Canada Cellphones

Canada Misses Top Social Ranking Because Of Cellphones

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living

We're 102nd for cell phone use, right after Zimbabwe.

Your Smartphone Is Making You Deaf To The World Around You

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living

"Sorry, what?"

This Is NOT Good News About Cellphone Use And Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Living

A new study out of Sweden indicates that talking on cellphones and even cordless phones can be related to a certain form of brain cancer. The study...

Spying Feds Should Pay Cellphone Users: Lawsuit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Anyone who has used a cellphone, smartphone, laptop or tablet in Canada over the past 13 years deserves payment or other remedies for pote...

New Rules Coming To Ontario

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario will soon join three other provinces with new rules for wireless contracts that the governing Liberals say will end the "horror stor...

Propaganda Won't Solve Our Cellphone Problems

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Martha Hall Findlay

The government, seizing an opportunity to capitalize on deep public anti-cell-phone-company sentiment, claims that Canadians needed more competition in the wireless business in order to lower prices and improve service for consumers. But if the problem isn't lack of competition, but lack of transparency and terrible customer service, then expensive ad campaigns are not the answer, nor is artificial, taxpayer-funded, unsustainable interference in the market to force more competition. We need facts, not propaganda.

Canadians More Willing To Do This

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Business

A global survey suggests that two-thirds of cellphone users around the world can't bring themselves to turn off their devices, but Canadians are a lit...

Ontario Cellphone Bill Legislation Coming

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The governing Liberals plan to resurrect legislation that would allow Ontario to join other provinces in protecting consumers from cellphone...

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...

How the CRTC Can Fix Wireless in Canada

J. David Ellis | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Last time, I took the Commission to task for trying to build excitement over the level of cellphone penetration in Canada in their consultation video. Why? Because the only metric that really counts in 2012 is the takeup of smartphones: smartphones do data, feature phones don't. Let's consider penetration in a more meaningful context.

What's the CRTC Trying to Pull?

J. David Ellis | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Back in the summer of 2010, the CRTC decided to get the public's input online as part of its proceeding on the "obligation to serve." Big mistake. There's a habit that's getting entrenched at the Commission: treating online consultations as a substitute for both educating Canadian consumers and conducting real research.

NDP MP Proposes Universal Cellphone Charger

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Folks buried under a pile of old electronics are bound to get a charge out of this.A New Democrat MP is proposing legislation that would requ...

Cellphones And How They Can (Or Maybe Not) Kill You

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada

LONDON - Danish researchers can offer some reassurance if you're concerned about your cellphone: Don't worry. Your device is probably safe.The biggest...

Cellphone Limits Urged By Health Canada

CP | Helen Branswell, Medical Reporter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Parents should encourage kids under 18 to limit the time they spend talking on cellphones, Health Canada said Tuesday in new advice on mobil...

Canadians Ditching Land Lines: Survey

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - Several million Canadians will have only cellphone service by the end of the year as they increasingly ditch their more expensive landline ...

BlackBerry Outage Affecting Emails, BBM

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada

UPDATE: RIM has acknowledged the partial outage. "Some Canada & LatAm customers report BBM issues. Our support teams are investigating. We apologiz...

Shaw Abandons Plans For Cellphone Business

CP | Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

Shaw Communications has pulled the plug on plans to launch a wireless phone service, favouring instead a less risky venture into Wi-Fi services — a ...

Are Your Text Messages Private?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Text messaging may help quiet the hum of public cellphone conversations — but it may be just as vulnerable to eavesdropping.Canada's privac...

Zynga Buys Toronto's Five Mobile

The Globe and Mail | Omar El Akkad | Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada

Zynga, the world's biggest developer of Facebook games, has purchased Five Mobile Inc., a Canadian mobile apps developer that gives the company a foot...

Anthony Lacavera, Wind Mobile Founder, Takes Over As CEO

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - The chief executive of Wind Mobile, Ken Campbell, is exiting the company and will be replaced by founder and chairman Anthony Lacavera. T...