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Sugar Mobile Changes Roaming Policy after CRTC Ruling

After the CRTC favoured Rogers in its case against Sugar Mobile – a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) of Ice Wireless – the regulator's decision brings important changes for Sugar Mobile subscribers, starting today. The ruling was handed down on March 1 and prohibits Canadian wireless carriers that do not own spectrum or operate a...

Sugar Mobile: Why iMessage Does Not Work with Our Numbers

Earlier this year, we told you about Sugar Mobile, the startup from parent company Ice Wireless, which serves the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Sugar Mobile is the company’s VoIP service which offers wireless plans starting at $19 per month, which offers non-Wi-Fi usage by roaming on the Rogers network. Earlier this year, Rogers tried...

Sugar Mobile to Offer textPlus Users Canadian Cell Roaming for $19/month

Sugar Mobile, the MNVO (mobile network virtual operator) which uses the Rogers network for roaming (via its parent company Ice Wireless), has announced it has partnered with California’s textPlus to offer the latter's “more than one million Canadian users” to roam on cell networks outside of Wi-Fi, for $19 per month. Those who install the Nextplus...

CRTC Ruling Allows Wireless Startup Sugar Mobile to Maintain Access to Rogers Roaming

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ruled in favour of wireless startup Sugar Mobile, allowing them to maintain access to roaming access on the Rogers network. Sugar Mobile is a MNVO (mobile network virtual operator) using Rogers’ network and providing customers voice, text, and data services when they leave range of personal or third party Wi-Fi,...

Rogers Responds to CRTC, Lays Groundwork for Sugar Mobile Shutdown

Rogers has filed a response to the CRTC over the application for final relief by Ice Wireless, the parent company of startup Sugar Mobile. The Rogers filing, which was submitted yesterday, says it "has worked with and will continue to work with other carriers, including competitors, to deliver next-generation products and services.” The lengthy Rogers filing...

Bell Chimes in to Help Rogers Cut Off Startup Sugar Mobile

Discount wireless carrier Sugar Mobile is now getting tag-teamed by Canada’s incumbent wireless carriers, as Bell has jumped in to support Rogers in their dispute with the startup. Yesterday, Bell filed an intervention to Ice Wireless’ (parent company of Sugar Mobile) request to the CRTC asking for an interim order to stop Rogers from cutting off...

Sugar Mobile Aims to Lower Wireless Bills with $19/month Service

Sugar Mobile—a subsidiary of Ice Wireless—quietly launched last fall, as a solution to offset high wireless bills from incumbents, by leveraging the plethora of Wi-Fi networks. The company today officially announced their plans to target students and seniors that want to use smartphones—but without the high cost of traditional cellphone bills. To start, customers just...