manitoba

Rogers Improves LTE Wireless Coverage in Winnipeg

Rogers has announced expanded LTE wireless coverage and “network improvements” in Winnipeg, Manitoba, specifically at Main and Broadway in the city’s downtown core (such as along Union Station and The Forks), plus the residential area in Sage Creek, with a new tower installed for the latter’s growing community. “Our customers want wireless access wherever they...

Uber is Eager to Launch in Manitoba

As legislation to dismiss the Manitoba Taxicab Board is just around the corner, Uber is getting really eager to launch in the province. Data collected by Uber shows that more than 30,000 people opened the app in Winnipeg looking for a ride. Even though the ride-sharing company is operating in more than 40 cities in...

Manitoba Residents in Inwood Complain of ‘Bermuda Triangle of Cell Service’

Residents in the Manitoba community of Inwood—an hour’s drive northwest of Winnipeg—are upset with wireless providers about the lack of cellular service, reports CBC News. The issue normally involves people heading into town along Highway 17, where they will see reception cut out. Resident Cheryl Stark exclaimed “I always say, we live in the Bermuda...

Bell MTS to Cut 85 Jobs in Manitoba

And so it begins: The newly formed Bell MTS is looking to eliminate 85 jobs in Manitoba as it seeks to downsize following the recently closed merger. According to the Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM), the targeted positions are in areas such as information technology, network services and finance. Bell MTS refrained from giving...

Xplornet to Launch Wireless Service in Manitoba in the Coming Months [u]

The competition among wireless providers may heat up as Xplornet has announced its intention to launch its own wireless service in Manitoba. The company has already established its reputation providing broadband service to Manitobans, but now, thanks to the wireless spectrum acquisition deal with Bell and MTS, it gears up to offer “more mobile choice”...

Shaw Offers $150-$300 Visa Gift Cards to New Customers in Manitoba

If you’re considering Shaw services in Manitoba, the company is offering up Visa prepaid gift cards to sweeten deals. Starting February 6 to April 30, for customers who have not been with Shaw for the past 90 days, you can get gift cards from $150 to $300 depending on services you subscribe to (via RFD)....

Telus Shuts Down Koodo $48/5GB Manitoba Plan Loophole

The number rule of Fight Club is—you don’t talk about Fight Club (I'm repeating myself). This was the case with Telus' flanker brand Koodo and their regional $48/5GB plan exclusive to Manitoba, which offered unlimited nationwide calling and text messages. The discounted plan is alive because of local competition from carrier MTS. While residents in the...

Manitobans: How to Get $10 from Visa for Not Shopping at Walmart

Walmart Canada stopped accepting Visa cards at their 16 stores in Manitoba on October 24th, in what is an ongoing dispute over interchange fees. The retailer wants to pay fewer transaction fees to Visa and banning acceptance of the card is the latest protest. Visa Canada has fired back, by launching a new ad campaign...

Federal Justice Minister to Consider Criminalization of Distracted Driving

According to a new report from Global News, Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said that she is willing to discuss the criminalization of distracted driving. This would mean treating distracted driving offenses in a similar manner to impaired driving. Multiple provinces, including Quebec, British Columbia, and Manitoba, have all said that they would be willing to...

Manitoba Premier on Bell MTS Deal: “You Get What You Pay For”

Bell’s plan to acquire MTS for $3.9 billion in Manitoba has yet to be approved by regulators, but recent comments by the province’s Premier and BCE group president suggest prices could go up, based on the increase of quality services forthcoming. When Bell and MTS announced yesterday they planned to blanket Highway 75 with LTE...