Fantastic Article on Apple Airpods Check this out!!

Fantastic Article on Apple Airpods Check this out!! Came across this article online  titled “Your AirPods Will Die Soon” In this article they talk about the Apple Airpods and the battery life.  Basically stating that if you were an early adopter of this Airpods that your probably starting to experience short lifespans between charges.  This is normal apparently.  This is exactly what I am experiencing with mine.  That’s OK with me because I was going to get the new ones when they release later this month anyways!  Can’t live without them!  Read the article below! Technology Your AirPods Will Die Soon The surprisingly short life of new electronic devices Alana Semuels Mar 21, 2019 Tim Cook onstage at an Apple event in 2016Beck Diefenbach / Reuters Share Tweet Email Updated on March 22 at 9:06 p.m. ET.Two years ago, Desmond Hughes heard so many of his favorite podcasters extolling AirPods, Apple’s tiny, futuristic $170 wireless headphones, that he decided they were worth the splurge. He quickly became a convert. Hughes is still listening to podcasters talk about their AirPods, but now they’re complaining. The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: “AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters,” Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in January, detailing how he frequently hears a low-battery warning in his AirPods now. Earlier this month, Apple Insider tested a pair of AirPods purchased in 2016 against a pair from 2018, and found that the older pair died after two hours and 16 minutes. “That’s less than half the stated battery life for a new pair,” the writer William Gallagher concluded. Hughes, who is 35 and lives in Newport News, Virginia, has noticed a similar thing about his own set: At first, their charge lasted five hours, but now they sometimes last only half an hour. He frequently listens to one while charging the other—not optimal conditions for expensive headphones. He’s now gearing up to plunk down more money on another pair. “I just wish they would increase the battery life,” he told me. (On Wednesday, Apple announced it would soon release a new generation of AirPods, but did not say whether the devices would have longer lives. The lithium-ion batteries that power AirPods are everywhere. One industry report forecast that sales would grow to $109.72 billion by 2026, from $36.2 billion in 2018. They charge faster, last longer, and pack more power into a small space than other types of batteries do. But they die faster, too, often after just a few years, because every time you charge them, they degrade a little. They can also catch fire or explode if they become damaged, so technology companies make them difficult, if not impossible, for consumers to replace themselves. The result: A lot of barely chargeable AirPods and wireless mice and Bluetooth speakers are ending up in the trash as consumers go through products—even expensive ones—faster than ever.Hughes told …

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Telus Mobile and Home: Mobility Canada – China long distance add-on

Telus Mobile and Home: Mobility Canada – China long distance add-on   TELUS is offering our new and existing Mobile and Home customers the opportunity to stay connected to friends and family in China, Hong Kong and Macau for only $3/mo with a long distance calling add-on which includes: 2,000 mins for calls from Canada to China, Hong Kong and Macau. Unlimited SMS to from Canada to China, Hong Kong, and Macau. All the benefits of this plan will include Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau (Taiwan is excluded from this offer). Eligibility Offer is redeemable at TELUS Corporate Stores and Authorized Dealer locations. Offer is only available to new or existing Mobile and Home customers under these scenarios and must have their FFH and MOB accounts linked: New Mobility activations who have new OR existing FFH Existing Mobility customer renewing who have new OR existing FFH Not eligible for standalone Mobility activations. Available for Consumer and EPP customers only. Not available for Business accounts. Can be stacked with international long distance bundles and Easy Roam. This rate plan can stack with any existing offers in the customer’s account. Terms and conditions Long distance minutes and SMS need to be directed towards phone numbers must be based in China, Hong Kong and Macau (Taiwan is excluded).  Customer will need to dial country code (+86 for China, +852 for Hong Kong and +853 for Macau). One subscriber per BAN is eligible for the offer: If there are multiple subscribers on the account, only the subscriber with this plan has the benefit of Canada-China calling and texting covered under the $3/month add-on. All other subscribers on the account are rated as per their plans and features. Roaming: When roaming in China, calls made to phone numbers outside Canada are not included and are billed at standard roaming and long distance rates. Standard data overage rates apply when a customer goes over their monthly data limit in Canada or the US. Note: Customers can still be covered by Easy Roam when travelling internationally and in the US. Taxes extra, standard data and phone overage rates apply.

Save on Single Line Telus Accounts with Non Shareable Rate Plans

Save on Single Line Telus Accounts with Non Shareable Rate Plans

If you are a single line Telus mobility customer, you may be able to save some money of your monthly plan by going with a Non Shareable Rate plan.   This offer also includes entering a new contract with Telus where you could get a new phone for $0. If you already have a device and are out of contract you can opt for the bring your own device option which is month to month with no contract. The plan breakdown is in the table below. Telus offers are subject to change so we cannot promise that this offer will be available forever! Photo By Ed Yourdon

TELUS Rewards – Cornerstone Mall Fort Saskatchewan

TELUS Rewards - Cornerstone Mall Fort Saskatchewan

Introducing TELUS Rewards, a loyalty program that turns your points into something you love. Earning points is such an easy process now that TELUS  has incorporated 2% for every dollar spent on home solution services, an additional 2 points per month if you have linked TELUS Post-Paid Mobility services, and 20 points every year on your TELUS Rewards Anniversary. Activating your Rewards account has big benefits: existing customers who have been with TELUS for 2 years or more automatically receive 30 points upon activating their TELUS rewards account. New customers who have been with TELUS for less than 2 years receive 10 points upon activating their TELUS Rewards account. TELUS Rewards are very accessible and convenient. TELUS rewards are available to customers who have 3 or more eligible TELUS products and/or services in British Columbia or Alberta. Customers who have 2 eligible products and an unlinked/unconsolidated post-paid TELUS mobility account or TELUS internet and a linked/consolidated post-paid TELUS Mobility account also qualify. Additional points can be earned through promotions like signing up for pre-authorized payments or online surveys. With TELUS Rewards, you can turn points into On Demand movie credits, gift cards, charity donations and more. New rewards are added to the catalog frequently and you can start redeeming right away with rewards that start at just 3 points to redeem. Customers can simply redeem points by visiting telus.com/rewards. Examples of some rewards are: -1 On Demand Video Credit – 7 points -$10 WE Charity Gift Card – 10 points – $20 Apple iTunes Gift card – 20 points -$25 TELUS Bill Credit – 25 points -Boost Wi-Fi Starter Pack – 120 points -Various contests to win awesome rewards like TVs, phones and tickets to local events Eligible TELUS products include: -Home Phone -Consumer Optik TV -Consumer Satellite TV -Consumer Internet -SmartHome Security – Consumer TELUS Post-Paid Mobility if Home and mobility account is linked  

