Archive: July, 2009
Apple iPhone may be available on all 3 networks
Rumors are that both Bell and Telus will have the iphone by the beginning of next year. If this does happen we will be one of the only countries in the world that Apple has negotiated a muti carrier deal. There are good signs that these rumors might be true. Bell and Telus have already entered into an agreement to join forces to develop a nation wide GSM based HSPA 3G network by Q4. This network doesn’t come cheap at a cost of US $1 Billion dollars shared equally by the two partners. This will end the 7 year monopoly that Rogers has had in the GSM field.
Apple is likely to introduce the next generation iPhone 3Gs to Rogers, Bell and Telus, all at the same time. The ideal situation would be to launch the network as well as the newest iPhone by the 2010 Olympics. Both Bell and Telus will greatly benefit from all the incoming roaming revenues from international customers and new market entrants in Canada. Currently Rogers rakes in close to US $500 Million in roaming revenues each year. Read the rest of this entry »
myCELLmyTERMS sponsors the “Summer in Toronto” photo contest on Lenzr.com
What does summer mean to you? Take pictures of summer fun in the GTA with your camera, and you could win a smart phone of your choice* see details below. Take pictures of sunbathers and soccer stars and senior citizens eating ice cream or whatever makes you think of July and August heat. At the beach, in the streets, anywhere the season occurs throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Be sure and tell us when and where the photo was taken, and why the image means summer to you.
The most popular image wins a Smartphone – The winner may choose any one (1) of several smart phones currently available in the Canadian wireless industry, including but not limited to iPhone, Blackberry, Pre, etc.
Its simple. Productivity.
This is not meant to be a features based comparison between the iPhone and one of Blackberry’s leading devices, the Bold. And its not meant to describe which unit has the coolest games or nicest apps or any of those items. Cause if it was, then hands down the iPhone would win out (well maybe not hands down).
Its simply about getting stuff done and in a simple and convenient way. No smartphone out there can compare with the blackberry smartphones for email functionality, the BIS and BES toolkit takes email with its push technology to another level. It always amazes me that I get the email first on my Blackberry device before I receive it on my desktop computer. Now that’s efficient.
Who are the main cell phone providers?
The wireless industry in Canada is hard to follow. There are currently over 25 wireless brands in the market. The majority of these brands are owned by the BIG three, Bell, Rogers and Telus. Many Canadians are not aware of this but smaller brands like Koodo, owned by Telus, Virgin & Solo owned by Bell and Fido owned by Rogers are considered to be the the Big 3′s discount brands. Many of these discount brands will save customers an average of 15% or more on service by having cheaper rate plans and eliminating system access fees. Read the rest of this entry »