Carriers

TTC Subway Needs Cell Coverage from Rogers, Bell, and Telus: Experts

Torontonians and experts are once again calling for Rogers, Bell, and Telus to provide underground cellular service on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway amid an uptick in violent incidents, including stabbings, armed robberies, and assaults, on the line in recent months — reports CityNews Toronto. In 2012, BAI Communications won a 20-year, $25 million...

Telus Quietly Acquires Altima and Start.ca Independent ISPs

One of Canada’s largest telecoms has confirmed it has acquired independent internet service providers (ISPs) Altima Telecom and London, Ontario-based Start.ca. Both companies are resellers of internet and cable services. Peter Novak, Vice-President of Insight & Engagement at TekSavvy, said on Friday morning, “Got it confirmed: http://Start.ca, another indie ISP, has been quietly acquired by […]

Bell Canada Q4 2022: Revenues Up 7.7%, Profits Drop 13.8%

Bell Canada today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. For its wireless business, Bell reported $2.666 billion in operating revenue for Q4, an increase of 7.7% year-over-year. The company also beat its Q3 2022 wireless revenue of $2.466 billion. For 2022 as a whole, Bell...

Rogers Q4 2022: Profits Up 25%, 193,000 New Wireless Subscribers

Rogers today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. Overall, Rogers reported a total of $4.16 billion in revenue for Q4 2022, up 6% year-over-year from Q4 2021. Quarterly service revenue was also up 6%, to $3.43 billion. For the entirety of 2022, Rogers posted...
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Here are the Latest Cellphone Deals: Rogers, Telus, Bell and More from Feb. 1

Here are the latest Canadian cellphone plan and device deals, plus other promos from wireless carriers such as Rogers, Telus and Bell, from our partner PlanHub. As always, the promos may change at the last minute, but here they are as of Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Check them out below… Bell Noticeable price changes: Samsung Galaxy S23 […]

Minister Seeks Wireless Pricing Assurances Before Rogers-Shaw Approval: Report

Industry, Science and Technology Minister François-Philippe Champagne wants concrete commitments on cellular service affordability from both Rogers and Quebecor before he approves the transfer of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile's licences to Vidéotron, which will allow Rogers' proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw to proceed — reports The Globe and Mail. According to the publication's sources, Minister...

Staples to Exclusively Sell Bell Services, Rogers and Telus Dropped

Staples Canada and Bell announced a multi-year exclusive agreement on Tuesday, to sell Bell, Virgin Plus and Lucky Mobile wireless and wireline services at Staples stores across Canada for both consumers and small businesses. Both companies will also partner to sell Bell services to medium businesses through the Staples Professional sales team. Beginning in late […]

Rogers, Shaw Extend Deadline for Merger and Freedom-Vidéotron Deal

Rogers and Shaw today announced an extension of their proposed $26 billion merger, along with the sale of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile to Quebecor’s Vidéotron in a side deal that's part of the broader transaction, to February 17, 2023. "All parties remain committed to the pro-competitive transactions, which will deliver significant benefits to Canada and Canadian...

Rogers-Shaw Deal Expected to Net Hedge Funds Over $200 Million: Report

Rogers’ proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications, if successful, could deliver a $216 million payday to 12 hedge funds that bet on it — reports Reuters. The controversial and heavily contested merger has a January 31 deadline. With the Federal Court of Appeal rejecting the Competition Bureau’s appeal of the merger on Tuesday, Rogers and...

Public Mobile Extends 2023 Lunar New Year Promo

Earlier this month, Public Mobile launched a Lunar New Year promo offering a 5GB bonus on select plans. This promo was supposed to end on February 5, 2023, but today Public Mobile says it has been extended. Public Mobile says this Lunar New Year promo is now being extended by a couple of days to […]

What’s New on Crave: February 2023

We’re rounding the corner into another month and Bell Media today has shared its list of what’s new on the Crave streaming service for February 2023. February is Black History Month and Crave has highlights featuring Black creators, talent, and cultural figures with various curated special collections. One upcoming title is the TSN and Crave Original […]