What the CRTC’s wireless code means for you

The CRTC asked Canadians to share their concerns about wireless contracts.

Concerns – contracts are too long / bill shock / locked phones / confusing language

We heard what you had to say!

The wireless code sets out your rights as a consumer…

…and the responsibilities of wireless service providers.

How will you benefit from the CRTC’s wireless code?

You will be able to:

Cancel your contract after 2 years without cancellation fees

Cap extra data charges at $50/month and international data roaming charges at $100/month to prevent bill shock

Have your phone unlocked after 90 days

Receive a contract that is easy to understand

The CRTC is ensuring that you can make informed choices in a dynamic marketplace.

The wireless code comes into force on December 2, 2013.

For more information: www.crtc.gc.ca/wirelesscode

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Mophie juice pack for HTC One Review

For a long time, Mophie made its name from iPhone accessories. The juice pack and its subsequent variations have become essential tools for many smartphone users looking to extend the uptime of their devices. This is especially true when speaking of devices that do not have removable batteries.

The HTC One resembles the iPhone in many ways: it is crafted from a single piece of aluminum; it has a non-removable cell; and, at least for now, it stands alone at the top of the pyramid as the company’s flagship device. Its high-profile release across multiple carriers has ensured that accessory manufacturers like Mophie worked quickly to create versions of their own most popular add-ons.

Mophie’s juice pack for the HTC One is similar to the recently-released iPhone 5 version, but it’s much, much bigger. Not only does the battery itself have a much higher capacity, at 2500mAh, but the sheer size difference between the One and iPhone 5 necessitates a larger structure around the phone.