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LG 770 Bliss

Virgin Mobile Canada has launched the LG 770 Bliss.

Get touchy feely with the LG Bliss™. The 3-inch full-colour touch screen lets you control all your multimedia features with the tap of a finger. Surf the mobile web, connect wirelessly with Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1, snap pics and shoot vids with the 2.0 megapixel camera, listen to your fave full-length tracks, and stream video and radio straight to your phone no matter where you are. Ultra slim and light, you can pump up your phone with 8GB of expandable memory and make it your own with 4 customizable home screens. Find true phone happiness with the LG Bliss™.

2 year-$29.99
prepaid-$149.99

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LG 700 Bliss


Get touchy feely with the LG Bliss™. The 3-inch full-colour touch screen lets you control all your multimedia features with the tap of a finger. Surf the mobile web, connect wirelessly with Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1, snap pics and shoot vids with the 2.0 megapixel camera, listen to your fave full-length tracks, and stream video and radio straight to your phone no matter where you are. Ultra slim and light, you can pump up your phone with 8GB of expandable memory and make it your own with 4 customizable home screens. Find true phone happiness with the LG Bliss™.

2 year-$29.99
prepaid-$149.99

2 comments December 17th, 2009

2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study

Congratulations to Virgin Mobile Canada for being the J.D. Power 2009 Award Recipient for both Prepaid and Postpaid Service.

Prepaid

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Virgin Mobile: 752
Fido: 654
Telus Mobility: 653
industry average: 662

Postpaid

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Virgin Mobile: 758
Koodo Mobile: 755
SaskTel: 716
industry average: 642

Read the complete press release on the J.D. Power website.

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Add comment October 27th, 2009

Rogers 21Mbps HSPA+ network live now, device support coming later

Rogers has just announced that their 21Mbps HSPA+ network is now live in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. There will be a USB modem which supports this speed that you can pre-order for as low as $75.

The 21Mbps stick the ZTE 668, a triband HSPA (850/1900/2100Mhz) USB modem that can do 21.6Mbps down 5.76Mbps up. It has a retractable USB connector and a micro SDHC card slot. You have to remove the SIM card slot cover to access the SDHC card slot.

At 21Mbps it would take just under 40 minutes to go through Rogers 6GB data plan. No word on whether there will be any special data plans for the 21Mbps USB modem.

I’m at the launch right now and am observing speeds of around 16Mbps down and 2.8Mbps up from speedtest.net – nice. Keep in mind these modems aren’t widely available so it remains to be seen what speed will be like later.

10 comments September 14th, 2009

HUP Upgrade Changes-Rogers Wireless

Rogers Wireless is changing the eligibility of its HUP program.

Effective August 21, 2009, a minimum tenure of 24 months since initial activation or last upgrade will be required before a customer is eligible to participate in the hardware upgrade program.  This change aligns all upgrades (voice, voice to data and data to data) with the current data to data HUP policy.

According to the internal bulletin, Rogers is implementing the change to the HUP for two reasons.

  • Rogers Wireless heavily invests in providing the latest data devices at affordable prices to our data customers. This update to the Hardware Upgrade Program is designed to offer a consistent upgrade eligibility to an outstanding selection of the most advanced devices for the best value.
  • In addition to the outstanding selection of available devices, there has also been improved level of quality and technology that has gone into the line-up over the past years allowing a longer hardware lifespan.
  • I always love reading companies internal documentations as there is always a few sentences that give you a good chuckle.  Take this one from the Rogers’ bulletin for example.

    This change also reinforces the importance of explaining to customers that HUP eligibility and quoted hardware/plan pricing are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed beyond the time of quotation.

    To me that paragraph means that Rogers’ is implementing the new HUP policy to remind consumers who is in charge.  The change has nothing to do with devices costing more or the “longer hardware lifespan” it is just another way Rogers can make an easy buck.

    As mentioned earlier in the post, the updated HUP upgrade policy is effective August 21st and will only apply to regular consumers, business accounts will not be affected.  I recommend if you are considering upgrading you current Rogers’ device you do so before August 21st because even though you may have been eligible for an upgrade you may no longer be able to under the new policy.

