Author: Mobile Syrup

NDP promises to fight for lower cell service fees ahead of federal election

The cost of cellphone plans and internet packages could become a federal election issue.
A recent update to the NDP website includes a new blog post about the issue, along with a fact page detailing the party’s stance on the subject.
The NDP argue that, despite their necessity, high-speed wireless and broadband services are neither affordable nor reliable in Canada.
While the latter point could be argued — a recent Tutela report notes Canada’s wireless networks offer consistent, excellent service — there’s little doubt that Canadians pay a premium for wireless service.
The NDP website says the ‘Big Three’ — Bell, Telus and Rogers — serve 90 percent of Canadians, and on average charge them 30 percent more than people in France, Germany and the U.K.
The NDP is looking to declare cellphone service and internet access as essential. Additionally, the party wants to require every company to have a basic plan for internet and cell service that meets the essential needs of Canadians.
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Motorola One Vision render shows off hole-punch display, copper colour

A recent leak suggests there’s a new version of Motorola’s ‘One’ phone dubbed the ‘One Vision.’
Renders of the Motorola One Vision have surfaced on SlashLeaks. Unlike the previous variant, the One Vision ditches the iPhone X-style notch for a Samsung Galaxy-style hole-punch display.
Along with the single front-facing camera, the render shows off a dual-camera set-up on the rear. Further, the back of the One Vision is a unique copper colour.
It’s worth noting that the One Vision is called the P40 in some markets, specifically China. The ‘One’ monicker is used for the international variant of the phone.
A picture of the One Vision’s battery leaked as well. The battery’s label lists the capacity as 3,290mAh.
Also, a rendered video of the Motorola P40 leaked late last year. The footage showed off a similar looking device and included some specs.
The One Vision is expected to have a 48-megapixel sensor, a 6.2-inch display, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headpho..

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Fido to charge customers a $10 fee when they call in, use live chat

Rogers-owned flanker brand Fido will soon charge users a mandatory account handling fee when they call in, use live chat or social media to complete certain transactions.
The $10 account handling fee will go live on May 14th, 2019. Further, it will apply to transactions where Fido also offers self-serve options.
It does not apply to customer inquiries — such as asking about your account or bill or how to complete a transaction through self serve. Additionally, there are exceptions to the fee, including for customers with special needs.
Typically, the charge will impact quick transactions, such as making a one-time payment or resetting a voicemail password.
While users can still call in, use live chat or social media services to make these quick changes, they’re generally faster to complete through Fido’s website, app or interactive voice response (IVR) system.
“As more Canadians choose self-serve options to manage their day-to-day needs, we’re continually investing in digital services ..

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CBC Gem to livestream Canadian Screen Awards digital gala on March 28

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that it will livestream the Canadian Screen Awards Gala Honouring Digital Storytelling on Thursday, March 28th on its CBC Gem video streaming platform.
Co-presented by CBC Gem and the Independent Production Fund, the gala will start at 7pm ET and feature comedians Bit Playas (Kris Siddiqi and Nigel Downer).
As well, the gala will recognize Canada’s most prominent content makers, particularly those using innovative technologies. Awards will be handed out in 13 categories, including Best Supporting Performance, Web Program or Series, Best Immersive Experience — Non-Fiction and Best Virtual Reality Game.
The gala will be held at The Globe & Mail Centre in Toronto. The Canadian Screen Awards ceremony, meanwhile, will be livestreamed on CBC Gem on Sunday, March 31st at 9pm EST.
“So many of these projects and storytellers are known to fans around the world. We could not be more excited about sharing this fun Gala with a broader audien..

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Amazon has four Echo products on sale

Amazon.ca is having a fire sale on three different of its Echo products today.
So if you’re looking to add an Echo to another room in your house or improve on your multi-room audio setup, this is your chance.
Echo Dot is on sale for $49.99 (regularly, $69.99)Second Generation Echo is down to $99.99 (regularly, $129.99)Second Generation Echo Plus is at $159.99 (regularly, $199.99)Finally, carrying over from yesterday’s announcement the Echo Input is $29.99 to pre-order for a limited time.
Sadly, neither the Echo Show or Spot are on sale.
Source: Amazon.ca
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