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| Apple | Bell | BlackBerry | Rogers | Telus | Videotron | VoIP |
- Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked | PCMag
- Keep the phone battery charge between 30 and 80 percent to increase its lifespan.
- Current iPhones come with a 5-watt (that's 5 volts at 1.1 amps) charger block which works, but of course, you can charge faster with a 10W charger, which has an output of 5 volts at 2.1amps.
- Lithium-ion batteries perform effectively for around two to three years, and that's when the manufacturers would really like you to upgrade to a new phone.
- If you plan to swap phones every year or two, charge the stupid thing any way you want, as often as you want, and don't worry about the diminished capacity. However, if you want to stretch things out, use best practices for Lithium-Ion batteries as described in the article, above. It may help. Or, just take it in to and get a new battery installed every couple of years.
- Top 10 business smartphones of 2015 | IT Business Slideshow
- Voice Menus & Recordings & Interminable Wait Times | Help | Support
- Do Not Call List
- Carriers in Canada
- Blackberry by Research in Motion
- goTenna | Extend the edge of connectivity.
- Headphones ...
- Roaming / Traveling
- Sell it
- Protect Your Data. Protect Yourself - Check the Status of Your Device in Canada
- Spam & Robocalls
- Your cellular package should include services for named caller ID for callers not in your address book. Named caller ID for people not in your phone book has been a value-added service for all of the wireless carriers for years. T-Mobile calls it Name ID; Verizon calls it Call Filter Plus.
- How to Stop Robocalls - Block Spam Calls to Cell Phone
- Smartphone Shipments 2007-2014
- Best 10 smartphones at the close of 2014 | ZDNet - 2014-12-10
- The Best Phones for 2020 | PCMag
- Handheld Group - Rugged computers for tough environments
- Cell Phone Plans | myCELLmyTERMS.com | Create a Plan Today & Save! - $0
- Bud Phone
- GSMArena.com - GSM phone reviews, news, opinions, votes, manuals and more...
- Iristel Your Global Phone Company ~ Your voice at light speed - Your VoIP service provider - Iristel Inc. offers users one single phone number for all their devices and the ability to seamlessly “hop” calls between them
- PhoneBusters - national anti-fraud call centre jointly operated by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- IVR (interactive voice response) systems - Wouldn't you prefer to talk to a human?
- gethuman.com - When you're sick of pressing 10 or more options in order to reach a real person and spending many minutes or even hours on hold, consult the GetHuman database of secret phone numbers and codes that get an actual, live person on the line for customer service at nearly 1000 major companies.
- What is 6G and When Will it Come Out?
- What is 5G? - Morning Brew
- 5G mobile telephony: a primer - Common Ground
- 2018 typical data speeds
- Telus home | Down 75-100 Mbps (sometimes goes over 110 Mbps), Up 15 Mbps
- Telus Cellular Wi-Fi | Down 70 Mbps, Up 4.5 Mbps
- Rogers Cellular 4G | Down ~25 Mbps, Up ~20 Mbps
- Top 5 terms to know about 5G - TechRepublic
- What is 5G? Everything you need to know | TechRadar
- Minimum expected | Down 1Gbps = 1000 Mbps
- Expected | Down 1-10 Gbps = 1000-10000 Mbps
- Possible? | Down 800 Gpbs
- What Is 5G? | PCMag
- The G in 5G means it's a generation of wireless technology. - cellular telephone networks
- The official 5G standard, known as 5G NR (new radio), probably won't come out until 2018, with full commercial rollouts in 2019 or 2020.
- 5G may give cellular carriers enough capacity to offer truly unlimited home service plans, as the data caps on current wireless plans just don't work for home use.
- The goal is to have far higher speeds available, and far higher capacity per sector, at far lower latency than 4G. The standards bodies involved are aiming at 20Gbps speeds and 1ms latency.
- SIM = (subscriber identity module) card
- $35 by your carrier. The manufacturer (Apple, etc.) can't unlock your phone.
- If Apple replaced your phone when repairing it, the phone is probably unlocked.
- Use iTunes to see if your iPhone is unlocked.
- Use a SIM from someone else's phone. If it works, your phone is unlocked.
