Globalive is still targeting to launch its new wireless brand next year and has not flinched with all the talk from analysts about having troubles raising funds due to the financial crisis in the USA.
CEO Anthony Lacavera “We certainly plan to launch on schedule. Our time frame has not been changed in any way. We think actually that Globalive’s Yak brand is well-positioned to service Canadians in this kind of economic climate.” During the first 3 years the target is to obtain 1.5 million customers and bring us Canadians “we think that’s going to be very appealing to Canadians in this environment.” stated Lacavera.
Globalive also recently launched a website called “WirelessSoapBox.com” to connect (and start a relationship) with Canadians to understand what they are looking for in a wireless carrier.
If you have the Samsung Jack (aka Samsung i616) from Rogers head on over to Samsung.ca and get the Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrade was released today. The link is here
Did you kick-it? If you submitted a picture of yourself dressed up in 80′ gear for the Koodo Mobile “Can you Kick It Like a Koodo-ciser?” contest, today is the day that you’ll be notified (by e-mail) if you’ve become the next face of Koodo Mobile.
The website KoodoKickIt.com “Contest Rules” says: “THE WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE AND EMAIL BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 2008 AT APPROX. 12:00 P.M. (NOON) EST AND MUST RESPOND WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS OF NOTIFICATION in order to claim the Grand Prize. Upon notification, the selected entrant must respond by telephone to the contact number provided in the notification, and the selected entrant’s response must be received by Koodo Mobile within twenty-four (24) hours of such notification.”
Looks like they’re getting ready to put the winner to work fast as the site also promotes “Check back in November to see who the new face of Koodo will be”. In addition, if you want to waste some time during your day you can kinda play around with the current Koodo characters and make them workout in the gym.
Good luck to all who entered and let us know if you won!
Nokia President and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was interviews in California and spoke candidly about is new competition: “Suddenly you have the mightiest companies in the world there as your competitors. That is a little mind-boggling”. On Google: “They are a newcomer here. I think the jury is still out: What is the new thing they bring here?”… on Apple: “”We have a new, credible competitor in this business. You know I need to take my hat off”. And what the iPhone has done for the mobile phone industry: “a big favor”. Full Story here
This is nothing to write (or call) home about, but it’s progress I guess. Fido has released the Nokia 3500 in a smashing colour of Pink. Actually, the only thing pink about this phone is the directional pad and keypad that both light up when pressed. Just perfect for when you watch Sex In The City reruns.
No price change from the original launch of the 3500 back in June, this is available with several plans starting at $15 a month a 3-year contract, $90 for a 2-year contract or outright for $100. This is a basic phone (good for its value) that has a 2 megapixel camera, a music player and a FM radio. Bluetooth, tri-band GSM connectivity, a microSD card slot, Handsfree speaker, Voice commands, calendar, to-do list, notes, countdown timer, stopwatch and calculator.
More info at Fido
Now that the Back to School promos are done we find ourselves in the middle area where the mobile offers are kinda boring. Take the latest “Best Value” promo from SpeakOut 7Eleven: the Nokia 2760 can be yours for $100 and gives you a whopping 20 minutes of free airtime… after that you are on your own for $0.20 per minute or more. Check it out here
From the looks of the newest TELUS web promo if kinda feels like a clearance sale of flip handsets. All phones are available at a stellar bargain price of $0.00 on a 2 or 3-year plan. The offer is valid until November 4th and when you use the code OCT08 you’ll get a free Motorola H710 Bluetooth Headset (valued at $99.99… you can pick one up on eBay for easy $25).
The phones they are featuring are the LG 285, LG 490, Motorola RAZR, Samsung a950 and the Samsung a720. Let’s hope the November promo is better and has a few touch smartphones available. Learn more about the current offer here
It’s October 1st and just as we reported earlier, Rogers has dropped the price of the Bold by $100 and announced the new rate plans.
Included are new price plans for the iPhone, BlackBerry and “Mobile Internet Cost Protection” which says “all new data pricing will be subject to maximum data charge of $100. This provides the ultimate cost certainty for customers. Regardless of the device used, the maximum charge for domestic mobile Internet usage on the Rogers Wireless network is $100, including the data monthly service fee and any additional data overage charges.”
Click here for more details.