Cable & Telecom

Wireless Code Review: Freedom living up to its name, wants to ban device unlocking fees

GATINEAU – Freedom Mobile has called on the CRTC to “take the bold step and completely do away with unlocking fees altogether and that unlock codes be provided by carriers free of charge on request.”The upstart operator owned by Shaw Communications made the recommendation on Wednesday during its opening remarks to the Commission’s three-year review of the Wireless Code of Conduct.The company added that there is no reason domestic carriers can’t offer unlocked devices at the point of sale. After consulting several large handset suppliers, “they have indicated that they would be happy to sell unlocked phones,” said Bob Boron,...

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.