Mobile Phones


Canadian Mobile Phone Forum

A forum for Canadians to discuss their experiences and/or technical questions about some of the big players like Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, Telus Mobility, Public Mobile and more. If you have technical questions about your mobile phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, how to unlock a Canadian phone or how to tweak and hack your phone, you've come to the right place! Feel free to post any questions and a member with knowledge about Mobile Phones will try to help out. Some forum discussions you may find have to do with Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC, Motorola and Nokia. Be sure to post any of the best cell phone deals you find. Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, Fido & Telus discussion
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Feb 29th, 2008
1 week ago by MHz last post
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Finally a real use for a smart phone.
Turn a Smartphone Into a Virus-Detecting Microscope? Yep. It's Happening! Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C might be all the rage at the moment. (Did you get a gold one??) But one college professor thinks smartphones should have a higher purpose. By "higher," I... (by petros)
4 weeks ago by Hoid last post
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Apple’s facial recognition in new iPhone unsettles privacy activists
Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes. Apples newest device, set to go on sale November 3, is... (by tay)
Aug 28th, 2018 by Hoid last post
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iPhone8 mic problems
I bought 8+ and it has a muffled voice. People in the other end constantly ask me to speak louder or complain that they cant hear me. They say that it seems I am calling them sitting in a tunnel. Some people on the other end said that I was breaking... (by moby66)
Jun 20th, 2018 by Rhicia last post
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Upcoming Galaxy Note 9 - worst Samsung design so far?
Someone leaked photos of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. What do you guys think? Have Samsung failed again? (by Rhicia)
May 14th, 2018 by taxslave last post
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CRTC: Wireless companies must be able to send emergency alerts
CRTC: Wireless companies must be able to send emergency alerts Rob Drinkwater, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 01:29 PM... (by spaminator)
Mar 4th, 2018 by spaminator last post
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BRAUN: Emojis and the law
BRAUN: Emojis and the law Liz Braun More from Liz Braun Published: March 3, 2018 Updated: March 3, 2018 12:50 PM EST Emojis.Gaggan Anand/ www.instagram.com / TorSunWP If someone texted you an emoji of a couple of knives pointing at an eggplant,... (by spaminator)
Mar 2nd, 2018 by spaminator last post
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Cellphone catches fire aboard Air Canada flight
Cellphone catches fire aboard Air Canada flight Jenny Yuen More from Jenny Yuen Published: March 1, 2018 Updated: March 1, 2018 4:17 PM EST File photo of an Air Canada plane. (Stan Behal/Postmedia Network) TORONTO A woman suffered minor... (by spaminator)
Feb 12th, 2018 by FoneLaboulishA1 last post
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Lost notes on iPhone? You need to know some tips to get them back
Sometimes the data on iPhone will disappear with known reasons. There is something important you need to know. You should stop using iPhone. Because the lost data might be overwritten by new data. If you have backed up data with iTunes or iCloud,... (by FoneLaboulishA1)
Feb 11th, 2018 by samcoo94 last post
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Android Treble: blessing or trouble?
At its core Trebles introduction into Android 8 is a way for Google to have better control over the different hardware variations used across Android products released by different manufacturers. The intention is to make upgrading old hardware to new... (by samcoo94)
Jan 12th, 2018 by JamesBondo last post
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Class-action against Apple over slowed down iPhones filed in Quebec
Class-action against Apple over slowed down iPhones filed in Quebec Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: January 5, 2018 Updated: January 5, 2018 12:33 PM EST In this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, the camera, upper left, of an iPhone 8... (by spaminator)
Nov 2nd, 2017 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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New exploit turns Samsung phones into remote bugging devices
As many as 600 million Samsung phones may be vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers to surreptitiously monitor the camera and microphone, read incoming and outgoing text messages, and install malicious apps, a security researcher said. The... (by tay)
Oct 14th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Star Trek's universal translator now a reality
Star Trek's universal translator now a reality By Syd Bolton First posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 05:03 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 05:44 PM EDT Ive written before about how its really easy to predict the future. Just watch Star... (by spaminator)
Oct 6th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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'Dirty Chinese Restaurant' game blasted as racist Markham developer defends mobile g
'Dirty Chinese Restaurant' game blasted as racist Markham developer defends mobile game as satire Paola Loriggio, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 09:51 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 04:27 PM EDT A... (by spaminator)
Sep 17th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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How safe are cellphones?
How safe are cellphones? By Dr. W. Gifford-Jones, Special to Postmedia Network First posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 07:00 AM EDT Are some cellphone users destined to develop cancer after years of use? Or, is this fear being over-played? For... (by spaminator)
Aug 23rd, 2017 by Danbones last post
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AccuWeather caught sending user location data, even when location sharing is off
AccuWeather is one of the most popular weather apps in Apple's app store, with a near perfect four-star rating and millions of downloads to its name. But what the app doesn't say is that it sends sensitive data to a firm designed to monetize user... (by tay)
Aug 6th, 2017 by taxslave last post
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Canada to open up cellular spectrum space again
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has launched a consultation on the auctioning and licensing of 600MHz wireless spectrum a low-band spectrum that provides significant range and is currently being used by T-Mobile in the U.S. to... (by tay)
Jul 11th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Court: Apple has right to inspect iPhone man claims burned his arm
Court: Apple has right to inspect iPhone man claims burned his arm Colin Perkel, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 03:16 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, July 10, 2017 03:24 PM EDT TORONTO A man who claims his overheated iPhone 5... (by spaminator)
Jun 16th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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Smart Phones Now Outnumber Smart People
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Jun 14th, 2017 by White_Unifier last post
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How will Google Hangouts Dialer Change the Canadian Telecom Landscape
Google voice provides free US numbers only so far, which means that as far as I know, we won't be able to receive incoming Google Hangouts calls over Canadian phone numbers just yet. However, Google Dialer is now in Canada and so it is now possible to... (by White_Unifier)
Jun 12th, 2017 by DaSleeper last post
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My Textnow review.
