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!

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4 comments June 18, 2010

T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ Coverage

T-Mobile announced yesterday that their HSPA+ network now covers 25 major metropolitan areas.  By the end of the month of June, T-Mobile hopes to have 75 million Americans covered with their expanded 4G coverage.

T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding HSPA+ mobile broadband footprint makes it easy for customers to enjoy 4G speeds on the HSPA+-enabled T-Mobile® webConnect Rocket USB Laptop Stick. In addition, T-Mobile currently has 15 3G devices that can benefit from enhanced speeds when they’re on the HSPA+ network.  T-Mobile has made considerable progress in the number of areas with faster mobile broadband — and expects to continue this aggressive pace to deliver HSPA+ speeds in 100 major metropolitan areas with backhaul in place, covering 185 million people in the U.S. by the end of this year.

Read the full press release and see if your city is covered by the new HSPA+ network on the T-Mobile website.

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1 comment June 17, 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

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1 comment June 17, 2010

Droid Does

Verizon is confirming the upcoming release of the Motorola Droid X with a promotional website for the device.  The Droid X features a 854 x 480 4.3″ display, HDMI output, and 720p capture.  Expect the official launch to be next week, June 23rd.

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1 comment June 17, 2010

Free Phones!

T-Mobile USA has a very aggressive promotion this Saturday in conjunction with Father’s Day.

This Saturday at 8 a.m., we’re putting families first with another first: every phone in each participating store is free. All you have to do is show up and switch.

  • Visit a T-Mobile store on June 19, 2010.
  • Switch to a T-Mobile family plan or add a new line to your existing family plan.
  • Get a free phone—any phone—for every new line on your plan.

It’s our way of saying Happy Father’s Day. And it’s one more way we’re helping families stick together®.

Read about the details and find a participating store on the T-Mobile website.

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Add comment June 17, 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

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Add comment June 17, 2010

Once You Go Black…

If you are like me you love black electronics. It looks like WIND is helping us out with our black addiction by adding the Nokia 5230 in black to their phone lineup.

Like the white 5230, the black phone will retail contract free for only $180.  The 3.2″ touch screen device has a virtual QWERTY keyboard and free turn-by-turn navigation through Nokia Maps 3.0.

The Nokia 5230 is a stylish affordable touch screen device featuring a full-function Media Player with expandable memory of up to 16 GB, Nokia Maps, and integrated online communities like Facebook and YouTube.

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2 comments June 14, 2010

Virgin Mobile Releases HTC Legend

Virgin Mobile Canada has released their first Android device, say hello to the HTC Legend.

The HTC Legend delivers all the power of Android in one killer package. You get seamless multi-tasking, super quick mobile web browsing, completely customizable multiple home screens, a huge selections of apps, and fully integrated Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, and way more.

Heads-up! Because of network differences, this phone isn’t available in Saskatchewan and Manitoba yet.

3 year term: $79.99 (voice and data)
30 day term: $349.99

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1 comment June 11, 2010

My Country Infinite

WIND Mobile is responding to their competition’s offerings and has rolled out My Country Infinite.

This $20/month package will give you unlimited long distance calling to one of seven countries.  This add-on is only valid for the Always Talk and Always  Shout plans.  If you subscribe to the My Country Infinite add-on this weekend you will be able to save 50% on the monthly cost.

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Add comment June 11, 2010

The Future is NOT Friendly

As of today the follow price increases are in effect for new TELUS customers.
Caller ID OLD PRICE – $7NEW PRICE $8
Call Forwarding OLD PRICE – $2NEW PRICE $3
Local 5 Favourite Numbers OLD PRICE – $10NEW PRICE $15
Nationwide 5 Favourite Numbers OLD PRICE – $15NEW PRICE $20

Existing customers will not see their feature pricing increased.

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9 comments June 7, 2010

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