Bell is on a big push these days to keep and increase their subscriber base. Previously taking aim directly at the $150 Wind porting deal they have now come out with a bonus that has free calling starting at 6PM. The sales reps will be using this to close the deal when you sign up for a new 3-year contract. This promo is on until March 31st and you can rest assured the 6pm early evenings will remain on your contract as long as you stay on the same plan. This tempting you?
If you’re looking to save a bit of cash over the next few days and Koodo Mobile is your flavour then you’re in luck. They have discounted their entire lineup by $50 which means that all all the devices can now be had for $0.00 on the Tab. We still are gunning for the April/May timeframe when Koodo will launch their HSPA network and some sweet BlackBerry devices. (more…)
We’re here at the WIND “Contract Carnival” and things are just getting started. We’re pretty sure that the highlight is not the face painting or the free popcorn but more the highly anticipated “Contract Killing” that will occur. We’ll be putting up video shortly but in the meantime WIND is making the most of the opportunity and have revealed a study (commissioned by TNS of 714 people) that revealed 49% of Canadians have a wireless contract with 1-year or more remaining.
Check out these pics of the first “Contract Carnival”
Check out the pics below as these are what could be the new and improved BlackBerry OS. These are speculated to be the upcoming 6.0 version and you’ll it looks like RIM is making room for widgets such as weather, sports, news and possibly putting your apps on the homescreen… similar to Apple and Android devices. What do you think…. you like? (more…)
Check out the video and let us know if you think the Nokia N900 (WIND is getting this device soon) is actually controlling the helicopter. Looks incredibly fake to me but amusing for a few moments to watch. (more…)
New entrant Public Mobile launched their wireless network today, offering a flat rate $40 unlimited talk and text plan. They offer the following devices for those located in Ontario and Montreal: ZTE C78, Kyocera Tomo, Samsung R312 and the Kyocera G2G0.
It seems that WIND Mobile is first to jump on the train to state how their network is better. They have issued a press release that says “We welcome all new entrants to the market…. as Canadians make new choices about wireless, they should know exactly what they’re buying. While Public made a lot of claims about being “unlimited”…the limits seem pretty clear to us. Unlimited network coverage? Nope. Public does not offer coverage outside their service area, which means no roaming. For example, once you step outside the city of Toronto, your phone won’t work. That doesn’t help when your car breaks down north of the 401. Or west of the 427. Mobile phones are supposed to be mobile. And, their launch coverage is much smaller than predicted.” (more…)
Rogers has announced they will be reporting their Q1 2010 results on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:30am. Last quarter (Q4 2009) Rogers increased their subscriber base by 109,000 and activated 400,000 smartphones, which they state were “predominantly iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices”.
WIND’s network continues to get some upgrades and enhancements and today they have posted a note on the company blog that states “WIND BlackBerry Bold 9700 customers can now tether and stream with their smartphones”.
So if you’re a WIND customers who has the WIND 9700 and want to use your device as your modem, they say that “you’ll get the same internet service that you get on your smartphone if you have the Infinite BlackBerry add-on ($35.00 per month). Other BlackBerry customers can tether their phones, but will be charged the pay-per-use data rate ($0.10 per 25 kB).” They have also noted that Streaming is available now too. (more…)
We’ve been tipped that Bell has a new offer starting today until March 30th that is specifically for the Palm Pre.
The doc we have says that “Bell clients activating a Palm Pre on any Smartphone Combo Plan can receive $10 off their plan every month for their term”. This is only for a signed 3-year contract and “is only available on the current line up of single user or shared versions of the Smartphone Combo Plans ($50/$65/$80/$100)”.
Good to have some savings every month! (more…)
A few weeks back we let you know that the LG Banter was going to be the next device launched by Koodo Mobile. Today is the day and this can now be yours for 125.00 with no contract and $0.00 with the Tab. This is already put on sale as the regular price is $150.
The Banter is another device made for texting, this has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2.2 inch LCD display with a resolution of 240 x 320, 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and video capabilities, speakerphone and can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card. Overall dimensions are 112 x 52 x 17.3mm and weighs of 126 grams.
This looks good… but we believe it’s time for some sweet HSPA devices Koodo! Bring us some new BlackBerry goodness!