Cable / Telecom News

Telcos help federal government text Canadians abroad during COVID-19 outbreak


OTTAWA — Through a partnership with several of Canada’s telecom providers, the federal government is reaching out to Canadians living or travelling abroad via text messages containing contact information for Global Affairs Canada consular support in response to the global COVID-19 outbreak. A sample of one is pictured below. Beginning Wednesday, Rogers, Bell, Telus, Videotron, Freedom Mobile, Eastlink and SaskTel will be sending their subscribers currently living or travelling abroad text messages containing consular support information and key contact information. “I am pleased that Canada’s telecommunications service providers have acted quickly to help Canadians as they take steps to answer...