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.

 

Specifications:

  • 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

 

 

samsung-galaxy-a5-a72017-01
samsung-galaxy-a5-a72017-01

“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”

to read more of this article go here:

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

For any questions feel free to call us at 780-998-9551

Need help? Telus offers Learning Centres

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.

learningcentre

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

 

Ready to get started? Book a session now

Telus Store Hours

Samsung Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Fit on iOS

Samsung and iOS

Samsung announced along side the release of the Gear S2 way back in 2015 that they would work with Apple to make Samsung wearbles compatible with iOS. After a small beta program in 2016, it’s finally a reality for those who have been waiting. Now of course they have separate apps for whether or not its part of the S series or just Fit series. Both apps are pretty similar in design and functionality, there is more information listed below on the apps and how to pair the devices.

Pairing the wearables

To pair their iPhone with one of Samsung’s Gear wearable, Apple users need to download one of Samsung’s new iOS apps. With the Gear S3 and Gear S2, that means downloading the Gear S app, available via the iTunes app store. Meanwhile, the Gear Fit 2 with the iOS requires the Samsung Gear. Once iOS users download and launch the corresponding app, Samsung’s software will guide you through a step by step set-up.

Samsung Gear S

The Samsung Gear S application connects Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3 to your mobile device. It also manages and monitors Samsung Gear S2/S3 features and applications installed through Gear app store. Some features include:
– Connect to and disconnect from a mobile device
– Application download and settings
– Find my Gear
Install the Samsung Gear S application on your mobile device, then pair your Samsung Gear S2 or Gear S3 with a Bluetooth connection and enjoy all of its features.

Samsung Gear Fit

The Samsung Gear Fit application connects Samsung Gear Fit2 to your mobile device. It also manages and monitors Samsung Gear Fit2 features and applications installed through Gear App store.
Use the Samsung Gear Fit application to set up and manage the following features:
– Connect to and disconnect from a mobile device
– Application download and settings
– Find my Gear
Install the Samsung Gear Fit application on your mobile device, then pair your Samsung Gear Fit2 with a Bluetooth connection and enjoy all of its features.

For any questions or concerns you can come see us at Telus in the Cornerstone Mall or call us at 780-998-9551.

How To Get 5000 SCENE Points From Telus

Image result for scene points

 

It’s Easy To Earn Points

From November 9 – 23, 2016, TELUS is giving away SCENE points to customers who activate or renew a smartphone on a 2 year Your Choice rate plan during the promotional period. TELUS and SCENE, an entertainment rewards program, are partnering again to present a great offer for moviegoers. Customers can use SCENE points towards various entertainment perks (e.g., movie tickets, food drinks etc.).

 

Any customer that currently has both a Telus MyAccount and a SCENE account is eligible for the 5000 scene points when you renew or activate a smartphone on a current Your Choice plan. After activating or renewing your phone, you must visit telus.com/scene to complete a redemption form by December 7th, 2016. Upon form completion, SCENE will send an email with a record of the data that was submitted online. It will take up to 7 days before the SCENE points are deposited to the customer’s SCENE account.

 

How to get 5,000 SCENE points

  1. Activate a new smartphone on select 2 year plans.
    or Renew a smartphone on select 2 year plans.
  2. Become a SCENE member. If you’re not one already.
  3. Sign in to claim your points by December 7th, 2016 using your TELUS My Account login information, 24 hours after activation or renewal.

 


 

For any questions or concerns, call us at 780-998-9551 or come into our store.




Things You Can Do With Your Ipad

Things You Can Do With Your Ipad

iPad’s are truly amazing devices. What makes the iPad so great is its amazing technology. This can, however, also make operating the iPad somewhat intimidating for new users who are not techno-geeks. Don’t worry, learning to use an iPad is really not that hard. This article contains a number of iPad usage tips to help get you on your way.

Want to connect to your iPad via VPN connection? If so, this feature is now possible. Navigate to Settings, General, and Network. Find the VPN slider and move it to the On position. Once you do this, add the configuration for the VPN onto your server and account. It’s really easy!

