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Telus has introduced a couple new policies recently that could result in customers getting upgrades sooner, and seeing lower, more proportionate early cancellation fees. The new hardware upgrade program introduces an Early Device Upgrade fee, which is calculated based on the type of the device you last received, in addition to the number of months remaining on your contract.

Here's how the upgrade fee is calculated:

Voice or Feature Phone - $5 x number of months remaining in contract. Includes standard flip phones, sliders, non-data devices
Smartphone or Feature phone (with minimum data commitment) - $10 x number of months remaining in contract. Includes BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone 7 devices
Premium Device - $15 x number of months remaining in contract. Includes iPhones

Here's the example provided on the Telus website:

Pat has an LG Keybo and wants to upgrade to an HTC Desire. He has 15 months left on his contract. What does Pat pay to upgrade?

Pat pays $75 (15 months x $5) in addition to the new device cost ($79.99)

There are a couple of rules that come along with this new upgrade program, like that you must complete at least 6 months of your current contract before being eligible for upgrade at all, and customers on the Credit Limit Program are no eligible for any early upgrade offer.

The cancellation policy is also based on which device you last received, but is more specific. Essentially, your early cancellation fee is calculated using the exact discount you received on your last device, and the time remaining on your contract. There is also a $50 admin fee for non-Quebec customers. It's important to note that this new cancellation fee policy applies only to customers who activated or renewed on or after November 21st, 2010. Other customer who wish to cancel would still have to pay $20 x the number of months remaining on their contract.

Here are some examples of how the policy works:

At activation, the customer receives a $400 discount on a 36 month service term. After 20 months, their cancellation fee will be:
Monthly pro-rated discount = $400 / 36 months = $11.11/month
Remaining discount = $400 - ($11.11 x 20 months) = $177.76
Non-Quebec: Total Cancellation fee = $177.76 + $50 Admin fee = $227.76
Quebec: Total Cancellation fee = $177.76

So there you have it, two new policies coming out of Telus. What do you think about the new early upgrade program? What about the new cancellation policy?


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Bell has recently announced that they will be releasing North America's first 42Mbps Dual Cell product - the Novatel U547 Turbo Stick. Their 42Mbps network will be launched and active in Toronto on November 23rd, coinciding with this Turbo Stick launch. According to the announcement, the network and device will be rolled out to other cities sometime in 2011, though nothing more specific was stated. Unfortunately there's no word on price points for this new mobile internet stick, but we'll be sure to update you when it launches tomorrow!


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Many carriers are offering up price plan discounts these days, and Public Mobile is holding their own promotion to help draw in more new customers. They are currently offering the $40 plan for just $30/monthly for anybody who subscribes by November 21st. The offer only goes for 6 months, so in total this promotion will save you $60, but you'll also get Canadian and U.S. long distance for those 6 months as well. If you're looking to save even more, and are located in either Toronto or Montreal, be sure to check out Public Mobile within the next couple of days.


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We expect Mobilicity to launch in another few cities by the end of November, and so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that they have extended their Friends and Family program to November 30th, giving access to this plan to many others in the first couple weeks of launch. The Friends and Family pricing will get customers who know a Mobilicity employee the $45 plan for just $30/month, or the $65 plan for just $40/month. Stay tuned for more information regarding the Edmonton and Vancouver launches!


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Thanks to an internal document leaked online, we have a bit of information regarding two Bell BlackBerry launches - the red version of the Torch 9800, and the upcoming BlackBerry Style 9670. The Torch 9800 in red has all of the same features and specifications as the standard black version, but comes with red housing, and will be launched on November 23rd according to the doc.

Bell will also be launching the BlackBerry Style on this date, which is RIM's new full QWERTY flip phone. The Style 9670 is a CDMA device that features a 360 x 400 display, full QWERTY keyboard, and comes in a clamshell flip phone form factor. The Style runs BlackBerry OS 6 at launch, and has a 5MP camera, along with Wi-Fi (b, g, n), bluetooth, and GPS connectivity options.

The Torch 9800 in red will be available for the same 3-year price as the black version, which on Bell is currently $179.95. The Style 9670 will apparently be available for $399.95 contract-free, though term pricing hasn't been found as of yet. If you're looking for either of these devices, be sure to check up on Bell on November 23rd, or stay tuned to MobileInCanada for all of the latest news.


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Virgin Mobile and parent-company Bell were supposed to release the BlackBerry Bold 9780 on November 2nd last we heard, but was delayed for unknown reasons. Now, thanks to the latest internal document leaked, we know Virgin Mobile (and likely Bell?) are set to launch the device on November 12th. Other news regarding the 9780 comes from Best Buy listing a Virgin Mobile white version for $124.99 on a 3 year contract, or $499.99 outright, which means it should be launched soon after the standard black version. The 9780 is almost identical to the 9700 model, but adds memory and the BlackBerry 6 OS, along with an improved 5MP camera. Are you going to pick up a Bold 9780?


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Throughout the last few days, both Bell and Rogers Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing seems to have been revealed, with Bell coming in at the $649.95 mark, and Rogers internal systems listing it at $674.99 outright. Especially with Rogers pricing, bare in mind that these numbers could change before launch, but so far it seems that what Canadians are looking at for the Android powered tablet. The Bell Galaxy Tab is expected to ship on November 16th, so hopefully we'll see both carriers stocked up shortly afterwards.

For those who may not have been keeping up on this 7" Android tablet, it features a 600 x 1024 display, a 1GHz processor, and 512MB RAM. Coming in both 16GB and 32GB models, the Tab runs on Android 2.2 Froyo featuring TouchWiz UI and also comes with a 3.15MP camera with LED flash, and a front-facing 1.3MP camera. Connectivity options include HSPA, Wi-Fi (b, g, n), and bluetooth.


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Telus confirmed recently that they will be launching the HTC Surround 7 and LG Optimus 7 on November 8th, which doesn't come as much of a surprise since it was announced early on that Canada would get a simultaneous launch to the U.S. for many Windows Phone 7 devices, but still nice to get confirmation. The great news coming out of the press release, however, is the pricing, which is set at $99 for either device on a 3 year term (voice + data over $50/month). If you're looking to be one of the first in Canada to have a Windows Phone 7 device, make sure to head to a Telus location nice and early on the 8th to get your preferred device. What do you think about Windows Phone 7 OS? Like?


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Bell and Virgin Mobile were originally supposed to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9780 on October 21st, which was then pushed back to November 2nd. Now, for unknown reasons, the launch has been delayed once again, though no updated launch date has been made available as of yet. Speculation is pointing at last minute OS updates being the cause of the delay, much like we saw with the Torch 9800, though this hasn't been confirmed. Hopefully we'll see the device launch soon, and many think it should be ready and shipping by next week.


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Sony Ericsson X10 owners have been waiting for a very long time for an update Android version to come to their devices, and the time is fast approaching. Apparently the update will roll out to Rogers customers who own either an X10 or X10 Mini sometime in the week of November 8th, which is now only a few days away. The update is supposedly bringing features like 2 additional homescreens, a new lockscreen, and some updates to TimeScape, though we now have word that a couple of other changes will come as well - both devices will see battery life improved by 20-25%, the overall speed and navigation of the phone should be faster and smoother, and the X10 model will apparently be getting 720p HD video recording and playback. Hopefully the update doesn't get pushed back even further, but with such an extensive wait having already occurred, we can only hope that Ericsson and Rogers will have this one ready in time.


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