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wireless16 Mar 2010 12:03 pm

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/globe-on-technology/nexus-one-now-available-in-canada/article1502169/

If you decide to buy one, make sure you select the right one ­čÖé

My understanding is that Rogers, Telus and Bell use the same frequencies, so if you pick the “AT&T and Rogers” version, wouldn’t it be fine for Telus and Bell too? ┬á[ edit: apparently, the answer is no: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/780601–google-s-nexus-one-phone-now-available-in-canada?bn=1 ]

And wouldn’t the T-Mobile version work for Wind Mobile? [I’d really make sure before buying!]

voip and wireless15 Dec 2009 09:14 am

Rumors of a Google-branded phone have been floating around for a while.  This article is interesting: http://www.androidguys.com/2009/12/14/reuters-nexus-one-available-directly-through-google-website-january-5/

What I like is the possibility of using a data-only plan from your cell phone carrier.  Voice is only data after all, and SMS is just an inferior (?) and expensive version of XMPP.

Oh, and it rumored to be cheap, just $199, unlocked, no contract!

We’ll see, but my N95 is getting oooooooooold.

wireless08 Aug 2008 07:03 pm

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/474924

Recently, Bell and Telus decided to charge 15 cents for each incoming text message (unless you’re covered by a plan.)

After getting nagged by our industry minister, Bell and Telus have agreed to reverse charges from spam.┬á When you receive spam, you will need call your carrier, wait on hold for one hour and finally try to challenge those charges – this is disingenuous, who other than a gullible idiot would fail to see that?

The wireless spectrum auction was a wasted opportunity. SMS charges are high in Canada because of government interference, specifically foreign ownership restrictions.┬á You won’t fix this with more government interference.