Exclusive in-store offer: watch and smartphone bundle

Exclusive in-store offer: watch and smartphone bundle

Exclusive in-store offer: watch and smartphone bundle This offer is available with an activation or renewal of any smartphone on all tiers. Our most popular smartphone and watch combinations are: iPhone 8 + Apple Watch Samsung Galaxy S9 + Galaxy Watch BYOD + Apple Watch BYOD + Galaxy Watch Offer available to customers who activate or renew any smartphone on a Your Choice Share Plan, and add a watch at the same time. Smartphone: Eligible for activation on any tier (including BYOD) and renewal on any tier (Standard, Premium, P+, Platinum). Customers get in-market offer of bonus shareable data (as per region). Watch: $15 bill credit for 24 months ($360 in savings) with a $10 1GB watch plan with 4GB of bonus shareable data Apple Watch Series 3 repayment decreases from $23.75/mo to $8.75/mo for 24 months Promotion available with purchase of Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch Connection fees will apply for the watch and smartphone Offer only available in Corporate Stores and Dealers. As an in-store exclusive, CE and National Retail will not be able to provision this offer. Customers must visit a TELUS store to redeem this offer. Stackable with any other offers or discounts (ex. AAL offer) Customer must activate, renew or add-a-line on a smartphone and activate a smartwatch at the same time in order to be eligible for this offer. Customers adding a watch mid-contract are not eligible for the offer, however, can continue to do so at regular pricing on Easy Payment, with $10 1GB watch plan. Available for consumer accounts only. SBS will be executing a different offer. Not available on EPP       Offer Total price How Bundle: iPhone 8 + Apple Watch Series 3 and get 10GB of data   $114/mo Smartphone Premium Plan: $95/mo with ULL & 1+4GB bonus Watch Plan: $10 1+4GB bonus Watch Easy Pay for 24 months: $23.75 (for 42mm variant) 24 month bill credit: $15/mo Bundle: GS9 + Galaxy Watch and get 10GB of data $113/mo   Smartphone Premium Plan: $95/mo with ULL & 1+4GB bonus Watch Plan: $10 1+4GB bonus Watch Easy Pay for 24 months: $22.50 24 month bill credit: $15/mo BYOD: Get the Apple Watch Series 3 and 10GB of data when you bring your own device   $99/mo BYOD Plan: $80/mo with ULL & 1+4GB bonus Watch Plan: $10 1+4GB bonus Watch Easy Pay for 24 months: $23.75 (for 42mm variant) 24 month bill credit: $15/mo BYOD: Get the Galaxy Watch and 10GB of data when you bring your own device for   $98/mo BYOD Plan: $80/mo with ULL & 1+4GB bonus Watch Plan: $10 1+4GB bonus Watch Easy Pay for 24 months: $22.50 24 month bill credit: $15/mo Photo By afagen

Boxing week: 10GB non-share Platinum plan

Boxing week: 10GB non-share Platinum plan

Boxing week: 10GB non-share Platinum plan TELUS is bringing back the 10GB non-share plans on Platinum tier. Available on Consumer accounts only. Plan is available for activations and renewals. Not stackable with any other offers or discounts (ex. AAL offer, EPP). The data is Non-Shared, and can’t be shared with any additional subscribers or connected devices (Tablets, Watch, etc) If someone on a multi-subscriber account renews on a non-share plan, the shareable data bucket must be added to another line on the account Plan Details   Tier Unlimited Nationwide Calling Included Data Platinum $115 Note: plan is $130 with a $15 discount for 24 months 10GB Non-Shareable data Additional Details Included Features Voicemail 25, Call Display, Call Waiting, Conference Calling, Family Calling PPU Long Distance (CAN/US) $0.60/min   Additional data (CAN) $10/200MB for first 1000MB, $0.10/MB thereafter Included messaging Unlimited Nationwide SMS/MMS U.S. Roam Voice PPU $1.50/min U.S. Roam PPU $5/MB Image courtesy of: rabbit.Hole Photo By rabbit.Hole

