New to Telus: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), the latest entry to the Galaxy A series, features refinements which deliver beautiful design, powerful performance, and smart convenience. It’s the first in the series to receive an IP68 rating for dust intrusion and water submersion. Pricing on a two year term is $0 on Premium Plus or $50 on Premium Smartphone. No Term pricing is $500. For an in-depth review click here.


Reasons to buy

  • Take it anywhere: The Galaxy A5 is the first in the A series of Samsung devices to achieve an IP68 rating. It’s dust tight and water resistant; customers can safely use it in wet conditions.
  • Better photos: The 16MP front and rear cameras are designed to shoot photos that are both bright and clear, even in low-light environments. And, the new Floating Camera button makes it easier to take one-handed selfies.
  • Smart and sleek design: Crafted with premium metal and glass, the Galaxy A5 seamlessly fuses 3D glass and a metal frame with a modern finish. The camera sits flush against the back and the Home button is more recessed, completing its sleek design. It’s both attractive and affordable.



  • Screen: 5.2” FHD Super AMOLED (1920×1080)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Internal memory: 32GB
  • Expandable memory: Up to 256GB
  • Camera:
    • Front: 16MP
    • Rear: 16MP
  • SIM card: Nano SIM

What’s in the box?

  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Stereo headset
  • Travel adapter
  • Data cable (Type-C)
  • Ejection pin
  • Quick Start guide

Check out this article for more excellent information on the A5!

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017): Hands-on and first impressions




“What does the consumer want today when it comes to smartphones? Good looks, features, great camera and a price tag which makes it worth the purchase. If one broadly classifies, there is a section of consumers which prefers budget smartphones that can be used for a small amount of time and then upgraded as desired without burning a hole in the pocket. The second category absolutely swears by the premium price tag and treats the device like a child for a significant number of years and upgrading only when there is a dire need. Then there is a third category, which somewhere lies between the budget or mid-range and premium segment. Apologies for stereotyping here, but similar to how the structure of upper middle class families works, these range of upper mid-range smartphones also offer a gorgeous architecture, aping the premium segment, while keeping the costs controlled by not being over ambitious with specs”

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Come on down to Telus in Cornerstone Mall for your new phone today!

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Telus Learning Centre


Looking to get the most out of your smartphone, tablet or Optik TV? Telus now offers a complimentary learning session tailored to your needs. Sessions range anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on how you learn and what you’d like to learn. We offer different types of learning experiences such as one-on-one learning sessions to focus more on your needs, group sessions to get teams up to speed and Optik TV sessions to help you get more out of your Optik TV.


How to get more out of your device and services


For Mobility, you can learn how to:

  • Set up email and text messaging
  • Back up your information
  • Maximize battery life
  • Prevent common issues
  • Integrate a fitness tracker into your daily routine
  • Set up a connected home

For Optik TV®, you can learn how to:

  • Set up an Optik TV account
  • Take your favourite shows with you on a smartphone or tablet
  • Customize and navigate your TV guide
  • Manage and record programs
  • Use apps, On Demand, and Pay Per View


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Smartphone Apps for your vehicle coming your way!

Smartphones Apps are coming to manage your vehicles too. Came across this article by Antuan Goodwin on CNET reviews blog which I found really cool and worth repeating here…


The MyFord Mobile app allows you to monitor and control the vehicle’s charging status from a compatible smartphone.
(Credit: Antuan Goodwin/CNET)

MyFord Mobile app
When outside of the car, you can continue to monitor and interact with the Focus Electric via the MyFord Mobile app. This smartphone app (available foriPhone,Android, and BlackBerry devices at launch) allows you to view the vehicle’s current battery-charging state, percentage of capacity, and estimated range based on your own personal driving style. You can schedule charging for later, instruct the system to immediately charge, and receive notifications if the car isn’t charging when it’s supposed to be or is unplugged unexpectedly. Integration with a system called Microsoft Value Charging supplies the MyFord Mobile app with power rates for the owner’s ZIP code and allows the app to schedule the Focus Electric to charge when the rates are at their lowest. Using this system, Ford claims that the Focus Electric only costs about $2 to $3 per full charge, or about 4 cents per mile.