- ATT 800-CALL-ATT
- BlackBerry ...
- Burner accounts
- Cell phones, cellular plans, and mobile accessories in Canada
- NET10 Wireless - Pay As You Go Made Simple
- Net10 Wireless
- RadioShack.com - Buy the phone from Radio Shack - USA only
- Verizon Wireless
- Virgin Mobile
- Buy a phone (e.g. from Radio Shack)
- You must top-up the card with $20 every 3 months
- $0.25/min for the first 10 minutes, then $0.10/minute anytime anywhere in North America
- Ten terrific things you can do with text messaging
- The New Pocket PCs | PCMag
Wireless Home Phone
- Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources - Reuters
- Your iCloud backup is not encrypted!
- Today at Apple - Apple (CA)
- iPhone & iPod Tutorials & Resources - Lifewire
- How to Take Great Photos With Apple's iPhone X | PCMag.com
- How to Record Calls on an iPhone | PCMag.com
- Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies | Popular Science
- How To Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV
- iPhone 12
- iPhone X References
- Guided Tutorial Solutions tool | Vidéotron - Device Simulators
- iPhone / iPad
- Forced Restart
- Hold down the LOCK button (top right) and the HOME button at the same time.
- Continue to hold both buttons until you see the Apple logo.
- Release the buttons as soon as the logo appears.
- Apple Watch
- Steps to follow
- Back Up
- Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Find My iPhone and slide it to off
- Get latest version of iTunes
iTunes, go to File > Devices > Back Up. Make sure the backup took by going to Preferences > Devices and checking the date and time of the last backup.
- Settings > Messages > and toggle iMessage to off
- Go to the My Watch tab and select your watch at the top of the screen. Select the info circle ( ) next to the watch you want to unpair. Tap Unpair Apple Watch and tap to confirm, which may require you to enter your Apple ID password.
- Sign out of iCloud, as well as iTunes and the App Store, before selling the device.
On iOS 10.3+, tap Settings > [your name] > Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.
- On iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Sign Out. Tap Sign Out again, then tap Delete from My [device] and enter your Apple ID password. Then go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Sign Out.
- Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings
- Remove the SIM card.
- How to Sell Your iPhone Safely | PCMag
- Apple Trade In - Apple (CA)
- Safari - iPhone's browser is really just a customized version of Safari, with all the support for web standards, Ajax, and other niceties that come with it.
- iPhone sports a desktop-grade web browser based on Safari, which supports hooks into the iPhone's built-in applications (phone, address book, calendar, etc.).
- Safari on the iPhone does not support Flash, or other plug-in technologies like Java applets.
- Safari on the iPhone has no text selection or clipboard features.
- Safari on the iPhone provides no support for multi-touch events within web applications.
- In fact, Safari on the iPhone provides no way to respond to the user touching the screen at all—all you get is a
click event in response to single taps.
- Apple CEO Steve Jobs: "Java’s not worth building in [to the phone]. Nobody uses Java anymore. It’s this big, heavyweight ball and chain."
- 3.5-inch, 480-by-320-pixel resolution display
- Manual dialing is performed via the touch screen dial pad, which makes it practically impossible to dial a call simply by touch without looking. Since voice dialing is not supported, using the iPhone in a car where there are hands-free operation laws will be a dicey affair.
- Apple has made the iPhone a closed device, which means that individual users or the IT departments that support them will not be able to add their own applications to the device. This privilege is Apple's alone, and any future application additions will come solely through Apple's periodically released updates for the device.
- The iPhone's e-mail application works out of the box with many common Web mail services, including Yahoo Mail, .mac, AOL and Gmail. Other e-mail servers are supported only via POP3 or IMAP, leaving many Exchange implementations out in the cold. The e-mail application did not support e-mail domains hosted via Gmail and Google Apps.
- View PDFs, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets obtained via Safari or e-mail, but I you can not edit the documents at all.
- Unlike the iPod, the iPhone cannot even be used for data transport, as I could not mount the device as a USB drive. This limitation was compounded by the fact that the iPhone does not contain a file browsing application, so even if I could store documents locally, I could not access them from the iPhone anyway.
