Carriers

Telus and Cisco Unveil 5G Wi-Fi Solution for Automakers

Cisco and Telus have announced the introduction of new 5G capabilities for connected cars in North America, making the announcement at Mobile World Congress. The IoT Control Center from Telus and Cisco, is set to introduce features aimed at improving the driver user experience. This includes new 5G capabilities and subscription Wi-Fi services that car...

Public Mobile Debuts $34/50GB Canada-US Plan and More

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Looks like Telus-owned Public Mobile is the first wireless company tied to the ‘Big 3’ to match Freedom Mobile’s $34/50GB Canada-US plan. Just when we thought it would never happen, the impossible has arrived. Public Mobile is now offering a $34/50GB 5G Canada-US plan for new activations...

Big Telcos to Benefit from Canada’s Record Immigration Surge: Report

According to credit-rating agency Morningstar DBRS, Canada's significant immigration surge is driving subscriber growth for the nation's four largest telecom providers, specifically Rogers, Telus, Bell and Quebecor. However, the report warns that substantial investments in network infrastructure are necessary to accommodate the rising demand for services. According to the report, Canada's "ambitious" immigration strategy, which...

Bell EPP Plan: $30/100GB Canada-US After Extra Employer Discount

Bell has come out with some updated Exclusive Partner Program (EPP) plans, which are offers made for businesses to offer employees. The EPP plans out today include the following: $45/50GB 5G $55/100GB 5G+ Canada-US for 24 months (goes back to $65/month) $55/100GB 5G+ Canada-US-Mexico (after ongoing $40/month bill credit) for new activations and hardware upgrades...
planhub

Here are Rogers, Telus and Bell Cellphone Plan Changes from Feb. 21

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 and plans may change at the last minute, but here they are as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Bell Noticeable price changes: Deal on Galaxy S24 series,...

Xplore’s Next-Gen Satellite Internet is Now Available

Last summer, SpaceX launched the Hughes JUPITER 3 mission into low-Earth orbit, which was the world’s largest communications satellite. Xplore will be leveraging the JUPITER 3 satellite to offer internet to its customers and as of today, this offering is now live. "Hughes' rocket scientists collaborated with Xplore’s technology wizards to unlock the full potential...

Samsung, Telus, AWS Partner for Better Cellphone Roaming

Samsung, Telus, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to have Telus as the first North American telecom provider to transform its roaming architecture. The traditional method of routing roaming traffic—encompassing voice, data, and SMS—through the provider's home country often leads to reduced speeds. Telus plans to integrate its network within AWS Regions globally through...

Telus Seeks Beta Testers for Smart Home Products

Telus is inviting Canadians to sign up for their SmartHome+ Beta program to test and provide feedback on smart home tech, before it’s released for the public. The program is open to residents of Canada who are comfortable with new technology and self-installing smart devices such as doorbell cameras and smart thermostats. The SmartHome+ Beta...

Public Mobile Gives 1GB Free Data to Select Customers

Telus-owned Public Mobile appears to be doling out 1GB of free monthly data to select customers. According to a text message received by numerous Public Mobile owner customers on RFD, the wireless carrier says the 1GB extra data is free and will expire in 30 days. The full text message is below: Public Mobile here....

Unifor Condemns Bell for Cutting 4,800 Jobs, Prepares for Fight

In a forceful slamming of Bell, Lana Payne, National President of Unifor, the country's largest private sector union, blasted the telecom for its recent mass layoffs. Payne contrasted Bell's decision to cut nearly 4,800 employees with its ongoing policy of increasing dividends to shareholders, a practice that has been consistent for more than a decade....

TekSavvy Asks CRTC for Fair Wholesale Rates at Hearing

TekSavvy made a compelling case for the need to adjust wholesale internet rates to ensure fair competition and consumer choice, speaking at the CRTC public hearing that’s been ongoing this week. Andy Kaplan-Myrth, TekSavvy's VP of Regulatory and Carrier Affairs, alongside Pierre Aube, Chief Operating Officer, and Jessica Rutledge, Director of Regulatory and Consumer Legal...

Public Mobile Launches New Promo Plans: $29/20GB and More

Telus-owned Public Mobile has launched new promo plans today, including a $29/20GB 4G LTE plan available month-to-month. We previously saw this plan made available in Quebec-only but now it’s being advertised on Public Mobile’s website across the nation. Here are all the Public Mobile promo plans available right now--the $34/50GB and $40/75GB plans were not...