Tag: WIND

What is VoWiFi and is it key to Freedom Mobile’s future?

With the recent launch of Freedom Mobile’s LTE network, the carrier took the time to indicate that it would be launching VoLTE and VoWiFi in 2017. But what are those things, and why do they matter? With the launch of LTE, mobile phones still had to drop down to HSPA (aka 3G) to connect a…

SyrupDrop Dec. 2: Out with Shomi, in with Freedom Mobile’s LTE network (kind of)

Thanks for joining us this week on SyrupDrop! The last few days have been full of beginnings and endings in Canadian tech. Not only did we bid farewell to the Rogers-Shaw streaming service, Shomi, but we welcomed the launch of Freedom Mobile’s LTE network. Sort of. Furthermore, Netflix introduced offline viewing on its service this…

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’…

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. Wind Mobile starts promoting LTE network launch and support for Wi-Fi calling [Read here] Toronto Parking Authority now lets customers pay for on-street parking through its mobile app [Read…

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. Rogers has a new CEO [Read here] Google Pixel review [Read here] Rogers Q3 2016 revenue increases to $3.49B [Read here] Thalmic Labs opening 50,000-square-foot Waterloo factory to build…

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. Latest version of Android Pay suggests the platform could soon come to Canada [Read here] PlayStation VR is now available in Canada [Read here] Samsung Canada announces $100 credit…

Bell still Canada’s fastest network though competition continues to decline, PCMag reports

The narrative of Canada’s telecom industry is beginning to ring loudly in the ears of Canadians. Unfortunately, what PCMag calls “world class” in its annual report on Canadian wireless carriers, costs Canadians a world class price. Just weeks ago, the CRTC released a comparative report that outlined the various prices paid for telecommunications services across the developed…

Wind Mobile releases the Sony Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra

Wind Mobile, as previously reported, has stacked its lineup with three new Sony Android-powered smartphones. Available now with the carrier is Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra, which all look similar but range in specs and pricing. Sony Xperia X: $649 outright or as low as $0 on the WindTab Sony Xperia XA…

Wind Mobile Sony Xperia X series pricing revealed

The Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra are set to come to Wind Mobile later this month. While not listed on its site yet, sources have informed us Wind will launch these Sony smartphones on July 21st at the following price points: Sony Xperia X: $649 outright or as low as $0 on the…

Following Shaw acquisition, Wind Mobile now has 1 million subscribers

In Shaw’s latest earnings report, it becomes abundantly clear that Wind Mobile’s success has weathered an otherwise dismal quarter. The third quarter earnings and year-to-date report reveals that its recently acquired subsidiary Wind Mobile has passed 1 million wireless subscribers, having achieved 940 thousand when the deal went through back in March. Wind Mobile acquired…

Wind Mobile pushes Sony Xperia X lineup launch to July 21

Sony has announced that Wind Mobile is set to be major partner for its new Xperia X series of smartphones. The carrier, which is now owned by Shaw, agreed to stock its lineup with the Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra exclusively. Originally the launch date for these new Android devices was set…

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…

SyrupCast 76: BlackBerry’s chill and sub $500 smartphones

On this week’s episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about all drama surrounding Chill Mobile and the state of Canadian telecom. In addition, we spent some time talking about the new Moto G Plus, OnePlus 3, and Apple’s WWDC. Finally, BlackBerry announced its results and while they were not pretty, the company is continuing down…