- the iPhone has some DNS resolution problems in certain circumstances. Specifically, the iPhone has trouble communicating with certain home routers that act as a local DNS proxy. To solve this problem, I needed to configure the iPhone with a static IP address and DNS server information, with the DNS setting pointing to my ISP's upstream DNS servers, rather than the local proxy. With this fix in place, Wi-Fi performed as expected.
- The 2.0-megapixel camera is fairly bare bones. There are no zoom or manually configurable lighting options, and the camera does not do video, only still photos.
- 2017 - Rogers no longer supports BlackBerry OS. The Rogers MyAccount app is not being updated for BlackBerry.
- Rogers suggests throwing out the BB-OS.10 phone (i.e. planned obsolescence) and buying another newer phone (Android) from Rogers.
- TechXpert - 855-877-3887
- BlackBerry ...
- Data usage - 1-877-764-3772
or check your "Rogers My Account"
- This is a complete waste of time.
- Rogers refuses to provide your data usage until you get your statement at the end of the month.
- Yes. Rogers does know about this. Rogers refuses to fix this problem. (Since 2011 and probably before 2011.)
- Help = Technical Support
- 611 - Help
- 866-931-3282 Rogers BlackBerry Smartphone Tech Support
- 416-935-4467 Rogers BlackBerry Technical Support
- Online Customer Care at 1-877-343-5745
- 1-888-Rogers1 = 1-888-464-3771
- wireless.help08.com ??? (chat)
- Videos & Demos - Rogers
- Handset Protection - Rogers
- Protect your new device from defects, accidental damage and loss or theft (loss/theft coverage not included in Saskatchewan, Québec and Newfoundland).
- Handset Protection Plans
- Device Protection Premium -
$10/month ($13/month for iPhone)
- Same or Comparable replacement device, Out of warranty/breakage, lost/theft coverage, Soluto digital protection app, Rogers TechXpert for
- protect.blackberry.com = Sign In to BlackBerry ID
- Rogers TechXpert for Wireless - $8/month (or included in "Device Protection Premium" - 855-877-3887
- includes extended hardware&software support for your wireless device, Phone Finder, Anti-Theft, Anti-Virus
- 855-877-3887 or 877-255-2377
- Contact Us | Live Chat or Call Us | Rogers
- Warning! Rogers TechXpert will only help you with problems related to its own network. Rogers TechXpert will not help you with using the cellphone you got from Rogers. Rogers TechXpert will tell you to go to the manufacturer so that you can pay a one-time service fee to the manufacturer (e.g. BlackBerry $35 per incident). Rogers TechXperts don't know much about supporting the phones Rogers sells.
- Rogers TechXpert will usually tell you to reboot the phone and then reset the phone (= delete everything and start again with nothing on the phone = factory reset = clean install = big waste of time).
- Rogers.com BlackBerry Technical Support
- "We are currently experiencing a higher than normal call volume".
- MyUserName@rogers.BlackBerry.net is being phased out in 2013.
- Soluto: see the BlackBerry page. Use "BlackBerry Protect" instead of Soluto (which is only for Android/Apple).
- Call Display with Name Display
(included in my $12.79/month package)
- Name Display does not work if you are on LTE. Only names in your own contact list will be displayed.
- Unlimited Video Streaming will allow you to view any video from any app or website (e.g. YouTube, Netflix etc.).
- With this Unlimited Video Streaming feature on the line, the usage monitor will be restricted. It will not show usage details until the promotional feature expires off the line.
- In other words, there is no way to find out how much data I am using on my phone. My current month's data usage is not available on MyRogers or on my cellphone's MyAccount app.
- Unlimited Video Streaming applies only to the cellphone, and not to any other device (e.g. iPad) sharing the data plan with the cellphone.
- E-mail options:
- E-mail Messages
- You can set up ten (10) e-mail accounts (ISP or webmail)
- Only one account allowed
- Messages do not go through a normal mail server. (through the BlackBerry server?)
- The messages go directly to the BlackBerry. You don't need to respond to an (annoying) text message telling you there is an e-mail (see below).
- email@example.com - Your phone's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rogers Wireless: [10-digit phone number] @pcs.rogers.com - This is your phone's e-mail address.