Make use of folders. To do this, simply tap and hold onto an app until the app shakes. Once you do this, drag this app over an icon and release. Doing this will create a folder that contains both your apps. The name of your folder will depend on the apps’ category. However, if you don’t like this name, you can change it.

The new iPad and iPad 2 can be connected to an HD television. This can be done with an Apple Digital AV Adapter that is connected from the 30-pin Dock adapter to the HDMI port or even a regular Apple VGA Adaptor. Both of these iPads support video mirroring, which allows your whole Home screen to appear on the television, not just your videos.

If you are using your iPad to type up documents and emails often, and want to speed up your process, try the following tip. After you complete a sentence, tap the space bar twice in a row. This will place the period for you to complete a sentence, and a space after the sentence.

Change your iPad password so it is complicated, hard for someone else to guess and easy for you to remember. Go under ‘PassCode Lock” in the general settings, and click on “Simple Passcode” to enable you to make a new and better password that is longer than 4 digits.

Do you need some help with organizing your busy schedule? Install a Google calendar on your iPad. Tap on the mail section of your settings and select calendars. Choose add a calendar, select Google as your server and enter your Google account information. Your Google calendar will then be exported to your iPad calendar.

Start Private Browsing. If you don’t want the Safari on your iPad to remember what you’re surfing, simply use private browsing. Go to Settings>Safari, find the choice for “private browsing,” and you will have a private browsing session. Just remember, though, that you will have to manually enter any passwords.

Choose between Orientation Lock and Mute. Older versions of the iPad featured an “Orientation Lock” button on the side of the device. The button remained on later versions, but its function was switched to “Mute.” If you preferred the older function, you can access a setting in the General Settings menu to set it back to its original function.

Video calls are an excellent feature of the iPad. Did you know that you can move the picture-in-picture around to a better location? First, start a video call on the iPad. Then just tap the window and drag it around the screen with your finger. This will help you get a better view of your subject.

While you may be tempted to hack your device to add extra applications to it, you should really think twice. The official store has thousands of legit applications, and once you unlock your device you may lose support from the official Apple store. Think carefully about doing something like this!

The iPad is a great tool for taking and emailing pictures. Once you have a picture that you want to share on your iPad, sending it via email is simple. Just open the photo on your iPad and look for the rectangle in the upper right-hand corner. Click on that and you will be given an opportunity to share via email. Simply choose that option and type in your recipients to send.

When you want an iPad accessory you can trust, the Kensington brand is an exceptional choice. Their bluetooth keyboards and cases truly are the best available on the market. These items go on sale frequently on sites like Amazon, so keep an eye on the models you like and you’ll find them at an affordable price in no time.

If you are going to carry your iPad around with you, it is worthwhile to invest in a cover for your tablet. This will greatly extend the life of the device and keep it looking sleek. The cover need not be expensive, just durable and slightly hard to avoid damage.

Use the hidden apostrophe on the virtual keyboard’s first screen instead of navigating to the second screen. Simply hold down on the exclamation mark key. A hidden apostrophe option then appears. Slide your finger up to select it. This shortcut comes in handy for typing emails and other messages.

Password protect your device. This can be a great way to keep prying eyes away from your information and your iPad. Think of a password you can remember, and make sure that it is not the same password as the one you use everywhere else. Write it down so that you can retrieve it if you forget.

Many iPad games and apps have a feature that notifies you whenever some action is performed. For example, you may receive a notification from Words With Friends that it is your turn to play, or you might have a Twitter alert that tells you someone has re-tweet something. Disable these notifications unless they are absolutely necessary. These frequent updates can shorten the life of your iPad’s battery.

As was stated in the opening paragraph of this article, iPads really are amazing devices. The technological advances that make the iPad so great, however, can make learning how to use the device just a tad bit challenging. Luckily, by studying this article carefully you should be able to learn how to operate your iPad to its full potential. Good luck!