I read about Textnow last evening and decided to download it and experiment with it. Though I did eventually uninstall it this morning after concluding that it did not meet my needs, I must say that it's still an impressive plan that could work for... (by White_Unifier)
Jun 10th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Woman distracted by phone falls over basement access doors
Woman distracted by phone falls over basement access doors THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 09:07 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
May 5th, 2017 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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DeWalt makes a phone you can kick around
DeWalt makes a phone you can kick around By ... (by spaminator)
Apr 29th, 2017 by DaSleeper last post
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Can 911 locate you on a cell phone?
I thought that emergency service had the technology on their system to find the exact location of a 911 call until I saw this report on TV tonight... Both my wife and I have features on our phones so that we can quickly find each other should we get... (by DaSleeper)
Apr 5th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Apple iPhone 6 map error misplaces Canadian cities
Apple iPhone 6 map error misplaces Canadian cities Reuters First posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 11:46 PM EDT | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Mar 16th, 2017 by Mokkajava last post
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Newborn child dies after babysitter can't reach 911
Newborn child dies after babysitter can't reach 911 | World | News | Toronto Sun (by spaminator)
Mar 5th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Drizzy, pho featured on new phone case
Drizzy, pho featured on new phone case | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun (by spaminator)
Feb 21st, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Bell Canada forced seriously ill woman to go to store: Tribunal
Bell Canada forced seriously ill woman to go to store: Tribunal | Canada | News (by spaminator)
Jan 23rd, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires
Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires | News | Tech | Toron (by spaminator)
Jan 21st, 2017 by Locutus last post
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YMMV based on your level of paranoia
But it's on the App Store.... By lance on January 21, 2017 2:00 PM ... (by Locutus)
Jan 1st, 2017 by taxslave last post
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Texas family blame Apple’s FaceTime in suit over fatal crash
Texas family blame Appleās FaceTime in suit over fatal crash | World | News | To (by spaminator)
Dec 30th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Child uses mom's thumbprint to go on Pokemon shopping spree
Child uses mom's thumbprint to go on Pokemon shopping spree | World | News | Tor (by spaminator)
Nov 19th, 2016 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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The first car telephones, 1946-53
THE FIRST CAR TELEPHONES (by tay)
Oct 29th, 2016 by Jinentonix last post
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Lonely men are hitting on virtual assistants like Siri
Lonely men are hitting on virtual assistants like Siri POSTMEDIA NETWORK First posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 06:18 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Sep 28th, 2016 by Walter last post
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'You screwed me!'; Joke iPhone 7 video shows how to make headphone jack with drill
'You screwed me!'; Joke iPhone 7 video shows how to make headphone jack with drill Postmedia Network First posted: Tuesday, September 27,... (by spaminator)
Sep 10th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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'This is p----'; Apple's iPhone 7 slogan gets a little phallic in China
'This is p----'; Apple's iPhone 7 slogan gets a little phallic in China POSTMEDIA NETWORK First posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 05:26 PM... (by spaminator)
Sep 7th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Pee power: The future of cellphone charging is in your urine
Pee power: The future of cellphone charging is in your urine The Canadian Press First posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 04:38 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 4th, 2016 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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No time change
Just wondering I crossed time change locations My partners phone changed automatically, mine did not Why is that? (by personal touch)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by staggo last post
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Consumers turn to black market for cellphone deals
Pricey cellphone plans in many Canadian provinces appear to be driving consumers toward a booming black market business. At last search, online ad site Kijiji in Toronto was crawling with advertisements for a bargain Koodo or Fido phone plan just $48... (by tay)
Jul 6th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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BlackBerry to stop making Classic
BlackBerry to stop making Classic THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 10:48 AM EDT |... (by spaminator)
May 19th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Google asks public to name new Android OS with 'n-word'; It doesn't go well
Google asks public to name new Android OS with 'n-word'; It doesn't go well Amy Tennery, REUTERS First posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 04:45... (by spaminator)
Apr 30th, 2016 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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Uber driver sues Snapchat for teen crashing Mercedes at high speed while using app fi
Uber driver sues Snapchat for teen crashing Mercedes at high speed while using app filter Katie Mettler, Washington Post First posted: ... (by spaminator)
Jan 4th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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App blamed for $72M lotto jackpot loss
App blamed for $72M lotto jackpot loss Postmedia Network First posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 11:46 AM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Dec 17th, 2015 by montreal last post
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Radio alarm clock
Hey guys, has anybody ever used a radio Android app which has an alarm clock function? Would be cool to be woken up by my favourite radio channels ;) Thanks for your advice! (by montreal)
Dec 8th, 2015 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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Guys Who Made Phone Fish Finder Get A Million Dollars On Dragons' Den
Jim Treliving, the friendly Dragon, shakes Chester Yeum's hand at the tail-end of their pitch after they agreed to one million dollars for 33% of FishHunter Kayak Fish Finder company..... (by arob)
Oct 17th, 2015 by B00Mer last post
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Facebook Is Draining Your iPhone Battery Because It’s Tracking Your Location
Facebook has been constantly tracking your location using your iPhones GPS, and its draining your battery. Its not surprising that Facebook does this, since the company has a history of tracking users when theyre not aware, and that the app tracks... (by tay)