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    1 comment August 15th, 2009

    VMC Updates Plans

    We have already told you about Virgin Mobile Canada’s new Text Maniac prepaid plan, but the changes do not stop there.  Major changes are currently appearing on the website to their myPlan (postpaid) offerings.  From what I can tell, the website is still under construction with text and images everywhere, all myPlan rates now come with text messaging and are only available on 2 year, 30 day, no contract terms.  BlackBerry plans will still require a three year term.

    Virgin Mobile myPlan rates still feature no System Access Fee (SAF), no 911 fee, free plan switching, and no incoming text message charge.

    Click the “more” link to view the new plans.

    $15
    50 anytime minutes
    50 text messages

    $22
    100 anytime minutes
    unlimited evening and weekends
    250 text messages

    $25
    100 anytime minutes
    unlimited evening and weekends
    myPlan feature

    $35
    200 anytime minutes
    unlimited evening and weekends
    myPlan feature

    $45
    400 anytime minutes
    unlimited evening and weekends
    myPlan feature

    $60
    600 minutes
    unlimited evening and weekends
    myPlan feature

    myPlan Features
    myCrew: text and talk to 5 buddies
    myTime: 6 hour unlimited weekday calling block
    myTalk&Text: unlimited text messages
    myCalls: 500 anytime incoming local minutes

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    Add comment July 31st, 2009

    NEW: Text Maniac Prepaid Plan-VMC

    The Virgin Mobile Canada webmasters are busy updating the website and refreshing their plan offerings, both prepaid and postpaid.

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    Looks like Virgin Mobile has added a new plan their prepaid offerings.  The Text Maniac Plan is aimed at teens, or those who mostly text, which is perfect for Back-to-School.  As you can see from the image, $20/month will get you unlimited texting and a low per-minute rate of $0.10.  Voicemail and Call Display are included with all prepaid plans along with no SAF (System Access Fee), 911 charges, or incoming text message charge.

    Head over to your local Virgin Mobile kiosk, your favorite electronics store, the VMC website to learn more, or VMC customer care (1-888-999-2321) to learn more.

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    4 comments July 31st, 2009

    Virgin Launches Pink Samsung m320

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    Slim and stylish, the ultra-convenient Handy Flip phone, at only 95 grams, packs a bunch of good stuff into one of the lightest phones around. Sleek on the outside, flip it open and you can snap pics on the go with the digital camera, connect wirelessly with Bluetooth®, and the advanced voice dial lets you make a call without having to lift a finger.

    2 year term: $29.99
    30 day term: $49.99
    no term: $49.99

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    Add comment July 31st, 2009

    It’s Official, VMC Launches Samsung Link

    We saw Virgin Mobile’s newest QWERTY keyboard on the BestBuy website and then again on the Virgin Live page, well now it’s official Canada-the Samsung Link is here.

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    The Samsung Link (r3511) features a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth, and built-in MP3 player. Current pricing below:

    3 year term: $29.99
    2 year term: $49.99
    1 year term: $99.99
    no contract: $99.99

    Head over to the Virgin Mobile Canada website to learn more or to purchase.

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    Add comment July 28th, 2009

    Samsung Link Appears on VMC Download Page

    The webmasters over at Virgin Mobile Canada have decided to put the unreleased Samsung Link up on the Virgin Mobile Live Download page.  We previously saw the Link advertised on the BestBuy website but was taken off the site a days later.  We have confirmed that Bell Mobility will be launching the Samsung Link on July 30th so expect Virgin’s to launch around that date as well.

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    From the Virgin branded image found on their website it appears they will be launching a blue and white version of the Link.  The full QWERTY device is expected to launch for $29.99 on a 3 year term.

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    Add comment July 27th, 2009

    Virgin Mobile to Launch Samung Link

    It looks like the Samsung Link will not only be launching on Bell Mobility but also with its newly acquired brand, Virgin Mobile Canada.  The Samsung Link was spotted on the BestBuy website by HowardForums member “gordon1111″.

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    No word on a launch date or pricing for the other contract terms, image reveals 3 year pricing is $29.99.  Stay tuned to details when the Samsung Link launches.

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    Add comment July 20th, 2009

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