Android Canada Weekly 10/10/13: Rogers LTE, TELUS, LG G2 and More


TELUS Introducing a new NFC-enabled SIM

Today, TELUS introduced a new NFC-enabled SIM which I think is pretty cool. It's to be "used with mobile banking services" so basically TELUS answer to ISIS and Google Wallet. To bad both of those are US only so Canadians don't get to check those out.

LG G2 coming soon to Videotron



One of the best phones of the year, the LG G2 is headed to Videotron soon. The G2 is a powerhouse with a Snapdragon 800 inside along with a 5.2-inch IPS display. It definitely is worthy of the best Android phone of the year. The G2 should be available for $179 on contract and $699 outright.

Bell is official Partner of the NBA


Bell has announced that they are the official partner of the NBA and have also said to expect more than just basketball on your device. It's kinda surprising to see a Canadian carrier be the official partner since there's only one Canadian NBA team out there. It'll be interesting to see what they announce though.


Rogers Expands LTE network to 15 additional markets

Rogers booth

Just yesterday we found out that T-Mobile has hit 233 LTE markets in the US. Now our friends in Canada have Rogers LTE in about 15 new markets which are listed below. So enjoy the much faster speeds, and hit your data caps even quicker:

– Chestermere (AB)
– Leduc (AB)
– Fort St. John (BC)
– Shawnigan (BC)
– Fredericton (NB)
– Miramichi (NB)
– Antigonish (NS)
– Fox Harbour (NS)
– New Glasgow (NS)
– Charlottetown (PEI)
– Caledon (ON)
– Midland (ON)
– North Bay (ON)
– Peterborough (ON)
– St. Thomas (ON)