Archive for August, 2010
Our popular My Account app has now been updated to include even more ways for you to manage your wireless account right from your device.
In addition to making payments, checking airtime and usage, you can also manage other services, including:
- My5 numbers. No need to call in to make changes to your My5. You can add or remove people right from your device.
- Ringbacks. Sign up for a Ringback membership and set up your favourite song to play so that people hear your song instead of the standard ring sound when they call you.
- Extreme Text Messaging. Manage free features like personal signature, distribution lists, auto-replies, message forwarding and text blocker
How do I get it?
Access the icon on your home screen or download it from the Rogers mobile site. If you use an iPhone or an Android-powered device, download the app from your smartphone’s app store (search for “Rogers My Account”).
Once you have the app, you’ll see the Services tab. My5, Extreme Text Messaging and Ringbacks are listed there.
My Account works with your mobile browser, iPhone, BlackBerry and select Android devices. Click here for a full list of supported devices. For authentication reasons, My Account requires a Rogers data network connection. The app is not currently accessible for our corporate or pre-paid customers.
How much is it?
The My Account app is free. There is no charge to download the app and no charge for data consumed by application usage.
What do you think of the new features? Do you use the My Account app?
Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard.
With millions in need of shelter, clean water and emergency services, you can help those affected by the recent flooding in Pakistan right now by texting HELP on your mobile phone to short code 4357 (HELP).
A $10 charge will appear on your next bill but doing so will actually send $20 to the Canadian Red Cross’s flood relief program as the Canadian government said yesterday it will match all donations made to registered charities.
The text-to-donate program is available to all Rogers and Fido customers and 100 per cent of the donations raised will go to the charity.
For more information on ways you can help, please visit www.redcross.ca.
Richard Bloom is a regular contributor to RedBoard.
If these names get your heart beating, you’re in for a real treat as the men’s portion of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank hits Toronto August 7-15 and the women’s tournament touches down in Montreal August 13-22.
This year, you can catch every serve, volley and smash with Rogers on the screen of your choice:
- Rogers Cup will be broadcast live in HD on TSN and TSN2 (channels 506 & 507) and CBC (channel 514), while digital cable customers can also tune to channel 385 to get scores, schedules and updates 24/7.
- Rogers On Demand (channel 100) will feature one match per day of the Rogers Cup men’s tournament broadcast. Semi-finals and finals of the women’s tournament will also be available.
- Can’t wait? Rogers On Demand also has men’s and women’s finals from 2007 to 2009 to get your tennis on early.
- Rogers On Demand Online will have semi-finals and finals coverage of the women’s and men’s tournaments available on demand — to access anywhere in Canada that you have an Internet connection.
- Also available: men’s and women’s finals classics from 2007 to 2009.
- Rogers customers with BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices listed here have exclusive access to live-streaming of semi-finals and finals coverage of the women’s and men’s tournaments through the Rogers on Demand Mobile app.
- Available for $5/month, it can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store, Android Market and via the Rogers mobile portal. You can also subscribe by texting ‘MYAPPS’ to 555.
- Check out the Rogers Cup App for live scores, news, schedules, photos and more, available for download free from the your smartphone’s app store. Search “Rogers Cup” to find it.
For more info on the Rogers Cup three-screen experience, click here.
For some of us, nothing beats the real thing. Here’s what you need to know to make it courtside:
- Rogers Wireless customers can get tickets for the tournaments via Rogers Wireless Box Office. As an added bonus, Rogers pays the ticket service charges. And, if you’re buying tickets for the Montreal tournament via the service, you get another 25 per cent off the original ticket price and a free souvenir.
- Neck hurting from all that tennis? Chill out at the Rogers Clubhouse in Toronto or the Rogers Techno Court in Montreal
Are you a tennis fan? Who do you think is poised for ultimate glory at Rogers Cup?
Stacey Fowler is a regular contributor to RedBoard.
You may have seen the buzz in the US about the Samsung Galaxy S. We’re excited to announce that we will be adding the highly-anticipated Galaxy S Captivate to our Android and Social View lineup in the coming weeks.
Rogers was the first to bring Android to Canada and we’re excited to add the Galaxy S Captivate to Canada’s most comprehensive list of Android devices.
More details will be available in the coming weeks.
To celebrate the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone in Canada, Samsung Mobile and Metric, Canada’s hottest indie band, will rock the downtown core tonight at 7:00 pm with a free street-level concert at Toronto’s Union Station.
What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate? Will you be grabbing one from Rogers on launch day?
UPDATE (August 19, 2010, 12:07 PM): Reading all your comments, it’s clear that you want to know more information about the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. We’ve just set up a page at www.rogers.com/captivate where you can sign up to get the latest information via e-mail.
In terms of the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, we don’t have that information just yet. But as those details become available over the coming weeks, we’ll share it with all of you. Stay tuned!
UPDATE (September 8, 2010, 11:29 AM): We’ve launched a microsite for the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. You can find it at www.rogers.com/captivate. Also, preorders for this device will be available in the coming days. We’re not ready to announce a release date just yet but in the meantime, you can sign up to get the latest information through the microsite.
UPDATE (September 21, 2010, 4:30 PM): We have news for those who have been asking about the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. We anticipated launching earlier, but there has been a manufacturing delay.
As a result, we expect the device will be on sale by mid-October. Pre-orders have also been pushed back, and we hope to make them available later this week. We’ll update you with more news here when it’s available.
Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard.