Archive for the ‘BlackBerry’ Category

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Come on RIM, sell your products better!

September 12, 2008

The other day I took a trip to the Rogers store to check out the BlackBerry Bold. I was hoping that they would have a demo handset ready for me to check out… unfortunately, they did not!

Apple has demo iphones in mostly every store that it is sold. I asked the customer representative at the Rogers store why there wasn’t a demo handset and his response was: “with BlackBerry, people know what to expect.” That was the most lame excuse that I’ve ever heard. I have a BlackBerry and I don’t know what to expect with the Bold. I checked out the online videos but until I play with the phone (just like I would with a laptop at Best Buy — and phones are becoming more laptop-like these days), it would be difficult for me to make a purchase. I know that BlackBerry phones typically haven’t had demo handsets in the past at Rogers stores, but I hoped that when RIM saw the Apple strategy, things would change.

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Telus locks me in with a $500 penalty

July 14, 2008
Telus Logo

Telus Logo

I’ve been considering switching to Rogers to be able to get the new iPhone. I called Telus to see what it would cost if I canceled my plan. I’m only 1 year into my 3 year contract and so it’ll cost me $500. In other words, getting the new iPhone would cost me $200 (cost of iPhone) + $500 (cancellation fee from Telus) = $700. I’ll be honest, I did consider it for a split second…

Also, it seems that Telus will not be getting the Blackberry Bold. But, the representative who I spoke to did tell me that the HTC Diamond and the Blackberry Thunder will be coming to Telus (but then again, who knows…).

Aydin.

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GMAIL plugin TODO List

May 3, 2008

Remember the Milk is one heck of a ToDoList application. It will plug into your Blackberry, your Gmail Account, and your Google Calendar Account. I absolutely love it! The integration is amazing! I highly recommend everyone start using this website to manage their lives…

Here is a screenshot of the Gmail integration:

gmail remember the milk

Here is a smaller image:

remember the milk gmail

Aydin.

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Free BlackBerry Pearl or HTC Touch

December 8, 2007

free blackberry pearl from telus

Bravo Telus!!! That’s not something I’d usually say… but, this is truly a good deal. If you were ever looking to buy a BlackBerry, now is the time… As a promotion, Telus is now giving out the new BlackBerry Pearl / HTC Touch / or HTC S720 for free when you sign up for a 3 year plan: http://www.telusmobility.com/on/plans/pcs/toronto_smartphones.shtml

You can of course sign up for a $15 unlimited email and instant-messaging plan as well. This is a good deal.

Although, I wish that they would let other BlackBerry owners sign up for the $15 unlimited email plan as well (pretty please???)…

Aydin.

Posted By: Aydin Mirzaee

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Telus discriminates against BlackBerry Users.

December 6, 2007

I wrote previously about the fact that Telus is only offering Unlimited Email to owners of the new BlackBerry Pearl and HTC Touch. It seems that the only reason this offering was made was because Bell Canada was doing the same. I heard this the first time when I called Telus to ask them if it was possible for me (I own a BlackBerry 8830) to get the unlimited email plan (they said no)… I heard this a second time when I visited the Telus Store in the St. Laurent Shopping Center. In other words, Telus will not offer anything more to users unless it is forced to do so if the competition offers it too. Granted, this is probably a bit of an unfair analysis on my part, but at the same time, I’m not too happy that only BlackBerry Pearl owners can subscribe to an unlimited email plan 😦

Aydin.

Posted By: Aydin Mirzaee
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Finally Got a Replacement BlackBerry…

September 30, 2007

So, the long journey is finally over.

Telus finally gave me a replacement BlackBerry. The first one I received was defective and so they graciously replaced it. The new phone works just fine. I’m finally happy 🙂

Aydin.

Posted By: Aydin Mirzaee