Archive: February, 2010
Is the Mobile Internet Stick For You?
Mobile Internet Stick, Rocket Stick, Internet Key, USB Stick what ever it’s called, they’re all one of the same. If you travel a lot for work or pleasure and need to stay connected; don’t want the hassle of finding and messing around with an open WiFi node then you might want to consider taking a Mobile Internet Stick along for the ride. It’s small, compact and easy to use.
How does it Work?
It looks like a memory stick and plugs into your USB port on your laptop or desktop. Usually anywhere you get a wireless signal on your cell phone you should get internet signal on your Mobile Stick. So for the most part the coverage is pretty widespread and will satisfy your online connection demands i.e. send and receive emails, upload and download files, surf the web anytime. However, if you are looking for faster data speeds and international roaming you might want to consider one that runs on 3G + network. Read the rest of this entry »
Motorola Droid comes to Canada
Well it finally came to Canada – Motorola’s latest and its best cell phone in the market now. I’m sure you all saw the Motorola Droid commercials last quarter by Verizon. They were really promoting the heck out of this device and for good reason, this phone is a gem. Well the Motorola Droid, renamed the Milestone is now available in Canada but only available on Telus’ network as they have exclusive rights to this device. So if you are looking to get a new Milestone, why not have Telus dealers compete for your business, compare cell phone plans and get the best deal in the market.
iPhone 4th Generation Available this May
iPhone introduced the 3GS less than a year ago and there is speculation that the newest device from Apple will be available as early as this May. Apple will want to come out with the 4th generation phone earlier to compete with Google’s Nexus One Android smartphone. The new iPhone comes with a list of new features that will surely make it a hit or will it? Some of the new features include a newer, sleeker design, a front facing camera (5 megapixel) with LED light and video capabilities (iChat), making it possible to video conference, True GPS built in and a more efficient operating system. The screen will be updated as well to OLED for power savings and a better image. Read the rest of this entry »
President of MyTerms Network, Yale Holder discusses the cell phone industry and what makes myCELLmyTERMS unique and valuable to Canadians.
Can Google Voice transform our cell phone industry?
Unlimited calling across Canada
What does Google Voice mean to Canadians? Quite simply the possibility of unlimited calling! Google Voice is a telecommunications service based on Personal numbering, which means that the service is independent of your cell phone, home phone or instrument and attached to you, hence personal. This means that you finally have a form of unlimited calling on your cell phone regardless of which cell phone company or carrier you use. This is the same sort of service that Wind Mobile is trying to achieve with its unlimited calling plans. Unfortunately Google Voice is only available in the US, although I have heard about a work around that can get it working in Canada, read on. Read the rest of this entry »
3 Things you need to consider before your purchase
With Bell and TELUS having upgraded their network technology to HSPA it now means the Big 3 cell phone carriers (Bell, Rogers, Telus) have compatible 3G networks. For us – subscribers – we now have the ability to purchase unlocked phones and activate them on “any” of the carriers’ networks or take an existing compatible device and activate it with any carrier. So what’s the catch? Well, unless you are a tech wizard, this process can be very confusing. The good news, however, is that the stage is set for Canada’s cell phone gray market (i.e. swapping/activating of cell phones between carriers) to increase, but before purchasing an unlocked phone or having one unlocked, you must do your homework first. In addition to getting the technical details right other potential issues could be purchasing a stolen or fraudulently obtained device so if it’s too good to be true it probably is.
Navigating the unlocked cell phone market can be tricky for customers that aren’t tech savvy so let let’s break it down. The first thing you need to know is that all cellular devices sold by Bell, Rogers or Telus are locked to their network, hence the need to purchase an unlocked cellphone from some other source or have a compatible device unlocked in order to use it. In Europe it is illegal for a carrier to lock phones to their network but in Canada that’s not the case, so before you purchase that new cell phone you need to be sure it will work on the cell phone provider’s network.