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Fizz Launches in Victoria and Abbotsford with 90% Off Discounts

Videotron’s discount wireless brand Fizz has expanded its presence in Western Canada with a beta launch in Victoria and Abbotsford in British Columbia. This move marks the brand's first venture outside Québec, where it has achieved significant success over the past five years. The beta launch in these cities is part of Fizz's gradual expansion...

Quebecor, Videotron Spend Big to Expand 5G, Manitoba Next

Quebecor and its subsidiary Videotron have significantly expanded their wireless network capabilities with a $299 million investment in 305 blocks of spectrum in the 3800 MHz 5G band. The acquisition took place during the spectrum auction that began on October 24, 2023, and ended on November 24, 2023. It marks a substantial increase in Quebecor’s...

Quebecor’s Fizz Marks 5-Year Anniversary with Special Deals

Quebecor's Fizz is celebrating its 5-year anniversary with a series of promotional deals aimed at rewarding its members. The offers, which are available to any member with an active mobile plan as of November 1, include significant data bonuses and discounts on phones. For the first deal, members with a mobile plan that includes data...

Quebecor Says it Has Helped Lower Canadian Wireless Prices

Quebecor has highlighted the role of Videotron, Fizz, and Freedom Mobile in the decline of Canadian wireless service prices, as reported in Statistics Canada's monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI). Between September 2022 and September 2023, the wireless component of the CPI fell by 12.9%, and wireless prices have dropped nearly 20% since Videotron's acquisition of...

Bell, Telus, Quebecor Waive Charges to Israel and Afghanistan

Several more Canadian telecom companies have announced the waiving of various charges for calls and texts to Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, and Afghanistan. We previously shared Rogers had waived charges but here’s some more info on Telus, Bell and Quebecor as well. Bell, as of October 12, has waived home phone and post-paid long-distance...

Quebecor Expands Videotron, Fizz, Freedom Mobile Across Canada

Quebecor is set to extend the service areas of its Videotron, Fizz, and Freedom Mobile brands in Canada, thanks to the new regulatory framework for Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services established by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The phased expansion aims to make these services accessible to millions more Canadian consumers. "The...

Videotron Hit with Class-Actions Over Alleged Overcharging in Quebec

Quebecor’s Videotron is facing two class-action lawsuits alleging the company overcharged its residential customers. While Videotron has formally denied some of the allegations, the lawsuits could result in significant damages awarded to a large number of customers if proven in court. The first lawsuit, authorized as a class action on August 9, alleges that Videotron...

Rogers Now Wants Quebecor to Pay Higher Network Rates [Update]

Rogers is challenging the rates set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), casting doubt on the federal agency’s efforts to increase competition among wireless providers. This move follows the government's earlier approval of Rogers' $26-billion acquisition of Shaw. “Expectations that Rogers would play nice as a result of this merger were unrealistic. The...

Quebecor Urges Minister to Step In Amid Dispute with Rogers

Quebecor has called on federal Industry Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, to mediate its ongoing dispute with Rogers over wholesale wireless roaming rates. This follows Rogers' announcement that it will appeal a recent wireless rate-setting decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Earlier this year, Rogers and Quebecor entered final-offer arbitration due to disagreements over...

Quebecor Refusing to Pay Rent at Legislature

Montreal-based telecom and media giant, Quebecor, has announced it will no longer be paying rent at the provincial legislature. The monthly rent of $8,448 is for its political journalists' office in the National Assembly, the province’s legislative building. Annually, this amount accumulates to more than $100,000 before tax. Quebecor, which owns media entities such as...

CRTC Paves Way for Quebecor to Expand Cellphone Services Nationwide

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has made a pivotal decision that it says will bring more affordable cellphone plans for Canadians, while motivating companies to sustain their investment in top-tier networks. The Monday announcement establishes the tariff that Quebecor will pay Rogers to provide services using the latter's wireless network across the nation....