Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 V2 Available at Rogers

July 21, 2017  by Ayla Ylanen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 V2 
Rogers is now carrying the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 V2. This is a slightly revamped version of the Galaxy Tab S2, with a few minor enhancements. The  Galaxy Tab S2 V2 is still one of the world's slimmest and lightest tablets. You can enjoy true-to-life colour on the 9.7" QXGA Super AMOLED display, and enjoy the multi-tasking abilities of split-screen mode.
 

New and Improved Features:

  • Upgraded Processor: - The Galaxy Tab S2 V2 is packed with a Qualcomm MSM8976 octa-core processor (1.8 + 1.4 GHz inside).
  • Faster Connection - The older Galaxy Tab S2 could reach download speeds of up to 220 Mbps, and the new version can reach up to 300 Mbps.

  • Fast Charging -  The new version comes with Adaptive Fast charging so you can fully boost your battery back up in about 4 hours time.

  • Increased Lens Aperture - The new version takes brighter pictures, even in low light conditions.
  • Upgraded OS - The new Galaxy Tab S2 V2 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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Availability & Pricing:

Rogers | Now available!
  • Full price:  $729.00

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc:  Samsung Electronics Canada inspires Canadians to reach their full potential through a transformative ecosystem of products and services that deliver innovation and distinct design to every aspect of their connected lives. The company is making incredible innovations in TVs, smartphones, virtual reality and wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. In 2016, Samsung was ranked in the top 10 most reputable brands in Canada, based on a study by Leger. Dedicated to helping make a difference in the lives of Canadians, Samsung's award-winning Hope for Children corporate giving initiatives supports public education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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Rogers Smart Drive is a New Connected Car Solution

July 19, 2017  by Ayla Ylanen
Rogers Smart Drive
 
Rogers has just launched a new service to connect your car. You'll need a Share Everything plan and a vehicle with an OBD-II (On Board Diagnostics version 2) port to get started. The port is installed in most cars manufactured since 1996, but if you're not sure then you can check using this tool from Rogers. From there it just takes 6 simple steps to connect:
  1. Download the Rogers Smart Drive app created by Vancouver-based company Mojio (for iOS and Android) and follow the prompts
  2. Create your account
  3. Install the micro SIM card from Rogers into your Smart Drive device, created by ZTE
  4. Scan the IMEI barcode using the app
  5. Install the Smart Drive device into your vehicle's OBD-II port
  6. To sync your device to the app just drive!
 

What does Smart Drive do? 

  • Keep your Family Safe:  Monitor driving activity, get speed alerts, track your carís location, and get notified when your family members arrive safely, all in real-time.

  • Stay Connected with In-Car Wi-Fi:  Keep the family connected on the go by connecting up to 5 devices to your carís Wi-Fi hotspot.

  • Stay Safe on the Road:  Receive engine alerts, diagnose car trouble and be alerted to disturbances to your vehicle.

Leroy Williams, Vice-President of Rogers Communications said, "Consumers are looking for more ways to stay connected wherever they are. Of the 24 million cars on Canada's roads today, over three-quarters don't have Wi-Fi or any connectivity features. We're excited to be the first carrier to introduce this kind of device to Canadians. Now, families can have peace of mind about their car maintenance and safety and can connect to the things and people they love worry-free."

Rogers Smart Drive costs just $15 per month to add onto your Share Everything plan, and comes with 1 GB of bonus shareable data for 12 months after joining. There is also a one-time hardware cost for the Smart Drive device; either $99 with a 2-year contract, or $199 with no set term. 

For more information visit www.rogers.com/smartdrive.

 
About Rogers:  Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that's working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
 
Source:  Rogers

Fido Pulse Plans Get You Data Bytes

July 12, 2017  by Ayla Ylanen
Fido Logo 
 
As of today, all new and existing Fido Pulse plan customers can access a new feature through the Fido My Account app. Once activated, customers will get 5 sessions of 1-hour free data usage, in addition to the data that is already included in their monthly data buckets. The free "Data Bytes" can be used just like regular data - for streaming videos, music, browsing, or anything else that they desire. Once the free data session has ended, a notification will be sent.
 
"Data is how our customers stay connected to what matters to them and we're giving them access to more data for those moments they need it most," said Dirk Woessner, President, Consumer. "With an extra 5 free hours of data every month, Fido Pulse plan customers are getting even more value and flexibility with their plans and access to a new feature that they can't get anywhere else in Canada."
 
 

Not sure if you have a Fido Pulse Plan?

 
Just text PULSE to 222 to find out.

 

How to activate Data Bytes?

