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Carriers Made $37.7 Million Last Year from Unlocking Fees

Remember that nasty unlocking fee carriers charge you? Well, that's a nice revenue stream for carriers, according to the latest data revealed by the CRTC at the request of Canada's Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) (via MobileSyrup). While the CRTC doesn't break down the data by carrier, it is still interesting to see how much...

Carrier’s Côr Thermostat to Get Apple HomeKit Support

If you are looking to equip your smart home with a high-tech thermostat, here is one you could consider: Carrier has announced that its Côr thermostat is compatible with Apple's HomeKit. But don't rush into stores just yet; the HomeKit enabled Carrier Côr thermostat will be available "early" 2017. At the centre of the smart...

Apple Introduces Carrier Billing in Japan For iPhone Users

According to a new report from CNBC, Apple has quietly switched on mobile carrier billing in Japan. The announcement means that iPhone users can buy apps and games from the App Store and charge them to their phone bill. Carrier billing is an important option for users who don't own a credit card or for...

Virgin Mobile Will Reportedly Offer Wireless Home Phone Service

According to a new report from MobileSyrup, Virgin Mobile is planning to follow the likes of Fido and Koodo in offering wireless home phone service. The report notes that Virgin Mobile plans to differentiate itself by offering the service on a month-to-month basis, as well as the standard two-year contract. The change has not yet...

Rogers Set to Raise Cost of Wireless Connection Fee to $20

According to a report from MobileSyrup, Rogers is planning to increase the cost of its wireless connection fee to $20. The charge, which is currently priced at $15, applies to all consumers and small business clients that request a hardware upgrade or activate a new phone line. The company claims that the adjustment in cost...

Google Reportedly Preparing to Launch its Own Wireless Service

According to a report from The Information, Google is working to become a carrier by building its own wireless service. Several sources note that the project (codenamed Project Nova) is underway and the service will piggyback on the existing networks of T-Mobile and Sprint. Purchasing bandwidth from two of the four national U.S. carriers would...