Mobilicity Buyout Could Mean Higher Cellphone Bills

CBC | Posted 06.26.2016 | Canada Business

​Rogers has gobbled up troubled small carrier Mobilicity and the federal government is declaring it a victory for consumers. Almost two years ago...

Canada Will Soon Be Down One Wireless Provider

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An Ontario court gave its approval for Rogers Communications to buy Mobilicity for about $465 million on Wednesday, a deal that is expected ...

Rogers To Buy Out Mobilicity: Source

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Business

The Globe and Mail, citing three unnamed sources it said were familiar with the negotiations, reported late Tuesday that Mobilicity has accepted an offer from Rogers Communications.

Why A Wireless Company Is Suing Industry Canada For $1.2 Billion

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - One of the financial backers of wireless startup Mobilicity has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking $1.2 billion in dama...

Ottawa To Shut Out Large Players From Wireless Auction

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The federal government offered a new source of hope for Canada's small wireless companies on Monday, giving them a shot at high-quality wire...

We Have A Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Mobilicity says it has agreed to be purchased by Telus Corp. (TSX:T) for $350 million.Mobilicity says the proposed sale is subject to approv...

Sunny Freeman

Big Telecom Is NOT Going To Be Happy About This | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s Big Three wireless providers will no longer be able to charge their smaller competitors more than what their own customers pay to use their...

Who Is Making Eyes At Mobilicity?

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) analyst says regional telecom operator Quebecor may be interested in acquiring Mobilicity, a small and financially s...

What Minister Moore Says About Your Sky-High Cell Phone Bills

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

Last fall, a group of over 35 leading innovators and entrepreneurs joined in sending a letter to Industry Minister James Moore. Our letter called for several actions to be taken to fix our broken cell phone market. Minister Moore has now replied.

Small Telecom Firm Desperate To Be Swallowed By Giant

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Financially struggling Mobilicity wants a court to include its multi-million-dollar wireless licences in any sale of the small carrier.The ...

Little Fish Wants To Eat Littler Fish

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO, Cananda - The parent company of wireless startup Wind Mobile is taking another look at buying Mobilicity, a small rival that is operating und...

Ottawa Kills Telus Bid (Again)

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government has rejected another attempt by Telus Corp. to buy struggling carrier Mobilicity, preventing the big Vancouver-based company fr...


CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business

Small wireless carrier Mobilicity says it has been granted creditor protection by the courts while awaiting a ruling from Industry Canada on an unspec...

U.S. Companies Hang Up On Wireless Spectrum Auction

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Business

There was no sign of foreign competition in the list of potential bidders for a piece of Canada's wireless market, with the names of the country's thr...

Fighting Big Telecom: Good Things Happen When Canadians Speak Out

David Christopher | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Good things happen when Canadians speak out! For months, tens of thousands of citizens from right across Canada have stood up to demand the government take action for authentic choice in our broken wireless market.

Big Three's Oligopoly Stifling Economy, Tech Companies Say

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

Efforts by Canada’s Big Three wireless companies to maintain their dominant positions are likely to “stifle innovation and economic development in...

Wireless Carrier Denies It's Shutting Down

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Mobilicity is denying that it has struck a deal that would allow it to shut down by the end of the month, transferring its subscribers to riva...

Creative Canadians Take on Big Telecom's Propaganda

David Christopher | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada
David Christopher

Judging by the remarkable grassroots response from Canadians, it's clear that Big Telecom has totally misjudged the national mood. They're wasting millions on misleading propaganda and expensive ads that almost nobody believes. Canadians are uniting against the lies of Big Telecom in a big way, and the results have been spectacular.

Verizon Will Likely Spy On Canadians If It Comes Here: Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer and Althia Raj | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Business

One of Canada’s most prominent unions is warning that Verizon setting up shop north of the border could mean Canadians’ personal info ending up in...

Telus-Mobilicity Takeover Is Off: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Telus Corp. (TSX:T) has called off its plan to buy small wireless provider Mobilicity after Ottawa signalled last week that it would not all...

Feds Reject Mobilicity Takeover

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Business

The federal government staved off attempts from Canada's big three wireless players to purchase financially-strapped Mobilicity for its lucrative wire...

Towers Of Power

CBC | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Business

Telecom analyst Eimon Hoey has a rather pessimistic view on the prospects of new competitors entering an already crowded and competitive telecommunica...

Canadian Wireless Lobby Seeks Clarity

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Consumers and the wireless industry need certainty on the rules for buying struggling, new cellphone carriers, the head of a telecom indust...

Court Approves Telus-Mobilicity Deal

CBC | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Business

An Ontario court has approved Telus's deal to take over cellphone rival Mobilicity, one of the final hurdles that was standing in the way of the $380-...

Sunny Freeman

ONE LESS OPTION FOR WIRELESS | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business

Telus says it has a $380-million deal to buy Mobilicity after it was approached by the indebted small telecom player looking for relief from its finan...