Archive: September, 2009
Need data for your smart phone? Know where you stand.
In order to get the full value from your smart phone you will need to purchase a separate data plan, which varies by carrier. A data plan will allow you to browse the internet and check email, however, the plans can vary quite substantially and estimating your data needs is important in keeping your monthly costs manageable.
So let’s answer the question, “How much data do you need on your smart phone?”
Does SAF fees end by Rogers mean lower cell phone bills?
System access fees (SAF) need to die a natural death. As we all know this is NOT a government fee it’s a pure money grab by the carriers. Bell, Rogers and TELUS have removed this fee from their flanker or discount brands – Fido, Solo and Koodo. So in an attempt to alleviate some of customer’s pure ire on this fee, Rogers is eliminating it. Good news right! Hold strain, not so fast, in its place they are introducing a new “regulatory recovery fee” which will differ by province and will be added to customers cell phone bills. It is said to be in the range of $2.46 to $3.46.
myCELLmyTERMS slays some Dragons…
Paul Peic, Kye Husbands, Yale Holder, Eswar Nabhan and several frustrated Canadian cell phone users slay the Dragons on CBC’s hit show – Dragons’ Den Season 4. Watch it here first, before the air date of October 21st at 8PM.
myCELLmyTERMS on the promo video for CBC’s hit show the Dragons’ Den.
myCELLmyTERMS air date on the Dragons’ Den has been set for October 21st, 2009 at 8 pm.
Fifty supporters dressed in red hooded sweatshirts accompanied by a drummer and guy on a megaphone joined the myCELLmyTERMS founders, Paul Peic, Kye Husbands, Yale Holder and Eswar Padmanabhan as they entered the den to face the Dragons, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec, Jim Treliving, Kevin O’Leary, and W. Brett Wilson. Although you can’t see it in this promo, it was a tense pitch in the den. The supporters played a vital role in helping these revolutionaries voice their opinions about the wireless industry in Canada. Together they made the Dragons hear their message about an industry that desperately needs a shake up.
Palm introduces its newest device less than four months after the release of the Pre smartphone. The Pre is estimated to have sold between 50, ooo to 100,000 units in the first weekend. The Palm Pixi is the second phone based on the webOS platform. This slim, compact, attractive phone has a full Qwerty keyboard, 2.63 inch multi-touch touchscreen 320 x 400 captive display, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, 8GB of storage and an accelerometer. Palm will also be introducing a native Facebook, Yahoo! and LinkedIn app when the Pixi launches.
“With Palm WebOS, we’re creating a new, more intuitive smartphone experience defined by unmatched simplicity and usefulness,” Jon Rubinstein, Palm chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Palm Pixi brings this unique experience to a broader range of people who want enhanced messaging and social networking in a design that lets them express their personal style.” Read the rest of this entry »
myCELLmyTERMS.com First Contest Winner
Congratulations to Colleen Cole of Brampton Ontario, the first place prize winner of “Summer in Toronto” photo contest for her submission Dad at The Game.
On Sept 3rd 2009, she met Paul Peic of myCELLmyTERMS inside the Arriba restaurant on the north side of the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto. They talked about her cell phone strategy as the Blue Jays rehearsed on left field below. Colleen is a smart phone ‘early adopter’ who purchased a HipTop II phone (released as the ‘Sidekick’ in Canada) back in April 2005. She was busy taking pictures with her phone back then too.
The meeting was the perfect end to an exciting promotion that just happened to coincide with another family visit to a Blue Jays game (playing New York Yankees) with her father, who is the subject of the winning photo. Here’s Paul presenting Colleen with her choice of phone.