Telus Bring It Back With Huawei Mate 20 Pro Promotion

Telus Bring It Back With Huawei Mate 20 Pro Promotion

Telus Bring It Back With Huawei Mate 20 Pro Promotion December 10, 2018        Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta based Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated is pleased to announce that they have already started offering the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro as part of their recently launched Telus Bring-It-Back (BIB) promotion. In line with the ongoing Telus Holiday Promos, Premium and Premium+ subscribers will get to enjoy the lowest upfront costs on the newest and latest smartphones that network company offers. Customers who are enrolling in the BIB program with the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro are entitled to get a total of $250 off of their device’s upfront cost. This $250 off is composed of the $110 on BIB program’s deferred payment scheme, while the remaining $140 is an additional device subsidy from Telus. This ongoing promotion is only being offered to customers who are purchasing the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Applicant’s eligibility can be checked on the introductory BIB bulletins and policy documents from Telus. In addition, this special offer cannot be combined with other code-based promotions but can be applied to certain deals such as Telus’s Trade-in program as well as to both Consumer and Business accounts. It is also governed by the provider’s terms and conditions and they have the right to cancel or stop the promotion if deemed necessary. The BIB program is the cheapest and smartest way of getting a new smartphone from Telus. By using the promo code BIBBONUS which is already auto-loaded in their system, customers who want to get the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro can enjoy an instant $250 off of the device’s upfront cost. The BIB program offers great value for money even when compared to the traditional or regular 2-year Telus plans. For example, in purchasing the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a total month-to-month price of $1,315, Premium and Premium+ subscribers will get an immediate upfront cost deduction of $1,065 because of the 2-year term device subsidy. They will also get to deduct an additional $140 for the promotional device subsidy, leaving the current total customer cost at $110. This $110, being a deferred portion of the device payment, will then be subjected to the prevailing tax of 13%. This means that a tax of around $14 will be added on top of the current total customer cost of $110. Moreover, a deduction of another $110 from the BIB Program Amount/deferred payment is also claimable which leaves the client a net total of only $14 upfront cost that is payable during the point of sale. The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro was launched only last 08 November 2018 but is already gaining a lot of popularity from major tech review websites. With its Kirin 980 CPU, 6GB of RAM, 4,200 mAh battery and impressive 40MP + 20MP + 8MP rear and 24MP front cameras; there is actually nothing else to be desired of. “The Mate 20 Pro is a full-featured phone for a full-featured price, but it doesn’t skimp on …

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Hockey Canada Events: Offer From Telus

Hockey Canada Events: Offer From Telus

Hockey Canada Events: Offer From Telus December 05, 2018        Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta based Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated is pleased to announce that in support of the Hockey Canada events, they will be offering a $100 device subsidy to fans who are signing-up or renewing their selected Telus mobile plans. From 02 December 2018 to 19 January 2019, new and existing customers are eligible to receive a $100 device subsidy when they activate or renew a smartphone on a 2-year in-market Premium, Premium+ or Platinum Your Choice plan simply by presenting their collateral cards containing exclusive offer codes. Since 2005, Telus has been a Premier League Partner of the Hockey Cup. Through Telus’s exclusive partnership with Hockey Canada, special collateral cards will be handed over to fans during this year’s Hockey events. These collateral cards can then be used to exchange for a $100 device subsidy on all Telus corporate stores and participating authorized dealers. Fans can watch the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup (London, ON) on 02 December 2018 – 08 December 2018, the World Junior A Hockey Challenge (Bonnyville, AB) on 09 December 2018 – 16 December 2018 and the World Junior Hockey Championship (Vancouver, Victoria, Langley, Kelowna, Kamloops, Chilliwack, Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Burnaby, BC) on 18 December 2018 – 05 January 2019. “During the Hockey Canada events, be on the lookout for Telus’s exclusive collateral cards and enjoy great savings on our latest smartphone offers,” says Dan L’Heureux, Director of Telus Fort Saskatchewan. Hockey Canada events: special promotion is currently being offered to customers under Telus Consumer accounts. On the other hand, it cannot be combined with other code-based promotions but is stackable to applicable deals such as Bring-It-Back, Trade-In offer, Friends and Family Referral, and TWA promotions. The limited promotion is to be applied solely on the device price and the smartphone’s nett-cost should not fall below $0. Interested customers should also take note that connection fees may apply. The first big hockey event of the season is the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup which starts 02 December 2018. Canada, the US and South Korea will be participating in the said event. All three countries have been medallists from the recently concluded 2018 Paralympic Winter Games so fans can expect some full-packed action on the ice. “We’re thrilled to be hosting this event once again,” said Todd Sargeant, chair of the 2018 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup host organizing committee. “London (ON) has always supported para hockey and Hockey Canada, and we expect no different this time around. Para hockey is a very exciting game, and we hope the community will come out to support these athletes and provide Team Canada with the home-ice advantage it deserves.” Meanwhile, the World Junior A Hockey Challenge which starts 09 December 2018 will be participated by teams from the US, Canada (East and West), Russia and the Czech Republic. Also, be on the lookout on Hockey Canada’s website for more details on the World Junior Hockey Championship which starts 18 …

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