quebec

Fido Lowers BYOD 5GB Plan to $60, Matching Koodo in Quebec

Last week Koodo launched a couple “limited time offers” in Quebec, lowering BYOD plans for 2GB and 5GB nationwide calling plans to $50 and $60 respectively. Now, (as expected) Fido has done the same to match Koodo in Quebec, also lowering their prices for these exact same plans. Previously, the 5GB plan was priced at...

Quebecor: No Plans to Expand Wireless Services to Rest of Canada

Don’t expect Quebecor to build wireless infrastructure outside Quebec, because it won’t. Forget about plans for a national expansion, because they won’t happen. Instead, Quebecor is now looking to cash in on the investment it made when the company acquired set-aside spectrum during the government auctions in 2014 and 2015. As Quebecor Inc. prepares to...

School Administrators: iPads Enhance Classroom Learning For Students

Public schools in Quebec may not be able to put tablets on students' school-supply list according to a provincial rule, however, some schools using tablets say they are having great success using the devices. Deputy head of Westmount's all-girls private school Antonia Zannis told the CBC that children from kindergarten and up are equipped with...

Quebec Man Gets $120 Fine for Using Apple Watch While Driving

Quebec man and Apple fan Jeffrey Macesin was changing songs with his Apple Watch while driving, he got pulled over by provincial police and hit with a $120 ticket and four demerit points. Quebec Highway Safety Code says “no person may, while driving a road vehicle, use a hand-held device that includes a telephone function.” Traffic lawyer...

Apple Canada Fined $2,514 for Violating Consumer Protection Act in Quebec

Apple Canada has agreed to pay a fine of $2,514 for violating Quebec’s consumer protection act policy. Consumers in Quebec have Loi sur la protection du consommateur, essentially their consumer protection act. Under section 38 of the warranty portion of the act, it states the following: 38. Goods forming the object of a contract must be...

Telus to Invest Additional $700M in Quebec to Expand Wireless and More

Telus today has announced it will spend a total of $1.3 billion in Quebec through 2016, with $640 million of that coming in 2014, the remaining investment from a three year plan dating back to 2012. Quebecers will see an additional $700 million investment for 2015 and 2016 to further expand 4G LTE wireless networks...

Bell Launches $80 Plan with 4GB Data for Quebec Only, Until April 9

The wireless battle in Quebec continues as today Bell has launched a new $80/month nationwide calling plan with 4GB data in the province to compete with Rogers, Telus and Videotron (via MobileSyrup), which includes the following: Voice and Data Plus 80 unlimited nationwide calling unlimited SMS/MMS 4GB of data voicemail, caller ID etc 10 hours...

Montreal Advocacy Group Launches App to Police French Language Laws

Montreal's Société St-Jean-Baptiste has released an iPhone app to allows Francophones to rate and support businesses in Quebec, based on their compliance with French language laws, on a scale of 1 to 10. Essentially the app relies on crowdsourcing its users so they can assess businesses with text reviews and photos. The app description says...