Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now available from Eastlink

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Most Canadian carriers launched the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the day of its Canadian debut. Eastlink was not among them but it has now remedied that small oversight. The regional carriers is carrying the iPhone 6 in all the usual permutations. iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger—it’s better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, […]

Where to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Canada

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 today is making its Canadian debut. As expected, the 5.7-inch phablet will be widely available with most carriers offering it starting today. “Samsung Electronics pioneered the large-screen smartphone category through the introduction of the GALAXY Note series in 2011, and we remain the industry leader in this category,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, […]

Eastlink acquisition of Bruce Telecom in trouble?


The transaction that would have seen Bragg Communicationss, the parent company of Eastlink, acquire Bruce Telecom for CA$26.5 million appears to be in trouble. Canada’s competition bureau has ruled that the deal would not be in the interests of the residents of the Kincardine municipality as it would likely reduce choices and increase prices: “Our review concluded that Eastlink’s acquisition […]

Eastlink announces major wireless coverage expansion

Eastlink wireless coverage before and after July 31, 2014

Eastlink, the small regional wireless carrier operating in the Maritimes since early 2013, this week announced a major expansion of its wireless coverage. In one fell swoop, Eastlink Wireless customers now have access across nearly all of Atlantic Canada thanks to “a unique network partner approach to supplement its own network coverage.” The map above shows how before and after […]

Eastlink launches Moto E

Motorola Moto E

The entry-level Moto E made its Canadian debut earlier this week. Unlike most smartphones, it went on sales unlocked at a national retailer than a carrier. Not surprisingly though, it has now popped up at a wireless carreir as well. Regional carrier Eastlink has added it to its portfolio of devices. The Moto E is equipped with the sharpest display […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming to Canada in April

Samsung Galaxy S5 in blue

Samsung has just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5. The official press release only indicated that it would be available across the globe starting in April leaving us to wonder what the plans would be for Canada. Samsung Canada has now answered this question and confirmed that it will be coming here (no big surprise right?) with […]

Eastlink acquires independent telecom operator Bruce Telecom


Canada’s telecommunications market underwent a little more consolidation this week when Bragg Communications, the parent company of Eastlink, acquired Bruce Telecom for CA$26.5 million. Bruce Telecom is a small independent operator owned by the municipality of Kincardine in Ontario. It offers coverage in Kincardine, Port Elgin, Paisley, Tiverton, Southampton, Owen Sound and surrounding areas. It offers services that include local […]

Eastlink releases Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 first launched on Google Play in Canada on October 31, 2013 and quickly sold out. Fortunately it was back in stock quickly and also was soon offered by a number of Canadian carriers. You can now add another to the list as East Coast regional carrier Eastlink is now also carrying it. Slim, light and fast, the […]