Telus Raises Device Unlocking Fee Starting July 7th

Come July 7th, expect pay quite a bit more if you want Telus to unlock your device. Mobile Syrup obtained the following statement from a Telus spokesperson confirming the news: “TELUS will be increasing its device unlock fee to $50 effective July 7. We apologize for the inconvenience but made the change because the cost […]

Telus Mobility tweaks its Early Upgrade program

Telus Mobility today announced a tweak to its early upgrade program which applies to wireless subscribers that signed a contract after November 21, 2010.

For customers who signed up after November 21, 2010, the EDUF will be $50 plus a remaining device balance which is displayed on the subscribers monthly bill. Telus says the customers remaining device balance is recalculated downward every month until the agreement expires.

Shaw unveils new Internet and digital television bundles

Canada’s largest Internet Service provider Shaw Communications this week announced new broadband internet and television pricing bundles which the company says were developed after five weeks of customer consultation during February and March.

In addition to the new bundles, the company also announced that existing customers can keep their existing internet packages with the added bonus that their data caps will be more than twice their current levels.

New Sony A/V Receivers priced much higher in Canada

Sony Canada today announced the addition of three new models to their A/V receiver line-up in Canada, the STR-DH520, STR-DH720, and STR-DN1020 receivers.

Identical receivers were announced by Sony in the United States yesterday and the most surprising news was the difference in pricing between the two countries.

LCD TV Prices expected to decline this holiday season

Recent findings from two research firms suggest that if you’re currently in the market for a new LCD television then you may want to hold off buying for a month or two in order to secure a better deal.

According to research firm DisplaySearch, slow LCD television sales in the first nine months of this year have resulted in an oversupply of LCD TV panels which should result in a drop in prices leading up to Christmas.

Microsoft announces Office 2010 pricing

Microsoft has announced U.S. retail pricing for Office 2010. The software suite will be offered in four versions: Office Home and Business, Office Professional, Office Home and Student, and Office Professional Academic.

Each version will be offered later this year in a full boxed edition and a less expensive “product key card” edition.

Wind Mobile announces Voice and Data Plans

Wind Mobile, Canada’s newest wireless phone provider today announced pricing for its wireless phones and its voice and data plans.

The company will be offering three voice plans: Chat, Always Talk and Always Shout for $15, $35 and $45 a month respectively which do not include the cost of the wireless phone. Wind will also offer a data only plan called Infinite laptop for $55 per month.

Bell Mobility rumoured to be ending System Access Fee

The Mobile Ninjas website is reporting today that Bell Mobility will be eliminating its system access fee from all existing postpaid plans.

The website cites an internal Bell memo which says the company would be dropping the $6.95 system access fee (SAF) this Friday November 20th.

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