Category: Virgin Mobile


iPhone 5s Review

I don’t like writing iPhone reviews. Everyone gets on your case because they have a preconceived notion of what an iPhone is. It’s the industry’s saviour; it’s the industry’s most insidious conduit to conformity. In truth, the iPhone is no longer either of those things. With the release of two new products this year, Apple



iPhone 5c Review

There’s nothing like watching a child open up a new toy. The smile, the unbridled ferocity of his imagination or her curiosity. It’s all very inspiring. Apple customers seem to relive this joy annually, but this year there is a new colourful alternative to “last year’s model.” The iPhone 5c replaces the iPhone 5 on



CWTA and its partners launch GSM blacklist for stolen cellphones

Thieves may be less inclined to swipe smartphones from Canadians’ pockets after today. The CWTA and its carrier partners, including Rogers, Bell, TELUS, EastLink, Videotron, SaskTel, and MTS, have launched a national cellphone blacklist to ensure lost or stolen devices are not used without authorization. The announcement is part of an overarching push to educate



HTC One update to Android 4.3 now available

HTC One owners are in for a treat today, as the device is receiving Android 4.3 directly from its shipping version of 4.1.2. Rogers, Bell, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile users are getting notifications of the new software, jumping to build 3.22.631.1 with a 573.96MB file. On top of the low-level improvements that come with Android 4.3,



Here’s the iPhone 5C and 5S pricing for Canadians

The iPhone 5C and 5S are coming to Canada on September 20th, and here is the outright pricing and availability. The iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order on September 13th, while the 5S will only be available for online and in stores on September 20th. It appears that the iPhone 5S will not be



Virgin Mobile says “BIG THINGS ARE COMING”

While competing carrier Fido is teasing the “Fall’s most iconic phone is almost here,” Virgin Mobile has taken to Twitter and boldly declared with all caps that “BIG THINGS ARE COMING.” This could be the pending release of the new iPhone 5S, or could be other devices like the Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Mega



Bell and Virgin roll out new Loyalty rate plans

Rate plans change on dime and even more since the carriers implemented 2-year contract terms. With Bell, inclusive of Virgin Mobile, accumulating well over 7.7 million subscribers, it looks like they’re now turning their attention to ensuring customers stay on board for the long haul. A new set of loyalty plans has been rolled out



Virgin Mobile Tester Team looking for 5 people to test the BlackBerry Q5

Virgin’s ‘Tester Team’ is back in business and this time around they’re looking for a few good members to test out to the upcoming BlackBerry Q5. This BB10-powered smartphone will be officially released on August 13th and Virgin will have exclusivity on the red version (prices are $399.99 outright or $49.95 on a 2-year). For


Virgin Mobile increasing Gold Plan pricing by $5 on August 13th

Virgin Mobile will be adjusting their Gold Plan pricing August 13th (same day as the BlackBerry Q5 launch). According to an internal doc we received it states the reason for the increase is because they ‘made a mistake’ when initially publishing the rates. Anyone who signs up now until the 13th are considered ‘Lucky Members.”



Update: TELUS, Bell and Virgin BlackBerry Q5 pricing

BlackBerry announced that their entry-level BlackBerry Q5 will be coming to various Canadian carriers on August 13th. The press release omitted carrier pricing, but thankfully, we now have this for those interested. According to an internal TELUS doc, the Q5 will be available for $49 on a 2-year contract or $425 outright. This QWERTY/Touch BlackBerry