Pricey Cellphone Plans Push Canadians To Black Market

CBC | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business

Get a half-price cellphone plan frmo the Prairies in Toronto!

The New King Of Consumerism Is Choice

Aaron Binder | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

Depending on who you ask we either live in an age of rampant consumerism or endless choice -- the answer doesn't necessarily lie in the middle but both are true. The Internet has connected us personally, politically, socially and humanity's consumer nature has built a retail channel unlike any other before.

CRTC Decision Criticized As 'Licence For Price-Gouging'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Canada's broadcast regulator has denied an appeal by small Internet providers to require major telecommunications companies to provide acc...

Oil Price Pain Is Spreading To Other Sectors

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Business

Telus and WestJet are among the indirect victims of the oil price crash.

Bell's CRTC Appeal Will Raise Internet Prices, Reduce Investment

Josh Tabish | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business
Josh Tabish

The CRTC's rules were designed to allow independent ISPs to sell blazing-fast fibre Internet services to customers in the marketplace. Experts believe that will help make fibre available to millions of Canadians who would otherwise could not afford these important but very expensive services.

'How Come We Didn't See Lower Prices When The Dollar Went Up?'

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business

Are consumers being hoodwinked by the big wireless providers?

Telcos Blame Falling Loonie As They Announce Price Hikes

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Business

Very similar price changes across the major incumbent wireless companies.

Rogers, Telus Win Fight Over Police Mass Collection Of Cellphone Data

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business

Sweeping the data of everyone connected to a cellphone tower amounts to an "unreasonable search," court says.

Rogers, Telus Challenge Mass Collection Of Cellphone Data By Police

CBC | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business

Telcos say sweeps of tens of thousands of Canadians' cellphone data is a violation of privacy.

Telus To Pay Customers Up To $7.3M In Rebates For Misleading Ads

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Business

The ads were for services that sent trivia questions and ring tones through texts.

Internet Cut Off For Weeks In Tiny B.C. District

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

In 2011, Stewart, B.C. had a population of just under 500 people.

Telus Job Cuts To Hit 1,500 As Company Seeks To Slash Costs

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Business

Wireless provider Telus Corp. is planning to reduce its workforce by 1,500 positions as it boosts dividend payments to shareholders. The Vancouver-...

Justin Trudeau Is Just Not Ready to Take on Cellphone Bills

Peter Nowak | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Nowak

The new PM will be a breath of fresh air on the environment -- it's impossible to be any worse than his predecessor -- and he will take the leash off federal scientists, or so he has promised. However, one area the Liberals aren't expected to deliver any good news in are telecommunications services.

What Your Buildings Say About Your Brand

Andrea Goertz | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Andrea Goertz

While not always top of mind in traditional brand assessments, a company's real estate holdings can be one of the most meaningful and concrete representations of its brand. Office buildings define skylines, shape cities' personalities and transform neighbourhoods. In doing so, they have tremendous potential to exhibit the true essence of a company's brand.

Telus Q2 Profit Falls, Operating Revenue Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. (TSX:T) is reporting a 10.5 per cent decline in net income for the second quarter, which it says included costs related to t...

Black's Photography To Live On.. As Website

CP | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL — Telus Corp. has agreed to sell the Blacks.ca website and related app business to a Montreal-based company that sells photo prints, calend...

Cheap Plans Available On Canada's Wireless 'Black Market'

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Business

Want a cheaper phone plan? Sign up in the prairies.

The Latest Retailer Shut Down In Canada..

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business

Blacks is no longer photography. Telus is closing down all 59 Blacks Photography stores in Canada, affecting some 485 employees, a spokeswoman for...

Telus Profits From Rise Of Data Usage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2016 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Telus Corp. (TSX:T) says customers are using more data on their smartphones which helped push revenues higher in the first quarter.The tel...

Vancouver Taxis 1st In Canada To Offer Free Wi-Fi

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The free service is available to Yellow Cab customers regardless of their provider.

These Are The Telcos Canadians Complain About The Most

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.02.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians are filing fewer complaints about their telecom providers, but the ones they’re filing has a watchdog agency worried. The Commissioner ...

Telus Proposes Giant Media Screen For New Vancouver Tower

CBC | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The 7.5-by-11 metre screen would hang from the 16th to the 18th floors of the building.

How to Stop Big Companies from Ripping You Off

Andrew Tai | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

A plan with unlimited calls, unlimited texting and a small amount of data from major providers like Bell, Rogers and Telus can cost up to $80 per month, and that doesn't even cover roaming fees or long-distance calls. To save money, you may want to look into some of the cheaper brands like the Telus-owned Koodo or Wind, and avoid the "Big Three."

Bell, Telus Face Lawsuit Over Rounding Up To Next Minute

CP | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- An Ontario court has certified class action lawsuits against Telus and Bell over the practice of rounding up calls to the next full minute....

Canada's Internet Needs to Join the 21st Century

Benjamin Klass | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Business
Benjamin Klass

Mr. Moore, Mr. Harper, Mr. Blais, we have given the large carriers our trust. And they have abused it. It's now up to you -- we need you to work together to ensure that our networks are open to content producers, to innovative service providers, and most of all, to ordinary Canadian citizens. We need more than tweets, more than press releases and pamphlets. We are asking for a firm commitment to ensure that the large network operators will no longer be artificially favoured over upstart innovators and competitors, a commitment to providing Canadians with a bright and lasting digital future.