Hey guys, here are some pictures of the forum meet. Thanks to all who came and a big thanks to Mobilicity for sponsoring the meet.
I had an awesome time and it was great meeting you all.
Here's the video. It's over an hour long so here's a table of contents of the first part. the second part is when the Q&A is open to all. If you have the time I suggest you check it out. It was a very interesting session. *update, i just watched a little bit of the video and realized my TOC is off by a few seconds. Sorry about that.
1:30 Q: What phone are you using right now?
A: Nexus S, before that Vibrant, Nokia N8. Next week probably HTC Glacier
2:33 Q: when can we get a Nexus S at Mobilicity
A: probably March, lineup refresh in February/March
4:10 Q: Are you going to get Android Tablets
A: Not sure, we'll see what happens as prices drop
5:25 Q: Do you have family plans
A: We have them already
6:15 Q: What was your first phone?
A: Motorola 8000 (AKA the seal clubber)
8:00 Q: Favorite phone
A: StarTac, which btw is coming to Mobilicity later this year
8:20 Q: Since you've launched what has been your biggest challenge
A: Fund raising and finding what worked and what was successful.
10:41 Q: Have you reached your launch targets and are you profitable
A: We're happy with where we are and no not profitable after 9 months
15:00 Q: What is your priority, increasing coverage density or adding new cities
A: Besides Calgary no new cities, 2011 will be about increasing coverage density. There will be some expansion in Edmonton, western side of Mississauga and Vancouver.
16:05 Q: Where do you see coverage in 3 years
A: didn't really give a straight answer
17:35 Q: Have you considered using UMA or Femtocells
A: Yes, UMA is very low on priority list, AWS Femotcells don't exist yet but would love to offer them.
21:52 Q: What do you think about roaming with other new carriers
A: Can't answer that question
22:48 Q: What rules would you like to see in the upcoming spectrum auction
A: Would like to see a return to a spectrum cap of 80Mhz (ie Rogers already has 160Mhz). If a carrier owns 850Mhz spectrum they shouldn't be allowed to bid unless you give their existing 850Mhz. Some spectrum should be set aside for carriers with less than 10% marketshare
26:20 Q: Why don't you offer unlock codes for those phones which are locked
A: Because they've been subsidized. If you really want to unlock it go get it unlocked yourself
27:15 Q: When are you going to get SMS shortcodes
A: Very soon, at the top of the priority list
28:03 Q: When are you bringing back the Friends and Family plan
A: It's still around for Friends and Family of Mobilicity employees. Try PM'ing Mel if you showed up... but...
There's a new promo: $45 gets free data and BIS (BB service) OR that plan for 12months for $349 ($29.08 a month)
30:25 Q: What did you think when Wind copied the Friends and Family plan
A: He's flattered
32.something Q: What would you say to the big 3
A: Got partially cut off
35:05 Q: If I was going to start a wireless company right now what would you say to me?
A: Everything you think will happen will happen differently.
36 Q&A with the attendees
Me and Melmart
The winner of the Blackberry Bold 9780
Here's the phone bar where you can play with all of Mobilicity's current phones from the Nexus One to the Motorola Spice to the Sony Ericsson X10.
Our new HowardForum T-Shirt
The Mobilicity T-Shirt that everyone got.
Me and Dave