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Rogers Now Offering Better Roaming Rates for Canadians in US

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Rogers have launched a new One Rate Roaming plan which is going to be really beneficial for anyone who travels to the US. For an extra $10 more per month than most Rogers regular domestic data plan rates, customers can now sign up for One Rate plans which allows them to use data in the U.S. as they would at home, and have it deducted from the same data bucket.
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Save money on your voice plan with a simple free BlackBerry app

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Some carriers are really harsh when it comes to voice plans and will bill you an extra minute for going even a second over 60. With Fabian’s latest free app, you get a short vibration after every 55 seconds into each outgoing call so that you know when a new minute will start.

By using this app, you’ll know that you aren’t being charged for extra minutes. It’s an easy way to save on your voice plan.

Download MinuteSaver for free for your BlackBerry.

See more great applications from Fabian from his site.

Dear BBCool: Help using a BlackBerry in Sri Lanka

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Dear BlackBerry Cool, As you know, Sri Lanka has been in a state of civil war for many years now and there are thousands of civilian casualties. I work for an NGO and soon I will be flying to Sri Lanka to help with development efforts.

Before I leave, I have to figure out what to do with my Rogers BlackBerry Bold.

I spoke to 3 reps from Rogers, including a senior supervisor and got the following information:

  • There is no voice or data plans/packages available for Sri Lanka
  • The BlackBerry is currently on a Right Fit plan at $97.45 per month
  • Cancellation of contract = $500 + charge for phone $300 = $800
  • To use voice or data in SL will cost $3.50 per minute for roaming charge + $6.00 per minute to talk

I have been told by a technician that my BlackBerry is a world phone and is not locked. Could your readers help me out? Here are my options as I see them:

  • Keep the phone and maintain the contract @ $97.45 plus taxes per month and pay local rates in SL.
  • Cancel the contract, pay the difference for the phone and use it in SL.
  • Cancel the contract and sell the phone to someone and get a regular phone in SL.
  • Transfer the contract/phone to someone who will continue the payment.

World peace and happiness for all,

-Lauren

Rogers to release BlackBerry 8320 end of September

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Upcoming Rogers BlackBerrys

The latest Q3 documents from Rogers are showing the Wi-Fi BlackBerry Curve right next to the BlackBerry Bold and the BlackBerry Kickstart Pearl 8220 for upcoming devices. It’s clear that Rogers is making a big push for their newly rebranded UMA service, TalkSpot, what with all of the Wi-Fi BlackBerrys coming down the pipe. They’ve had the BlackBerry 8820 and BlackBerry 8120 out since earlier this summer, all touting voice-over-Wi-Fi, but it looks like the BlackBerry Bold won’t be supporting it for some reason. Too bad, because unlimited long-distance calls in Canada when connected to any Wi-Fi network is pretty sweet. For those plenty satisfied with the BlackBerry Curve, you can expect to pick it up around the end of September for something in the neighbourhood of $199.99 on a three-year plan, and TalkSpot will cost you another $15 to $20/month on top of your regular e-mail, voice and data plans.

(via CB)

BlackBerry 8320 specifications behind the jump…

New Rogers data plans en route for hardcore users

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RogersOh, man. It’s so great that those Christmas deals weren’t just a one-off exception to the rule of crappy Canadian data rates. We’re getting word that some new PC card data plans from Rogers are on the way, which could point to some better BlackBerry rates, too. What kind of plans you ask? How does $100 for 5 GB sound? Well, considering we’re getting 200 MB for that much right now, it sounds pretty sweet. That’s the top tier mind you – things start at $65 for 1 GB, $75 for 2 GB, and $85 for 3 GB, capping off at $100 for 5 GB. Best part, instead of overage charges per kilobyte, you’ll now get bumped up to the next tier automatically if you go over, which sounds totally fair. Right on, Rogers!

BlackBerry SlingPlayer launches beta sign-up

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SlingMediaSlingPlayer has opened the gates for application to test out its new TV software for BlackBerry that made such a splash at CES this year. You can sign up for the beta when it’s ready over here, but you you’ll probably need a SlingBox hooked up to your TV already in order to participate, and an unlimited data plan will likely be necessary. Still, it’s a big step for streaming video on BlackBerry, and hopefully not the last.

Thanks Robb!