Posts Tagged ‘rogers’

This Horse is Dead

MaxPower August 5th, 2008

So why do I keep on flogging it? Because like insurance companies and bank fees, mobile phone costs are one of the only things that gets Canadians riled up it seems. Today I see an article titled New text-messaging fees a cash grab: observers, which is, of course what we had been saying here and […]

Shocker – Canadians are Cell Laggards

MaxPower July 21st, 2008

Canada lags other developed nations in mobile phone ownership, falling behind a global average of 30 countries, says an international survey being released today. Only 69 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 16 and 60 use a cellphone at this time, compared with 90 per cent in the United States and 97 per […]

All iPhone All The Time

MaxPower July 10th, 2008

In keeping with our 24/7 iPhone in Canada = super expensive coverage, here is CBC’s iPhone iNdex (see what they did with the letters there… cute). The iNdex provides the minimum commitment pricing, and then shows what you get for it. The longer the term, inherently the higher the minimum commitment. CBC’s story headline says […]

Prentice Rides to the Rescue?

MaxPower July 9th, 2008

Further to the post here on about Telus and Bell starting to charge 15 cents per incoming text message, I see this press release by Jim Prentice, Industry Minister of Canada. OTTAWA, July 9, 2008 –The decision this week by Bell Mobility and TELUS to begin charging for incoming text messages has raised serious […]

$30 6GB Rogers iPhone Plan

MaxPower July 9th, 2008

This is just out this morning, showing that Rogers has somewhat backed down from their previous plans, with a limited time offer. Effective July 11, and as a limited time promotional offer for customers who activate by August 31 on a three year contract, a data-only offering of 6GB of data for $30 per month […]