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
A deal has been struck and approved by a court in Ontario for Rogers Communications, Inc. to purchase small wireless carrier Mobilicity in a deal valued at $465 million. Mobility has been under creditor protection since September 2013 and has been the subject of a bit of a bidding war that includes Telus Corporation. Although Mobilicity is small, the company does possess valuable spectrum, hence the interest from the larger carriers. Read more
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.
Canadian carriers Rogers and TELUS have now started pushing out the Lollipop update to all their carrier-branded variants of the Note 3. This upgrade brings the latest build of the Android operated system, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
Samsung has just begun pushing out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all Rogers, TELUS, Koodo, WIND Mobile and Bell-branded variants of the Galaxy S5 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 to the handset.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
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
HTC has been hard at work preparing their Lollipop update for the M8, and it’s finally going to roll out to Canadian users on Rogers and Telus starting tomorrow. HTC’s product manager confirmed that the update has passed its testing and certification, so we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to see it start hitting devices.
Unfortunately, still no word on when it’ll be available in the US after missing its 90 day deadline, but hopefully HTC keeps everyone updated about the progress of the upgrade. Read more
A lot of people are still waiting for their phones to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. Owners of the 2014 Moto X on TELUS – your wait is over. According to user fortunerazor on Moto X’s Reddit page, the TELUS 2014 Moto X has begun receiving a hefty system update that is Android 5.0.
If you’re receiving the update, which is 575.7 MB, let us know how the process goes in the comments.
Starting today, residents in Canada can pick up HTC’s latest “premium” budget-friendly smartphone, the Desire 510, from TELUS. The operator is offering the handset in grey for free on any of its flexible 2-year contracts or for $200 on any prepaid plan.