Category: Virgin Mobile


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


Virgin Mobile releases the LG Optimus L5 II

LG and Virgin Mobile have quietly released the Optimus L5 II. This is certainly nowhere close to having the quality of specs, or design, that the upcoming G2 will have, but at $150 outright it’s something to consider! The LG Optimus L5 II is an entry-level Android that runs OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (no word


Sony Xperia SP now available at Rogers, Fido and Virgin

Sony Canada sent out a note this morning that the Xperia SP would be available sometime “this summer” on Rogers, Fido and Virgin Mobile. Well, this summer is actually today. All three carriers have launched this device between $299.99 to $325 outright. As stated before, the Xperia SP will be available in black, runs Android


Virgin to launch the Sony Xperia SP

Sony will be launching their flagship Xperia Z in the coming days, but before this we’ll see the Xperia SP arrive. This entry-level Android will be coming to Rogers and Fido, plus we’ve been informed that Virgin Mobile will also bring this to their customers. The LTE-enabled Xperia SP runs Android OS 4.1.2, has a



Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

It was the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S I9000 in August 2010 that made me want to pursue technology writing full-time. While the device’s hardware was prone to spontaneous failure, and the design was uninspired at best, its release did two things effectively: it established Samsung as a capable vertically-integrated OEM; and it gave Android