Celebrating 134 Years of Canadian Communications

06 May 2014
  • In the 1880’s, customers’ phones were 80 cm (2.5 feet) tall. To make a call, they would pick up the receiver, turn a crank and ask an operator to connect them to the person they were calling. Individual phone numbers were not introduced until 1884.
  • If the person they wanted to call didn’t have a telephone, Bell would send a messenger to their home to ask them to come to the Bell office to take the call

Music, Media & Memories: This is the HTC One (M8)

01 May 2014

If you’re like me, music and media are of prime importance when it comes to the capabilities and handling of your smartphone. With so many incredible options to choose from, it’s getting ever more complicated to decide. But, every now and then a device comes along that seems to fire on all cylinders, delivering a rich, vibrant media experience that is hard to beat. For me, that device is the HTC One (M8) – and here’s why:

How Samsung Galaxy S5′s Ultra Power Saving Mode makes 10% battery last 24 hours

29 Apr 2014

Samsung’s large market share of the Android device ecosystem seems poised only to grow with the release of the Galaxy S5. The S5 has received many favorable reviews. Rather than simply adding many mediocre software features such as with the release of the Galaxy S4, this new Galaxy phone has focused on several new elements that will strongly appeal to consumers. Most impressive of all is the Galaxy S5’s massively extended battery life.



13 things to know about the Samsung Gear Fit

25 Apr 2014

The Samsung Gear Fit is an innovative fusion of a smartwatch and a fitness tracker. The Gear Fit includes only a few apps, particularly those that track health and fitness. Here are some of most important features and things to keep mind as you decide whether or not purchase a Gear Fit.

13 things to know about the Samsung Gear Fit

New iPhone Production Will Begin in July

25 Apr 2014

Japanese publication EMSOne reports that Apple will begin production of a new iPhone model with a bigger screen in July of this year. The rumored iPhone 6 will reportedly have a 4.7 inch screen, considerably larger than the current iPhone 5S. Other sources report that there will eventually be a 5.5-inch iPhone that will go into production sometime after the fall.

Why Should Large Businesses Install Solar Panels?

10 Apr 2014

Let’s be real. It’s already 2014 and we’re all wondering why pollution is still one of the world’s biggest issues what with all the technologies we have these days. There are so many ways for everyone in the world to take a couple steps a day for the improvement of our Earth. On the plus side though, we’ve far advanced from factories dumping waste into streams and lakes. One century later, we’re left to question ourselves why big businesses haven’t all taken the next step towards helping the environment along with solar energy systems.

Bell reduces wireless roaming prices for Japan

28 Mar 2014

MONTRÉAL, March 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced it has reduced the cost of mobile data voice and data roaming for customers travelling in Japan. The latest example of Bell's commitment to lower roaming prices for Canadian consumers, these Japan rate reductions follow similar decreases for the United States, Europe, Mexico, China, Australia and New Zealand, Bermuda, and Cuba and most other Caribbean islands.

Sony Xperia® Z2 Coming to Canada Exclusively with Bell

01 Apr 2014

“With Xperia Z2 we are delivering unique experiences to Canadians that only Sony can offer,” said Ravi Nookala, President of North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “We have redefined the new standard for a premium smartphone once again with Xperia Z2.  Bringing a powerful and sophisticated waterproof design coupled with a camera offering an innovative experience that captures memories in stunning detail through 4K video recording and new ways to use the camera with more unique Xperia camera apps. We are delighted to work with Bell as the exclusive provider of Xperia Z2 in Canada because of its support for innovative technology products and mobile data services that take full advantage of 4G LTE.”

Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk rolls into Québec tomorrow on the road to a stigma-free Canada

25 Mar 2014

Setting out from Cornwall in the morning, Clara Hughes will be bringing the mental health message to Montréal, Sherbrooke, Trois Rivières, Québec City, Saguenay, Les Escoumins, Baie-Comeau, Matane and Rimouski

CORNWALL, ON, March 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Tomorrow morning, six-time Olympic medalist and Bell Let's Talk national spokesperson Clara Hughes rides into Québec to spend the next 10 days bringing the mental health message to communities around the province. Tomorrow will be Day 13 of Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, her 12,000 kilometre, 110-day bike journey around Canada to achieve a nation free of the stigma around mental illness.

Media Advisory - Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk rolls into Montréal on March 26

24 Mar 2014
Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes will bike into Montréal this Wednesday March 26 on Day 13 of Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, a 12,000 kilometre bicycle journey around Canada to grow the conversation about mental health on the road to a stigma-free Canada. Clara will participate in four community events to share her personal story of dealing with mental illness.