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    by Published on 10-29-2012 09:31 AM
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    The Sony Xperia T AKA "The James Bond phone" will be coming to Bell on November 14th. Bell has exclusive marketing rights to say that the Xperia T is the James Bond phone. Since the Xperia T will be exclusive on other carriers, it could be that Bell is the only one who is allowed to use Daniel Craig, I mean James Bond in their Xperia T marketing.

    The Xperia T is similar to the Xperia ION I reviewed a while back but the T has a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor whereas the ION's is an older and slower S3. My guess is the S3 wasn't fast enough for 007.

    Who's pumped to go see the new Bond film? Will the "James Bond" branding prompt you to throw your GS3's and One X's in the garbage for an Xperia T? ...
    by Published on 10-08-2012 02:54 PM
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    T-Mobile just announced the Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 810. I'm not sure how the 810 is different from the 820. Looking at the picture the design appears to be slightly different. Compared to the pictures of the 820 I took at the Nokia launch the 810 looks like it has harder edges whereas the 820's are more rounded.

    Like 820 the 810 has a 4.3" WVGA (800x480) OLED display. Details on the processor, storage, RAM weren't mentioned.
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    by Published on 10-02-2012 06:57 PM
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    *EDIT* LTE service has now been fixed as of around 9AM 10/3. Outage lasted around 15hrs. Reboot your phone if you don't see LTE.

    I'm in Oakville right now and I haven't been able to get onto Rogers LTE with any of my Rogers lines since before 7pm EST today. I'm stuck on HSPA.

    Is it due to the new iPhone 5? Did Rogers just get iPn'd?

    Looks like it's a Nation-wide LTE Outage. Rogers is saying they're working on a fix.

    One member PM'd me suggesting it's a HSS problem.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Mult...scriber_Server

    Without it, LTE and IMS (RON) are toast.
    ...
    by Published on 09-29-2012 11:48 AM
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    *EDIT* TELUS has confirmed they're getting the One X+. It's actually coming 'soon' so It's probably going to be a Q4 phone. The HTC webpage says it will come with 64GB of storage.

    Just heard a rumor that the HTC One X+ is coming to TELUS in January. I think it's going to be a 16GB version in white.

    Apparently, the One X+ will look virtually identical to the One X. I don't have other details on exact specifications but other rumors are saying the One X+ will sport Android 4.1 Jellybean, a quad-core 1.6Ghz Tegra 3 AP37 SOC with LTE support. Otherwise, it's quite similar to the One X. 4.7" Super LCD, 8MP, etc.

    The timing seems about right for a refresh of the One X. Come January HTC will need something to keep consumers interested, while they wait for phones which are announced at CES (in January) to become available.
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    by Published on 09-27-2012 01:22 PM
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    *Edit* Sale is from Sept 28 - Oct 1

    Looks like it's opposite day. Now it seems Bell is about to drop the price ...
    by Published on 09-26-2012 02:55 PM
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    *Edit* Pricing sheet has just been pulled. Guess I don't need to line up now.

    I just got word that Bell is increasing their pricing on many of their phones:

    Motorola Atrix HD LTE $49.99 -> $79.95
    Motorola RAZR V $0 -> $29.95
    Blackberry Bold 9900 $49.95 -> $99.95
    Samsung Galaxy Note $49.95 -> $99.95
    Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE $0 -> $49.95
    Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB $99.95 -> $159.95
    Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB $149.95 -> $209.95
    LG Optimus L5 $0 -> $49.95 (voice contract)
    Motorola Motoluxe $0 -> $59.95 (voice)
    ...
    by Published on 09-21-2012 10:51 AM
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    *Update* Now they're telling people to come back in 2 hours. Uh oh, the smugness is taking over!*/Update*

    As someone who wanted to line up for an iPhone but couldn't because Apple isn't allowing users to buy unlocked, I can't help but feel a little smug.

    I've just been told by someone that the lineup at the Apple store has stopped moving because all 3 carriers activation systems have crashed.

    <sarcasm>What a surprise, this never happened with the iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4 and 4s launches</sarcasm>

    So now, Apple isn't selling any more iPhones because they can't activate any more phones.

