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Virgin Mobile to introduce the “SuperTab”

Well it looks like Virgin Mobile is going to release something called a “SuperTab”. This is very similar to what Koodo Mobile currently has in place with their “Tab” system. No word on when this is officially launching but most likely it will be for the back-to-school time frame. Apparently employee training has already happened for this new feature.

We hear the max amount you’ll be able to put on your Virgin “SuperTab” is $500. However, here’s what we do know so far and what you can expect Virgin to announce:
- No fixed-term contract
- Get the hottest phones for as low as $0
- Pay down your Virgin Mobile SuperTab just by using your phone
- No commitment! Pay off your balance and leave anytime you want.
- VIP access to converts and exclusive parties, plus constant freebies
- Get it on the speediest network


Video: iPhone 4 “Antennagate” in Canada

I got hold of a couple iPhone 4′s today, one we are giving away and the other I’m adding to my collection of devices. There’s been much talk about the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” issue and when users grip the phone a certain way your signal drops and reception is lost. Apple came forward and acknowledged the problem, offered customers free Bumpers and cases to temporary fix the issue. Some people have stated that the reception issue is a “country issue“… but I wanted to experience it first hand for myself. Check the video after the break (more…)


Motorola Flipout destined for Rogers, launching next week

Ready for another Android device to hit Rogers? How about a back-to-school special called the Motorola “Flipout”. This has OS version 2.1, MOTOBLUR, a 2.8-inch QWERTY and a 3 megapixel camera with video capabilities. The dummy devices have made their way to Rogers locations and as you can see on the home screen  it’s representing Ottawa and the “Rogers My Account App”. The only price point we’ve been informed of is the 3-year of $29.99.


Winner in our “Win an Apple iPhone 4″ contest…

UPDATE: This contest is now closed and we’re happy to announce that the iPhone 4 was won by Forums Member and Twitter follower “BamBam”. Congrats to him and we thank everyone who entered. Also, we will have another device up for grabs within the next couple days – either another iPhone 4, HTC Desire or a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.

Yup… we’re back with another contest and this one is a beauty! Up for grabs is one unlocked iPhone 4 16GB…

All you have to do to win this is one of the following: follow us on Twitter or become a member of our Forum. The contest ends Friday, August 6th at 11:59pm.

Good luck to all who enter! (more…)


Bell BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) pricing revealed

With Bell set to release the BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) on August 12th… the only only thing missing apart from getting the device into your hand is to know the price plans. Well, wait no more! Thanks to one of our tipsters who sent us this doc shows the prices to be as follows:

3-yer contract: $49.95
2-year contract: $199.95
1-year contract: $299.95
30-day/No-contract: $349.95

(This will also be available in Graphite and Fuschia)


Where to get an iPhone 4 today…

Today – officially – the Apple iPhone 4 is available in Canada. Here are the places you can score yourself the device (online or lining up): Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Virgin, Fido locations across the country… plus retail locations such as The Apple Store, WirelessWave, TBooth, The Source, Future Shop and Best Buy. Most likely you can soon get this on eBay and Craigslist too.

As for plans… the most popular plan the carriers have thrown together is the $30 6GB/month plan.
32GB is $769.99 no-contract, $269.99 on a 3-year
16GB is $659.99 no-contract, $159.99 on 3-year

Update: We were send a couple pics from the lineup that’s happening in the Toronto Eaton Centre. Apparently there’s over 500 people in line when they opened the mall doors. (more…)


Bell releases iPhone 4 details: $30 6GB plan plus $159.95/$269.95 on 3-year

It seems like a trend will be happening in Canada. Bell has just announced their iPhone pricing to be $159.95 for the 16GB version and $269.95 for the 32GB version. Both of these are on 3-year contract. In addition, as we stated before, Bell has also brought back the $30/month 6GB data plan. If you’ve got an iPad, the fine folks over at Bell say for “$10 per month, you can share the data between both your iPhone 4 and iPad”. This promo is on July 30 to September 30th

One more thing. Seems like stock is already low as “Online orders ship within 14 days. Available in limited quantities.”

Via: Bell
(Thanks Abu!)


Zoompass axes the $0.50 transfer fee to send money

Zoompass, the joint-venture between Rogers, Bell and TELUS, allows you to send, receive, request money, check balances, review transactions all from your mobile device has axed their transfer fee when sending money. When it first launched it was at a steep $0.50 per transaction… then recently put on a promo and knocked down by 50%.

However today they’ve announced they are “removing the fees on domestic money transfers and increasing sending limits, the Zoompass Wallet brings us a step closer to realizing the vision of a cashless society.” Robin Dua, President of EnStream said “There is no cost to consumers for transacting with cash today, so in this sense we feel it’s appropriate for us to remove the P2P transaction fees for the same transaction that could be done electronically through the Zoompass Mobile Wallet. By removing the P2P fees when sending funds from a Zoompass account, we open up a whole new market opportunity associated with micro transactions”.

This is good news for Zoompass customers. This action by Zoompass could be the thing that’s needed for people to embrace mobile banking/mobile payments. A recent study showed that only 20% of Canadians plan to start using mobile banking within the next year.

More here at Zoompass


Update: Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 now available… $30/6GB promo and $659.99/769.99

Virgin Mobile Canada is the latest to hop on the $30 6GB train for the iPhone 4 launch tomorrow. They tweeted that “heads-up! our 6GB $30/month data plan is coming. details up tomorrow”. We’re curious why Virgin would wait until tomorrow to release details? Regardless… “members” should be happy about this coming to Virgin.

Update: Virgin sent us an e-mail stating “we’ll have it available tomorrow from Virgin Mobile stores and several of our retail partners including The Source. I’ll let you know as soon as full pricing and any other details are available.”

Update #2: Virgin has put a countdown on their site in anticipation of the iPhone 4 launch.

Update #3: Virgin has updated their site and it says they will offer “awesome deals on data”:
1GB for $35/month
2GB for $50/month
6GB for $30/month

Update #4: Virgin has the iPhone 4 now up for sale online: $30/6GB promo with 16GB version for $659.99 on 30-day and $159.99 on a 3-year. The 32GB version is $769.99 on a 30-day and $269.99 on a 3-year. (more…)