News of a Canadian-ISP-backed Netflix rival Shomi has people talking. But, are they talking about what’s important? I look at some concerns about this new service.
That is most certainly a mouthful: Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services, or CCTS are a private, not-for-profit corporation that is funded by Canada’s participating telecom companies (like Bell, Rogers, Telus, etc). In fact, the CRTC forces the telcoms to pay into this and participate in complaint resolutions or risk CRTC’s wrath. This month, the CCTS released […]
The Canadian Telecommunications landscape has been in something of a flux recently. What with the mostly unseen CRTC going about asking Canadians to engage in creating a code for cell phone providers, and Rogers moments from launching a mobile payment service called “Suretap“. TELUS has stepped in and announced the removal of activation and renal fees to the […]
In a recent event, Rogers and CIBC have jointly announced (read the release here) a mobile payment solution based on NFC (Near Field Communications). This announcement is apparently a first in Canada (contact-less payments are already possible by way of other solutions – but generally not with smartphones).
The application in question, HeyWire, is a US-Based free texting application that allows a user to text Canada for free – but the person replying must text a US number in return. The fascinating thing about this scenario is that Dunsmore’s cell phone plan included “Unlimited” texting in Canada and his son’s girlfriend texted from an application she presumed was free. The question here is who’s on the hook for the extra charges? Should Dunsmore have been notified of these huge charges?
So, if you hadn’t heard yet, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan sold it’s roughly 80% stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to BCE Inc., and Rogers Communications Inc. for $1.32-billion. They will both share in the purchase price. This deal is expected to be finalized in the summer of 2012. This deal came together extremely fast – as recently as in the last month
Choices, choices, choices. The landscape of phone service carriers has changed enormously over the last year. Over the time you read this article, the landscape will likely change again. This information is current as of September 2010. Thanks to a great deal of competition and a number of new carriers on the market – we have choices. Lots of Choices! I decided to give you an idea of which company owns which brand. See the infographic at left for more!