Rogers officially launched their HSPA+ network back on September 14th announcing their internet stick will reach download speeds of up to 21mbps. Today Rogers has expanded their HSPA+ reach across Canada and customers in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina will have access to these speeds. Reading the release it states that Saskatoon and Regina have immediate access, but Winnipeg is “expected to be rolled out province-wide later this year”. (more…)
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Pictures of the rumored BlackBerry Slider 9800 have surfaced again, this time it’s been captured running their new OS – BlackBerry 6. According to BBLeaks this is the first device we can expect RIM to release with BlackBerry 6… which mean we can expect this sometime during Q3 2010.
Rogers has launched a service for their business customers. It’s called “Live Agent” and basically you can have a Rogers rep call you vs. you waiting on hold for them. They state that the Live Agent “provides “small business customers with immediate, direct access to a live representative when calling for support. This value-added service enables businesses to connect with a dedicated Rogers representative who will manage their experience with the company, which will streamline communication and reduce time-to-resolution.”
Gordon Stein, Vice President, Rogers Business Segment said “At Rogers, we understand the speed of business today. Our small business customers need quick, efficient conversations that provide them with needed information on our services so that they can focus on building their business success. With Live Agent, small businesses and their teams now have access to immediate, real-time assistance with a customer service representative who is specially trained to meet their service and product needs.”
All you have to do to get started is go to Rogers.com/liveagent and click the web page to enter your info with your service request, whether it’s Wireless, Cable, Internet, Phone. However, the Live Agent must already be busy as the form says that “one of our sales representatives give you a call within 24-48 hours.”
We let you know last week that the upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9100 will be released by Bell on May 13th. The dummy phones have arrived at Bell locations and we have more info regarding the price plans: 3-year will ring in $0.04 cheaper than TELUS for $29.95 and the no contract price is $329.95.
Looking good and a great intro price for this new Berry. Anyone going to get this new trackpad device?
Thanks to one of reliable Rogers tipsters we’ve been able to firm up the 3-year contract price for the upcoming Android-powered Acer Liquid E.
We let you know yesterday that this has a no-contract price of $349.99 and now we’ve been informed that the 3-year price has been pegged for $49.99. In addition, this Android OS 2.1 will be launching in June.
Virgin released a couple devices earlier today and they have also launched the Limited Edition RE*Generation Samsung Link. There is only a couple major differences from this version than the current Link they have for sale. One is the colour as this comes in a Red, and the other is for each RE*Gen sold they will donate $10 “to the movement to get young people off the streets and back on their feet.”
The Link comes with a 2.2 inch LCD screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, assisted GPS, Speakerphone, MP3 player and a microSD slot that can hold up to 16GB for all your music, video etc. This is available for $0.00 on a 2-year or $69.99 Prepaid.
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Virgin has added a couple more basic devices to their lineup. One that will work on the old CDMA network and one what will work on the new HSPA network.
The LG 230 “Simple Flip Camera Phone” is a CDMA device and barely comes with a camera. It has a 1.77 inch display with a resolution of 128×160, 2.5 mm headset jack and is available for $59.99 on Prepaid or $0.00 on a 2-year contract.
The Nokia 2730 we reviewed a few months ago when Bell released this. It has a 2-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320 x 240, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM stereo radio, Music Player and can hold up to 2 GB microSD card. This can be yours for $0.00 on a 2-year contract or $59.99 no contract. (more…)
There’s been much talk over the past few months that new entrant WIND Mobile might be releasing new data plans. It would make a great deal of sense as it would give customers more flexibility than the current $35 Infinite Mobile plan. Here’s a rumour for you: Over HowardForums a list of what could be the upcoming new data plans found it’s way online… they seem competitive to the other carriers. What do you think of them? (more…)
If you’re into Prepaid, 7-Eleven SpeakOut Wireless has a new promo going until the end of May that offers you a 100 free minutes when you buy $100 in airtime. This equates to a value of about $25. In addition to this promo, SpeakOut has also introduced a new text message bundle that gives you 2,500 outgoing text messages for $10 per month. Incoming texts are free. (more…)
Rogers announced way back in February that they’ll be exclusively carrying the Android-powered Acer Liquid e. This will come with OS 2.1 and thanks to our friends from the East Coast we’ve been able to get a retail inventory screenshot of the no-contract price. How does $374.99 sound to you?
The Liquid e also comes with a 768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch WVGA high-definition capacitive touch screen, 5 megapixel camera with video capabilities, WiFi, Full HTML browser, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card. Overall dimensions are 116×54×12.75mm and weighs 135 grams.