- "The ‘email' thing doesn't really work with Rogers. They will just send you a text to your cellphone saying you have an email from (insert email address) and to reply with 'Read' to receive it… so it would cost the sendee a text message to read what you wrote."
- "You have to reply to the message with the word ‘READ'. So when the message comes up that says “You have mail from ______. Please reply with ‘Read' to read your message”, you have to hit reply, then type the word Read and hit send. Then the actual message that was sent to you will come through. This is what Rogers calls their Spam Filter which is bull crap but whatever. You can bypass this by paying Roger $5/month to add an Text-to-Email feature and this will just send you the message direct without having to type READ."
- Email to text for Rogers customers only works if the person is paying for the $5/month service.
- SMS/MMS = Text/Multimedia messaging
Pay $5/month to get the Email-to-Text service. (see above)
- Ordinary text (or multimedia) messaging
- Rogers.com - Text Message Centre - (Signup&Login - $0 - required) (= www.rogers.com/sms)
- Send a Text Message - Rogers
- Text Messaging & Extreme Text Messaging - Rogers
- email to sms and mms gateway services
- Rogers.com - 2-Way Text Message
- Unlike Bell.ca (which allows text messages to be sent directly using email@example.com), there is no direct URL to send text messages to a Rogers mobile account.
- Bell-iPhone to Rogers-BlackBerry: One (imperfect) solution is to set up just the telephone number as one of the contacts in the iPhone's Contacts list. You can't send the text message through the Contacts list. You must open up the "Messages" app, then click on the + sign, then select the telephone number that you set up in the Contacts list. Very awkward, but it works (without having to respond to a text message 'Read' in order to read the e-mail (that you wanted to send as a text message).
- Rogers-BlackBerry to Rogers-BlackBerry: use the PIN (instead of the telephone number) (Menu > Options > Status > PIN)
- Each phone has a unique PIN.
- Messages do not go through a mail server. Messages go directly from one phone to the other phone. Very fast.
- Instant Messaging
- You can set up any account for instant messaging (including BlackBerry)
- Text Forwarding
- Voice Messages Management
- Call your number from any phone. (or simply press and hold the number "1" key)
- Don't answer your cellphone.
- Press the # key, and then your password.
- Roaming with Rogers
- Share Everything - (888)395-0093 - (888)764-3771)
- Travel - ROAM LIKE HOME! Now your Share Everything Plan covers the U.S. for just $5/day when roaming.
Stay connected with your Share Everything Plan just like you would at home.
- Introducing (November 2014) ROAM LIKE HOME! Now your Share Everything Plan covers the U.S., for just $5/day when roaming.
When using ROAM LIKE HOME, the unlimited talk and text from your Share Everything Plan will cover you for calls and texts made to both U.S. and Canadian numbers when in the U.S.
- Rogers Education Hub - Roaming
- 1-514-734-7699 (free of charge = reverse the charges)
- Text TRAVEL to 7626 and click the link that you receive (link is free of charge)
- Visit rogers.com/m/roam from your wireless device (free access anywhere in the world)
- Visit www.rogers.com/roaming or www.rogers.com/businessroaming
- Texting: if you are a Rogers wireless customer, it’s free to receive a text when you’re away.
- Roaming in Copacabana - The Globe and Mail
- 2008-04-30 - PDF
- I knew Canadians pay the world's highest data rates, but I had no idea how much I was incurring while on the road.
So I went to a Rogers store and asked the sales clerk how I could have calculated the charges as they occurred. I expected there to be some website that could tell me what I routinely learn from taxi cabs: a real-time fare update. So where do I look?
I can't do it, I was told by the sales clerk. It's not possible.
“Because Rogers tells all of its cellphone manufacturers to disable that feature in our cellphones,” he said in a manner that suggested I was the last person to learn this. Perhaps I was.
And why does Rogers do that?
That's when he dropped the one-word bomb: “Revenue.”
Talk about honesty.
