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Fido Releases Nokia 2220

Fido has release the Nokia 2220.  The super basic slider is only $65 off contract, or free on a 2 year term.

The Nokia 2220 features:

  • Dual-band phone for GSM 850/1900
  • VGA camera
  • FM radio with recording feature
  • Email
  • HandsfreeSpeaker
  • MP3 Ringtones

I recommend picking up this device off contract if it does appeal to you.


6 comments July 1st, 2010

Public Mobile Up and Running in Montreal

Public Mobile is now live in Montreal, becoming the first new entrant to offer service in the region.  Below is Public’s current coverage and future expansion plan for the Montreal area.

dark orange=current (full) coverage
light orange=current (partial) coverage
yellow=2010 expansion
green=2011 expansion

Head over to your nearest Public Mobile store to sign up.


Add comment June 25th, 2010

WIND Updates MY COUNTRY Add-on

WIND Mobile has updated the MY Country International Calling add-on.

Effective today-Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam have been added as options with the low per minute rate of $0.15.  China, India, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore remain on the plan at $0.05/minute.

Give WIND a call at 1-877-946-3184 or 611 from your WIND powered device to add MY COUNTRY to your plan.


3 comments June 24th, 2010

We’re Losing Signal Captain! – iPhone Problems

Maybe it is better that the Canadian launch of the iPhone 4 has been delayed.  It looks like early adopters in the United States are having signal problems with their devices.  Instead of me explaining the problem to you, take a look at the video below.


7 comments June 23rd, 2010

Rogers LIVE 2010 FIFA World Cup App

We are two weeks into the  FIFA World Cup and Rogers has put the finishing touches on an app designed for the Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G.  The FIFA World Cup Live app allows users to stream the remaining games on their iPad free of charge.

According to the RedBoard post, the app is free to download and all data consumed by the application will NOT come out of your monthly data bucket.  The only catch I can see is that your iPad must be registered on the Rogers network and activated on a 30 day plan.

Download the app from the iTunes and start watching the games today.


1 comment June 23rd, 2010

The Future is Friendly Again-No Activation Fee

TELUS Mobility is removing the bogus account set-up (activation) fee.  According to the internal bulletin the removal of the fee on 3 year term activations is in direct response to Bell and Rogers.  Got to love the competition in Canada’s wireless industry.

TELUS is also offering unlimited local calling for 6 months and early night and weekends starting at 6pm on new 3 year activations.


1 comment June 18th, 2010

Canada iPhone 4 Launch Fast Tracked?

It looks like Apple Canada has removed the “Coming in July” banner on the device from the online store.  This change could mean one of two things: either the July launch has been fast-tracked or it has been pushed back.

The Canadian carriers have always said that the iPhone was launching in the “coming week”, if the launch was planned for July why did they no say the device would launch next month.  Also, the end of July is still 6 weeks away, giving Apple plenty of time to catch up to demand.  This leads me to hope believe that “Coming Soon” is referring to sometime this month, after all it would not make sense for Apple to say “Coming in June” as the month is already half over.

I can hope…right?


5 comments June 18th, 2010

Pay With Plastic Online-WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile is is now allowing pay-after customers to pay off their account balance online using either MasterCard or Visa.  Once a payment is made it will be automatically credited to the account balance allowing customer to verify the payment has gone through.

Up until now, WIND customers had to phone in to pay their bill if they wanted to use plastic.  While online credit payments is a welcome addition, I think it WIND should have had it up and running from launch-6 months ago…

Speaking of launching 6 months ago, congratulations to WIND and their staff.  Welcome to the Canadian wireless market!


4 comments June 18th, 2010

Edmonton Journal Now Using Scanlife Bar Codes

The Edmonton Journal is now connecting their reader’s cellphones to the print edition of the paper.  Through the use of Scanlife bar codes users can interact with the articles in the Edmonton Journal as well as and their favorite writers and bloggers.

Get free the Scanlife app for your smartphone today and get connected with the Edmonton Journal.  Scanlife currently supports the major smartphone operating systems: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone OS, Palm OS, S60 3rd, and Windows Mobile


1 comment June 17th, 2010

Rogers Launches N97 Mini

Rogers Wireless has released the N97 Mini, a full touch screen device with slide out QWERTY keyboard.

The Nokia N97 Mini comes with everything you need for productivity and entertainment. It offers the full Ovi suite, including Ovi Maps with free Navigation and a car mount so you can turn this N-series smartphone into a full GPS solution. For your entertainment needs, the N97 Mini comes with exclusive content like Rihanna tracks and 5 free premium games to keep you entertained.

3 year: $99.99 (voice and data)
2 year: $399.99
1 year: $449.99
monthly: $449.99
no term: $499.99


Add comment June 17th, 2010

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