A mobile app to request on-demand snow removal has expanded to the Winnipeg market.
Calgary-based MowSnowPros launched the app in the city this week, along with Red Deer and Saskatoon.
WINNIPEG — Improved wireless infrastructure along Highway 75 is nearing completion to boost cell phone signals along the high-traffic Canada-U.S. corridor.
Bell MTS says the project south of Winnipeg is now just days away from being complete.
Rogers has turned on its LTE-Advanced service in select Manitoba communities, offering customers greater connectivity and speeds for their wireless devices.
LTE-A is now active in Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Gimli, Morden, Winkler, Churchill, Thompson and Flin Flon.
Fans attending Wednesday’s Winnipeg Jets home opener at Bell MTS Place will notice a difference in how their cell phones work within the building.
Bell MTS made upgrades to its LTE network in the arena over the summer, more than tripling the capacity for wireless customers. A common frustration of those who attend events in the building is slower speeds or periods of non-connectivity given the volume of other users in the vicinity. Similar headaches have been shared by football fans at Investors Group Field in the past.
Rogers is bolstering its wireless network to ensure more Winnipeggers have access to its voice and LTE data services.
Network improvements have been made at Main Street and Broadway downtown, and a new wireless tower will soon be installed in the Sage Creek neighbourhood.
By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA – Cellphone companies will soon no longer be allowed to charge customers to unlock their devices, Canada’s telecom regulator said Thursday as it unveiled sweeping changes to the wireless code of conduct.
The new code from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also says as of Dec. 1, all newly purchased devices must be sold unlocked — one of several other changes aimed at giving people more control over their wireless services.
By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Internet and mobile providers must invest in infrastructure to keep up with a booming consumer appetite for entertainment both at home and on the go, Bell Canada Enterprises CEO George Cope said Tuesday.
High-speed mobile data usage is up 37 per cent from just last year, while the amount of data streaming over the Internet has more than quadrupled in five years, Cope told the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
A new augmented reality smartphone app is adding another layer of interactivity for those who visit the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden.
The “Fossil Discovery Adventure” app is the first-of-its-kind for a Canadian museum, allowing visitors to collect AR fossils throughout CFDC by finding 12 digital dig sites and applying their knowledge of the exhibits to the app’s built-in trivia game.
RCMP in Manitoba handed out 310 tickets for distracted drivers in April as part of Distracted Driving Month.
That’s up from 175 cell phone tickets issued during the same time period in 2016.