 respectively for the base 4.7-inch 16GB iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch 16GB iPhone 6 Plus. Here is the complete pricing: iPhone…