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Is Google going to murder your phone company?

Is Google going to murder your phone company? | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
With Google Voice merged into Hangouts, Google is going for the jugular. It didn’t get much press, but starting on September 10th Google voice was merged into Google Hangouts. More importantly, this means that Android users can now to talk each other 100% free using just a data... http://telclarity.com/2014/09/15/google-going-murder-phone-company/?utm_source=SC&utm_medium=Scoopit.+CDN+Telecom&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BTelClarity
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Introducing SellClarity. A new sales and marketing automation system.

Introducing SellClarity. A new sales and marketing automation system. | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Credit: opensourceway on Flickr An exciting launch for an exciting new product. It’s not every day that a company goes from providing telecom consulting and moves into a whole new direction. But that’s exactly we’re doing. Because this business was built from scratch we... http://telclarity.com/2014/08/19/sales-automation-telclarity-introducing-sellclarity/?utm_source=SC&utm_medium=Scoopit.+CDN+Telecom&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BTelClarity
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Phone companies are becoming dumb. Get used to it.

Phone companies are becoming dumb. Get used to it. | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Phone companies need to wake up to the fact that in the not so distant future, they’re just going to be a commodity. Never has there been a time when consumers and businesses have had as much choice as they do now. Over the top services like Netflix, Google Hangouts, FaceTime voice, and... http://telclarity.com/2014/08/05/dumb-phone-company/?utm_source=SC&utm_medium=Scoopit.+CDN+Telecom&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BTelClarity
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5 Killer Technologies your competitors are using to eat your lunch.

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Ripoff: The outrageous markup on wireless roaming costs.

Ripoff: The outrageous markup on wireless roaming costs. | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
mkoudis/ Bigstock The wholesale cost of roaming is a closely guarded secret, but recent revelations by Wind have shed light on shockingly high margins. Roaming is a huge concern for consumers and businesses, but a closely guarded secret is how little it actually cost your phone company.... http://telclarity.com/2014/07/02/outrageously-roaming-charges/?utm_source=SC&utm_medium=Scoopit.+CDN+Telecom&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BTelClarity
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Canada's telecom policy is a disaster. Part 1: The war or 2013

Canada's telecom policy is a disaster. Part 1: The war or 2013 | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Canada's telecom policy has a stated goal of increasing competition, lowering prices and providing more consumer choice. It's failed at all 3.
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Part 1 of a 5 part series I am writing on the Canadian government's telecom policy which, especially when it comes to wireless, explains in detail the problems with Canada's telecom market.

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Bell first, Rogers last in Netflix ranking of Canadian ISP speeds

Bell first, Rogers last in Netflix ranking of Canadian ISP speeds | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Users accessing Netflix through Bell's fibre optic network in April had an average speed of 3.19 megabits per second, while Rogers' average speed was just 1.67 Mbps, according to the streaming company.
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Gartner survey reveals the digital marketing landscape in 2014 | Information Age

Gartner survey reveals the digital marketing landscape in 2014 | Information Age | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Digital marketing budget increases reflect a focus on customer experience (Marketing Digital, Marketing Moderno en la cresta de la hola
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The Perfect and the Good on Network Neutrality

The Perfect and the Good on Network Neutrality | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
The surest way to stop progress towards real broadband competition is if the FCC's work grinds to a halt in a miasma of political and legal opposition. That's quite possible if it reverses a decade of precedent and reclassifies broadband. And that w...
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OnePlus One officially announced and it's a '2014 Flagship Killer' | MobileSyrup.com

OnePlus One officially announced and it's a '2014 Flagship Killer' | MobileSyrup.com | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
OnePlus One officially announced and it's a '2014 Flagship Killer'
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$299 for a fully featured phone...The end is nigh for smartphone subsidies if this price point becomes the new norm..

