In a victory for net neutrality, Canada's telecom regulator has ruled against a carrier offering 'free' music streaming as part of a zero-rating scheme. Quebecor's 'Unlimited Music' allows premium Videotron subscribers to use select streaming apps, s…
Canada strengthens net neutrality with zero-rating crackdown
Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S 4 hasn’t been as coordinated as the company would like, but it’s making some amends with today’s launch of its flagship phone in Canada. In one fell swoop, most of the larger Canadian carriers are now offering the 16GB model for a typical $200 on a 3-year contract. Bell, Rogers and Telus (as well as their sub-brands) are covering much of the country, while more region-specific carriers like Eastlink and Videotron are also joining in. Carriers like Mobilicity and Wind Mobile aren’t yet included, however, and supplies are known to be tight — we’d ask about stock before making a trip to the local store.
Filed under: Cellphones, Mobile, Samsung
Source: Bell, Rogers, Telus
PSA: Samsung Galaxy S 4 now on sale at Canadian carriers
While we’re still waiting on an American carrier to officially release Sony’s Xperia ZL, it turns out that Canadians don’t have to be quite so patient. That promised April launch in the northern country has come right at the start of the month, and locals can order the compact 5-inch flagship from Bell, Rogers or Videotron as of today. Pricing varies sharply between networks, however. Bell is offering the most aggressive discount, at $100 on a lengthy three-year contract, while Rogers and Videotron raise the prices to a respective $125 and $200 on similar terms. You can also buy the smartphone off-contract from the carriers for $600 (Bell and Videotron) or $625 (Rogers), in addition to the $675 unlocked model from Sony itself. We’d think carefully about a purchase when the Xperia ZL is about to get some stiff competition in the next few weeks; those who want a better sense of (Omni)balance in their lives can hit the carrier links at the source.
Filed under: Cellphones, Mobile, Sony
Via: MobileSyrup, Xperia Blog
Source: Bell, Rogers, Videotron
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Sony Xperia ZL reaches Canada through Bell, Rogers and Videotron