Thursday, November 26

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Business, Carriers, Telus

Telus launches a $ 100 million social impact fund to invest in startups

Telus is launching a new $ 100 million social impact fund to invest in startups with ideas to drive social change. Investments will focus on for-profit companies and founders committed to driving social innovation and economic growth. The fund, which is called 'Telus Pollinator Fund for Good', will invest in entrepreneurs who find ways to improve healthcare by making services accessible through digital solutions. It will also invest in startups that find ways to promote social and economic inclusion, along with companies that create solutions to better protect the planet and reduce our environmental footprint. Finally, Telus will also invest in companies that provide technology solutions to improve the agricultural industry. "Th...
5G, Brandon, Carriers, manitoba, News, Rogers, winnipeg

Rogers Expands 5G to Parts of Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba

Rogers continues to expand its 5G network by taking it to parts of Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba. With the expansion of Manitoba, customers in Winnipeg and Brandon using the Rogers' Infinite or 'Rogers for Business Shared Unlimited Data' plans that have compatible 5G devices will be able to connect to the next generation network. in a Press release, Rogers noted that more than 2.2 million Canadians have already subscribed to the company's 5G-ready Infinite plans. With Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba getting 5G access, Rogers says its 5G network now covers a total of 134 cities and towns across Canada. Plus, Rogers claims that's 10 times more coverage than any other provider. Those interested can check out Rogers' 5G coverage map...
Carriers, Deals, EastLink, News

These are some of the Eastlink Black Friday offers

Eastlink's Black Friday smartphone sale is now available with deals on devices like the Samsung Galaxy S20, Note 20 Ultra, and more. Below is a list of some of the top offerings available on Eastlink:Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: $ 0 upfront and $ 25 per month for 24 months. LG Velvet: $ 0 upfront and $ 15 per month for 24 months. iPhone 11: $ 0 upfront and $ 20 per month for 24 months. iPhone 12: $ 0 upfront and $ 44.79 per month for 24 months. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: $ 0 upfront and $ 55 per month for 24 months. Samsung Galaxy A71: $ 0 upfront and $ 15 per month for 24 months. iPhone 12 mini: $ 0 upfront and $ 38.83 per month for 24 months.There are many more offers available on the company's website. here. You can take a loo...
Bell, Carriers, Rogers

Rogers and Bell Sale Promotion $ 85 / 30GB ‘Unlimited’ 5G Data Plan

Both Rogers and Bell have launched new promotional plans, offering an $ 85 plan with 30GB of 'unlimited' LTE and 5G data. The Rogers plan includes data that can be shared, while the Bell plan does not.Both plans include unlimited talk and text plus the usual extras. There is no data overabundance as speeds drop to 512Kbps once you exhaust your initial data repository.At the time of writing, Telus has not caught up with its competitors and instead has a $ 75 / 20GB 'promo' plan that has been around for a while (Rogers and Bell also offer this plan, at the moment to write). But with the arrival of Black Friday, we hope that this will change shortly. These Rogers and Bell plans are eligible to bring your own device (BYOD). It's unclear how many people need a 30GB data plan,...
Carriers, Deals, News, Vidéotron

Vidéotron launches its November Blackout sales

Like other operators, Vidéotron is hosting its own Black Friday sale called 'November sales blackout, 'offering a few different offers. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is available at $ 0 with a 24-month all-inclusive plan. This plan includes $ 16GB of data at $ 80 per month for 24 months. The Pixel 5 and Huawei P40 are also available with this promotion. LG Velvet, Samsung Galaxy A51, and Google Pixel 4a are available for $ 0 with a 24-month all-inclusive plan that includes 8GB of data for $ 60 per month for two years. There's also a $ 150 welcome credit with a subscription to an all-inclusive plan. With an all-inclusive subscription, you will also get up to $ 100 in additional accessories. Vidéotron's all-inclusive plans now star...
black friday, Canada, Carriers, Deals, Resources

These are some of the best Black Friday deals that Canadian operators offer

Several of Canada's airlines launched Black Friday deals this week. With all the deals dropping down at once, it can be difficult to find some of the best deals available. To keep it simple, we've put together this roundup of some of the best deals available from each carrier. To get started, you'll find a list of plan offerings, bill credits, and other things that are available from most carriers, followed by shorter lists of great deals from individual carriers, as well as links to other coverage of Black's deals. Friday. Great deals from multiple carriers$ 480 Pixel 5: Almost all carriers offer the Pixel 5 for $ 0 upfront and $ 480 for two years. Plus, you can get free bill credits, gift cards, or Bluetooth headsets depen...
Carriers, News