So Rogers won't keep a running tally of my roaming data charges because it consciously made a decision not to tell me
- Rogers Deliberately Disables Notifications Of Roaming Charges | Techdirt
- Apparently, Rogers has quite a reputation -- and it appears to be well deserved. Rob Hyndman points us to a story about the ridiculous roaming charges for those who use a Rogers device outside of Canada. Ridiculously high roaming charges are nothing new, of course. They happen to everyone, unfortunately. What's stunning, though, is that the reporter gets a guy at Rogers to admit that the company demands that all of the mobile devices it offers disable any feature that lets you see how much you've racked up in roaming charges. In other words, they know they're ripping you off -- and they want to make sure you don't realize by how much until it's too late.
- MyRogers - seems to have corrected the problem.?
Roaming / Traveling
- Telna's Virtual SIMs Make Global Roaming a Snap | PCMag
- Internet on the Go – easy pay-as-you-go internet - WalMart
- $80 to buy the device + ($10 - 500MB), ($25 - 1.5GB), ($45 - 3GB) - Data do not expire
- Data never expire. No contracts. No hidden fees. This is a one time order.
1GB - $14, 5GB - $59, 10GB - $99
What carrier(s) does Karma use (Sprint 4G WiMAX)?
- Coverage is VERY limited. Check out the coverage page before you travel.
- CRTC = Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
- SIM card is required if you want to use your everyday cellphone.
- You can arrive at your destination and rent just a SIM card that will make all your calls local at your destination.
- Call-forwarding fees quickly stack up. In addition, you’ll need a long-distance plan on your Canadian number, because calls forwarded to a US number are classified as long distance.
- You can also leave a message on your Canadian service to let your contacts know to call your US number.
- Guide to wireless roaming in U.S. without ‘bill shock’ | IT Business - 2013-12-13
- Data Wiki | Pay as you go SIM with data Wiki
- Aio Wireless - A subsidiary of AT&T
- Aio Basic with unlimited data (throttled after 250MB), talk, and text for $40 per month; Aio Smart, which throttles after 2GB for $55 per month; and Aio Pro, which throttles data after 7GB, for $70 per month. A $15 per month tablet plan offers 250MB of high-speed data. Gadget users can also add another 1GB of data to their device or add global calling and texting across 35 countries for a one-time or monthly payment of $10.
- AT&T GoPhone - Prepaid Wireless from AT&T
- Brightroam - (Toronto, ON)
- Canada Direct
- When you make a call with Canada Direct, you will be billed in Canadian dollars at the Canadian international long distance rate, not the rate that applies within the country you are calling from. To call with the Canada Direct service, all you need is a calling card from a Canadian company (e.g. Bell Canada).
- Canada Direct- bell.ca - (800) 561-8868 - make calls from overseas but pay Canadian international long distance rates instead of foreign rates
- Consumer Cellular - No Contract Cell Phones with Affordable Cell Phone Plans
- Freephone2phone - Free phone to phone long distance and international calls up to 10 minutes from US mobile phones and landlines - Supported by advertising
- International Cell Phones, Rent a Cellular phone for International use - World Cellular Rentals
- CDN $35 for first week, then $8/week or $50/month
- $0.59/minute anytime anywhere in North America
- 9203 St-Laurent 514-327-0216 877-626-0216 (Montreal) (North of the Met) - call first
- They deliver
- Rogers | Roaming with Rogers ...
- T-Mobile | Prepaid Cell Phone Plans, No Annual Contract | Monthly 4G | T-Mobile
- T-Force Agents <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Support Community: http://support.t-mobile.com/
Customer Care: Dial 611 or 1-800-937-8997
1-800-T-MOBILE = 1-800-866-2453
- It seems that T-Mobile piggy-backs off the bigger carriers (ATT&Verizon) but with less than optimal service.
- The T-Mobile coverage in Plattsburgh, NY and Burlington, VT is only 2G (=E=Edge). This is VERY slow. Often (depending on location) there is absolutely no data.
- Verizon and AT&T have much better coverage (but they may cost a little more). Both RoamMobility and T-Mobile have lots of dead spots where there is no coverage at all, or sometimes only E (=Edge=2G).
- T-Mobile Offering 200MB of Free Monthly Data for All Tablets | PCMag
- Warning! = Extra charge for Tethering or Hotspot usage. See SMH, below.
Even on "Unlimited" data plans, there is a limit for hotspot usage. "Unlimited" data plans do not include unlimited hotspot usage.
