Will this happen anywhere in Canada? People already lining up for iPhone 3G in New York
Well, this did not last long. Koodo Mobile came to the market in a flurry and offered a new way of picking the phone and price plan you wanted. The “trim the fat” promises and getting rid of the “Mobile Mayo” that included plans that had just “talk and text” – No extra features such as picture messaging, browsing – just the basics. You will see this now changed for any new subscribers as the heavily promoted “Unlimited Text Messaging for $5″ is now in the past:
(For all the customers that bought into the plans at the start, your plans will stay the same and in accordance to your contract.)
Unlimited Text Messaging for $5 (Existing customers that have this will keep it)
Caller ID, Voicemail and Unlimited Text bundle for $10 (existing customers will keep is)
Five Essentials Plan (this plan is expired however customers can still build their own plan by using the Serving Size 100 and the $10 Five essentials add-on)
Talk and Text Plan for $25 now includes picture and video messaging – no price change
Unlimited Messaging is now $10/mth but now includes all picture and video messaging
Caller ID, Voicemail and Unlimited Messaging bundle is now $15 (but now includes all picture/video messaging)
New Rate Plan:
Introducing Nationwide Talk and Text Plan
$45 (no SAF, 911, etc)
no long distance charges for all calls made anywhere in Canada
250 anytime minutes
EW starting at 7pm
Unlimited Messaging (includes picture and video messaging)
Unlimited Browsing $7
Seems like Telus doesn’t want to miss the incoming text bandwagon. Starting August 24, 2008 new and existing customers will be charged 15¢ for incoming texts. 3 messaging bundles are available to add to your account: Messaging 250 ($5/month – 250 outgoing text/picture/video messages, unlimited incoming text/picture/video messages). Messaging 2500 ($10/month – 2500 outgoing text/picture/video messages, unlimited incoming text/picture/video messages). Messaging Unlimited ($15/month – unlimited outgoing text/picture/video messages, unlimited incoming text/picture/video messages)
Check this site that was made by Sprint. It shows the Samsung Instict VS Apple iPhone. It is very well created and very convincing. The site suggests that the Insicts shoots better video, connects to Live TV faster, exact location for GPS, quicker music downloads (away from WiFi) and faster internet. Could this be the “iPhone Killer”? Looks promising…
RIM to Hold Annual General Meeting on July 15, 2008
Seems that we have new images floating around about the not-yet-released Research in Motion touchscreen BlackBerry 9500, also known as the “Thunder”. Running OS 4.7, this features a glass 360×480 touch display and has the ability to go into portrait view and play music from the media player, watch movies or videos. The “Thunder” will have a carrier music store similar to the iPhone’s iTunes that allows users to purchase songs from their device. The Thunder will have a built-in camera – no word of how many mega pixels or release date.
Daily gossip for the upcoming launch of the 3G Apple iPhone from Rogers: Apple USA has diverted a portion of Rogers’ allotted handsets to Europe, leaving some retail stores in Canada with just 10-20 units. Could this be true?
London UK study: 83% admit they will take their mobile phone or Blackberry with them on vacation, 65% confessed they would contact the office either by phone, text or email while on holiday and over 25% said they would check their email during their vacation
The first observation is that the design of the W380a is sleek and stylish with an edgy feel to is. It weighs 100 grams and is only 92x49x16 with the screen being 172×220.In addition, its music player has great sound that you can access from the front of the display. The “Gesture Control” allows you to kind of screen calls when they come in as all you have to do is move your hand over the sensor of the 1.3 megapixel camera and it will go to voicemail.
Other features include: MP3 player and stereo FM radio, Bluetooth, Embedded Instant Messaging, Picture and video messaging, surf the web (EDGE) and the obvious Calendar, Tasks, Calculator, Stop Watch, Timer, code memo, Notes, Address book, Alarm Clock.
The best part of this is the price. Only $60 on a 3-year agreement, $160 on a 2-year, $300 month-to-month or prepaid. Here is the video below and you can always find more out at Fido.