Telecommunications Industry News
Telus Mobility customers sent and received 5.4 billion text messages in 2010, up from 2.7 billion the year before.
Shortly after banning the popular Kik Messenger application from its mobile software store, Research In Motion has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the developers of the app.
Canadians now view texting behind the wheel as a bigger safety concern than drinking and driving, according to a new survey by the Canadian Automobile Association.
Canada's leading wireless operator, Rogers Wireless, has launched two new pay-as-you-go plans for BlackBerry smartphone users.
Toronto commuters can check streetcar arrival times on their mobile phones, thanks to a new SMS inquiry service by the Toronto Transit Commission.
Ottawa's Carleton University has launched a pilot project, allowing students, staff, and frequent visitors to the campus to pay for parking via text messaging.
Vancouver-based wireless operator, Telus Mobility, has launched an SMS notification system to help customers manage their mobile data usage.
Canadians can now receive 'Amber Alerts' -- that is, notifications of nearby child abductions -- on their mobile phones, thanks to a joint initiative by the the federal government and Canada's main wireless carriers.
American teenagers are texting more than ever, according to new data from the Pew Research Center, with 88% of cell phone users aged 12 to 17 sending text messages on a regular basis.
The popular social networking website, Twitter, has teamed up with Research In Motion to release an official microblogging application for BlackBerry smartphones.
The inPulse 'SmartWatch,' initially unveiled in October, will be available in the very near future, according to its manufacturer, Allerta.
Winnipeg's Transit system is introducing a new service allowing passengers to access bus schedules on their mobile devices.
Published by TeleClick Enterprises
Edited by Jeremy Maddock