- Check your data usage by texting #3282# | Dial #WEB# (#932#) from your T-Mobile phone.
You can only get the total of your data usage for the month. Nobody has access to the daily totals.
- Texting to T-Mobile works even if you are outside the T-Mobile area and your plan is not active. Just put in the SIM and send a text message to T-Mobile.
- 1-800-866-2453 1-877-453-1304
- Customer Care: Dial 611 or 1-800-937-8997
- http://support.t-mobile.com/community/billing - Look on the right side of the page to find the "Chat now" link. Wait for the link to appear. - Does not work with MSIE.
- Support Community: http://support.t-mobile.com/
- T-Force, T-Mobile’s Social Customer Support team | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-mail from T-Force will probably be caught and deleted by your spam filter. You will never get the message.
- Use your own unlocked phone. T-Mobile SIM kit costs about $10 online.
- T-Mobile will not ship to Canada. Why not?
- "Due to the fact that we don't have coverage in Canada we don't ship there."
- T-Mobile should cater to Canadians who want to use T-Mobile when traveling to the USA.
- T-Mobile suggests shipping the SIM to a friend with an American address who can then smuggle the SIM into Canada for you.
- Prepaid SIM card - plan must be paid and activated beforehand.
- Postpaid SIM card - only for US residents or those with an address in the USA.
Unlimited Talk & Text - $10/month
- Warning! - When calling to a location outside of the US, the following additional charges apply. $0.49/min to Canada (unless you add this $10/month plan)
- $0 to Canadian land-lines, $0.12/minute to Canadian cellphones
- Why does it cost more to call a cellphone in Canada? - "Calling landlines only uses the ground circuits. Calling a cellphone requires use of Roger's or other cellular provider's network".
- What happens if you haven't prepaid the extra $0.12/minute? - "If you don't have the (prepaid) funds, the call will not connect, or if you run out it could disconnect the call."
- International Talk & Text is not available for the Pay-by-the-Day plans.
- Available for the weekly plan?? - "No the Weekly plan is considered a Pay-by-the-Day plan with a discount."
- Prepaid Month
- Warning! - Extra data charge for Tethering or Hotspot usage. See SMH, below.
- Don't forget to add the $10/month for "International
Unlimited Talk & Text".
- $70/month - Unlimited Talk, Text & High Speed Internet -
- (Data speed is throttled after 5GB.)
- Includes only 500MB SMH service.
- Call T-Mobile directly. Don't purchase a card from Walmart or Walgreens or ...
- Prepaid SMH service - $10/2GB - ($70/500MB, $80/2500MB, $90/4500MB)
- The limit is 4.5GB per month. You can't add more.
- According to the Albany branch, it is a waste to pay $70 because you will never get more than 2G data speed. He recommends the $50/month plan + $10 activation + $10 international calling + taxes = $86/month.
- Prepaid Pay-by-the-Day plans - You pay only when you use your phone. Starting as low as $2 per day.
- Warning! - Extra data charge for Tethering or Hotspot usage. See SMH, below.
- $2/day for Unlimited Talk + Unlimited Text + Unlimited Web - 2G speed
- $3/day for Unlimited Talk + Unlimited Text + Unlimited Web - First 200MB at up to 4G speeds
- $15/week for Unlimited Talk + Unlimited Text + Unlimited Web - First 300MB/day at up to 4G speeds
- International Talk & Text is not available for these Pay-by-the-Day plans.
- Available for the weekly plan?? - "No the Weekly plan is considered a Pay-by-the-Day plan with a discount."
- SMH Data = (Smartphone Mobile HotSpot) service
= using your cellphone for tethering or as a hotspot.
- Why does T-Mobile make it so complicated? Why is the data plan different from the SMH (= Tethering & Hotspot) plan?
-- "If we allowed Unlimited smartphone mobile hotspot some people would abuse the system and reduce the experience of those around them."
- Tethering = "Share your mobile Internet connection with one client device, which may connect using a USB cable or Bluetooth." (BB-Z10)
- Hotspot = "Share your mobile Internet connection. Multiple devices may connect at one time." (BB-Z10)
- How does T-Mobile know when I am using Tethering or Hotspot on my phone? -- "The connection signature is different."
