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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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The “next Galaxy Note” will arrive in September


Ready for the next Samsung Galaxy Note? Samsung exec says the “next Galaxy Note” will arrive in September

Source: http://mobilesyrup.com

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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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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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Canadian managers slow to adopt mobile missing next wave of technical revolution


Canadians are not using mobile technologies as much at work as they are at home, creating a widening and costly productivity gap, a new study shows…

Source: Canadian managers slow to adopt mobile missing next wave of technical revolution

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Toronto the only Canadian city with transit directions in redesigned iOS 9 Apple Maps


Toronto is to be the only Canadian city with transit directions in iOS 9’s redesigned Maps app.

When Apple Maps debuted, it was considered one of the least usable Apple products ever created, but has slowly improved with more accurate topography and more nuanced navigation directions. One of the lasting omissions, however, was transit directions, which helps companies like Citymapper, Moovit and Montreal’s Transit App to pick up the slack.

Source: Toronto to be sole Canadian city with transit directions in redesigned iOS 9 Apple Maps | MobileSyrup.com

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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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BlackBerry Confirms New Round of Job Cuts Worldwide


BlackBerry is making some job cuts worldwide, and its devices business seems to be the most affected. BlackBerry confirmed the move but has not specified how many employees are being let go, but did send out a statement in response to the news:“We continue to grow customer-facing teams around the world, and we continue to invest in bringing in new talent to support areas of strategic focus around software, enterprise, security and the Internet of Things, for

Source: BlackBerry Confirms New Round of Job Cuts Worldwide | N4BB

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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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