Verizon's Go Unlimited plan to include Mexico and Canada starting on January 25th

As many of you know, Verizon offers two different unlimited plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. The former is the lower priced of the two options, and offers DVD-quality video streaming (480p) as opposed to the HD streaming (720p) available on the premium version. Another difference between both plans is the 15GB of high speed hotspot/tethering offered with Beyond Unlimited every month, compared to the 600Kbps speed cap that Go Unlimited subscribers experience for hotspot/tethering use.

However, Big Red is allowing Go Unlimited subscribers to match Beyond Unlimited users with one particular …


BlackBerry Motion to launch November 10th in Canada

The latest handset from BlackBerry Mobile, the BlackBerry Motion, is expected to make its way stateside to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Thus far though, there has been no official word about U.S. availability for the “all touch” model. Thanks to an announcement made today by BlackBerry Mobile, we do know that the device will be available in Canada starting on November 10th. On that date, the phone will be available from Koodo and in select Bell, TELUS and SaskTel stores priced at $99 CAD (equivalent to $77 USD at current exchange rates) with a signed two-year pact. The regular retail price is …

T-Mobile kills unlimited LTE data roaming benefit for travelers to Canada and Mexico

T-Mobile not only has one of the best prices of all carriers, it has some great benefits to plans as well. One of them, however – free unlimited LTE data for travelers to Canada and Mexico – is getting eliminated and replaced with a capped LTE allowance.
Rather than being able to enjoy unlimited 4G LTE while roaming to those countries, customers will now have a limit of 5GB of LTE data. The new rule comes into force on November 12th. After you hit that 5GB data limit, you will be throttled to barely usable 128Kbps speeds, or 256Kbps for T-Mobile …

All Amazon Echo devices can now make calls for free on North America to the U.S., Canada and Mexico

It has been quite a week for Amazon’s Echo line up. Not only did Amazon revise the original Echo by adding a cloth cover, it made the new version of the original smart speaker shorter and fatter. The Amazon Echo Plus looks like the original Echo, adding improved Dolby sound and enhanced voice recognition. The addition of the ZigBee smart home hub makes it easier for users to control smart home products like entertainment systems, climate controls, locks and more. Other new models and accessories include the Echo Spot, the Echo Connect and Buttons.

Now, a new report published on Saturday …

Air France flight to LA makes emergency landing in Canada after engine blows out

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An Air France flight en route from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Goose Bay, Canada after its engine blew out over the Atlantic Ocean Saturday. 

The Airbus A380 left Charles de Gaulle Airport Saturday morning and landed around 1:40 p.m. in Canada, CBC reported

The plane landed safely, but part of its engine cowling was missing and it scattered debris across the runway. 

Fire crews arrived to help, but didn’t need to do much apart from clean up the debris. 

Passengers on the flight and others watching the landing observed that the plane definitely looked “broken.” Read more…

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition comes to Canada next week

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is not only dressed in Henry Ford’s favorite color, it also comes with a bump in specs compared to the regular version of the KEYone. Stuffed with 33% more RAM (4GB as opposed to 3GB) and twice the native storage (64GB compared to 32GB), the Black Edition of the KEYone will be available in Canada starting next week. The  higher spec’d variant of the surprise hit of the summer will be available from the Canadian websites belonging to Amazon, Walmart and Staples to name a few.

The two standout features of the KEYone are the phone’s physical keyboard, …

Asus ZenFone 4 Max officially launches in US and Canada, large battery included


Asus just announced that one of its newest smartphones, the
ZenFone 4 Max, is now officially available to buy in the US and Canada. The handset is sold
unlocked (1-year North American warranty included), costing $199 in the US, and $299 CAD in Canada.

 

Far from being a high-end smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max
is made for customers in need of an affordable handset with long battery life.
The device packs a very generous 5,000 mAh battery – according to Asus, this
can provide up to 22 hours of video playback, or up to 26 hours of Wi-Fi web
browsing. With these figures in mind, we’re …

Tekken Mobile for iPhone and Android soft launches in Canada

Tekken is one of the most recognizable fighting games out there: many (us included) have grown up mastering the fighting controls and the different characters, and now, developer Bandai Namco seems ready to bring Tekken to iPhone, iPad and Android.
Tekken Mobile has just soft-launched in Canada, but it does not feature the same level of controls as you know from before. Instead, Tekken Mobile relies on the Waza Card system and you tap on your screen for combos and special attacks.
Just like any Tekken game, there is …

LG to enable FM radio on its smartphones sold in the United States and Canada

One of the most basic features included on mobile phones, FM Radio is rarely seen in smartphones these days, especially those sold in the United States (perhaps Canada too). For some reason, major handset makers like LG are required to disable the FM chip inside their phones before they are introduced in North America.

Well, that’s not the case anymore, as LG announced it has teamed up with TagStation, owner of the NextRadio application, to enable FM chips in all phones launched by the South Korean company.

However, LG’s decision to enable FM chips in its …

South Park: Phone Destroyer soft-launches in Canada

Earlier this month, at its E3 conference, Ubisoft announced its new mobile game, called South Park: Phone Destroyer. The game was soft-released in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland at the time, and has now been made available in Canada, too.

The card-based game features a massive single player story, written in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios. In a joint effort with RedLynx studio, a Ubisoft’s subsidiary, South Park’s team has helped develop a game that immerses you into the crazy world of Stan, Kenny and co., and offers both strategy and PvP aspects.

Players are …