TELUS will be launching the affordable Nokia 3710 on June 15th. Looking at the internal doc we were sent show this will be available for $49.99 on a 3-year contract. This device is also pegged to make an appearance as Koodo Mobile’s first HSPA device. This is a basic flip phone that comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera and “generously-sized keypad”. (more…)
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Bell has added a “Turbo Hub” to their lineup (Rogers released this a few months back). This gives portable access to the web for up to 15 people via either Ethernet ports or Wi-Fi (and also gives voice service when connected to a landline). The Bell Turbo Hub is available for $149 on a 2-year contract or $399 no-contract. In addition, Bell has a promo that goes until July 20th that gives anyone who signs up with a Voice service rate plan will get an additional $5 off for the duration of their contract. Rate plans start at $40 per month for data-only and for $20 more you can add Voice.
A few weeks ago we let you know that Bell was going to release the HTC Legend. Over the weekend Virgin placed HTC as anew manufacturer on their site but no device was listed. We said then it could be the HTC Legend as they basically get the same devices as Bell – mainly because Bell owns Virgin.
Thanks to our Virgin Mobile tipster who let us know that the Legend is in fact coming to Virgin (their first Android device). You’ll see in the screenshot below that it’s currently listed in their inventory. No word on official launch dates or pricing but it also states a sell price of $357… so this could be the no-contract price but seems really low.
Yet another contest is over and this time we gave away a cellphone plan for a year. Thanks to all who entered and we are pleased to announce that Twitter follower and Forum member Simon Polley has taken the prize home! Congrats Simon!
Looking for another contest to enter? Stay tuned as we have a good one cooking that will be announced on Monday.
Not much more to say about new entrant Public Mobile and them officially switching on their Toronto network. Public has introduced a new $24 plan that includes Unlimited local calling, call waiting, call forwarding and 3-way calling. Add-ons like Voicemail and call display is for an additional $8 per month.They have also confirmed that a new feature will be coming out in July 2010 called “Unlimited Overseas Long Distance”.
TELUS sent out a press release back on April 26th they were going to release the BlackBerry Curve 9100 “starting in May” for $29.99 on a 3-year contract. Even though May is almost up we received an internal doc that showed a launch date set for May 6th… I’m sure they are in the same boat as Rogers, Virgin and Bell as it was “delayed until further notice” by RIM. Still no official release date but most retail locations have dummy phones on display for you to get a feel for the weight/look.
Thanks to one of our Bell tipsters you can expect to see another entry level device to their HSPA lineup on May 28th. The Nokia 7230 is a slider that has a 3.2 megapixel camera, 2.4-inch display and comes with a 2 GB microSD card. This will be available in both Black and Pink on the following price plans:
$29.95 on a 3-year contract
$79.95 on a 2-year contract
$129.95 on a 1-year contract
$149.95 no contract
Prepaid Limited Time offer for $129.95
As Public Mobile gears up for their Toronto launch tomorrow, they will also be introducing a new $24 plan to the mix. Over the past few months Public has been saying they will only offer one plan – a $40 Unlimited Talk & Text. However, this new plan that is set to be available tomorrow is again targeting the “low income value conscious” and will only be Unlimited local calling. In addition, this $24 plan includes call waiting, call forwarding and 3-way calling (Voicemail and call display can be added for $8).
In a release sent to us today CEO Alek Krstajic stated that “We want to offer all the value we can in the marketplace. 38-percent of Canadians don’t have a cell phone because of unpredictable prices. We want to make owning a cell phone affordable, and give everybody the chance to talk. Owning a cell phone shouldn’t be a luxury. Thousands of customers signed up early, and on the first day of our network operation, they are able to use their Public Mobile phones”.
When Public launched their stores back in March they also came out with a promo that gave free unlimited Canadian free long for life to anyone who signed up for the $40 plan before the network went live. Even though this new $24 plan has different features we’re curious to see how many of those early adopter customers would have gone for this new lower cost plan. Perhaps they might have the opportunity to switch plans tomorrow.
In addition, Public says they have plans to introduce an unlimited international long-distance plan as early as the Summer.
What was supposed to be a release of today has been delayed a couple days. According to our tipster it’s because Koodo “didn’t want to launch after a long weekend in fear of some stores not receiving their shipments due to the holiday Monday”. Anyways… a Berry is finally coming to Koodo and you must get a Blackberry add-on when you sign up.
Rogers officially released their Handset Protection Program and also a teaser video by Tom Dickson of “Will it Blend”. The video blends on outdated brick phone and also looks into “Missing Mobile Disorder”, “Outoftheloopedness”, “Disepearingsociallifeosis”, “Missedmeetingsitis”. (more…)