“I was once in a meeting of very learned and ingenious physicians, where by chance there arose a question, whether any liquor passed through the filaments of the nerves. The debate having been managed a good while, by variety of arguments on both sides, I (who had been used to suspect, that the greatest part […]

    Update: This afternoon Industry Canada added working links to the consultation documents back to their website – Thanks IC!     Last Friday, Industry Canada released its highly-anticipated “Digital Economy Strategy,” now called “Digital Canada 150.” At a whopping 25 pages, the paper has been roundly received as a disappointment, mainly for being […]

Update at bottom Bell’s website got a refresh today – their wireless plans are better laid out, with the various constituent elements (phone + voice & text, data buckets) more clearly delineated. Their 2013 annual report acknowledges that “our product offerings and related pricing plans may be too complex or customers to fully evaluate” – […]

Happy April Fools’ everyone! The following post was my attempt at Internet humour for April 1, 2014 – an imaginary “scoop” on some new plans at Telus.    TELUS TAKES A FRESH APPROACH “Last summer I promised a bloodbath in the wireless sector,” Darren Entwistle said in an exclusive interview with Angelus Novus Monday afternoon, […]

Last week, Mobile Syrup reported that the big 3′s flanker brands, Virgin, Fido, and Koodo (including zombified competitor Public Mobile) would be raising prices on their wireless plans at the same time. Then, the news broke today that Bell, Rogers, and Telus, moving in lockstep, have quietly raised their prices for wireless services as well. Prices for plans […]

Back in September, I wrote about confusing and misleading advertising on Rogers’ website. Their site was listing contradictory wireless data roaming and overage rates, making it impossible for consumers to make informed choices about the price of available services. I was somewhat surprised when a Rogers rep responded to my blog by thanking me for […]

You might be surprised as I was to learn that Bell Canada was offering its customers cell phone service as early as the 1970’s. You probably wouldn’t be surprised, however, to hear that back then Bell was giving itself an unfair advantage to get a leg up on the competition. Forty some years ago, the […]

Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you all have a great holiday, see you in the New Year!

Here’s a sneak peak at what I’ve been working on with regard to roaming in Canada; a reader pointed out that  I not sufficiently distinguished between roaming and wholesale at several points, and so I’ve attempted to clarify where appropriate. ”Don’t have a cow, man!” – Bart Simpson Today the CRTC announced that it will […]

Link to my submission in PDF form at bottom. Bell just announced that they’ve signed up their millionth customer for mobile TV. Subscribers can download an app, and get up up to 10 hours “on-the-go access to more than 40 channels of live and on-demand sports, news, entertainment and children’s TV programming.” Sound pretty good? […]


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