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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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New Rogers data pricing brings hope for sanity in Canadian wireless fees

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There are whispers that Rogers will be revamping their data costs as of October 1 for the better.

  • $15 – 2 MB
  • $25 – 500 MB
  • $30 – 1 GB
  • $60 – 3 GB
  • $80 – 8 GB

      While those might not add up much to the $30 for 6 GB promo plan that was going in August (looks like it’s going to be extended through September), there are a few more things that make these new data rates way more appealing. First off, the first three months of data usage will be free, allowing subscribers to figure out which plan suits them best. Second, users will now get SMS alerts when they approach their limit so they won’t get dinged with heavy-duty overage charges. Thirdly, even if you happen to go over on data, those costs will capped at $100. This is awesome news for those of us who happen to be a little zealous with our mobile browsing, and makes tethering a much more realistic option. Telus and Bell will really have to step up to the plate in order to compete with a plan this appealing… Maybe their supposed HSPA partnership will bring something juicy to customers, like, say, the BlackBerry Bold.

      (via BlackBerry News)

Canadian minister on incoming SMS charges: “Tough luck”

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Telus and Bell in bed

Jim Prentice, Canadian Minister of Industry, recently met up with execs from Telus and Bell to discuss the upcoming $.15 charges on incoming SMS messages. In the end, Prentice, who had previously had serious concerns over the move by carriers has since backpedalled, and is advising unsatisfied customers to find alternatives.

“Given these undertakings by Bell Mobility and Telus, I would encourage consumers dissatisfied with existing plans to seek alternatives. The telecommunications market in Canada is dynamic — choice is available,”

Like who, Rogers? A single alternative isn’t exactly what you’d call choice, let alone personify a dynamic market. To be honest, it’s hardly about finding good wireless rates in Canada anymore, it’s just about finding the one who will screw you over the least. If you’re as unhappy about this as we are, the NDP party is running a petition to fight the new SMS charges. Bell’s charges have already kicked in and Telus will commence the gouging on Aug. 24.

(via CBC)

Bell and Telus to charge for incoming SMS

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Bag of moneyIf you thought the new Rogers data plans were a good step for Canadian wireless, it looks like the competition is taking two more back by starting to charge $0.15 per incoming text message. Oh, come on. That might be the norm for American carriers, but we get so few perks up here in Canadia – throw us a bone. I really hope Rogers doesn’t lose their lead and follow along with the other two…

(via QuicklyBored)

Sprint forcing users to upgrade data plans?

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SprintWhen the Simply Everything plan came out, it came off as a pretty sweet deal, considering you got GPS navigation, TV, lots of minutes and unlimited data, but by the sounds of it, some users are being forced to upgrade their plans if they pick up a new device. That’s right, no standalone Vision or Power Vision, plans, just Everything, starting at $69/month. Man, throw that in the mix with their customer relations stance, and craptacular Q1 earnings, and you’ve got a carrier continuing a downward spiral. Any Sprint users able to confirm the new data plan setup?

(SprintUsers via BGR)

BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 32

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BlackBerry CoolThe illustrious Mr. Douglas Soltys graces us with his presence this episode, as we run down the week’s news…

All MP3 and no iTunes makes RSS a dull boy.

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