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Mobilicity will be holding an event at their corporate store in Scarborough on Friday May 14th 2010 to announce the details of their upcoming network launch. They have invited news media to attend the event, which will take place at 11am. It is expected that they will release details of their no-contract model, in addition to price plan information and potentially device announcements.

 

 

 

 

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Rogers has announced that it's Handset Protection Guarantee program will be launching on May24th, and will be available at no charge to their customers. The program will cover loss, theft, and damage, and will offer a subsidization on repairs or replacement phones, sometimes including a $0 device option. The $0 option will be available to customers who are taking advantage of the program for the first time, and will typically include lower-end devices, while the subsidization option can be used towards repair or towards new/refurbished replacement models for any lost, stolen, or broken handset.

Rogers states the program is the first in Canada, as Bell and Telus device protection plans both come at a $7/month cost. While these programs do come with a monthly cost, they differ because they guarantee a replacement model that is comparable to their lost, stolen, or broken device.

 

 

 

 

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Telus has lowered the price for the Motorola Backflip if purchased on a 3 year term to $79.99. The cost has remained the same for all other purchase options, including an outright cost of $399.99.

The Motorola Backflip features a 3.1" (320 x 480) HVGA touch screen, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and 5MP camera with flash. It supports HSPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, and bluetooth and comes with 512MB internal memory. It runs on Android with MOTOBLUR and also features BACKTRACK navigation to avoid obstructing your view of the screen.




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Rogers has officially started offering the Samsung Messenger, updating their website to include the device as of today. The Samsung Messenger runs on Windows Mobile 6.5, and features a 2.6" (320x320) display, full QWERTY keyboard, GPS functionality, and a 3.2MP camera. The Messenger supports HSPA at speeds up to 3.6Mbps, Wi-Fi, and bluetooth. It comes with 300MB onboard memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD.

The Samsung Messenger is available now from Rogers for $49.99 on a 3 year term, or $399.99 without a contract.

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Rogers has officially announced 2 new data plans for the upcoming iPad, which is scheduled for release on May 28th in Canada. The first plan will provide 250MB/month and will cost $15/monthly. The second plan announced is for heavier users, and will cost $35/monthly, and provide 5GB of data usage.

Both plans include free unlimited access to any Rogers Hot Spots, and come with no term or contract so users can activate or cancel their plan at any time. Additionally, it is stated that the iPad will not be available on the Fido brand at launch, so it looks like this offer will only be available to Rogers customers on the iPad's launch date later this month.

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Telus has launched it's "Go Pink" campaign, which is set in place to support local breast cancer screening. For every BlackBerry Curve 8530 in pink that is sold, Telus promises to donate $25 to your community to go towards the purchase of screening equipment. The campaign will also be extended to the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 in pink when it launches, also guaranteeing a $25 donation for every device sold.

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 pink is available now for $49.99 on a 3 year term, or $349.99 outright. It features Wi-Fi and a 2MP camera. The Pearl 3G 9100 pink does not have an official release date or pricing as of yet, but should be available in the near-future. It features a 3MP camera, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity.

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Mobilicity(Dave Wireless) published a press release today stating they are close to the launch of their network, which will first be offered in Toronto this Spring. They also have plans to roll-out the network in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Ottawa sometime following the initial launch in Toronto.

Also in the press release, it's stated that Mobilicity intends to "bring consumers truly unlimited plans with unbeatable value". Currently no other Canadian carriers offer completely unlimited data usage without throttling speeds, so it will be interesting to see what Mobilicity brings to the table. http://mobilicity.ca/news/38/18/Mobilicity-gets-CRTC-approval-on-track-to-launch-soon/

 

 

 

 

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Rogers has started offering customers 2 new long distance packages that cover LD calls to anywhere in Canada and the United States. The first package is a $5 plan that provides 50 long distance minutes. The second addition to Rogers line-up of add-ons is the $35 long distance package, which offers unlimited North American calling (excluding Mexico).

These new packages replace the existing Canadian and U.S. long distance add-ons. http://www.rogers.com/web/content/add-ons/longdistance

 

 

 

 

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Telus updated their website today to include the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in pink, adding to their existing silver and red models.

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 features a 2.5" (320x240) display, full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, and 2MP camera. It runs on the CDMA network, and supports Wi-Fi as well as bluetooth. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 in pink is available now through Telus starting at $49.99 on a 3 year term.




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Solo Mobile has updated their handset catalogue to include the LG 230. The LG 230 is an entry-level flip phone that features a 0.3MP VGA camera, 7" (128x160) display, and bluetooth. The device costs $25 on a 2 year term, or $100 on no term/prepaid, and is available now.




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