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TELUS offers up Bonus 5GB Data on plans above $65

Well, here’s an interesting turn of events in the competitive Canadian monthly plan deals.

It’s never too late to show up to the party and we’ve obtained an internal doc that shows TELUS has just decided to launch this offer: “BONUS 5GB Data on Clear Choice Voice & Data plans $65 or greater”.

The doc breaks it down:
“Clients can simply choose any existing Clear Choice Voice and Data plan $65 or greater and they will automatically get BONUS 5GB with a new 3 year activation on any phone of their choice. That’s a minimum of 6GB with no additional cost to the client!
BONUS 5GB at no cost to the client
+ Minimum of 1GB (included in the plan)
= Minimum 6GB in total

The promo goes until October 5th and you’ll have to sign a 3-year contract. In addition, they’ve also decided to waive the activation fee until August 2nd. If the iPhone is not for you this document says it’s “Available to all phones” and “can be combined with other in-market promotions”.

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TELUS to release new $40 Student Plan

For all the students looking for a deal… here’s one that TELUS is cooking up just in time for the back-to-school period. It’s called the “Student 40″ (costs $40/month) and it’ll most likely launch next week, but the fine print says it’s on Until October 5th. In order to get it you’ll have to sign a 3-year contract. Here are the details:

- Up to 100 Local Anytime minutes
- Up to 100 Bonus Local Anytime minutes
- Unlimited Nationwide calling
- Unlimited Nights & Weekends starting at 6:00pm
- 100MBs of Data
- Unlimited outgoing and incoming text, picture and video messaging
- Unlimited Nationwide talk and text messaging with you top 10
- Voice Mail, Call waiting and Conference calling plus the standard free calling on your bday.


Virgin Mobile to introduce the “SuperTab”

Well it looks like Virgin Mobile is going to release something called a “SuperTab”. This is very similar to what Koodo Mobile currently has in place with their “Tab” system. No word on when this is officially launching but most likely it will be for the back-to-school time frame. Apparently employee training has already happened for this new feature.

We hear the max amount you’ll be able to put on your Virgin “SuperTab” is $500. However, here’s what we do know so far and what you can expect Virgin to announce:
- No fixed-term contract
- Get the hottest phones for as low as $0
- Pay down your Virgin Mobile SuperTab just by using your phone
- No commitment! Pay off your balance and leave anytime you want.
- VIP access to converts and exclusive parties, plus constant freebies
- Get it on the speediest network


Video: iPhone 4 “Antennagate” in Canada

I got hold of a couple iPhone 4′s today, one we are giving away and the other I’m adding to my collection of devices. There’s been much talk about the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” issue and when users grip the phone a certain way your signal drops and reception is lost. Apple came forward and acknowledged the problem, offered customers free Bumpers and cases to temporary fix the issue. Some people have stated that the reception issue is a “country issue“… but I wanted to experience it first hand for myself. Check the video after the break (more…)


Motorola Flipout destined for Rogers, launching next week

Ready for another Android device to hit Rogers? How about a back-to-school special called the Motorola “Flipout”. This has OS version 2.1, MOTOBLUR, a 2.8-inch QWERTY and a 3 megapixel camera with video capabilities. The dummy devices have made their way to Rogers locations and as you can see on the home screen  it’s representing Ottawa and the “Rogers My Account App”. The only price point we’ve been informed of is the 3-year of $29.99.


Winner in our “Win an Apple iPhone 4″ contest…

UPDATE: This contest is now closed and we’re happy to announce that the iPhone 4 was won by Forums Member and Twitter follower “BamBam”. Congrats to him and we thank everyone who entered. Also, we will have another device up for grabs within the next couple days – either another iPhone 4, HTC Desire or a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.

Yup… we’re back with another contest and this one is a beauty! Up for grabs is one unlocked iPhone 4 16GB…

All you have to do to win this is one of the following: follow us on Twitter or become a member of our Forum. The contest ends Friday, August 6th at 11:59pm.

Good luck to all who enter! (more…)


Bell BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) pricing revealed

With Bell set to release the BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) on August 12th… the only only thing missing apart from getting the device into your hand is to know the price plans. Well, wait no more! Thanks to one of our tipsters who sent us this doc shows the prices to be as follows:

3-yer contract: $49.95
2-year contract: $199.95
1-year contract: $299.95
30-day/No-contract: $349.95

(This will also be available in Graphite and Fuschia)


Where to get an iPhone 4 today…

Today – officially – the Apple iPhone 4 is available in Canada. Here are the places you can score yourself the device (online or lining up): Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Virgin, Fido locations across the country… plus retail locations such as The Apple Store, WirelessWave, TBooth, The Source, Future Shop and Best Buy. Most likely you can soon get this on eBay and Craigslist too.

As for plans… the most popular plan the carriers have thrown together is the $30 6GB/month plan.
32GB is $769.99 no-contract, $269.99 on a 3-year
16GB is $659.99 no-contract, $159.99 on 3-year

Update: We were send a couple pics from the lineup that’s happening in the Toronto Eaton Centre. Apparently there’s over 500 people in line when they opened the mall doors. (more…)


Bell releases iPhone 4 details: $30 6GB plan plus $159.95/$269.95 on 3-year

It seems like a trend will be happening in Canada. Bell has just announced their iPhone pricing to be $159.95 for the 16GB version and $269.95 for the 32GB version. Both of these are on 3-year contract. In addition, as we stated before, Bell has also brought back the $30/month 6GB data plan. If you’ve got an iPad, the fine folks over at Bell say for “$10 per month, you can share the data between both your iPhone 4 and iPad”. This promo is on July 30 to September 30th

One more thing. Seems like stock is already low as “Online orders ship within 14 days. Available in limited quantities.”

Via: Bell
(Thanks Abu!)