TekSavvy launches ‘Business Remote Worker’ solutions

Chatham, Ontario-based TekSavvy has announced that its 'Business Remote Worker' solutions are now widely available. The service provider says it has combined robust security applications, software clients, and the 24/7 monitoring capabilities of its help desk. “Using a combination of virtual private network (VPN) clients and on-premises closed access endpoint connections, our solutions are customizable and scalable to suit a wide variety of business needs and budgets,” TekSavvy described. Press release. TekSavvy says enterprise-grade applications can provide secure endpoint protection and access control, and remote workforces can connect to corporate WANs or cloud applications with peace of mind. “Innovating in the face of change i...
Carriers, News, Rogers, sportsnet, University of Waterloo

Rogers, Sportsnet and University of Waterloo launch hackathon to improve sports media

Rogers has partnered with Sportsnet and the University of Waterloo to launch a virtual hackathon to improve sports media technology. The 'Sportsnet Hockey Hack: Powered by Rogers 5G ' hackathon offers students the opportunity to design applications to enhance the fan experience for Sportsnet viewers using Rogers' 5G technology and data from the NHL player and puck tracking system during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs . Students will also take advantage of Intel technology, software tools, and expertise. Rogers notes that possible solutions may involve AR and second-screen experiences, as well as fantasy and other gaming or e-commerce applications. Student teams will create a working prototype and show their idea to a panel of judge...
Carriers, News, SpaceX, Starlink

SpaceX begins shipping Starlink beta invites in Canada

SpaceX's Starlink has reportedly started sending out beta invitations for its satellite internet service in Canada. Reddit users have revealed that invitations have been sent to Canadians living in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan. The invites say that Starlink Internet will cost $ 129 per month in Canada, and the dish costs $ 649. It's worth noting that Starlink Internet has unlimited bandwidth. “I received an invitation at latitude 49.5 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. However, I will pass it on for now. The initial cost would be $ 799.68, "stated one Reddit user. This comes as Starlink recently received regulatory approval from Canadian authorities earlier this m...
Carriers, News

Public Mobile adds 500MB of free data to the existing $ 40 for 4GB data plans

If you're a Public Mobile subscriber, you might get some additional data today. The Canadian carrier has added 500MB of data to existing $ 40 plans with 4GB of data. This makes the plan a $ 40 / 4.5GB plan. This means that if you combine this with Public Mobile's automatic payment plan feature, you can get a total of 5GB for $ 40. Automatic payment means that you use your debit or credit card to pay your monthly phone bill automatically. Public Mobile says users should upgrade to the new plan and describes how to do so below:Log in Self service Go to "Planning and Add-ons" Select "Change plan" Select the "$ 40 for 4.5GB + 500MB Auto Pay Bonus" out of the box plan. You will have the option to change your plan immediately or on t...
Carriers, News, Telus, telus agriculture

Telus launches a new unit to support the agriculture industry with connected technology

Telus has launched a new business unit dedicated to providing solutions to support the agriculture industry with connected technology. The Vancouver-based national carrier has made a series of acquisitions that will allow it to use its networks to power agricultural and food technologies. "We will help farmers and ranchers produce food for the ever-expanding world population in a more efficient, safe and environmentally friendly way," said Telus CEO Darren Entwistle at Press release. Telus says the unit will optimize the food value chain by leveraging data in new ways to increase efficiency and production. He points out that this will generate better food results for companies and the end consumer. Its aim is to help develop knowl...
5G, Bell, Carriers, News, Rogers, Telus

Bell Tops Ranks as Canada’s Fastest Mobile Network – PCMag

Bell has regained its title of the fastest mobile network in Canada this year as operators begin the transition to 5G, according to PCMag's latest report. After three years with Telus at the top, Bell has once again moved into the lead. The report found that Bell's maximum download speed was 760 Mbps, with an average download speed of 232.6 Mbps. Telus followed with maximum download speeds of 752.1 Mbps and an average of 239.3 Mbps. Rogers' maximum download speed was 492.4 Mbps, with an average of 145.1 Mbps. In terms of upload speeds, Bell's top speed was 97.2 Mbps, with an average upload speed of 38.9 Mbps. Telus's top upload speed was 97.3 Mbps, with an average speed of 38.8 Mbps. Rogers' maximum upload speed was 112.9 Mbps and its average upload speed was 29.9 Mbps. Bell latenc...