Globalive plans leaked?

May 19th, 2009


Here are some slides that are alleged Globalive’s launch plans posted by HowardForums member GlobalWireless7.

Some thoughts before the summary:

Slides are for Q2 2009
You can’t use your own hardware
Contracts are only 1 or 2 months
no additional charges for additional features like text, voice mail, etc
unlimited data is available with tethering as a $5 extra
no mention of any Blackberries (or iPhone)
4 Smartphones at launch:
Sidekick users rejoice as they will have the Sidekick LX. The rest of the Smartphones; Experia and HTC Magic/Dream will probably be available on Rogers already before they launch

Note the slides say Global Wireless. goes to a pager company in Cali, and are already taken as well.

Slide EXIF info says they were taken with a SE TM506, one of the launch phones. The EXIF has a comment: “Photos from GlobalWireless updated presentation.”

They seem to be going after power users as opposed to basic users. While not cheap the plans and extras are price very aggressively. The initial coverage maps are very aggressive.

Now for some speculation on my part. One of Globalive’s brands is Yak; a low cost, basic service. Perhaps Globalive will use Yak for prepaid, more basic service and Globalwireless as a higher end offering. Sort of like Telus/Koodo, Bell/Solo/Virgin and Rogers/Fido.

Here’s the Coles notes:

launching in Q4 2009/Q1 2010

14 handsets at launch including 4 Smartphones
some plans include unlimited talk and data
T-Mo USA roaming
some handsets will support HSDPA 10Mbps


Sony Ericsson TM506
7.2mbps, 3 colours (green, red, silver)
pricing 29.99, 99.99, 199.99 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid

Nokia 5330 ExpressMusic
384kbs, in white or silver
59.99, 109.99, 207.79 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid

Nokia 5730 XpressMusic
3.6mbps in red, blue, pink, white
49.99, 99.99, 179.99 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid

Nokia 6700 Classic
10mbps with 5 megapixel camera

Sidekick LX 2009 (!!!!!!)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 (note it’s spelled XPERA on the slide)
149.99, 249.99, 449.99  on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid

HTC Dream
129.99, 239.99, 429.99 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid
pricing is hard to make out.

HTC Magic

$29.99, 350 minutes, unlimited evening, weekends, network calling and unlimited incoming.
$39.99, 650 minutes, unlimited evening, weekends, network calling and unlimited incoming.
$54.99 unlimited calling

Add ons:
$5 unlimited nights starting at 5pm
$8 unlimited mornings until 9am
$15 unlimited calling to the US

$10 unlimited email, unlimited IM, unlimited communities with 20MB of data
$23 2.5GB data, unlimited email
$40 unlimited data
$8 unlimited on device browsing
$5 for tethering
$10 100MB ‘global remote mobile storage’

$10 250 video calling minutes, 7 ringtones, 5 games
$10 unlimited walkie talkie, unlimited MMS
$15 unlimited video calling, walkie talkie, 12 ringtones, 8 games
$8 unlimited access to global TV
$7 unlimited access to global Radio and Video
$10 unlimited access to global media

Included services:
text messaging
voice mail
call display
name display
missed calls
text messaging (unlimited in every monthly plan)
call waiting
conference calling
call forwarding

$4 500 international SMS
$7 unlimited international SMS
$5 video mail

International calling:
$5 100 minutes to Asia
$10 280 minutes to Asia
$5 100 minutes to the Philippines
$10 300 minutes to the Philippines
$5 200 minutes to Eastern Europe
$10 350 minutes to Eastern Europe

US Roaming with T-Mmobile
$0.19 a minute
$0.05 per SMS
$0.40 per MB

$15/25/40 75/200/650 US roaming on T-Mo
$10 250 SMS on T-Mo
$19.99/29.99/59.99 for 50/250/1500MB data on T-Mo

SIM card costs
$0/19.99/29.99 contract/1 month contract/replacement

Note the coverage map:


Dark Blue – coverage in Q4 2009/Q1 2010
Light Blue Q4 2010/Q1 2011

please excuse any typos. I just got a new keyboard.

Entry Filed under: Latest Accessories,Phones,Rogers Wireless

4 Comments Add your own

    Cristhian  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 9:19 am

    System access fee? I’m wondering because this is pathetic from the other big carriers. If Rogers is changing their contract and charges for incoming messages but gets rid of their $6.95 system theft fee then I would gladly welcome the change.

    Paul  |  June 5th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I wonder if Canada wide calling is part of those plans?

    Lauranna  |  October 1st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    These companies are damn cheap. The current companies are gonna have to come down for sure!! Rogers got rid of their system access fee but now they have a Government Regulatory Relief Fee that’s like $2.46-$3.46 and their plans went up by $5 so it makes it seem like you’re paying less but really it’s paying the same.
    And they’re getting the sidekick which Fido was supposed to get before Roger’s bought them out.

    Janine Bajnauth  |  October 28th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    where did you hear that rogers was getting the sidekick? and When?! :O im excited xD

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