| |by Glen1 Sunday 15-Jul-2012
Bell will let people use the service for $5 a month.
"Bell uses Intelligent Policy Manager (IPM) from Unipier which, boasts the company, will, empower mobile operators to successfully manage their service portfolio by employing solutions for content offers and bundling, mobile advertising, viral marketing & recommendations, access control, and user privacy.
Will they allow the use of 3rd party applications obtainable for free?
"Users of free GPS mapping applications (such as Google Maps or even the included Blackberry Maps application by RIM) will see the time required to establish a GPS lock increase to 2-10 minutes, up from the typical 15-20 seconds usually experienced. Additionally, there is some speculation that the resolution of GPS data will also be reduced to a 1-2.5km range as opposed to the existing 10-25m accuracy currently provided"
"This is all but guaranteed when you rig the system such that no other application (free or otherwise) has equal access to the freely-available GPS signals floating through the air."
in a surprse turn of events, Telus sides with PIAC and lays blame of the CRTC throttling proceedings mess soley on Bell. Furthermore, Telus sides with PIAC that Bell should be the sole entity liable for costs.
CIPPIC, on behalf of the Campaign for Democratic Media, filed with the CRTC in support of PIAC and CAIP for the battle of who is going to pay in these throttling proceedings.
"It was only one partys actions Bells at issue in this proceeding. The Campaign for Democratic Media opposed Bells position and supported CAIPs in its entirety.
Accordingly, Bell, and not CAIP, should be responsible for any costs awarded the Campaign for Democratic Media."
PIAC to Bell... PAY UP since you started this.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), as counsel for Consumers Council of Canada (CCC) and National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) has replied to CAIP's CRTC submission, and to Bells submission.
In PIAC's CRTC submission, which in in reply to Bell for accusing CAIP of being the instigators of the throttling mess who should be financially held responsible, PIAC says (in brief):
The Consumer Groups submit that since only one partys actions, Bells, were in issue and since the Consumer Groups opposed Bells position and supported CAIPs in its entirety, that the appropriate apportionment for liability for costs is only to Bell.
New CAIP vs Bell Canada battle
-This article contains the missing CAIP filing on the CRTC's website.
In this p2pnet we see Bell slam CAIP as the cause and instigaters of the "throttling" proceeding before the CRTC that has thrust Canada and the CRTC into a neutrality debate as well.
by sbrook Wednesday 27-Aug-2008
by anon Thursday 07-Aug-2008
full article @: »www.p2pnet.net/story/16643
"The whole thing is run like a joke. There is no acocuntability. A rep could upgrade you to the highest tier without even talking to you in order to get his commsion, and you would NOT be able to get out of the charges."
"If the rep put in notes how its meant to look, your paying up."
"And dont get me started on how they asked us to handle questions about p2p throttling."
"As a Canadian I am awfuly ashamed of Bell."
How did they ask you to handle questions about p2p throttling? - I asked.
They, essentially said to deny deny deny, he said »»»
We could not say throttle or traffic shaping
by sbrook Thursday 31-Jul-2008
While Bell Canada launched a frontal assault on the wholesale competition by forcibly throttling customers, its now opened two new assault lines aimed at back-dooring wholesale business models and opening another anti-competitive fight that could see all wholesalers customers not only throttled, but limited to only 2-gigs to 60-gigs per month.
No more unlimited internet.
No more unique business models from ISPs such as Teksavvy, Acanac, Electronic Box, et al.
With this move Bell will effectively turn all wholesale ISPs into mini-Bells.
Full article @ »www.p2pnet.net/story/16533
For whom Bell tolls: 2,500 execs
Itd been predicted that once the the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and its partners had acquired BCE with Michael Sabia retiring as CEO, wed see price hikes and layoffs since this buy-out puts the union and Bell Canada $52 billion into dept, posted p2pnets Ottawa Gal last Friday.
Now, BCE Inc.s move to slash 2,500 management jobs or six per cent of its workforce is likely just the beginning as the company prepares to go private, say analysts, says the Toronto Star.
Canadas largest telecommunications company announced yesterday that it would cut the management ranks at its Bell Canada phone subsidiary to provide an annual savings of $300 million in salaries.
