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Telus joins Rogers in asking for extension to CRTC’s data, roaming fees deadline

Telus Corp. has joined Rogers Communications Inc. in saying it can’t meet a Dec. 1 deadline for completing changes to the way customers are billed for extra data usage and international roaming charges Vancouver-based Telus is asking the CRTC for permission to extend the deadline for updating its billing system to March 31, 2018 — although it anticipates some changes…

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Rogers wants more time to implement new wireless code rules on data, roaming overage fees

Rogers Communications Inc. wants more time to implement new rules that outline how wireless providers must alert customers that exceed data or roaming caps, arguing it’s impossible to make the changes by the Dec. 1 deadline. Canada’s largest wireless provider applied to the federal telecom regulator last week for a six-month extension to comply with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications…

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Bell’s Roam Better and Virgin’s Roam Sweet Roam gain 24 countries, including Cuba

Bell and its sub-band Virgin Mobile have added 24 countries to the brands’ respective roaming programs, Roam Better and Roam Sweet Roam, most notably Cuba. Roam Better and Roam Sweet Roam allow customers to use unlimited talk and text along with 100MB of data per day while roaming in over 135 international destinations, capped at $200 CAD per billing cycle….

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Rogers Customers Can Stream Up To 3 Times More Video, without using more data

New feature gives Share Everything customers even more control of their family data plan, at no extra cost  Rogers Communications today announced a new feature, part of its worry-free data management solution, that gives families the ability to get more out of their data plan by streaming up to three times more video on the most popular mobile applications and…

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Canadian Telecoms Should Block Spam Calls: Regulator

Canadian telecommunications companies must create a better system to protect subscribers from unsolicited telemarketing, Canada’s telecom regulator said Nov. 7. Canadian telecommunications companies must develop network-level solutions to block illegitimate nuisance calls and propose opt-in filtering solutions for consumers to further reduce unsolicited telecommunications, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissions (CRTC) said in the compliance and enforcement report. Technical solutions…

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How Canada’s Largest Telecoms Monetized a 44% Increase in Mobile Data Usage

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its Communications Monitoring Report for 2016, which outlines the key trends in the sector. The results were pretty anticlimactic when determining the market share of the five largest telecom companies in Canada. Their percentage share of wireless subscribers was unchanged at 90%, including their share of revenues, which also remained at 92%….

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