On July 15, T-Mobile customers will be able to travel throughout three countries in North America and not be slammed with any roaming fees. The carrier announced Mobile Without Borders as its next step for being aggressive in the wireless industry, providing coverage to customers in Mexico and Canada in addition to the United States at no extra charge. Customers located in the former two countries will be able to place calls, send/receive texts, and utilize T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network just as they would in the United States.
Canadian carrier Telus has announced that they will be raising the unlock fee for devices on their network by $15 starting on July 7th. This move raises the unlock fee to $50, bringing it in line with Rogers and Bell.
Telus has offered the unlocking service for $35 since 2012, but the cost of unlocking devices is higher than the carrier originally anticipated. I’m not entirely sure how that works, but since it looks like the standard pricing going forward, I don’t think anyone in Canada will have much of a choice there. Read more
If you live in Canada and you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a Galaxy S6 smartphone, Samsung has just announced another incentive to tip you over the edge; a free six-month subscription to Google’s Play Music service.
The LG G4 has found much fanfare across the globe since its launch a few weeks ago. And now the device is finally reaching Canadian shores on June 19.
LG has just announced that it will launch its flagship smartphone of 2015, the G4, in Canada on Friday, June 19. The handset will be available to purchase from Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Videotron, and WIND Mobile for $199.99 on-contract or $699.99 outright.
Cricket has added a new feature to their monthly plans that will help users that need to communicate across the border with their cell phones. The carrier has baked in international calling and texting to Canada to their monthly plans, which already included communication to Mexico. Since their monthly plans already include unlimited talk and text, it won’t cost anything extra to send some texts up north without worrying about overages or hidden fees. Read more
LG has just started rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the G3, located in Canada. This upgrade brings the latest version of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Motorola users in Canada are getting to take part in a sweet update, bringing them from Kitkat into the world of Lollipop. Read more
HTC Canada shared today that they have released the update to Android Lollipop for the HTC One (M7). The update is heading out to all Canadian carriers. If you are in Canada and have the HTC One (M7), you should see a notification letting you know the update is available. If you want to manually check for the update, you can go to Settings -> About device -> Software update -> Update on your smartphone.
If you’ve been waiting to pick up a Moto 360 with a metal band in Canada, your wait is almost over. The company is set to release the metal-clad variants of its smartwatch later in March this year at a few different retailers.
The dark and light metal Moto 360 will be available for $329, and you’ll be able to pick up both options at Future Shop or Best Buy. TELUS will also be carrying the dark metal 360, and they’ll exclusively sell the champagne finish watch with the 18 mm strap, if you’re looking for something a little thinner. Read more