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Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2013-12-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,458
Posted By outinthornhill
This thread was left in suspension - but yes, the...

This thread was left in suspension - but yes, the credits did appear automatically.
Forum: VoIP Providers   2013-05-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 37,207
Posted By outinthornhill
Used Fongo on a recent trip to the UK using...

Used Fongo on a recent trip to the UK using iPhone4 on 3G, some hotel free-WIFI (not the best quality in most instances) and Starbucks/Apple Store WIFI; all calls, save one, were good quality...
Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2012-12-24, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,106
Posted By outinthornhill
With multiple carriers offering unlmtd Canada...

With multiple carriers offering unlmtd Canada Wide calling & text and ample data for $56, I tried as a long-time Telus client to convert to the SK. MB and Thunder Bay, ON $60 plan. I was offering to...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2012-03-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,870
Posted By outinthornhill
Have read that the government will reserve a...

Have read that the government will reserve a portion of the 700 spectrum for emergency responders/public safety purposes which will certainly benefit but further complicates matters. Liked the post,...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2012-02-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 37,207
Posted By outinthornhill
Some readers here seem to be missing the...

Some readers here seem to be missing the essential difference between DellVoice (operated by a company called FONGO) which is the provision of local telephone numbers in most Canadian calling areas...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2012-02-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 37,207
Posted By outinthornhill
Agree. No problem with tones working normally...

Agree. No problem with tones working normally here. Again, this is using DellVoice on iOS.
Forum: VoIP Providers   2012-02-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 37,207
Posted By outinthornhill
A couple of days in and the iOS app seems fairly...

A couple of days in and the iOS app seems fairly good but could use a few tweaks; e.g. it logs out of my account overnight so I have to re-enter my account name and password before I can place a...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2012-02-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,134
Posted By outinthornhill
Read elsewhere, but forget the source, that...

Read elsewhere, but forget the source, that Vonage is vowing to under-cut Skype on price by at least 20%.

Remarkable (?) coincidence that Vonage and DellVoice apps launched concurrently. I...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2012-02-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 808
Posted By outinthornhill
Vonage app for iPhone

Vonage has launched an iPhone app. Other Vonage users can call your iPhone number and save LD charges (Vonage to Vonage is free; it searches your contact list and identifies Vonage users) and you...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2012-02-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 37,207
Posted By outinthornhill
FWIW, it seems to be OK with iOS5 on an iPhone4.

FWIW, it seems to be OK with iOS5 on an iPhone4.
Forum: VoIP Providers   2012-02-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 37,207
Posted By outinthornhill
Pros: Setting-up an account was quick and easy;...

Pros: Setting-up an account was quick and easy; test call (one only) offered excellent quality, but maybe very few users probably. "Follow-me" service will forward to another number; was easy to...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2010-12-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,212
Posted By outinthornhill
Petee, you say you are at a conference part of...

Petee, you say you are at a conference part of the time. If the trip is partly business and you can claim the cost as a business expense or be reimbursed AND you really need to be reachable, then...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2010-12-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By outinthornhill
LOL and the balances do not add-up. Oh well,...

LOL and the balances do not add-up. Oh well, only $186 owing to Visa. What was that; breakfast at Starbucks?
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-12-07, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,518
Posted By outinthornhill
So one month from my initial post and I've...

So one month from my initial post and I've decided to renew with Telus and get a pair of iPhones. Reasons: dissatisfaction with anything other than an iPhone, a pretty good offer from Telus Loyalty...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-12-02, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,593
Posted By outinthornhill
+1 will be interesting to see how this works out...

+1 will be interesting to see how this works out for Mobi~

As a way to get some cash in the bank and reduce financing costs, it's a good idea but I wonder how many of the price-conscious...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2010-11-25, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,819
Posted By outinthornhill
Glad to see, late in the thread, some discussion...

Glad to see, late in the thread, some discussion of options to Gmail. Google operates a good service, but it is by no means the only good one out there.

I've had my own .ca domain registered for...
Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2010-11-24, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,077
Posted By outinthornhill
A couple of things re Telus. I stopped in to...

A couple of things re Telus.

I stopped in to the Toronto Eaton Centre corporate store today to ask if the new early cancellation policy applies if I buy my own phone outright (unlocked iPhone from...
Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2010-11-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,077
Posted By outinthornhill
New Cancellation Policy

MobileSyrup is reporting Telus has a new cancellation policy for people who get a subsidized phone and want to leave before their long-term commitment expires. I'm coming up for renewal in about 3...
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2010-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,422
Posted By outinthornhill
There is one anomaly that might be of interest. ...

There is one anomaly that might be of interest. Hospitals are required to block their ID. Apparently someone in the privacy legal network decided it could be invasive if a call was seen to be...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-11-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,155
Posted By outinthornhill
I think it was about a month back that...

I think it was about a month back that MobileSyrup reported the Calgary launch would be delayed until 2011. Seemed the information was based on information provided privately by someone at Mobi with...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-11-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,888
Posted By outinthornhill
Several stores at Pacific Mall in Markham offer a...

Several stores at Pacific Mall in Markham offer a Sony Xperia model (not sure if it is the X10, but probably). If I recall correctly it is about the same price as a Mobi branded Nexus1. I imagine...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-11-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,518
Posted By outinthornhill
@JamesK I don't disagree with you but...

@JamesK

I don't disagree with you but Mobilicity is in a much different position than Rogers. Rogers is a known brand offering reliable service (the recent stats on consumer complaints indicated...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-11-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,459
Posted By outinthornhill
I see a point in selling SIM cards for unlocked...

I see a point in selling SIM cards for unlocked phones and airtime/data in convenience stores. This is what's done in other countries and a great way for tourists to get connected. 7-11 is known...
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2010-11-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By outinthornhill
@TorontoColin I don't think the potential...

@TorontoColin

I don't think the potential customers who will be looking at a Dell device are that knowledgable, or care, about the latest version of the OS. No one ever bought Dell for the latest...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-11-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,518
Posted By outinthornhill
Mobilicity has extended the famiiy and friends...

Mobilicity has extended the famiiy and friends promotion until the end of November, albeit with a $5 price increase. The new all-in unlimited deal is $40, still very attractive for unlimited data...
Forum: Bell Mobility, Solo and Virgin Mobile   2010-11-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,296
Posted By outinthornhill
That should be the way to get answers BUT we all...

That should be the way to get answers BUT we all know calling Bell (or other carriers) will mean a long time on hold followed by more time wasted while the CSR trys to sell us something we don't want...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-11-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,518
Posted By outinthornhill
When I wrote my earlier post, I hadn't thought to...

When I wrote my earlier post, I hadn't thought to test the signal in the basement here at home. For the record, just north of Don Mills & Steeles, it goes from 5 bars on the second floor to 3 bars...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2010-11-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By outinthornhill
Enough about the poor Australians and Europeans,...

Enough about the poor Australians and Europeans, what about our friends in Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta who never go on DST? Does RIM, Apple, Google or anyone offer specialized settings for...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2010-11-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,229
Posted By outinthornhill
If you do a little searching, Rogers' marketing...

If you do a little searching, Rogers' marketing plan for the upcoming season has been leaked (posting the link is, I believe, against the rules here). There is a lot about new devices and data...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2010-11-06, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,527
Posted By outinthornhill
Skyfire has now announced it will resume sales in...

Skyfire has now announced it will resume sales in the App Store but in limited numbers until it has the server capacity to meet demand. Twitter will be used to let people know when it's ready to...
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