The Focus Electric can also be located on a MapQuest app that also displays the location of nearby charging stations. A trip-planning function allows you to input multiple destinations and know, based on the driver’s style, if the trip can be completed at the current battery level. These destinations and the locations of charging stations found on the map can be pushed to the Focus Electric for turn-by-turn navigation wirelessly via Microsoft Sync and an in-car wireless modem (powered by AT&T). The Ford includes five years of data connectivity in the price of the Focus Electric, but don’t go thinking that you’ll be streaming Pandora on Ford’s dime — the connection is a low-speed, non-3G connection that only handles telematics.

Additionally, the MyFord Mobile app allows you to remotely lock and unlock doors, start the climate control system to preheat or cool the cabin using power from the grid, and track driver-specific achievements for goals such as reaching a specific range on a charge, driving so many “oil-free” miles, or regenerating a specific amount of energy with the brakes. Those achievements can then be shared via integration with Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. Non-smartphone users can access all of these features through a Web portal. I’m told that the MyFord Mobile app and Web site will continue to be expanded upon with new features and will eventually be tweaked to work with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) like the upcoming Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-Max Energi.


With an interior made from recycled plastic, an app that helps maximize range, and a zero-emissions power train, the Focus Electric is green with a capital “E.”
(Credit: Antuan Goodwin/CNET)

Ford claims that the Focus Electric is a green car even before it finishes rolling off of the assembly line thanks to an interior made completely of environmentally responsible materials and fabric manufactured using 100 percent recycled bottles and plastics. Even the vehicle charging station uses 60 percent recycled materials.

Speaking of the charging station, owners of the Focus Electric who want to have a 240-volt smart charger installed in their garage can simply plunk down $1,499 to order one through their local Best Buy retailer. In-home installation will be handled by the Geek Squad and the whole thing is modular enough that it can be easily moved to a new home in the event that the owner moves.

Production of the Focus Electric began in December 2011 and the vehicle is already being used in a few fleets around the U.S. Expect to see the Focus models showing up at your local dealer sans tailpipe sometime in the first half of 2012 if you live in the California, New York, or New Jersey markets. By the end of 2012, the Focus Electric will be available in 19 markets across the U.S. starting at $39,200 before destination charges or tax rebates.”

Amazing hope there’s an App for my truck soon too.

Apple Reacting to Amazon? Apple Planning a $249 to $299 ‘iPad Mini’ This Year [RUMOR]

Thought Apple wasn’t changing its marketing strategy when Amazon released its tablet? Think again look what Todd Wasserman from Mashable has been hearing.

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A month after Apple delivered its new iPad, rumors are heating up about a new iteration of the tablet designed to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

The latest rumor to make the rounds is that Apple is planning to produce 6 million smaller iPads for sale some time in the third quarter. The report, from Chinese portal NetEase, was translated by Kotaku.

The NetEase report is based on “Taiwan media reports” and is said to be based on orders that Apple is placing to factories in the region, notably Honhai Precision (Foxconn) and Pegatron.

The report comes after The Korea Times wrote last month that Samsung was supplying Apple with “new PLS-based LCD technology for smaller iPads.” An unnamed Samsung official also told the publication that Apple was “planning to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.86-inch screen,” later this year. The current iPad has a 9.7-inch screen.

Despite the latest reports, though, there are reasons for skepticism. First, rumors of a smaller version of the iPad have circulated since Apple’s initial introduction of the product in early 2010 and have not come to pass. Second, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was famously skeptical of 7-inch tablets, calling such devices “tweeners” that are too big to compete with smartphones and too small to vie with the iPad. Finally, Apple would likely cannibalize sales of its pricier iPads if it released a smaller, cheaper model.

Since Windows 8-based tablets set to hit the market later this year will be more in the price range of the current iPads, the real competition for Apple on the low end will be from Amazon’s Kindle Fire. However, Apple’s first-quarter results revealed that Amazon’s entry had a minimal impact on iPad sales.”

Let the Tablet wars begin!