What is sure to be the one of the first in a series 4G capable devices, the HTC Raider looks to deliver a quality smartphone loaded with features and functionality. Compatible on both the 4G(HSPA) and LTE networks, this smartphone is sure to be lightning quick. But who will carry the device and for how much? Read the rest of this entry »
For the last few years, Apple has done an amazing job at creating buzz behind its product launches while keeping details and specs behind its product releases as secret as possible. The Apple iPhone 5 is no exception. But what do we know so far? Is the new Apple iPhone 5 business friendly? Let’s take a look at 5 things that businesses will like about the NEW iPhone 5. Read the rest of this entry »
“Which carrier should I select?Rogers?BELL? TELUS? Many businesses ask this same question. Many of you will refuse to go with one carrier over another for any number of reasons such as poor customer service, overcharging, poor network or previous experience. Many of you refuse to leave your current carrier because you’ve been with them for a number of years (you wear that number with pride), haven’t looked at your bill for years, your local dealer setup you up many years ago and you have great relationship. All honest reasons but are they the right reasons to not shop around? Read the rest of this entry »
Apple iPhone may be available on all 3 networks
Rumors are that both Bell and Telus will have the iphone by the beginning of next year. If this does happen we will be one of the only countries in the world that Apple has negotiated a muti carrier deal. There are good signs that these rumors might be true. Bell and Telus have already entered into an agreement to join forces to develop a nation wide GSM based HSPA 3G network by Q4. This network doesn’t come cheap at a cost of US $1 Billion dollars shared equally by the two partners. This will end the 7 year monopoly that Rogers has had in the GSM field.
Apple is likely to introduce the next generation iPhone 3Gs to Rogers, Bell and Telus, all at the same time. The ideal situation would be to launch the network as well as the newest iPhone by the 2010 Olympics. Both Bell and Telus will greatly benefit from all the incoming roaming revenues from international customers and new market entrants in Canada. Currently Rogers rakes in close to US $500 Million in roaming revenues each year. Read the rest of this entry »
Who are the main cell phone providers?
The wireless industry in Canada is hard to follow. There are currently over 25 wireless brands in the market. The majority of these brands are owned by the BIG three, Bell, Rogers and Telus. Many Canadians are not aware of this but smaller brands like Koodo, owned by Telus, Virgin & Solo owned by Bell and Fido owned by Rogers are considered to be the the Big 3′s discount brands. Many of these discount brands will save customers an average of 15% or more on service by having cheaper rate plans and eliminating system access fees. Read the rest of this entry »