Last month Bell Mobility started its day in court in Yellowknife over a class-action lawsuit related to 911 monthly fees in the Whitehorse area. James Anderson launched the suit–which has about 30,000 people involved–back in 2007, as he argued a 75 cent monthly fee should not be charged to those without 911 service.
According to a ruling made yesterday, the Northwest Territories Supreme Court agreed with Anderson the 911 charges were not justified (via CBC):
On Friday, Justice Ron Veale ruled Bell is liable to nearly 30,000 cellphone users in the N.W.T., Yukon and Nunavut who paid for 911 services they didn’t receive.
Out of the territories only Whitehorse had a 911 operator, whereas other residents had to dial a 10 digit number for emergency services. The lawyer representing the Andersons, Keith Landy says the ruling sets a precedent:
“Cellphone has become a necessity today. And by virtue of them having monthly fees to pay, and then having to pay a charge where the service isn’t provided, is certainly something that needed to be corrected in our view.”
Jason Laszlo from Bell Media Relations, said the ruling goes beyond what he believes the trial was initially about–and the company will appeal the verdict:
“We’re pleased the court ruled in our favour on the main issues certified for trial, and found that Bell Mobility is not required to provide live 911 operators. That is the responsibility of local governments,” he said in an email.
“But we will certainly appeal its decision on a matter that hadn’t even been certified for trial – i.e. whether customers in those areas are exempt from paying the fees charged to all customers nationally.”
The class-action lawsuit affects Bell customers who signed contracts before April 13, 2010 across the North.
Bell Loses 911 Fee Class-Action Lawsuit, Will Appeal Supreme Court Ruling is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
There are Slickwraps for a tonne of devices such as your iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, iMac, Apple TV 2, Mophie Juice Pack, PS3/Xbox controllers and other gadgets, even including the Pebble smart watch.
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Slickwraps Skins for Apple Gear and More: $50 Credit for Only $25! [Deals] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Ever feel like a bag lady when you go on a weekend trip? Usually there’s one bag for your clothes and another lugging around your laptop. Thankfully we’ve found some overnight totes and carryalls with built-in laptop pouches to solve that unnecessary problem. Shop on, and pack ‘em up for those Fridays when you just want to get away.
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You can use SeatGeek to explore and see all the events happening near you. Or you can search by performer, event, or venue. Once you find and select an event the tickets can be sorted by their price or Deal Score, (only if the venue’s layout is available) which is a number dependent on a ticket’s price and location that (allegedly) shows you which tickets are “the most bang for your dollar.” After selecting a ticket you are shown a breakdown of the price, the exact seat location (sometimes even the view from your seat is shown), the number of tickets available, and notes from the seller. Once you press Buy Now you’ll be redirected to the ticket reseller’s checkout.
I really liked SeatGeek. I had no issues finding tickets to any performance or game that I knew were coming. I didn’t even have to go through the painful ordeal of entering in my credit card information on my iPhone, because I discovered that I could email myself a link to the ticket reseller’s checkout, then buy the tickets on my iMac.
Next time you want to buy tickets to a concert or sporting event, you should download SeatGeek for free from the App Store here. Then, tells us if you found a great deal through SeatGeek.
SeatGeek – Find Deals On Tickets [Review] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
According to CNET, Apple has pulled controversial app Bang with Friends from the App Store, after it debuted last week. Titled BWF Official when it was in the App Store, the matching service–which recently surpassed 1 million users–allowed users to connect their Facebook accounts and find friends who were “down to bang” each other.
“We’re working with Apple to figure out exactly why,” a Bang With Friends spokesperson told CNET.
Co-founder Colin Hodge confirmed with Valleywag Apple had removed their app from the App Store. Users can enter their email on the BWF website to get notified when the app will return to the App Store. At this point in time, it appears too early to conclude whether or not Apple was flexing its censorship over the app’s intended service.
Anyone have luck (or get lucky) using this app?
Apple Has Forced ‘Bang with Friends’ to Pull Out of the App Store is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
If you are a music lover with a massive iTunes library, keeping everything organized is essential to enjoying your music. If you have fallen behind in keeping your music tidy then check out iTunes Cleaner for Mac, which is currently on sale for $5 (83% off, savings of $25) in our Deals Store.
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iTunes Cleaner for Mac on Sale for $5 to Clean Up your Music Library [Deals] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Rogers has noted their LTE Max network which uses 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz band to deliver faster speeds has expanded to locations in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick:
The iPhone 5 does not run on these bands but Android devices such as the Galaxy S4 and HTC One do, and BlackBerry Z10/Q10. As for the ‘regular’ LTE network which supports the iPhone 5, Rogers informs us the following locations have gone live:
If you’re in the latter two areas, let us know how those LTE speeds are!
Rogers LTE Max Network Expands in AB, ON, QC, NB is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
It’s Star Trek Into Darkness release day! In honor of director J.J. Abrams‘s latest installment of the Star Trek franchise, now in theaters, we thought we’d spice things up with a little Trek on Trek action.
You’ve devoted dozens of hours to Star Trek viewing marathons and stood in line at midnight for Chris Pine’s take on Captain Kirk, but can you tell Picard from Riker? Kirk from Spock? Put your Star Trek: The Original Series and TNG knowledge to the test in our Who Said It? character quiz.
Get Balances for FREE until Sunday! If you like it, please take the time to write a review on iTunes, thanks!filippobiga.com/balances
— Filippo Bigarella (@FilippoBiga) 17. Mai 2013
This simple app uses colours and gestures to manage who owes you money and who you need to pay back. All you have to do is enter an amount and the name of the person involved, plus a brief note to keep track of your debts and money owed.
Swipe to the right to mark an entry completed. Swipe to the left to delete it. Completed entries can be view by swiping the screen to the left. These completed entries can be easily returned to the main screen by swiping to the left. Very easy to use!
The app is fairly straightforward to use and Bigarella notes he has the app as a free download, only until this Sunday. You can download it below as it’s worth checking out if you are a frequent borrower or lender of money.
Click here to download Balances while it’s free.
Popular Jailbreak Developer Releases ‘Balances’ in the App Store is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Last week we held yet another epic contest to give back to the iPhoneinCanada.ca community, partnering with Rogers to give away a brand new 16GB LTE iPad mini. We are happy to announce the winner of the contest is:
Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone for entering. If you missed out, stay tuned as we have another pretty awesome giveaway coming next week. Oh, you still have a chance to enter to win 1 of 10 ZAGGsparq chargers here.
Announcing the Winner of our Rogers iPad mini Contest is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPhone Resource