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FREE BlackBerry Bold!

AT&T just launched the BlackBerry Bold a few days ago, and you can already get it for FREE!  Buy the device at a WalMart Connection Center near you, sign up for a two year term, and the Bold is all yours.

Not quite sure if the BlackBerry Bold is right for you-read Howard Chui’s review of the device here.

Links
WalMart Connection Center
Review: HowardChui.com
Source: Engadget Mobile

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1 comment November 4th, 2008

The “NEW” Fido-FINAL

Well the new Fido has finally been launch, covered the entire time here on HowardChui.com.  Lets summarize:

Logo

My first impression was oh my, what has the marketing department done to Fido.  The text is a mix between the Koodo logo and the new Bell logo with the yellow dog house getting its style from Loblaw’s value priced brand-”no name”.  I personally like the old Fido logo much better, but if an ugly logo means cheaper rates I am all for it.

Monthly Plans
Check out the new monthly plans on the Fido website. (not currently listed)

Although I do not think the plans are perfect they are certainly a step in the right direction.  WIth Fido including text messaging with its six main plans, the relaunch it to complete directly with Koodo Mobile Telus’ discount brand.  No SAF and 911 not only completes with Koodo Mobile but also with Virgin Mobile and forcing Solo Mobile, Bell’s discount brand to follow.  Its nice to see “the big three” feel threatened by Globalive and they have not even launched yet!
Rollover minutes would have been nice, not to mention the marketing department would have a field day, as well as Fido to Fido and/or Fido to Rogers plans.  I guess its easy for me on the outside to say what they should have done.

Overall
Aside from the logo, I think the re-branding of Fido to a discount brand was the right move by Rogers for the current market.  Getting rid of one and three year contracts was another interesting move, forcing client to go either monthly or sign up for two years.  The exception to the new contract terms are iPhone clients who must sign up for a three year term.
Now if only there was something we could do about that new logo.  Maybe Fido’s marketing department can whip up a last minute contest-design a logo for the “new” Fido.

For those of you who follow the re-branding of Fido here on HowardChui.com-thank you.  But I am sorry to say that our coverage ends here, I am dog-tired of writing about it.

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The “NEW” Fido-ADDONS

In addition to the new plans new addons will also be avaliable.

$10/month Value Pack
-call display with name display
-who called
-enhanced voice messaging

$15/month Value Pack
-call display with name display
-who called
-enhanced voice messaging
-5pm early evenings
-unlimited on device browsing

$5-200 sms (Canada)
$10-unlimited sms (Canada)
$20-unlimited ld (Canada)
$30-unlimited ld (North America)

Existing Options-New Pricing
$6 call display with name display (was $7)
$6 enhanced voice messaging (was $8)
$5-5pm early evenings (was $7)
$5 international ld call saver (was $4)

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4 comments November 3rd, 2008

The “NEW” Fido-PLANS

The “NEW” Fido will be launching tomorrow with SIX new plans, updated “FULLFIDO” plans and new iPhone plans.  New plans are only available on either no contract or two year terms, iPhone plans still require a three year term.

$15/month
-50 minutes
-50 text messages (Canada)

$20/month
-50 minutes
-50 text messages (Canada)
-unlimited evening & weekends

$25/month
-100 minutes
-unlimited text messages (Canada)
-unlimited evening & weekends

$35/month
-250 minutes
-unlimited text messages (Canada)
-unlimited evening & weekends

$50/month
-600 minutes
-unlimited text messages (Canada)
-unlimited evening & weekends

$70/month
-2000 minutes
-unlimited text messages (Canada)
-unlimited evening & weekends

*overage rate: $0.35/minute
*billed by the second
*$10/month unlimited incoming calls
*existing plans will be grandfathered
*no System Access Fee (SAF)
*no 911 fee

$40/month (FULLFIDO-posted earlier)
-2000 anytime minutes within zone
-unlimited evening and weekends

$60/month (FULLFIDO)
-4000 anytime minutes within zone
-unlimited evening and weekends

*out of zone rate: $0.35/minute
*$5-50 minutes out of zone

$60/month (iPhone)
-250 minutes
-unlimited evening and weekends
-500MB of data (currently 1GB)
-unlimited text messaging (currently 75)
-visual voicemail

$70/month (iPhone)
-500 minutes (currently 400 minutes)
-unlimited evening and weekends
-1GB of data (currently 2 GB)
-unlimited text messaging (currently 100)
-visual voicemail

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3 comments November 3rd, 2008

The “NEW” Fido-LEAKED PLAN

A source has confirmed that the logo posted early today is infact the logo of “the new” Fido, although colors may still change. The source also leaked one of the new price plans, $40 will get you 2000 minutes with unlimited sms.

If Rogers is relaunching the Fido brand to compete with Telus’ discount brand, Koodo Mobile, they seem to be on the right track.  See below for a quick comparison.

Koodo Mobile
$40/month (no SAF)
-300 minutes
-7pm E&W
-unlimited sms

$75/month (no SAF)
-2000 minutes
-7pm E&W
-unlimited sms

The “NEW” Fido
$40/month (no SAF&911, confirmed)
-2000 minutes
-unlimited E&W

Looks like there is some competition in the Canadian Wireless market afterall.

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1 comment November 3rd, 2008

Green LG Rumour

Virgin Mobile Canada has released a new color of its popular qwerty device-the LG Rumour.
The LG Rumour features a full qwerty keyboard, 1.3MP camera, bluetooth and is only 12.9mm thick.

Activate the Rumour (black, white, or green) on prepaid and get a $20 activation credit, get an additional $15 activation credit by purchasing it online.  Promotion ends December 31, 2008.

Pricing for the Rumour is now cheaper than at launch, see chart below for current amounts.

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Koodo Mobile

Its official, the LG Keybo 9100 has made its way to Telus’ discount brand-Koodo Mobile. The Keybo features full qwerty keyboard, mp3 player, 2.0MP camera, bluetooth, and expandable memory with a microSD card.

Retail Price is $225, but you can get it as $75 by using 150 of your tab.

Check out the Koodo Mobile website for more.

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The “NEW” Fido-LOGO?

With the re branding of Fido around the corner, a new Fido logo has been leaked on HowardForums.

I am highly doubtfull that this is actually the new logo of Fido.  Solo Mobile orange and Bell Mobility text-looks like a great Photoshop job.

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Virgin Mobile Promotions

Just in time for the forth quarter, Virgin Mobile Canada has added a few bonuses to get you to sign up.

myTime
-get two bonus hours on plans with a base rate of $35/month or more

myCrew
-get five extra numbers Canada-wide on plans with a base rate of $35/month or more

myTime
-get 200 long distance minutes on plans with a base rate of $35/month
-get 400 long distance minutes on plans with a base rate of $35/month

prepaid
-activate a r610, muziq, razr2, krzr online between Nov.3 and Dec.31, 2008 and get a $50 activation credit
-activate any other prepaid phone online between Nov.3 and Dec.31, 2008 and get a $20 activation credit

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The “NEW” Fido

Major changes could be coming to Fido, a division of Rogers Communications.  Sources have told us the “new” Fido will have no System Access Fee (SAF) and possibly a lower 911 fee.  New plans should also be launched on early this wekk.

I was informed from another source that a new Fido logo will also be launched, replacing the old one-pictured below.    The source also confirmed SAF will be removed and an “expanded product lineup”.

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3 comments November 2nd, 2008

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