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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

7.2Mbps HSDPA Window Mobile 6.1-powered slider to be billed as the flagship device of globalWireless. $149.99 on 24-month, $249.99 on 12-month and $449.99 monthly / pre-paid. Look for it in black.

 

Global (HTC) G1

Same thing as the HTC Dream and the T-Mobile G1 including the 7.2Mbps HSDPA radio. $129.9 on 24-month, $229.99 on 12-month and $429.99 monthly / pre-paid. Black only.

 

Global (HTC) M1

Same thing as the HTC Magic aka T-Mobile G2. Pricing is unknown, though we do know it feature 7.2Mbps HSDPA and will be offered in white only.

 

Those are 3 of the 14 phones they are suppose to be carrying.

 

Airtime Rates

$29.99 - 350 minutes, unlimited e/w, unlimited incoming

$39.99 - 650 minutes, unlimited e/w, unlimited incoming

$59.99 - Unlimited minutes and incoming.

 

Voice Add-Ons

$5 - Unlimited nights at 5PM

$8 - Unlimited mornings until 9am

$15 - Unlimited calls to the US

 

Included Services for Monthly Plans

Unlimited SMS (Canada and USA), Voice Mail, Caller ID, Name Display, MissedCall, Call Waiting, Call Conferencing and Call Forwarding

 

Optional Services

$4 - 500 international SMS

$7 - Unlimited international SMS

$5 - Video Mail

 

International Calling

$5 - 100 minutes to Asia

$10 - 250 minutes to Asia

$5 - 100 minutes to Philippines

$10 - 300 minutes to Philippines

$5 - 200 minutes to Eastern Europe

$10 - 350 minutes to Eastern Europe

 

US Roaming (T-Mobile)

$0.19 per minute without plan

$0.05 per SMS without plan

$0.40 per MB of data without plan

 

US Roaming Plans (T-Mobile)

$15 - 75 minutes

$25 - 200 minutes

$40 - 650 minutes

$10 - 250 SMS

$19.99 - 50MB of data

$29.99 - 250MB of data

$59.99 - 1.5GB of data

 

Data Access Rates

$10 - Unlimited email (20MB in reality), IM and “communities” (social media sites?)

$23 - 2.5GB data and unlimited email

$40 - Unlimited, plain and simple

 

Data Add-Ons

$8 - Unlimited browsing

$5 - Enables tethering

$10 - “100MB of global remote mobile storage”

 

SIM Cards

$0 on 12 and 24-month plan

$19.99 on 1-month contract

$29.99 outright

Will only work on a globalWireless handset

 

(Courtesy of Boy Genius Report)

 

Now this really sucks that they are not in Quebec. I just hope Videotron will have something like this!

 

:eek: :eek: :eek:

 

2010 should be an interesting year seeing Telus and Bell are suppose to be switching over to 3.5G/4G

 

All I can hope for Videotron and Globalive have some sort of arrangement, if so the big three will suffer greatly.

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There is a rumour going around that Rogers is bringing back the 6GB plan for $30/month when it launches the new HTC G2, for sure thats nothing close to what Globalive/Globalworld has to offer. Plus the phone suppose to sell for like $771 w/o subsidization.

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New name for Globalive is Wind Mobile.

 

They are roaming in Canada with Rogers.

 

Thing is the CRTC moved back the date they were suppose to rule on Wind Mobile ownership. Was suppose to be Oct 23rd now its the 29th.

 

Honestly. The CRTC is useless!

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There is a rumour going around that Rogers is bringing back the 6GB plan for $30/month when it launches the new HTC G2, for sure thats nothing close to what Globalive/Globalworld has to offer. Plus the phone suppose to sell for like $771 w/o subsidization.

 

A Rogers rep told me that they might have it back for Christmas as last year...

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This wont be happening soon. CRTC shut them down because they are not completely owned or run by Canadians.

 

We get raped by our own kind. Yet when people want to add more competition with financial backing from other countries, we have this stupid protectionism ideal. Man we are a fucked up country.

 

We should just go back to the dark ages. No phone or internet. We pay through the nose. While some actual 3rd world countries get better service and pricing.

 

I hope soon enough the CRTC falls on to their sword and perishes. It shows that the Government and big Corporations are one in this country.

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Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI.B-T32.610.320.99%) would be interested in buying Globalive's wireless spectrum if the telecom startup is unable to launch its business following a regulatory ruling that found it was not Canadian controlled.

 

“Spectrum is a very valuable asset,” Rogers chief executive officer Nadir Mohamed told reporters Friday. “Rogers for sure would be interested in picking it up.”

 

Privately held Globalive Communications has been in limbo since late last month, when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled the company is effectively under the control of its Egyptian-based financial backer, Orascom Telecom.

 

The ruling means Globalive can't launch without major changes to its ownership structure.

 

The company had spent about $442.1-million on buying wireless spectrum across Canada during last year's government auction and planned to start offering mobile phone service late this year or in early 2010.

 

For Rogers, owner of the country's largest wireless service provider, the CRTC ruling means there will be less new competition entering the market. Canada's other two large established carriers, Telus Corp (T-T32.81-0.12-0.36%) . and BCE Inc., (BCE-T27.12-0.02-0.07%) also stand to benefit if Globalive doesn't launch.

 

In the ruling, the CRTC said Orascom owns 65.1 perc ent of Globalive's equity, has entered into a strategic technical arrangement with the firm, and controls and holds the Wind brand under which Globalive had been set to operate. It also holds the overwhelming majority of Globalive's outstanding debt.

 

Anthony Lacavera, Globalive's chairman and founder, told Reuters the CRTC ruling has put the entire business at risk and has made attracting new outside investors nearly impossible. He added the company is still weighing its options.

 

Globalive is one of several wireless newcomers poised to challenge BCE, Telus and Rogers. The others include Quebecor's Videotron unit, as well as privately held DAVE Wireless and Public Mobile.

 

(Courtesy of The Globe and Mail)

 

*sigh*

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