Wednesday, December 1

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Bell Media Job Cuts Hit Toronto Newsrooms, TSN & More

In the immediate aftermath of Bell's 'Let's Talk Day' mental health initiative, Bell Media cut more than 200 jobs. Worse, the job cuts came after Bell took more than $ 120 million from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program and increased dividend payments to shareholders. Although Bell Media has not shared specific numbers on how many positions it cut, Bell Media union representatives The media put the number at 210 in the GTA only. Cartt.ca It estimates the number to exceed 250, including executive positions and other layoffs that began in January. The cuts affected various media outlets across Canada, virtually wiping out Toronto's Newstalk 1010, Montreal's CJAD 800, and several other local newsrooms. TSN also saw cuts, in particular Dan ...
Win a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G from Bell [Contest]
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Win a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G from Bell [Contest]

Are you ready for another contest? We're! Thanks to our friends at Bell, we have the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G in Game! This 5G-capable foldable Android device features a 1.1-inch LCD screen on the front with a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 2636 x 1,080 pixels when opened. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, 3300 mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, 256GB internal storage, Android 10, a 10-megapixel front camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. To enter the contest, do one of the following: Follow us and retweet the contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup), Follow us on Instagram (@mobilesyrup), 'Like us on facebook (Facebook.com/MobileSyrup) or subscribe to our Youtube channel. All current MobileSyrup Twitter, Facebook and YouTube followers...
Bell, Deals, News

Virgin Mobile Offers $ 50 / 10GB BYOD Plan and Up for Lunar New Year

Virgin Mobile, a brand owned by Bell, offers a $ 50 / 10GB BYOD plan (bring your own device) and more for the Lunar New Year. The operator also offers the following BYOD plans. All include unlimited talk and text throughout Canada along with 1,000 long distance minutes for select countries: $ 45 per month for 6GB $ 55 per month for 12GB $ 60 per month for 14GB $ 75 per month for 16GB “Offer available at select stores, by calling 1-866-337-4355 or by speaking with a sales representative,” Virgin Mobile describes on its website. You can learn more about deals here.
Bell, Carriers, News, Rogers, Telus

Unlimited plans from the big three carriers now start at $ 80 in Canada

After a long promotional run, Bell, Rogers and Telus have raised the price and reduced the data for their unlimited entry-level plans. For months now, consumers have been able to get a 20GB unlimited plan for $ 75 per month from each of Canada's big carriers, but that all changed this week. Now the entry-level plan includes 15GB of unlimited data and costs $ 80. The next plan at Bell and Rogers is labeled as a promotion and offers 25GB for $ 85. As an alternative, Telus has two $ 90 plans; one for sharing data between devices like an Apple Watch and an iPhone, and the other is a shared family plan. Neither of these plans offer much value compared to the previous $ 75 / 20GB option we saw in late 2020. Right now, folks looking for ...
Bell, Galaxy S21, News, Phones, Samsung

Bell allegedly sold Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series early

It looks like Bell is selling Samsung's Galaxy S21 series a bit earlier than expected. According to a tip sent to MobileSyrup, Bell now sells the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra in Canadian stores. Additionally, pre-orders will also ship on Monday, January 25. As soon as the carrier has shipments of the smartphone in stock, you can sell them. It is important to note that the physical locations of the Bell stores are only open by appointment for essential services in Ontario and Quebec, given current stay-at-home requests from the provinces. Samsung's official launch date for the S21 series is January 29, following the launch of pre-orders on January 14. Most online order shipments from retailers including Samsung a...
5G, Bell, Carriers, News, Rogers, Telus

Rogers tops ranking as most trusted 5G network in GTA in Q4 2020: report

Rogers has topped the ranking as the most reliable 5G network in the greater Toronto area for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a new Umlaut report. The Toronto-based national airline received a score of 917 out of 1,000, according to the report, which was commissioned by Rogers. Vancouver-based national carrier Telus came in second with a score of 868 and Montreal-based Bell followed with a score of 856. The overall score is determined by ranking performance for standard consumer use cases, such as browsing popular websites, downloading / uploading content, and streaming video content. “As a major business center and the most populous city in Canada, GTA is a hotbed of technology and innovation and we are proud to bring th...
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Bell opens Let’s Talk Community Fund applications for 2021

The Bell Let's Talk Community Fund is now open for 2021 applications by January 28 Let's Talk Day. The Community Fund is a $ 2 million annual program that provides money to registered charities working locally to improve access to mental health care in communities across Canada. Charities can apply for a grant of up to $ 25,000 to support local mental health programs by visiting Bell's Let's Talk website. Underlining our commitment to enable mental health action everywhere, the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund has supported nearly 800 grassroots and local organizations in all provinces and territories since its launch in 2011. As the demand for help has increased due to COVID-19, Community-level mental health action is now more impo...
Bell, Carriers, News

Contest: Win a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G from Bell!