 
Log in to your Fido My Account app and click through the Data Bytes banner. Shake your phone for 3 seconds to activate your FREE hour of data and you're all set. You can also watch this instructional video for more help getting started:
 

 
 
About Fido mobile:  "Fido connects Canadians to the things they love through its amazingly fast LTE network, as well as services such as its Fido Pulse plans with Fido RoamTM and Data Bytes and Home Internet (Home Internet currently only available in parts of Ontario). Awesome partnerships serve up what Fido customers want including Spotify Premium and free 2017 access to VICELAND. Known for its dedicated customer service, Fido keeps things simple through affordable pricing packages and easy to install products." - Fido

Source:  Fido Solutions

Solo Mobile Customer Migration to Bell Starts July 31

July 12, 2017  by Ayla Ylanen
Solo Mobile Migration to Bell Mobility 
 
Starting July 31, Solo Mobile customers will start being transferred to Bell Mobility - beginning with all Prepaid accounts.
 
Migrating customers can expect a seamless transition; all plans, features, and account information - including phone numbers - will remain the same. According to Bell, affected customers will also gain access to more service features and an improved self-serve functionality with the MyBell mobile app.
 
Solo Mobile top-up cards will remain valid and will be accepted by Bell. To access express top-up, customers will need to dial #369.
 
While it is not anticipated, there is a possibility of a minor service disruption on the morning of the 31st while the transfer is in progress. Emergency services such as 9-1-1 and T9-1-1 will not be impacted, though regular text messages, calls and data services could be.
 
After the transfer is complete, Solo Mobile customers will need to register for a self-serve MyBell account at Bell.ca/MyBell. Solo Mobile Self-serve accounts will not function after July 31st. With MyBell, customers will be able to check account balances, current usage, and make changes to their account and plan.

For additional support contact #SOLO or call 1(877)999-SOLO.
 
 
About Solo Mobile:  Solo Mobile was a mobile virtual network operator in Canada started by Bell Mobility in 2000. Historically, Solo was considered a discount wireless brand, offering low price monthly plans with some unlimited options in certain cities. Its products and services were only sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The brand ceased advertising towards new customers since November 2011, and new activations were officially discontinued on May 17, 2012. - Wikipedia

 
Source:  Bell Mobility

Support for Those Impacted by the British Columbia Wildfires

July 11, 2017  by Ayla Ylanen
 
 
For the first time in 14 years, British Columbia is in a provincial state of emergency for wildfires. Over 14,000 people have been displaced from their homes throughout the Cariboo and Interior regions of 100 Mile House, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Princeton and Williams Lake. The wildfires have grown to be over 24,400 hectares and are still burning.
 
Rogers has waived all domestic voice, text and data overages until July 21st for customers from evacuated areas of the province. They are also donating $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross towards the fire relief fund.
 
TELUS has also waived overage fees for impacted postpaid customers, and has reached out to those affected with further information. Prepaid customers will receive a $15 bill credit, and FFH customers will have their billing suspended and/or charges waived. They will match all customer donations up to $25,000.
 

How to help?

 
Both Rogers and TELUS customers looking for ways to help can donate to the Canadian Red Cross by texting FIRES to 45678 to donate $10 that will go toward the provincial fundraising appeal.
 
Donations will help provide immediate relief such as cots, blankets, and family reunification, as well as assistance with food, clothing, and personal effects. Donations may also help with long-term recovery, resiliency, and future-preparedness.
 
For those who are not Rogers or TELUS customers but wish to help, visit the Canadian Red Cross Fires Appeal website.


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Dazzling Blue Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Coming Soon

July 11, 2017  by Ayla Ylanen
Huawei P10 Plus Dazzling Blue 
 
Despite the rainbow of different finishes produced by Huawei, the Canadian release of the P10 has only included Black and Dazzling Gold colour options to date. The P10 Plus has disappointingly only been available in Black. This Thursday - July 13th - the Dazzling Blue colourway will become available to Canadians exclusively through Rogers, for both the P10 and the P10 Plus.
 
This is the mobile industryís first smartphone to have a hyper diamond-cut finish, and allows the phones to reflect light, creating a new look at every angle and providing a smudge-free finish.
 
The blue versions of these devices will sell for the same price as the black and gold versions.
  • P10 full price: $649.00
  • P10 Plus full price:  $649.00 
  • P10 on a 2-year plan:  Starting at $0
  • P10 Plus on a 2-year plan:  Starting at $0
If you are not already familiar with these smartphones, you can check out our original story on them from last month.
 
 
About Huawei:  Huawei's products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world's population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2015. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei's three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, Wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei's global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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