    What they should do is have a separate allocation for unlocked buyers and allow each person to only buy one. ...
    by Published on 09-07-2012 04:34 PM
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    In case you haven’t already signed up here’s another invite to come visit us at CWTS on Sept 12th at 2:15PM at the Direct Energy Center in Toronto. We're pleased to announce that we’ve just added tech guru Marc Saltzman to our roundtable discussion on Android’s Bright Future.

    We’ll be exploring the future of Android from the perspective of a carrier, handset manufacturer and tech guru.

    The show runs from September 12 to the 13th Admission to the show and discussion are free. Just register at: http://www.CanadianWirelessTradeShow.com

    Marc will be joined by Ken Price Director of Marketing, Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics Canada and Tony Palazzo Director of Handset Procurement and Logistics, Mobilicity.

    If you enjoy HowardForums and would like to give back, we're looking for volunteers to help man the booth on both days. If you’re available please let us know at: jobs@howardchui.com

    See you all there! We’ll be giving HowardForum members free t-shirts while they last.
    by Published on 08-21-2012 09:41 PM
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    Just got word that the 32GB Apple iPhone 4s will be $199.95 while the 64GB will be $299.95 on a 3 year. The deal runs from ...
    by Published on 08-17-2012 11:30 AM
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    To celebrate our over 2,500 Facebook fans, we're giving away an unlocked iPhone 4S! To enter please leave a comment on this post and if you use Facebook "like" the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page. Either one will give you an entry. Doing both will give you two chances to win.

    *Contest Rules: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: What operating system is found on the Nexus 7? U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Contest not open to HowardForums staff.

    Contest ends on Friday August 24 at 9:30 AM PDT. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced soon after.

    Good luck!

    P.S. If you don't win this time around we've got a couple more surprise giveaways coming real soon...

    ***Entries are now closed. The winner will be announced soon...***
    by Published on 08-16-2012 08:30 AM
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    I just got word that Bell customers will no longer be able to roam while they're visiting Iran. This is due to the Government of Canada's sanctions regarding Iran. So if you're going to Iran make sure you get a SIM card and forward your number.

    To conform to Government of Canada sanctions regarding Iran [Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA)], network roaming has been shut down in Iran as of August 13, 2012.
    Thanks tipster!

    Anyone going to Iran? ...
    by Published on 08-15-2012 06:49 PM
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    with the next iPhone just around the corner it looks like Apple is clearing out stock of the i Phone 4s. Telus is now selling ...
    by Published on 08-08-2012 08:50 AM
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    This morning I've woke up to a lot of great information with in WIND. First off there is another "resignation"-cough- at WIND that will immensely be beneficial to the Retail Level. It's not a known name around here, but it's a good thing he's gone from the role so the retail teams can be better supported, by a true leader who has industry insight and knowledge. The previous guy's been there since launch and probably responsible for most of the worst hirings.

    Next on to the good stuff, the Q2 update.

    Okay guys, here's the scoop from WIND this morning.

    457,000 Customers
    A net add on of 42,000 added in Q2.
    28,000 Post paid.
    20,000 Galaxy S III's sold from WIND.
    (don't know why this point is impressive but it is, wonder what the other 8000 postpaid devices were )
    461 Points of Distribution (Goal is to have 1000)

    In the last 6 months they added an additional 1200 network sites. (okay..)
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    by Published on 07-30-2012 11:40 PM
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    Just got a tip that Bell's HSPA is launching in Manitoba August 1st.

    The roll-out will happen in 2 phases: Phase 1 will include Winnipeg, Oakbank, Stonewall, Selkirk, Steinbach and cover 69% of the Manitoba market while phase 2 will include Brandon and Portage La Prairie and increase the coverage to 74%.



    The coverage will be different from what you get on CDMA plus you can't fall back onto CDMA if you're on HSPA so you won't be able to get any calls/data/SMS when you leave the coverage area.

    Thanks tipster!

    ...
    by Published on 07-10-2012 09:16 AM
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    Rogers LTE is coming to 28 more Canadian cities:

    Abbotsford, Ajax, Barrie, Burlington, Cambridge, Edmonton, Guelph, Hamilton, Kelowna, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Moncton, Niagara, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Regina, Saskatoon, Sherbrooke, St. Catherines, Sudbury, Waterloo, Windsor, Winnipeg, TroisRivières, Quebec City and Victoria.