- $70 unlimited plan - "Unlimited 4G data plan includes 500MB of tethering. No roaming."
- "Includes only 500MB SMH service." - SMH (=Tethering/Hotspot) stops after 500MB. - "You will not be able to use it (SMH) after it has run out but the phone will continue to function properly."
- Smartphone Mobile Hotspot for Unlimited Nationw... | Support
- What can I do to ensure SMH (=Tethering/Hotspot) is available? (I don't want to ruin my trip by spending all my time contacting T-Mobile tech support.) -- "Ensure your phone will use it and that your device is unlocked and supports our 4G bands 1700/2100 or ensure the area you are visiting has been refarmed so the 1900Mhz works with 4G."
- Smartphone Mobile Hotspot: Services | Support
- "You cannot tether your device without this feature."
- 4g Mobile Hotspot Phones | Mobile Hotspot Devices | T-Mobile
- TravelersMobile | No Contract, Prepaid Phone Plans for Travelers - BC
- TripTel - Rent a GSM or CDMA phone by the day or week from the Los Angeles, or Washington D.C. Dulles International Airports, or in downtown San Francisco!
- US$15/week + US$0.95/minute
- 877-847-7835 877-TRI-PTEL 415-474-3330 310-645-3500
- Verizon Wireless - Choose a Prepaid Plan. Pick Your Device.
- 3G data only (i.e. no 4G/LTE data)
- Blackberry Z10 is a 4G phone it is not compatible with prepaid, you have to have a 3G phone to activate it on prepaid plan. The regular plans start at $80 a month for unlimited talk and text and 500 mb of data.
- $60/month - unlimited voice, unlimited texting, 2GB data (or $70 for 4GB/month) - Does not include calls to Canada
- There aren't any daily or weekly prepaid plans.
- International (Canada) - $0.25/text, $0.69/minVoice
- There is no apparent plan that includes calls/text to Canada.
- $30/month = 2GB data for a tablet. or $50/month = 5GB data for a tablet. -- 3G data only (i.e. no 4G data)
- Verizon will not ship anything (not even a SIM) to Canada. Verizon suggests shipping to a friend in the USA who then can smuggle it into Canada. Alternatively, you can make a trip to the USA just to get a SIM so you can plan for your next trip to the USA.
- $70 Plan includes Unlimited domestic calls only, Unlimited Texting* to anyone on any network in the U.S. and participating carriers in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico and 4GB of Data.
- $60 Plan includes Unlimited domestic calls only, Unlimited Texting* to anyone on any network in the U.S. and participating carriers in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico and 2GB of Data.
- $35 activation fee may apply.
- $?? fee for SIM card?
- * Unlimited texting apply when sending and receiving: (i) Instant Messages, Text Alerts and Picture and Video Messaging Portal Messages; (ii) Messages with non–Verizon Wireless customers in the United States or participating networks in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico; or (iii) via email. Unlimited Messages also include Mobile to Mobile Messages with Verizon Wireless Customers.
VoIP = Voice over Internet protocol
- NDNC List
National Do Not Call List (DNCL) | Liste nationale de numéros de télécommunication exclus (LNNTE)
- or call 1-866-580-DNCL (3625)
- The CRTC announced that "Consumers may still receive calls from registered charities, political parties, and newspapers seeking subscriptions. Companies with whom a consumer has an existing business relationship will still be able to call, as well as those conducting surveys."
- National Do Not Call List to go live on Sept. 30, 2008: CRTC
- Canadian telemarketers wary as 'Do Not Call' D-Day draws near
- Consumers can put their wireline, wireless and fax numbers on the NDNC list. Registration is absolutely free for consumers, and lasts for three years.
- Political parties and candidates
- Registered charities
- Surveys and pollsters
- General circulation newspapers
- Companies with whom you have an existing business
- Every consumer can request an individual business – even one covered by the exemption list – not to call.
- Telemarketers' responsibilities - Businesses are required to identify themselves in their script as well as via Caller ID. They must also provide either a local or toll free telephone number that consumers can call to ask questions, complain, or request to be put on their internal do not call list.
- (866)-690-2396 - Just don't answer the phone if you see this number displayed.