In 2008 Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) Auction Videotron invested over $550,000…. a couple years later and thousands of employees, “the Dawn of a New Era” has arrived today: their 3G+ network is officially live. We’re putting together a recap of the media event but here’s some highlights:
- Videotron customers benefit from getting free unlimited local and long calls, several plans that include: Infinite zone, Unlimited evenings and weekends, Call anytime and Share.
- Offer no-commitments
- 30-day full satisfaction money back guarantee
- launching with 12 handsets such as Google Nexus One (first in Canada to offer OS 2.2), Garmin Nuvifone A5 (you’ll get free traffic info and alerts included for three years), Motorola XT720, Huawei U3200 BlackBerry, plus a mobile internet key
- Can remotely PVR via handset
The entire press release is after the break, but they state that “The network will eventually rev up to lightning-fast mobile speeds of up to 42 mbps, thanks to Dual-Carrier HSPA+ technology.”
Update: Here’s the complete list of devices:
Huawei U3200: “Reduced” 3-year price: $0.00, Retail price: $159.95
Samsung Gravity 2: “Reduced” 3-year price: $14.95, Retail price: $199.95
Huawei U7519: “Reduced” 3-year price: $19,95, Retail price: $199.95
Nokia 5230: “Reduced” 3-year price: $39.95, Retail price: $209.95
BlackBerry Pearl 9100: “Reduced” 3-year price: $49.95, Retail price: $379.95
BlackBerry Bold 9700: “Reduced” 3-year price: $99.99, Retail price: $499.95
Google Nexus One: “Reduced” 3-year price: $99.99, Retail price: $479.95
Garmin A50: “Reduced” 3-year price: $129.95, Retail price: $459.95
Motorola XT720: “Reduced” 3-year price: $149.95, Retail price: $479.95
Huawei E1381 Mobile Internet key: “Reduced” 3-year price: $0,00, Retail price: $175
… 3 are missing though?
Update #2: Their site keeps crashing but we’ve got a screenshot of the plans.