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Wind Mobile to offer cellular service in Toronto’s TTC subway system


Wind Mobile has struck a deal to be the first wireless company to offer its customers cellular service while they are underground on Toronto’s TTC subway system.

Source: Wind Mobile to offer cellular service in Toronto’s TTC subway system

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LG Electronics Canada | The LG G4 to Launch in Canada June 19th


 

Canadians can get their hands on the much anticipated LG G4 smartphone beginning June 19th. Since its global introduction, the LG G4 has been widely praised for its exceptional camera, vivid and expansive display, and willingness to set new rules defining what a premium mobile device can deliver.

Source: LG Electronics Canada | The LG G4 to Launch in Canada June 19th

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Canadians will start receiving emergency alerts through their mobile device in 2016 


The CRTC has publicly congratulated the wireless carriers for “develop[ing] specifications” for an emergency alert messages system, but stated that it is now “critical that emergency alert messages be delivered to mobile devices,” not just on television and radio stations.

Source: Canadians will start receiving emergency alerts through their mobile device in 2016 | MobileSyrup.com

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Google’s Wireless Service Could Come With Free International Roaming 


Yes, Google wants to be a wireless carrier. Not to take the whole world by storm (yet), but to push the limits of what wireless carriers do. The latest possible perk? Service outside the US at no additional cost.

Source: Google’s Wireless Service Could Come With Free International Roaming 

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Wind Mobile executive pushes Ottawa to increase telecom competition


Alek Krstajic criticizes Canada’s dominant carriers for campaigning against spectrum auction rules

Source: Wind Mobile executive pushes Ottawa to increase telecom competition

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Shomi to be made available to all Canadians this summer


Thanks to a recent CRTC decision, all Canadians will be able to subscribe to the service, no matter what their their current Internet service provider is.

Source: Shomi to be made available to all Canadians this summer | MobileSyrup.com

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Cellphone customers have bargaining power thanks to CRTC contract rule 


If your cellphone provider has been calling you unexpectedly with deals, it’s not a fluke

Canada’s wireless carriers are preparing for an unprecedented wave of customer free-agency as a new regulation kicks in next week, and that could mean some good deals for people who are willing to bargain with their carrier.

Source: Cellphone customers have bargaining power thanks to CRTC contract rule – Technology & Science – CBC News

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What you need to know about the end of three-year cellphone contracts 


Is there a rule banning three-year contracts in Canada?

Three-year contracts are not illegal, but thanks to the national wireless code the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched in 2013, they are no longer common.

Source: What you need to know about the end of three-year cellphone contracts – The Globe and Mail

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Cellphone carriers lose court challenge over CRTC wireless code


Canada’s biggest cellular carriers have lost a legal challenge over a looming deadline that is expected to spark an increased period of competition for wireless customers.

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to June 3 date for code to apply to all contracts, which will create so-called double cohort of contract-free customers

Source: Cellphone carriers lose court challenge over CRTC wireless code – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s Wind Mobile nears break-even, sees 2015 profit


Canada’s Wind Mobile is close to breaking even on a cash-flow basis and expects to turn a profit by 2015, its CEO said on Tuesday, improving its chances of raising much-needed capital as it strives to become the country’s fourth national wireless carrier.

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