Cable & Telecom

TextNow launches free talk and text over cellular in Canada – free devices, too as Covid-19 response

By Greg O'Brien WATERLOO – For the first time, Waterloo, Ont.-based TextNow is making available its free talk and text cellular service in Canada to support those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. “With more than a million jobs lost in Canada last month, we know many people have to make difficult financial decisions,” the company said in a statement. “We also believe that now, more than ever, it’s important for everyone to stay connected.” Stateside, TextNow is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) through an agreement with Sprint (now T-Mobile) – and the company launched a free talk and text...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.