    To go along with:

    Calgary, Halifax, Montreal and surrounding area, Ottawa and surrounding area, St. John’s, Toronto and surrounding area and Vancouver and surrounding area.

    which are already live.

    They're also getting more LTE devices including the Sony Ion, ZTE MF28B and a LTE Rocket HUB that connect up to 15 devices.

    Do you live somewhere where LTE is live? Do you have LTE? If not why not?
    by Published on 06-28-2012 11:07 AM
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    The Supreme Court of Canadian is allowing a 12 billion suit to proceed. It's regarding carriers making customers believe that system access fee was required.

    http://www.thestar.com/business/arti...em-access-fees

    Anyone here never pay a system access fee? ...
    by Published on 06-14-2012 10:53 AM
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    Mobilicity upgrading entire network to 4G, will enable download speeds of up to 21 Mbps - mobilesyrup, June 14

    Mobilicity announced today that a major upgrade to their network is happening. They are increasing from the 3.5G network to a 4G network that will deliver “enhanced data performance with peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps.” There’s no confirmed date as to when the upgrade will occur, only that it’ll go live “later this year.”

    Mobilicity moving to 4G - CNW, June 14

    Mobilicity today announced plans to upgrade its unlimited 3.5G network to 4G later this year. The company confirmed customers can look forward to enhanced data performance with peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps.

    "We continue to invest in our network infrastructure as demand for our affordable, unlimited data service grows at an incredible rate," said Mobilicity President and Chief Operating Officer Stewart Lyons. "Mobile broadband is the future; it already accounts for almost 90 percent of traffic on our network and we're committed to providing a quality user experience."
    by Published on 06-04-2012 12:25 PM
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    T-Mobile just announced the Samsung Galaxy S III with HSPA+ and a dual core processor. It will be available June 21.

    T-Mobile to Debut the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 21
    Latest in Galaxy S series brings fast group sharing and on-the-go entertainment all running on America’s Largest 4G Network®

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 4, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide,1 announced the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® III. Starting June 21, T-Mobile® customers will have the opportunity to own one of the most innovative smartphones in the market to date, joining the popular Galaxy S family of devices.

    The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42 technology) smartphones. With an intuitive design, the Galaxy S III enables customers to share photos, videos and more effortlessly to a compatible TV or other Galaxy S III devices. Featuring a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S III packs a powerful entertainment experience allowing customers to watch HD movies and TV shows, download apps and securely browse the Web at lightning-fast speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network®.

    “We have a tremendous history of working with Samsung to bring cutting-edge devices to market, and we know our customers are excited to get their hands on the Galaxy S III,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “As we continue to aggressively compete, this device is yet another example of how T-Mobile delivers amazing devices and 4G experiences to our customers.”

    Galaxy S III Key Features

    · Connecting and Sharing: Imagine shooting a video with a group of friends and being able to share it immediately with others in the group. The Galaxy S III enables group sharing via Wi-Fi Direct so that content such as a video or photo on one device can easily be shared with up to five other Galaxy S III devices. That same video or photo can also be viewed by the group on a compatible big screen TV, such as a SmartTV, using AllShare®. With an advanced 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, the Galaxy S III will capture beautiful HD videos and photos that are perfect to share.

    · Entertainment: Whether waiting for an appointment or commuting on the bus, customers can take in the latest action movie in full HD from Samsung Media Hub or catch their favorite TV show with T-Mobile TV in Mobile HD2. Images appear crisp and clear on the Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, bringing entertainment to life on the device. In addition, customers can choose between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, and have the option for expandable memory via a MicroSD slot, providing plenty of storage for downloading movies, music, games and other apps. Featuring Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPUs and 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy S III also offers a large, 2100mAh battery to power hours of on-the-go entertainment.

    · Productivity: For customers who want to use the device in their business and personal lives, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III offers a suite of security features delivering enterprise-friendly capabilities. From syncing corporate email, calendars and contacts to providing on-device encryption, the Galaxy S III makes it easy to maximize efficiency and productivity for enterprise users. T-Mobile customers also have access to Wi-Fi Calling and the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature ensuring easy and reliable connectivity while on the road.

    Availability
    The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to arrive in a metallic blue or ceramic white color at T-Mobile retail stores and select retailers nationwide, and at www.t-mobile.com starting June 21.
    To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S III, visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s3.
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