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WIND Mobile SIM card increases slightly to $25


Wind Mobile has been coming out with various offers ever since they launched their service last year. The price for a SIM card is free for new customers who buy a phone, but those customers with other carriers can give Wind a go simply by buying a SIM and signing up for a monthly plan. The price of the SIM has slowly increased over the year from free to $10, then to $20 and finally now at $25. Not the biggest deal… especially if you sign up for the recent holiday promo that gives Unlimited talk, text & data for $40.

Source: Wind Mobile
(Thanks theSTAR!)

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Bell Holiday Sale knocks $75 off latest smartphones


Bell is not one to be left out of the holiday promo party… they have discounted 3 of their latest (and best) devices by $75. A few fine print details: must sign a 3-year and the offer ends on December 31st. The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant drops to $24.95; HTC Desire Z hits a low $4.95 and the LG Quantum goes to $0.00.

Seems like these are the best deals around (if you’re into a 3-year)
More here at Bell

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Rogers signs $117 million wireless contract with the Canadian government

Rogers has scored the largest wireless contract in Canadian history and it’s with our own government. A 4-year contract worth $117 million will see them become the primary wireless supplier to the Federal government and outfit employees with cellphones and BlackBerry devices. What do you think the next tag line will be? “Rogers – the official carrier of the Canadian Government”.
Huge.

Source: 680News

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Rogers intros $35 Unlimited messaging & browsing plan


With all the new plans coming out (especially unlimited plans) Rogers has created the $35 My10 plan. This is available until December 31st and here are the details: 150 minutes, 6PM Unlimited Evenings & Weekends, Unlimited Text, Picture and Video Messaging, Unlimited MobileMail Email, Unlimited IM, Unlimited Social Networking and Internet, plus Group Calling, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Call Manager, WhoCalled.

$35 a month. Pretty good deal but you’ll have to sign a 3-year to get it and it’ll have a tough time competing against the other holiday promos from the carriers.

Check it out here at Rogers
Via: iPhoneInCanada

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Videotron releases the Android Motorola Spice


Another Android-powered device has made its way over to Videotron. You can now get the Motorola Spice on the cheap for $59.95 on their “reduced” plan or $279.95 no-contract. The price actually comes in cheaper by 20 bucks than the Mobilicity Spice.

Specs of this Android runs OS 2.1, a 3-inch touchscreen (resolution of 240×320) with slide out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera, holds up to 32GB and weighs in at 145 grams.

More here at Videotron
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Motorola says the Droid 2 didn’t explode but was dropped


Remember the story last week of Aron Embry. This was the dude who claimed to have his Motorola Droid 2 explode on his ear. He stated that “Once I got to the mirror and saw it, it was only then I kind of looked at my phone and realized that the screen had appeared to burst outward.”

Well it now seems that Motorola has looked into the case and gave a statement to PC Magazine. Apparently it was a misunderstanding of Embry as the Droid 2 didn’t explode but was dropped and the screen cracked, then he placed the phone on his ear and out came the blood.

“[The Droid 2] was a phone that got dropped. [T]he guy didn’t notice the glass had cracked [...]so when he put it to his ear, he cut himself.” [T]he only things that could explode in a phone would have resulted in a phone that did not work, yet this phone worked. And there was no explosive damage to the device (things inside blown outward, etc).”

Big difference from bursting outward and accidentally dropping your device. Good story though.

Source: IntoMobile
Via: GearLog

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Public Mobile referral program gives 1 free month of service


Public Mobile wants in on the holiday festivities and the best way they are coming to the table – apart from discounting their devices – is by creating a referral program. If you’re a customer of Public, starting today until December 24th when you refer a buddy to Public Mobile you’ll get a month of free service. There is no limit to the number of people can you bring on… the more you bring on the more free monthly service you’ll get. Certainly not the newest initiative on the block but a good deal if you’re into Unlimited service in the Toronto and Montreal area. Public states on their blog the 3 easy steps to getting in on this deal:

1.Refer a friend to Public Mobile, from December 10 – December 24.
2.Your friend chooses one of our unlimited plans and activates before December 24.
3.You’ll receive a month of free service, which will be applied to your account within 6 weeks.
There is no limit to the number of friends you can refer so the more friends that join, the more you save.

Source: Public Mobile
(Thanks cellphoneSTAR!)

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Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate OS 2.2 might be released “later in December 2010″


By the end of 2010 TELUS Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate owners might be getting an early gift. Samsung stated on Facebook a few weeks ago that OS 2.2 Froyo upgrade will be available “early 2011″. This was also recently confirmed by TELUS with a release coming “early this winter”.

With the Bell, Virgin and SaskTel Vibrant getting upgraded a note on the Samsung site reads “If you are an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate (SGH-i896) or Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 3G+ (SGH-T959), the upgrade software for these phones is currently being tested and we are working on a release for later in December 2010.”

Here’s hoping.

More here at Samsung
Via: Twitter

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HTC looking to produce 60 million handsets in 2011


The “Quietly Brilliant” mobile manufacturer HTC might need to change their tag line next year to something like “Quietly Dominating”. Reports from DigiTimes state that in 2011 they plan to produce a whopping 60 million handsets. This is triple the 2010 volume.

“HTC has reportedly informed its suppliers that it will eventually need parts and components for the production of up to 60 million handsets in 2011″.

Next year we will most likely see more Android handsets such as the HTC Desire HD and more Windows Phone 7 devices. This year there were a number of stellar phones that HTC put out in Canada: HTC Desire, Desire Z, Surround and Legend.

Source: DigiTimes
Via: IntoMobile

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