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Our LTE one year anniversary contest ended last week and you blew us away with your creative entries about how LTE has transformed your digital lives. We had more than 100 entries detailing how LTE has helped keep your families connected, make your businesses more efficient and helped you be more productive on-the-go. From tech-savvy students to connected grandmothers, your stories really inspired us.
It was a tough decision to pull out the final 8. In fact, it was so tough that we’ve decided to add another prize: a Nokia Lumia 900! Of the 8 finalists below, we will now be doing a random draw for 5 prizes.
We’ll be announcing the final 5 winners on Monday, July 9 to mark the one-year anniversary of LTE in Canada. We’ll be updating this post with the names of the winners at that time.
After much debate and deliberation, here are your top 8 finalists.
I travel a lot between Halifax, Montreal and Toronto and like to keep up with my kids on the road. With the new LTE network and my HTC One X, our video calls are just as good as face-to-face conversations. It’s great to be able to say good night and sing lullabies in real time.
Ever since I switched to LTE I can now have alittle me time. I’m a full time student who’s working, so rarely have any free time. Now with LTE and my tablet I can actually remote into my desktop and play Skyrim through SplashtTop app. It’s unbelievable that it works so well latency is nearly zero, no lag! I’m getting a desktop experience in the palm of my hands. Now when I get a break or two I can squeeze in some me time thanks to LTE. Now if only I can find a tree with a power outlet.
As a photographer I’ve been using cloud storage services to store my photographs, work and portfolios. Before LTE I relied on more traditional methods of storage such as on device local storage, numerous SD cards etc. It was too cumbersome sometimes I’d run out of space or didn’t have all my work. Making the switch to LTE and cloud storage made things far simpler, it just made sense. All my work could be stored to the cloud and could be retrieved almost instantaneously. It just works! With LTE it just became simple to show my work to clients and alike.
I have to say, Rogers bringing LTE to Canada first was one of their best moves in recent years. Jumping on the ball like that really showed their willingness to take risks in a untested market. I no longer have to be embarrassed by never-ending buffering screens or weak signal strength The blazing speeds really help when downloading games/apps/music. I really do love rubbing the fact that I get speeds of up to 35 Mb/s via speed test to my tech savvy friends who barely get 10 Mb/s.
10752 minutes a year! I’ve calculated and this how much time I am saving because of LTE. That’s about 7.4 days so a week and a bit. Before it just to be a dragged to take a pic and send it off or watch netflix (I travel lots so this is a super plus). It sucked having to wait for netflix or youtube videos. I feel like LTE allows me to keep up with my life. I would never go back. What’s great is that now I know for sure that I have an extra week a year for holidays.
I use LTE when we travel to Vancouver from Victoria. We go quite often to take our son to children’s hospital. LTE is extremely beneficial and makes our life easier. I wish I could say it was business or something fancy like that but it’s not. It keeps us connected and keeps the other two kids entertained while waiting for us. Thanks Rogers
I became an uncle last night, went to the hospital straight from work. Didnt get a chance to pick up iPad/book or anything to pass time with from home. So in the boring waiting room with no tv to watch the end of the spain portugal match, i followed it online. Then i downloaded many games from Google Play to kill time, watched some stuff off youtube. When my niece was born took lots of pictures and emailed them to people. LTE kept me from getting bored and kept people who couldnt get to the hospital in the loop
I visit my granny often in Vancouver BC, and visiting her is such a delight, especially since i get to use my Samsung SII LTE! The speeds i receive make using my GPS over network a breeze while navigating in such a big city! I love LTE, i don’t know how i ever lived without it!
UPDATE: (July 9, 2012, 5:05 pm): We’ve completed the draw for the 5 prizes! Here are the names of our winners and prizes:
- May K from Mississauga, ON is the winner of the Nokia Lumia 900
- Brandon Starcevic from Victoria, BC is the winner of the Sierra Wireless LTE hotspot prize pack
- ImARogersGirl from Victoria, BC is the winner of the Samsung Galaxy SIII 16GB
- Khaled from Mississauga, ON is the winner of the Samsung Galaxy Note, and
- Shaz from Toronto, ON is the winner of the Samsung Galaxy 8.9 LTE tablet
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners and a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. We’ll be sending the prizes out soon.
Miranda is a regular contributor to RedBoard