Wireless

Virgin Mobile Shortens ‘Pay By’ Date on Customer Bills

According to a document obtained by MobileSyrup, Virgin Mobile has announced that it will be shortening the 'pay by' date it lists on bills for its mobile and home customers. The carrier has reduce the pay by date from 21 days after the billing date to 17 days. The change affects both customers paying bills...

Telus to Invest $4.7 Billion to Extend Network Infrastructure Across B.C

Telus has announced that it will be spending $4.7 billion in British Columbia through 2020 to expand its service in the province, which includes $1.2 billion this year alone. The investment will extend the gigabit-enabled Telus PureFribre network directly to thousands of more customers. This will also include ongoing LTE network upgrades and the continuation of...

Apple Preparing to Test Next-Generation 5G Wireless Technology

According to an application document filed with the FCC, Apple is planning to test next-generation 5G wireless technology. The filing, which was discovered by Business Insider, shows that Apple applied for an experimental license to test the wireless technology in the 28- and 39-gigahertz bands. These are known as millimeter wave spectrum bands, which can provide...

Beats Will Not Launch Wireless Studio Headphones in 2016

During Apple's media event where they announced the iPhone 7, the Cupertino giant also announced several updates to its Beats line of headphones. The updates included new wireless Beats Solo3, PowerBeats3, and BeatsX products, which all use the new W1 chip that Apple introduced with its new wireless AirPods. Noticeably missing from the lineup was a...

Telecommunications Race in Nunavut Heats Up: Financial Post

When Ice Wireless launched in Iqaluit a few years ago, several people waited hours in line to sign up for the territory’s first mobile network. Just a few months later, Bell launched a 4G network in the town, which is a move most likely caused by pressure from Ice Wireless. Ice Wireless is an increasingly […]

Over Half a Million Canadians Cut Their Landline Phone Service Last Year

According to a report from the Financial Post, the most recent quarterly reports from Canada's leading telecom companies showed that they lost over 500,000 landline phone customers last year. If you take smaller carriers into account the number increases to about 636,000 customers. Convergence Consulting Group estimates that the numbers will drop by the same...

Nunavut Citizens Using Bell Struggle With Unreliable Wireless Service

Citizens in Nunavut that are using Bell’s wireless cell phone services have been struggling with unreliable, spotty service. To top it off, they don’t feel as though they are being heard by Bell. Brian Tattuinee, an Iqaluit-based airline administrator, sent 288 tweets in five-minute intervals over a 24-hour period before he felt like someone might...