Tag: smartphone

Rogers one step closer to being a ‘bank’

By Ted Kritsonis

Rogers’ efforts to expand and lead the wireless industry in mobile payments has led to the Finance Ministry to give the company a patent incorporating “Rogers Bank”. With that out of the way, Rogers will now seek to have its own branded credit card, and push mobile payments with smartphones to the next level.

Is this the new Facebook phone?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla Facebook has long been enamoured with the idea of making its own smartphone. There are signs the Social Network is going after mobile with a new device.

Cellular, Internet and TV customer service still a major problem in Canada

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s hard to meet someone these days who hasn’t had at least one run-in or negative experience with a wireless carrier or cable/satellite TV provider in Canada. The visceral reaction some of them give after receiving bill shock or confusing responses and service from live agents is largely a symptom of what seems to be a larger problem.

Wind Mobile could be up for sale

By Ted Kritsonis

Wind Mobile, the first of the new entrants in Canada’s wireless industry, is now reportedly for sale after unnamed sources suggested Wind’s parent company, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom initiated the process to hear bids for a takeover.