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Samsung F266-Fido

As we report here and here Fido, Rogers’ discount brand, has launched the Samsung F266.  The slider features a 2MP camera, MP3 player, FM radio and Bluetooth.  The Samsung F266 retails for $25 (2 year term), or $150 (month to month, prepaid, or purchased outright).


Head over to the Fido website or your nearest retail location to get your Samsung f266.


4 comments February 10th, 2009

(201) 867-5309

The phone number made popular by the hit song “Jenny” written by Alex Call and Jim Keller but performed by Tommy Tutone is up for auction on eBay.  A Blast Entertainment, a DJ company in NYC, owns the 201 area code of “Jenny’s” phone number.  Auction details below:

Selling my DJ company with the most famous phone number in HISTORY….  867-5309!

Company: A Blast Entertainment Inc.

Phone: (201) 867-5309

This is one of the LAST remaining 867-5309 numbers in service. Receives between 8,000-10,000 Calls Per Year!!

***Many callers have informed me that I’m one of the only remaining 867-5309 numbers in service after attempting every area code in the US.***

Number is registered with Vonage (internet) phone company and is easily transferred with a simple modem that I will mail to you. All of the account transfer details are done easily online.

Works Anywhere in the US !!

Contact me with any questions @

FREE Overnight Shipping!

After 122 bids the number is already fetching $400, 100.00!  At that price its a good thing he included the DJ company and overnight shipping for free.

Source: eBay


5 comments February 4th, 2009

Cell Phone or Coffee?


Well I am a member of Angus Reid Forum and recently received an invitation to take part in their Monthly Mosaic. The last question in the January 2009 questionnaire was as follows.


If you had to give up either coffee or your cell phone for a month, which one would you choose to do without?
Please select one response only.

Cell phone – Coffee is an essential!
Coffee – I need to communicate wirelessly!


Well-what can you give up for a month-cell phone or coffee?
Register your response by leaving a comment below.

For more information on Angus Reid Forum or to become a member head over to their website.


5 comments January 15th, 2009

Not-So-Subtle Holiday Hint

Tell your loved ones what you want for the Holidays with Sprint’s Not-So-Subtle Holiday website.  Just fill in what you want, put in your name and e-mail, and their e-mail address.  Press send and let Sprint’s choir pass on your gift wish.

To send your Not-So-Subtle Holiday Hint head over to the Sprint’s website


1 comment December 19th, 2008

Calgarians Check Your Bills

If you live in Calgary and use the Bell Mobility Network you may want to check your bills for long distance charges.  A new tower located on 7th and 7th SW ( 7 Street and 7 Avenue, S.W.) was incorrectly labeled as being in Edmonton-not its actual location in Calgary.  As a result calls connect to the tower may have been charged at the long distance rate-not the local rate.  Bell will not be notifying you if you were affected so be sure to check for bills for usage in October and November.

“There was an issue with a new cell tower in Calgary that was incorrectly coded as being within Edmonton. As a result, a small number of customers – who were placing calls around that specific cell site – were charged for the calls as though they were being placed in Edmonton”
Julie Smithers, Public Relations Representative for Bell Mobility.

If you find a discrepency in your billing call into Bell Mobility at (your area code)-310-BELL (2355) or *611 (from your Bell Mobility phone).

Source: CTV Calgary


4 comments December 10th, 2008

Virgin Mobile USA acquires Helio

Helio & Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA and Helio have merged to provide you with a better cellphone service.  Virgin Mobile USA is paying $39 Million in Equity for Helio and the deal should close in the thrid quarter of 2008 (subject to regulatory approvals).  Virgin and Helio are both MVNOs and will continue to lease network capacities from CDMA carrier Sprint after the merger.  Virgin Mobile USA will sell Helio’s premium service and exclusive devices while providing customer service for 70 000 existing Helio customer (as of December 2007) and 4.6 Million Virgin USA clients (as of January 2008).

Q: What does this mean for current HELIO members? Can I still use my HELIO device, while keeping my HELIO service plan and number?
A: Current service plans will continue without interruption – it will be business as usual. HELIO members are at the center of this transaction and we’ll continue to bring them the innovative mobile services they’ve come to expect.
Q: Can new members still sign up for HELIO service?
A: Absolutely. HELIO will continue to offer exclusive, high-end devices and our innovative All-In plans.
Q: Will the HELIO brand be retained, or will everything migrate to Virgin Mobile USA?

A: Over time, we expect that all aspects of the customer experience will be integrated under the Virgin Mobile USA brand. Integration of the direct sales channel will begin immediately, and we expect that existing HELIO products and services will soon be offered through the Virgin Mobile USA website at
Q: So what’s next?
A: We’re excited by the possibilities our new, combined team offers. We have some big ideas, but as you can imagine, a little bit of housekeeping is in order before we share them. Stay tuned!
Q: Does this affect my current contract with HELIO in any way? When Virgin Mobile USA does acquire HELIO, can I end my current contract without paying an early termination fee (ETF)?
A: HELIO contracts remain in effect and unchanged by this transaction. HELIO members who wish to end their contract early will still be subject to an early termination fee (ETF).

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Add comment June 27th, 2008

YouTube Mobile

YouTube has launched a new version of their mobile site. Millions of videos can now be watched on your mobile device easier than before. The new version has enhanced uploading and sharing features and extends the community from your desktop to your mobile. Access the mobile version from your phone by visiting or download the application to your desktop then transfer it over and install on your phone.
YouTube is a data extensive application. It is recommended that you contact you service provider and subscribe to an unlimited data plan to avoid over charges.

image: YouTube


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3 comments January 25th, 2008

Pizza Hut Total Mobile Access

Pizza Hut Total Mobile Access

Pizza Hut has introduced a new service which allows customers to simply text their order using their mobile device. In order to use the service you must register your phone number and create a “pizza play list”. Pizza Hut also has an optimized version of their desktop ordering system that can be accessed from you mobile phone.

To find out more information or to register, visit the Pizza Hut website. This feature is only available to residents of the United States.

source: engadget mobile


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3 comments January 24th, 2008

Will Palm sell this week?

Palm LogoCould we see Palm sell again? According to many analysts and Retuers it’s only a matter of time before we see Palm sell out. While no official announcements have been made it’s been said that both Nokia and Motorola along with other several private investment firms are interested in Palm. Guess we will just have to sit and wait for some info.

Source: Retuers

1 comment March 22nd, 2007

AT&T opens first mega-shop

AT&T Houston Store

 AT&T has rebranded a former Cingular Wireless store into the company’s first huge store which offers clients 5,000 square-feet of their products and “Eye-catching tattoos. High-tech speakers. Pulsating beats. Four dozen screens. The latest, coolest, hottest wireless phones.”

The new AT&T Experience Store, larger than the typical Cingular store, not only received an extreme makeover – both inside and out – but is the first to demonstrate the benefits of housing AT&T’s product suite under one roof. It is also the first to feature a fully integrated media experience made possible through convergence by encouraging interaction with the company’s extensive portfolio of wireless, broadband, video and wireline voice products and services via several experience and personalization stations located throughout the store.

“The AT&T Experience Store in Houston is what the new AT&T is all about,” said Stan Sigman, Wireless president & CEO, AT&T Inc. “All of the communications and entertainment products consumers want are in one place, and under one roof.”

Source: AT&T

Add comment March 17th, 2007

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