On the ground, Bell has struggled to defend its land-line franchise, where it has lost more than one million customers in the last three years, says the Montreal Gazette,
In wireless, cable operator Vidéotron is shaping up to be just as daunting a foe in Quebec as it has been in landline phones.
Whats coming up? And is Bell bandwidth management specialist Mirko Mr5% Bibic on the list?
No names have been released and, Theyve done the management ranks now, according to Iain Grant, managing director of research firm SeaBoard Group.
Full article @ »www.canada.com/montrealgazette/n···c6352b7
Bell Mobility customer sues over text fees
As a former mobile telephone salesperson, Éric Cormier knows just how complicated contracts can be.
"I know exactly how it works," Cormier said yesterday after announcing he is launching a class action against Bell Mobility Inc., his mobile service provider of 10 years.
by Anon94 Saturday 19-Jul-2008 story continues..
Full article @: »www.p2pnet.net/story/16421
Itd been predicted that once the the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and its partners had acquired BCE with Michael Sabia retiring as CEO, wed see price hikes and layoffs since this buy-out puts the union and Bell Canada $52 billion into dept.
Sabia said hed step down once the teachers deal was a go, and he was true to his word, his place being taken by one George Cope.
by Anon94 Thursday 17-Jul-2008
Full article @: www.p2pnet.net/story/16412
"Weve asked the CRTC for an extension until July 22," CAIP chariman and president Tom Copeland (right) told p2pnet.
"This will allow us to deal with the volume of Bells Answer and with new information theyve presented in that Answer."
Continues in above URL
by Anon94 Wednesday 16-Jul-2008
Full article at: »www.p2pnet.net/story/16386
Bell on Friday sent its latest effort to justify its unjustifiable actions to the CRTC (»www.p2pnet.net/story/16364
But, The obligations they have to wholesale customers (competitive ISPs) arent the same as those obligations they have to their Sympatico customers, points out CAIP chairman and president Tom Copeland.
It is the regulated wholesale function that needs to be addressed by the Commission, not how Bell treats its retail customers, he told p2pnet.
Thats a fight for another day.
CAIP members, counter that Bell is throttling P2P as way to avoid upgrading its network, says the Montreal Gazette (»www.canada.com/montrealgazette/n···90ec85d6
), also noting the ISP association also says Bell gives, preferential treatment to its own services, like its new online video store.
by Anon94 Saturday 12-Jul-2008 Full story continues..
article and full Bell CRTC submission found at:
In accordance with the Commission staff letter of 19 June 2008 and Bell Canadas (or the Companys) letter of 9 July 2008, the Company is hereby filing its Answer to the CAIP (Canadian Association of Internet Providers) Application dated 3 April 2008.
Thats Bell Canadas Mirko Mr 5% Bibic to Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission secretary general Robert A. Morin.
by Anon94 Thursday 10-Jul-2008
Full article @: »www.p2pnet.net/story/16340
NDP's Stop the Text-Message Cash Grab Petition @: »www.ndp.ca/page/6577
A day after Telus and Bell Mobility - but not Rogers - slapped a 15-cent charge on incoming text messages (previously free), Industry Minister Jim Prentice has summoned the cellphone chiefs to Ottawa to explain their ill-thought out decision. NDP Leader Jack Layton howled about the aggressive anti-consumer action and called for a consumer revolt on his very own online petition.
Weve had over 7,000 signatures in less than 24 hours! - NDP digital culture spokesman Charlie Angus told p2pnet last night.
Hes even invited industry minister Jim Prentice to sign on.
Angus was talking about the NDP Stop the Text-Message Cash Grab campaign against the new Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility bid to rip their customers off.
Cellphone companies know theyve crossed a line in the ether when rival politicians trip over themselves to join a groundswell of teenage outrage over controversial new fees, says the Toronto Star.
Bell Canada is infuriating its own customers by throttling their Net services in a bizarre form of censoring, and which also effectively blocks net neutrality.
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Other organisations joined in, including Per Vices, a Toronto consultancy which on its web page states, simply, We solve problems.
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Now the companys Victor Wollesen (applied research) and Yi Yao (research and development) have gone a step further by publishing a technical brief which explains in detail how to bypass Bell Canadas traffic shaping effort.
Full aticle @ »www.p2pnet.net/story/16329
Full Tech brief to by-pass Bells' throttle @ »pervices.com/docs/throttling_tech_brief.pdf