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Netflix Canada still lacking content [Netflix vs Blockbuster]

Netflix vs Blockbuster, by Jamie Forestell In September of 2010, Netflix launched their digital streaming service in Canada. While this was a big step forward, I am still asking myself if $7.99 per month is justified. With the thought of $7.99 being roughly the cost of one movie at Blockbuster or Rogers Video, it would seem like a great idea. …

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AT&T takes a shot at Verizon iPhone 4 with Network Spot

AT&T takes a shot at Verizon, by Jamie Forestell With the pre-order of the Verizon CDMA iPhone under way, AT&T has released a network spot poking fun of the Verizon iPhone. With CDMA, the network does not allow for talking and data transfer at the same time as most of us may remember. Perhaps customers with Bell Canada and Telus …

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CRTC to delay Usage Based Billing Cap

CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein today advised that Bell Canada requested the original effective date of March 1, be  delayed by 60 days. Given the mass amounts of Canadians challenging the ruling, the CRTC agrees they will use this time to reconsider their decision. Von Finckenstein noted only a small percentage of consumers are heavy users, based on statistics provided …

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CRTC Decision to be overruled: Tony Clement via Twitter

Tonight, Industry Minister Tony Clement has confirmed the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) decision for UBB (usage based billing) will be overruled, and the CRTC must go back to the drawing board. This is great news for Canada, and Canadians should feel proud for speaking out and making a difference.  This is also good news for Netflix, who recently brought streaming …

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TekSavvy customers throttled by CRTC ruling

Customers who once enjoyed their internet experience are furious about a recent email sent from TekSavvy.  Teksavvy was known for their higher than usual bandwidth cap, or even unlimited downloading for many customers. After a CRTC ruling last week, allowing the bigger internet providers to start metering bandwidth (UBB or Usage Based Billing), they no longer have the same feeling. “From March 1 …

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Netflix releases Canadian Top ISP Performance Charts

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Netflix has posted a chart showing the performance of the top Canadian Internet Service Providers. The chart is exactly how I would have imagined and doesnt really offer any surprises.  Shaw provides both 50MB and 100MB packages, Rogers provide up to 50MB,  while Bell and Telus top out  at 25MB.  This chart shows exactly those results. While having higher speed internet …

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Rogers Wireless is offering unlimited plans for a limited time

Rogers has quietly been promoting an unlimited plan for valued customers. If you are under good terms and qualify, you may have finally found the perfect cell plan. Heres the specs: $35 per Month – Unlimited Local Calling. (no more need for evenings/weekends or My5, My10, or even My20) $50 per Month – Unlimited North American Calling & Texting Yes, …

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Rogers announces Nokia N8 at $79.99

Rogers Canada has announced the Nokia N8 availability and pricing.  Exclusively from Rogers,   the new Nokia N8 comes with everything you need to capture  those moments while on the go, including a 12MP Camera featuring  Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in many digital cameras.  It also shoots HD 720P video with Dolby Digital Plus surround …

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Rogers Shares Dropped after a loss in profit for Q3.

Rogers Communications has reported a loss of 24% in profit for Q3. Shares have dropped 7% since market open based on the news.  Net income for Rogers  (TSX: RCI.B) lowered to $370 million or .64 cents per share for Q3. That’s down from $485 million, or 79 cents per share, at the same time a year earlier. Rogers  says heightened competition …

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Possible issues on the Rogers wireless network

Today the 3G network has been very slow and just as recent as 4:30pm, tektok’s iPhone 4 started getting errors that the carrier settings have been lost causing the edge and 3G icons both to be hidden. At the same time i checked my Blackberry Bold 9000 and it too was showing no communicating. Is there some issues tonight Rogers? …

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