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  1. Phones that work in the USA and Bell Canada

    Bell Mobility, Solo and Virgin Mobile
    Am a senior, do not have regular need for a mobile phone, except for the limited time we travel out of town or country by car. Driving Toronto to Florida. Kids insist we get a pre paid phone and pre paid talk SIM for our safety and contacting hotels. They suggested buying it in the US. Best Buy...
  2. Voice travel packs for US?

    Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless
    Has anyone tried the travel packs from Rogers? We are thinking of purchasing adding of these to one of our kids' student plan for a road trip to the US. Roaming is currently disabled on our kids' plans. I suspect we need to re-enable roaming while the plan is active. I'm interested in...
  3. Smartphones and Tablets account for almost 7% of U.S. Web traffic

    Industry News
    A report out today from comScore has found that computers accounted for 93.2 percent of web traffic in the U.S. during August. Approximately two-thirds of the remaining 6.8 percent of traffic was sent or received from mobile phones with tablets accounting for much of the remainder. The research...
  4. Smartphones now outsell feature phones in U.S.

    Industry News
    Smartphones now outsell feature phones in the U.S according to a new report from research firm Nielsen.   Nielsen's May survey of mobile consumers found among those respondents who purchased a new handset in the past three months, 55% bought a smartphone instead of a feature phone, up from 34...
  5. U.S. mobile video viewership up 40%

    Industry News
    The number of U.S. mobile subscribers watching video on their mobile devices rose more than 40 percent year-over-year in both the third and fourth quarters of 2010 according to a new report from The Nielsen Company. The researchers found that nearly 25 million Americans watched an average of...
  6. HDTVs now in majority of U.S. Households

    Industry News
    The majority of households in the United States now have high definition televisions according to Nielsen. The research firm says 56% of American households now own an HDTV making High Definition television one of the most quickly adopted consumer entertainment technologies of the past 20...
  7. Quarter of all U.S. households have Mobile Broadband access

    Industry News
    Mobile broadband penetration now reaches one-quarter (25%) of all U.S. households; primarily with cell phones, Smartphones and other hand-held wireless devices according to a recent survey by research firm TNS. Rather than replacing fixed line broadband (DSL and cable), the survey of 120,000...
  8. U.S. Survey - One in eight to cut cable and satellite TV in 2010

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    The study, which was the result of a survey of pay-TV operators and more than 6,000 U.S. consumers, found that many will choose to drop premium channels or cut their service down to a basic package, while others will choose to cut off their service completely. My guess is the vast majority will...
  9. Average U.S. Home has almost three tv's

    Industry News
    New findings from the latest edition of Nielsen's Television Audience Report The average American home now has 2.93 TV sets per household, up from 2.86 sets per home in 2009, the largest year-over-year increase since 2006. That number is roughly 19% higher than in 2000, when there was 2.43 sets...
  10. Use of Broadband connections at home flat in U.S

    Industry News
    In a national survey of Americans between November 30 and December 27, 2009, the Pew Internet & American Life project has found that 60% of American adults use broadband connections at home, a drop from 63% in April 2009. These latest figures add to a long term picture in Pew Internet Project...
  11. Fox Soccer Channel wins U.S. TV rights to Champions League

    What's On In Sports?
    I wonder what this means for Canada then? Will we see games on: A) Fox Sports world Canada? B) Roger's Sportsnet? C) Setanta? Below from here: NEW YORK (AP) - Fox Soccer Channel beat out ESPN for right...
  12. US OTA with indoor antenna?

    Antenna Research & Development
    I'm located near Montreal, and I would like to get US OTA on my TV. I can build an antenna by myself, but I could not install an antenna on the top of my building. I'm wondering if it's still worthy to try to build an indoor antenna in order to get US OTA.