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G is a foldable Android smartphone, and we've got one to give away in our latest contest, courtesy of Bell. This 5G compliant device features a 1.1-inch LCD screen on the front with a 6.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2636 x 1,080 pixels when opened. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, 3300 mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, 256GB internal storage, Android 10, a 10-megapixel front camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. To enter the contest, do one of the following: Follow us and retweet the contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup), Follow us on Instagram (@mobilesyrup), 'Like us on facebook (Facebook.com/MobileSyrup) or subscribe to our Youtube channel. All current MobileSyrup Twitter, Faceb...
Win a Bell Motorola edge + [Contest]
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Win a Bell Motorola edge + [Contest]

Another day, another contest for January! This time we have the Bell Motorola edge +! The Motorola edge + has a 6.7-inch screen (2340 x 1080), 5G speeds, powered by Android 10 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, 108 megapixels f / 1.8 Quad Pixel with OIS rear camera with 25 megapixels f / Camera Front Quad Pixel 2.0 and a 5,000 mAh battery. To enter the contest, do one of the following: Follow us and retweet the contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup), Follow us on Instagram (@mobilesyrup), 'Like us on facebook (Facebook.com/MobileSyrup) or subscribe to our Youtube channel. All current MobileSyrup Twitter, Facebook and YouTube followers are automatically entered into the contest. This contest ends on January 31st and the winner will be ...
Win a Google Pixel 5 Bell in our latest contest! [Giveaway]
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Win a Google Pixel 5 Bell in our latest contest! [Giveaway]

Google's Pixel 5 is one of the best smartphones available in Canada. If you are willing to participate in our contest, read on. We have one of these latest Android devices up for grabs, courtesy of Bell. The Pixel 5 features a 6-inch screen, 4000 mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G processor, dual-camera setup, and 128GB storage. The smartphone we give away is a blue / green color 'Sorta Sage'. To enter the contest, do one of the following: Follow us and retweet the contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup), Follow us on Instagram (@mobilesyrup), 'Like us on facebook (Facebook.com/MobileSyrup) or subscribe to our Youtube channel. All current MobileSyrup Twitter, Facebook and YouTube followers are automatically entered int...
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Competition Bureau Campaign Encourages Canadians to Change Telecom Provider

The Competition Office has launched a 'Switch Week' campaign encourage Canadians to change service providers to save money. The bureau says that by changing your telecommunications, insurance and banking providers or renegotiating your contracts, you can take advantage of the competition to lower your monthly bills. Anthony Durocher, deputy commissioner of the Competition Office, said MobileSyrup in an interview that the goal of the week-long awareness campaign is "essentially to inform Canadians about the potential savings." The campaign highlights that Canadians could be overpaying about $ 1,860 per year if they stick to their combined telecommunications, banking and insurance plans. He notes that last year, one in four Canadians surveyed renegotiated their contracts or changed prov...
5G, Bell, Carriers, Featured, News, Rogers, Telus

Telus Ranked as Canada’s Fastest Mobile Operator for Q4 2020 – Report

Telus has been ranked as the fastest mobile operator in Canada for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the latest market analysis report from Ookla. The Vancouver-based national carrier, which also topped the rankings in Q3 2020, received a speed score of 87.88. To determine speed scores, Ookla measures the upload and download speed of each provider to rank overall network speed performance. Montreal-based national carrier Bell followed in second place with a score of 84.51 and Toronto-based national carrier Rogers came in third with a score of 73.05. The report highlights that among the major mobile service providers, Freedom Mobile had the lowest latency at 27 ms. Roger's flanker brand Fido followed with 28ms and Telus came in third with 29ms. Rogers and Bell comp...