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Rogers CEO targets hockey, customer service as company ‘thinks long term’

Rogers CEO targets hockey, customer service as company ‘thinks long term’ | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
CEO Guy Laurence says communications giant will focus on fewer, bigger initiatives to boost financial showing
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Telus to buy Mobilicity in $350-million deal

Telus to buy Mobilicity in $350-million deal | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Deal rejected twice before by Industry Canada
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Further proof that the government's telecom policy is a disaster. Not only has Mobilicity fallen into the hands of the big 3, but the intervention to stop the sale scared away any foreign suitors in the last spectrum auction.
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SaskTel cries poor over wireless competition

SaskTel cries poor over wireless competition | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
One could be forgiven for thinking a story last week about SaskTel's wireless woes was an article from The Onion. The story, which featured chief executive Ron Styles complaining about too much wir...
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A tad funny really.

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Wind Mobile roaming is still a rip off. Here’s why.

Wind Mobile roaming is still a rip off. Here’s why. | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
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Video: Surprise, telecom bills are on the rise again, but there may be hope in sight.

An interesting video that was posted on The Globe and Mail last week In a nutshell, this video is an extremely accurate depiction of the problem. The only area I disagree with is that claim that costs have gone down for some plans. Otherwise though, this video is... http://telclarity.com/2014/08/06/video-surprise-telecom-bills-rise-may-hope-sight/?utm_source=SC&utm_medium=Scoopit.+CDN+Telecom&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BTelClarity
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Insiders reveal: How to negotiate your telecom package. Pain free.

Insiders reveal: How to negotiate your telecom package. Pain free. | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
  Take one before calling your telco. Negotiating a new telecom package need not be painful. Take it from a former carrier employee, it’s actually quite easy. Globe and Mail reporter Rob Carrick recently wrote a piece called Why I hate renegotiating my telecom package in which he ... http://telclarity.com/2014/07/15/negotiate-telecom-package/?utm_source=SC&utm_medium=Scoopit.+CDN+Telecom&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BTelClarity
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Why you can't always trust your phone company

Why you can't always trust your phone company | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Sometimes your carrier isn’t always what it seems. Image courtesy of Pierre Tourigny on Flickr All too often companies rely on their carriers to provide them with expense management. Talk about letting the wolf run the hen house. It’s almost a tacit admission of how bad carrier... http://telclarity.com/2014/06/18/trust-phone-company/
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Trends in Telecom

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Trends in Telecom
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A topic I am covering in an upcoming blog series.

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No, wireless bills aren't actually going down

No, wireless bills aren't actually going down | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
So wireless bills are going down? Wha? How's that possible? Canadians are paying an average of $76 per month if on a two-year contract or $81 if on a three-year agreement which, according to a new ...
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In case you didn't notice....

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5 bizarre things (plus a real shocker) found on business phone bills

5 bizarre things (plus a real shocker) found on business phone bills | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
We look at a lot of bills and find a lot of interesting and bizarre things on them. But what do we find? It depends on what your company does.
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A short little expose on the things found on company phone bills, plus a little bit of a surprise.

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Ottawa threatens to cut Telus out of wireless auction

Ottawa threatens to cut Telus out of wireless auction | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Government tells company to stop trying to buy up spectrum reserved for new carriers
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Is it any wonder why there were no bidders in the last spectrum auction? Making up rules as they go is not a good way of giving investor confidence in coming and setting up shop here.

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Mobilicity proposes TELUS acquire its assets for $350 million | MobileSyrup.com

Mobilicity proposes TELUS acquire its assets for $350 million | MobileSyrup.com | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Mobilicity proposes TELUS acquire its assets for $350 million
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Telecom company Rogers doles out nearly $40 million on its two CEOs in 2013

Telecom company Rogers doles out nearly $40 million on its two CEOs in 2013 | Canadian Telecom | Scoop.it
Guy Lawrence, who only stepped into the CEO role on Dec. 2, made a total of $12.7 million
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Just in case you were wondering why your Rogers bill costs so much....

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