Canada Wireless Industry

Shaw Closes $1.6B Wind Mobile Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Business

Shaw has officially entered the wireless market.

Tories' Wireless Ads Confused Consumers: Study

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Harper government spent millions of dollars last fall on wireless competition ads that left annoyed consumers wondering what the Conserva...

Rogers: C'Mon, Canada Doesn't Need Another Wireless Carrier

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business

Big U.S. carriers like Verizon shouldn't be allowed to buy new Canadian wireless companies at discount prices while the big domestic carriers are barr...

Instead of Listening, Big Telecom Hung Up on Us

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

This week, Industry Minister Christian Paradis finally began to respond to the recommendations in our report that would help facilitate new independents entering the telecom market, currently dominated by the Big Three. But instead of listening to the stories we helpfully pulled together for them, Big Telecom lobbyists have responded by essentially plugging their ears and callously refusing to take ownership over these experiences.

Sunny Freeman

Q&A: How Life Might Improve For Canada's Frustrated Wireless Customers | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Business

Canadian wireless users will have one last chance to give their input on what they’d like to see included in the country’s first national mandator...

Why Canadians Are Doing Less Talking On The Phone

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Here's my cell number. Call me, maybe?Or maybe not. Cellphone users are doing less calling as they buy more smartphones and use the device ...

Why Canadians Are Afraid To Roam

CP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business

Almost 90 per cent of consumers want their wireless carriers to halt their data use abroad when they've spent a maximum of $50 on international data r...

Rescue Us From 3-Year Contracts, CRTC Told

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Three-year contracts from cellphone companies should be banned, Canada's telecom regulator has been told in submissions to an online consulta...

Got A Stolen Smartphone? You May Want To Think Twice

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's wireless carriers are targeting smartphone theft by setting up a database that will blacklist lost or stolen phones to prevent them from bein...

Hey CRTC, These Are The Wireless Industry Reforms We're Looking For

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada Business

After years of griping from consumers, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced last week that it would be seeking...

Finally: CRTC Asks Consumers To Develop Rules For Wireless Companies

Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians are being asked for help to develop a national retail code for wireless services like cellphones and tablets. The CRTC said Thursday that...

Everything's Fine - No Regulation Of Wireless Industry Needed!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canada's wireless services are competitive with global peers both on prices and available technology and any new regulation could hinder ad...

The Cellphone Carriers Canadians Like The Most -- And Least

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians are more satisfied with smaller “stand-alone” wireless companies like Koodo and Virgin Mobile than they are with full-service telecoms l...

Here's The One Thing Canadians Are Doing Less Of On Their Cellphones

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Cellphone users are doing less talking and more texting, emailing and Internet surfing on their devices, habits that are being driven by th...

Tories Open Doors To Greater Cellphone Competition

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Business

RUSSELL, Ont. - Ottawa moved Wednesday to level the wireless playing field by placing limits on the coming wireless spectrum auction and lifting forei...