I replied there. Eastlink might work with fairphone to bring it to Canada tbh. The company will need to do something to compete with the big 3 and they did reply to me and mention fairphone in an email from Matt(he’s just below the CEO of eastlink) anyway look forward to meeting more fairphone fans
How much say does a carrier have in bringing a phone into Canada?
I was in contact with both Fairphone in Holland and Shiftphone in Germany. Both mentioned similar reason, that being they require certification from what ever authority that governs the Telecommunication branch. they both also mentioned the bands that their phone covered may not be usable there.
I can not comment on the Shiftphone, however the Fairphone 3 has better reception in my part of the Great White North with both Telus and Eastlink than my Blackberry Key 2 does.