Among the Group of Seven (G7) nations -- which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States -- Canada happens to have the most expensive mobile rates. On top of that, users based in the Great Big North often have to pay at least $50 to have their mobile devices unlocked when they decide to switch to another network.
Rogers Communications, a mobile operator based in Canada, just became the second major carrier to join in on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) messaging fun. The first to do so of course was major US wireless carrier Sprint, which launched its support for Google’s RCS on its Android powered handsets about a month ago.
Major telecommunications players in Canada are now taking their first steps towards offering their respective 5G services to Canadian mobile users in the near future. Indeed, Bell, Rogers, and Telus are all joining in to establish operating benchmarks for 5G networks. Bell Canada, the biggest telecoms company in the country, is looking to start testing its 5G network.
AT&T has just revealed that it has added new Mexico and Canada roaming services for subscribers on some of its existing smartphone plans. Those who are subscribed under the AT&T Unlimited Plan, they can expect to be able to soon enjoy their plan’s voice calls, text messaging, and data inclusions in and between Mexico, Canada, and the United States, absolutely free of roaming fees.
Apple has just revealed that Apple Pay, its mobile payment system, will now support credit and debit cards running on the Visa or MasterCard credit networks, plus the Interac debit network, for all the top five major banking institutions, as well as two smaller bank entities, in Canada. Indeed, as of May 10th of this year, Apple Pay is already available from the following:
Customers of MetroPCS, a prepaid subsidiary of major US wireless carrier T-Mobile, can already make use of their mobile devices just like home when visiting the country of Mexico. But just this week, the mobile services provider has decided to extend its service to the nation north of the United States border via its latest North America Unlimited add-on.
As reported earlier, Apple Pay was supposed to arrive in Canada this week. Well, it is now official -- Apple has made its mobile payment system available in the Canadian market. However, in order for iOS users living north of the United States border to start making use of Apple’s contactless mode of payment, they will have to own the exact right credit card.
According to the blog iPhone in Canada, Apple’s own mobile payment system could be launching in the country of Canada as early as this week. Apparently, customer service representatives from American Express had told the tech website that Apple Pay is scheduled to arrive in the Canadian market on Tuesday, November 17th.
As the competition in wireless plans continues to heat up, the pricing gets cheaper by the minute. And this is not only becoming true for domestic wireless plans, but also for rates of international wireless services, as more and more carriers start to offer better roaming prices.
Sprint is the latest to join the club. The wireless carrier recently introduced brand new international roaming deals for mobile users who frequently find themselves travelling all across the North And South American continents.
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