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Telecom Lobbyists Successfully Remove Canada from Wireless Pricing Report

We’ve heard the same story over and over before. An overseas consulting company releases a wireless pricing report, showing Canada pays some of the highest prices in the world. But immediately reports are shot down by lobbyists or supporters of Canada’s incumbents. An example includes reports from Finland’s Rewheel Research, which determined Canada’s wireless data...

Liberal Government Targeting Telcos to Distract from Scandals: Financial Post

Looks like this Financial Post opinion piece from Terence Corcoran is saying what everyone is thinking, regarding the back to back announcements from the CRTC this week: When your political ship is sinking, it’s time to get out the populist lifeboats and fire the anti-corporate torpedoes. Attempting to save themselves from going down in an...

Quebec Court Approves Class-Action Lawsuit vs Big 3 Over Data Roaming

A class-action lawsuit against Rogers, TELUS and Bell has been authorized by the Quebec Court of Appeal, over international data roaming fees, reports CBC News. Montreal Fido customer Inga Sibiga went on vacation in the U.S. in the fall of 2012, and used her smartphone roughly six times to access Google Maps, without subscribing to...

What It’s Like Switching to WIND Mobile from the ‘Big 3’

We keep hearing of the wireless ‘double cohort’ lately, referring to those with expiring two year contracts and those still in three year contracts but soon able to walk away for free thanks to the CRTC Wireless Code as of June 3, 2015. Once these ‘free agents’ pop up, surely many will consider switching to a...

Rogers, Telus and Bell Network Performance Compared: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver [u]

RootMetrics has published a study of wireless network performance from Rogers, Telus and Bell in three major Canadian cities: Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Their study conducted over 47,000 call, data and text tests to compare the networks at different times of the day, essentially replicating real-world behaviour. Their conclusion: In the cities we visited, all...