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A little while back, we saw Videotron launch a $30/6GB data add-on, and it didn't take long for a variety of other carriers to follow suit in the province. Bell and Virgin Mobile began offering their Quebec subscribers the same package, and Telus also did the same. Now, Rogers is responding to the competition, and has also made their own $30/6GB add-on available for Quebec customers. Theirs, like the others, is available for a "limited time", and speculation points to a July 31st expiry date. It includes 6GB of data usage and unlimited Social Networking, and requires you to renew on a new 3 year term.


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Research in Motion has recently recalled approximately 1000 BlackBerry PlayBooks. According to an official statement from RIM, the recall is due to an issue with some PlayBooks being "unable to properly load software upon initial set-up". The statement also points out that many of the affected devices are still in the distribution channels and haven't reached customers, so hopefully few people will be impacted.

While this recall certainly can't help RIM and the PlayBook's success, it is a fairly small number in comparison to the number of units sold. Users who do experience the described issue are encouraged to contact RIM to determine next steps.


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Back in February, HTC announced the Flyer, their first android tablet. The Flyer has a 7" (1024x600) touchscreen display, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch, though it will eventually see Honeycomb. It's powered by a 1.5GHz processor, and will run HTC's latest version of Sense specifically designed for tablets. One of the features that makes the Flyer stand out is the Scribe technology, which aims to repopularize stylus use.

The HTC Flyer was recently added to HTCSense.com's Canadian section, on the device registration page. Hopefully the addition of the device means a near-future launch. With the original announcement stating that the Flyer would be available globally in Q2, we should see this new tablet available sometime this summer.


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KOODO, Virgin Mobile, and Solo have all launched new $50 Unlimited No Zone monthly price plans, which are all basically the same. Each offers up unlimited local calls, along with unlimited text/picture messaging. Virgin Mobile and Solo are giving subscribers who choose this plan unlimited international text and picture messaging as well, while KOODO is throwing in unlimited local family calling. Virgin Mobile and Solo's plans are available until January 1st, 2011, while KOODO has this offer on until December 31st.


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Virgin Mobile recently introduced a $60 Unlimited Quebec plan, but with competition in Quebec roaring lately, they've stepped forward to offer a second plan specifically for Quebec subscribers. The Unlimited Incoming Plan, which is set at $35/month, provides subscribers with unlimited incoming calls within Quebec, unlimited evenings and weekends beginning at 6pm, unlimited text messaging, 150 anytime minutes, voicemail, and call display. This is a pretty great value, so if you live in Quebec and like the sounds of it, be sure to check out Virgin Mobile.


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New entrant Mobilicity has just launched their network in two more major cities today, Edmonton and Vancouver, and has officially confirmed the Ottawa launch will take place tomorrow. Along with the launch comes 100 retail outlets throughout Vancouver, and 20 locations in both Edmonton and Ottawa. This makes 5 cities for Mobilicity and should help them grow!

In addition to the new network launches, Mobilicity has also slimmed down their price plan line-up to just 3 packages. None of the price plans come with data, so customers who wish to get data access will have to subscribe to the new $10 data add-on. The 3 new price plans are:

$25/monthly: Unlimited Local Calling, Text and Picture Messaging, Caller I.D., and Mobilicity to Mobilicity Calling.

$35/monthly: Unlimited Local Calling, Text and Picture Messaging, Caller I.D., Mobilicity to Mobilicity Calling, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3 Way Calling, and Province Wide Long Distance.

$45/monthly: Unlimited Local Calling, Text and Picture Messaging, Caller I.D., Mobilicity to Mobilicity Calling, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3 Way Calling, Province Wide Long Distance, Canadian Long Distance, U.S. Long Distance, and Global Text Messaging.


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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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Rogers has officially launched their Navigator application for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which they've been pushing on BlackBerry users for some time now. The application is free to download via BlackBerry App World, however it requires a $4.99/month subscription to use. Luckily, users are able to unsubscribe directly from the application at any time, so if it doesn't seem worth it, it won't be much of a hassle to avoid the charge on your next months bill. The application, which is based on Telenav, offers users voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, 2D and 3D maps, in addition to real time traffic information, and more.


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With the competition heating up in Quebec with a range of carriers now available, Telus is stepping up their game to offer similar plans to other carriers, and have launched a new "Unlimited Quebec" plan. The new Unlimited Quebec plan offers up unlimited local and long distance calls within Quebec, Nationwide family calling, voicemail, call waiting, and conference calling. For an additional $5/month, Quebec subscribers can have unlimited text, picture, and video messaging added to the plan, leaving the only thing missing as data services. Nice to see carriers competing for customers in Quebec these days, now if only these types of offers could be extended to other provinces!


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Mobilicity has been going strong with promotions and offers lately, and they've recently introduced a family plan option to help users save even more. Basically, every line added to an account results in a $5 monthly discount, though the offer does come with some stipulations. Users can have a maximum of 5 numbers on their account in total, and the primary line must be subscribed to the $35 plan or greater. All subsequent lines must subscribe to at least the $25 plan, and unfortunately this offer cannot be combined with any other Mobilicity offer.


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