Archive: October, 2009
CRTC ruling contradicts Industry Canada’s acceptance of the ownership structure in March 2009 when it granted Globalive’s licence.
Most of the new entrants entering the market are regional based, Videotron is only going to operate in Quebec, Dave Wireless is targeting three provinces (AB,BC & ON), while Shaw will focus on Western and Central Canada. Global wireless is the only true national player (except QC) and is going to be the main competitor for the Big 3 wireless companies. However, they were denied their operating license because of federal foreign ownership restrictions. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t panic there is hope… well sort of.
I recently got caught in the rain on my motorcycle. I didn’t realize that my iPhone was in an outside pocket that didn’t have a waterproof liner. I rode home in the pouring rain for over an hour. When I finally got home the phone was still on and drenched. The phone was so wet there was water dripping from the bottom of the phone. I immediately turned the phone off and begun to dry it with a towel. I removed the SIM card and noticed that the water had gotten into the phone. I got out a blow dryer and begun to blow cool air into the phone from every opening. (Never use hot air as there are several sensitive areas that use a delicate adhesive that may loosen and cause more damage). I continued drying the iPhone for 2 hours, alternating the direction of the air from the top of the device to the bottom. Read the rest of this entry »
Talking and Driving Could earn you a heft fine
On October 26, 2009 Ontario drivers will have to comply with the new Hands-Free Law. Drivers will no longer be able to talk and drive unless the device is hands free. If you’re caught, fines can get as high as $500, but there is a grace period.
Police will use a three month window to educate drivers, until February 1, 2010, instead of issuing tickets. So you have three choices: (1) Use a hands-free headset or (2) Use a hands free speakerphone or (3) Don’t use your phone. But if you think the new law passed by the Ontario Government is restricted to talking and driving then think again. Read the rest of this entry »
Apple’s App Store a Huge Success
Blackberry Tour 9630
The Blackberry Tour 9630 is a gentleman’s phone with a ladies touch or switch it around which ever works for you. It’s sleek and sharp styling makes it a perfect fit in your hand or in the smallest of purses. The built in Internet browser along with multimedia functionality, email capability, social networking and a wide variety of other applications make it truly a mobile solution for those on the go or just simply looking for a great smartphone. If you are anything like me, a good camera is a must have feature in a phone. The 3.2 Mega Pixels camera takes marvellous pictures with its automatic focus feature, LED flash and a two times digital zoom feature. It also allows you to record videos to capture those once in a life time moments. The famous video formats include WMV, H263, H264 and MPEG4. Read the rest of this entry »
Understanding your first cell phone bill
The last conversation you had with your Canadian cell phone company was that you would be on a $40 monthly plan plus some other fees, so your expectation was that your bill would be around $50 – $55 max. But what happened, you received your first bill and you nearly drop to the floor in surprise….a whopping $140. How is this possible on a $40 a month plan?