Reports are coming in that Canadian wireless provider Rogers may be facing a $10 million fine for making misleading statements about their competitors. The CCB (Canadian Competition Bureau) is charging that Rogers’ pre-paid wireless division, Chatr Wireless, was running ads stating that their network has fewer dropped calls than newer carriers, such as Wind Mobile.
The Bureau has concluded that there is no discernible difference between the two networks, and has asked Ontario’s superior court to issue a ruling of a $10 million fine and require Rogers to issue a letter or retraction.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has arrived at Bell Canada and Rogers Wireless, and I’m having a hard time getting one! Honestly, I just want to get one, and have someone at Rogers tell me when and where I can pick one up. That’s all I ask as a customer. In my quest to find the Galaxy Tab, I went to Rogers RedBoard, where you’ll see here, they announced they were the first to launch the Galaxy Tab in Canada, however…I beg to differ!
The page shows that Rogers has it available in stores as of November 16 for purchase, but when I called 3 different locations in my city, each different person I spoke with barely knew what a Samsung Galaxy tab was, never mind when they were to receive them in stock. This left me wondering how Rogers trains their staff, but that’s a whole other story…
Read More Ranting on Rogers below…
We reported to you earlier today that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is ready to launch at Rogers Wireless in Canada. The site to view the tab was unavailable at the time of the article, but the page is now live! Which means the Samsung Galaxy Tab is confirmed and available for in-store purchase at most Rogers locations nation-wide beginning tomorrow, November 16th 2010. Best thing to do would be to call ahead and make sure the location you wish to hit up actually has them in stock.
RedBoard has confirmed and loaded up a video for the launch for your viewing pleasure here.
Rogers Wireless up north in Canada is the first Mobile Carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy S Tab running Android 2.2. The Galaxy Tab is available on the following price plans:
- $674.99 – no Contract
- $599.99 on a 1-year
- $564.99 on a 2-year
- $539.99 on a 3-year
Finally available in Canada after seeing everyone in the US launching! I was starting to get jealous.
Fear not Canada, as the Rogers order page is currently unavailable for pre-order here, it should be up either today or tomorrow, and we’ll let you know when!
Rogers has made it official, they’re now offering the Dell Streak to customers through subsidized pricing! We had reported Dell offering the SIM free version of the Streak to operate solely on Rogers Wireless networks, directly on Dell.ca product page.
Rogers will be offering the Dell Streak for the following prices;
- $149.99 on a 3-year term contract
- $399.99 on a 2-year
- $549.99 on a 1-year
- $549.99 on monthly contract
- $599.99 no contract
If you’re looking to pick one up through Rogers, you can visit their product page by clicking the link below.
When we brought you Roger’s Q4 roadmap last week, it included the fact that they were getting the Dell Streak. Well, Dell has made goon on that promise, and has put up a Dell Streak product page on the Dell.ca website.
As it stands, this SIM free phone will only be usable on Roger’s network, and has an outright price of $549.99. There has been no announcement yet about what this may cost with a new contract, but chances are it will be in the $150-$200 range. Stay tuned.
To our readers up north, here is some Rogers news to keep you warm on this chilly November night. First of all, they are adding a slew of new devices, including the Android powered Dell Streak for $149.99 with a new contract.
In addition to this, Rogers is going to introduce data sharing plans, which will be available as follows:
- $55, $65, and $70 shareable voice/data bundles
- $30, $45 and $60 shareable data plans
This is certainly a pretty cool option, and something I would definitely like to see implemented in the US (especially with the Galaxy Tab almost upon us).
So, now that we know these sharing data plans are coming, we’d like to hear from you! Would you be more willing to purchase a tablet if you could share your existing data plan instead of having to start a second contract? Leave us a comment below and let your voice be heard!
Bell should be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on or by November 16th. Pricing is seen as a little under what we were told Rogers is listing prices for, at $649.95, which is good for competition.
The latest Canadian carrier to launch the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is now Virgin Mobile Canada. They plan to launch the device on November 15th, and although no specific pricing has been laid out, we’re confident it will be similar to other Canadian carriers, such as Rogers, for $179.99 on a 3-year contract.
We’ll hear more very soon!
Sorry about the picture quality here, so I’ll sum it up for everyone. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Rogers Wireless and Bell Canada very soon (I suspect after Nov 11th 2010), and although no official pricing has been announced, a tipster was able to send this to MobileSyrup.
Here is the pricing listed, which may be subject to change prior to launch;
- $674.99 No Contract
- $599.99 with 1-year
- $564.99 with 2-year
- $539.99 with 3-year
We’ll let you know when an official date is set!