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Mobilicity “Friends and Family” Program beats any offer they have, or possibly will ever have


New entrant Mobilicity has a mission to bring affordability to Canadians who want to get themselves a wireless device/plan. They have 6 monthly talk and text plans and hopefully will be launching in other cities soon. Over the weekend we saw their upcoming Q4 promotions but there is something better out there that will take some hard work and smooth skills at developing relationships.

If you’re looking to get hooked up with a Mobilcity plan you might want to reach out and find somebody who works there. The “Mobilicity Insider” is exactly what you would think it is. Incredibly discounted monthly rate plans for those who are “Friends and Family” of Mobilicity. If you are one of the chosen one who can work themselves on the inside you can score the $45 monthly plan for only $25 per month (44.4% off) and the $65 plan for only $35 per month (46.2% off).

Now that’s a good deal and it must be good to be an “insider”.

Go forth here at MobilicityInsider
(Thanks Uzair!)

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$549.99: The no-contract price of the upcoming Rogers Samsung Captivate


The 3-year contract price for the upcoming Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is standard at $149.99. There’s no doubt that this Android 2.1 device will be a wanted one and will officially be available within a couple weeks. Specs of the Captivate have it coming with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display (480 x 800 resolution), 5 megapixel camera that records 720p HD videos, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,3.5 mm audio jack and holds up to 32GB with a microSD card. If these specs don’t convince you and despise signing a contract… Rogers is coming to the table with a reasonable no-contract price of $549.99.

Check it out here at Rogers
Via: Isaiah’s Tech
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Those limited time Summer Student offers get extended into the Fall


It sure feels like those “limited time offers” are not so limited. Carriers advertise handsets with discounted sale pricing for a certain date and then miraculously continues the for another couple weeks or month after the date expires.

Koodo recently did this with their $50 discounted Student promotion. It was set to expire on September 30th and has now been extended until October 14th. Wind Mobile has come off their latest promo and have continued to offer discounted prices on several devices. Mobilicity has also reduced pricing on some of their devices by stating it’s a “new low price”. Chatr Wireless had a “End of Summer Handset Sale” that has been extended into the fall period until October 31st.

Wireless competition is fierce these days and carriers are doing what they can to bring customers over. It’s almost expected now that these sale prices will continue – and even drop further – until the end of the year… yet again, customers are benefiting. Hopefully the monthly price plans will follow suit.

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Rogers 3G coverage in Manitoba unofficially goes live over the weekend, testing continues.


A few weeks ago one of our readers captured an image of 3G coverage way up in Northern Manitoba. This is good news for customers as it means the Rogers/MTS network upgrade that’s expected to go live sometime “later this year” is actually coming together. In addition, over this past weekend customers again stated they’ve been getting 3G coverage in the Manitoba region.

Our tipster Cody says that “3G service started randomly turning on here in Brandon, MB on my iPhone around 7:30PM on Friday night, but usually when Rogers or MTS is testing their upcoming 3G network, the testing is sporadic – so 3G would pop up on my phone for a few seconds, then it’s gone, or they’ll do testing for a few hours, then it’s gone. This is the very first time 3G has stayed on my iPhone. If it was just in the testing stages as usual, they would have turned it off by now.”

Exciting stuff for those located in Manitoba… so we’ll possibly see the network complete its testing soon and get the green light to go live by late October/early November.

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Déjà vu: TELUS offers 48-hour sale with same devices as last week


Last week TELUS offered a quick 48-hour sale that saw the prices and contract length drop on the BlackBerry 8320, HTC Snap, Nokia E71 and the LG IQ. Today TELUS has put the 48-hour sale back online with the exact same devices.. So either the sale went incredibly well or TELUS is really itching to get rid of these from their shelves.

More here at TELUS
(Thanks Jarrod)

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“Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event” happening October 11th


Microsoft has now confirmed the “Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event” is kicking off in New York City on October 11th. The festivities start at 3:00pm with a look at “Windows Phone 7 devices and an early preview of some of our applications that will be available for launch”. For us Canadians we are fortunate as WP7 phones will be available at the same time as the U.S. Greg Milligan, Microsoft Canada’s Mobility Solutions Manager, recently stated that we can expect to see multiple Canadian carriers release devices from LG, Samsung, HTC and eventually Dell.

Excited?

Source: Microsoft
Via: EngadgetMobile

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Wind Mobile store gets robbed of 69 cell phones worth $18,000


A Oakville WIND Mobile store was the victim of a being cleared out of 69 phones worth $18,000. The Halton Police stated the incident happened around 7am on Friday at the Wind Mobile Store located at 261 Oak Walk Drive. Apparently two suspects smashed open the glass front door and left with the cell phones. No word on which phones were stolen but it’s very convenient timing as WIND recently the Android-powered Motorola XT720… so you’ll probably see a bunch of new WIND phones on Craiglist, eBay and Kijiji.

More here at InsideHalton
(Thanks John)

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Best Buy giving a $50 Gift Card with a Rogers Captivate purchase


The upcoming Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate will be finally launching within the next couple weeks. You can currently pre-order this Android 2.1 device through Rogers… or, if you’re into signing contracts you can test your luck and get it through Best Buy on the official release date for the known $149.99 3-year price. They’re also upping the ante and giving out a $50 Gift Card (good for a nice case).

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TELUS encourages you to Go Pink and support Breast Cancer research


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and TELUS is on their last leg of doing what they can to support the cause. They have launched a couple initiatives and the first is their BlackBerry program that sees $25 from every purchase of the Pink BlackBerry Pearl 9100, Pink Curve 8530 and the recently released Pink Curve 9300 go towards breast cancer research. The other is a Facebook campaign where Canadian users who “pink their profile” image TELUS will donate money to research. They are currently over the $100,000 and have a goal of reaching $200,000.

Check it out here at Facebook

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HTC Desire Z exclusively hitting Bell late November?


A couple weeks back we showed you an inventory screenshot of the “HTC Desire Z Leather Case” that’s apparently going to retail for $32.99. This was a good sign as when HTC announced the device they only stated that it’ll be “shipping in North America later this year.”

We’ve been tipped several times since then and it looks like the Desire Z (also known as the HTC Vision) will be heading exclusively to Bell, with a launch date penciled in for the late November time frame. There is still no exact date yet or price points for this upcoming Android-powered device, but it would be a great addition for the upcoming holiday season.

Specs of the Desire Z have it coming with a 3.7-inch display (resolution of 480 x 800), a “pop hinge” that reveals the full QWERTY keyboard, OS 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense, 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and can record 720p HD videos and WiFi.

More soon!
(Thanks tipsters!)

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