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Teksavvy increases monthly bandwidth cap to 300GB

As a result of the CRTC decision to re-evaluate the UBB ruling, Teksavvy has re-instated their unlimited internet plans for those that have been grandfathered , and for other plans they have increased the monthly limit from 200GB to 300GB,  effective March 1.  Bell  has also admitted that the usage calculator has been acting wonky and over-calculating (ouch).  Teksavvy’s current internet plans can be …

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Telus announces HTC Desire HD Pricing & Availability

Telus has announced the pricing of the HTC Desire HD will be $499 with no contract. Contract options are available as follows: 1 year term   $449.99 2 year term   $399.99 3 year term 349.99 $149.99 ‡ ‡ Available until March 1, 2011, for clients who activate or renew on a 3 year term with a Voice and Data rate plan …

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Bell Canada provides Unlocking Service

Bell Canada  provides Unlocking Service Posted by Jamie Forestell After our article yesterday with the news of Telus providing an unlocking service,  we were questioned about which of the providers do and do not provide an unlocking service.  Here is what we found.  Of course you can always look online for a third party unlock, however this is quite the …

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Teksavvy to testify on CRTC UBB Ruling

Posted by Jamie Forestell Teksavvy CEO Rocky Gaudrault and VP of Network Services for Primus,  Matt Stein will get their chance  to testify before a commons committee today.  Last week Konrad von Finckenstein of the CRTC was  ordered by the government to reconsider the ruling, or they would intervene.  Today, von Finckenstein officially announced the CRTC was launching a review “of its own …

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Telus to provide unlocking service

Posted by Jamie Forestell Effective February 15, Telus will be offering customers the ability to unlock their SIM based cellular devices for a $50 fee.  Customers must be on a monthly plan and have had their cellular device for a minimum of 90 days to qualify.  The move will allow for customers that travel, to insert pre-paid SIM cards to save on …

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AT&T takes a shot at Verizon iPhone 4 with Network Spot

AT&T takes a shot at Verizon, by Jamie Forestell With the pre-order of the Verizon CDMA iPhone under way, AT&T has released a network spot poking fun of the Verizon iPhone. With CDMA, the network does not allow for talking and data transfer at the same time as most of us may remember. Perhaps customers with Bell Canada and Telus …

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CRTC Decision to be overruled: Tony Clement via Twitter

Tonight, Industry Minister Tony Clement has confirmed the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) decision for UBB (usage based billing) will be overruled, and the CRTC must go back to the drawing board. This is great news for Canada, and Canadians should feel proud for speaking out and making a difference.  This is also good news for Netflix, who recently brought streaming …

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TekSavvy customers throttled by CRTC ruling

Customers who once enjoyed their internet experience are furious about a recent email sent from TekSavvy.  Teksavvy was known for their higher than usual bandwidth cap, or even unlimited downloading for many customers. After a CRTC ruling last week, allowing the bigger internet providers to start metering bandwidth (UBB or Usage Based Billing), they no longer have the same feeling. “From March 1 …

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Netflix releases Canadian Top ISP Performance Charts

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Netflix has posted a chart showing the performance of the top Canadian Internet Service Providers. The chart is exactly how I would have imagined and doesnt really offer any surprises.  Shaw provides both 50MB and 100MB packages, Rogers provide up to 50MB,  while Bell and Telus top out  at 25MB.  This chart shows exactly those results. While having higher speed internet …

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Bell & Telus Customers Await iPhone 4 Pricing

In an effort to win the lion’s share of Canadians waiting anxiously for the new iPhone 4, which comes out on Friday, Rogers Communications Inc. is offering big discounts to its existing iPhone customers. Unlike when the first iPhone came to Canada, Rogers does not have an exclusivity agreement for the newest version of the wildly popular smart phone: Both …

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