It was a busy week for the wireless industry. New products launching, a major regulatory decision and a very prominent Twitter trend made for an active week. Here’s this week’s list of recommended weekend reading:
Whether or not you stood in lineups waiting to get your hands on this new device, it certainly dominated tech news this week. We announced a new limited time data plan offer for all you tablet owners. When you activate your tablet, including the new iPad on a Rogers Tablet Flex Rate Plan, we’re offering unlimited data for the first 2 months and then doubling your data for the next 4 months! You can check out the details of the promotion in yesterday’s RedBoard post.
If you’re looking for more details on the device itself, Mobile Syrup did a great post earlier this week taking a detailed look at all the new iPad has to offer.
On Wednesday, Christian Paradis, Canada’s Industry Minister, announced plans for the upcoming 700MHz frequency spectrum and communicated changes to how Canada’s telecom foreign ownership rules will operate going forward. We’ve always said a fair and open auction is the best way to ensure Canadians have access to the best and latest technology. This is an important announcement and we’re taking the time to review the decision and what it will mean for Canadians.
We take your comments, concerns, thoughts and suggestions to heart and as part of our ongoing commitment to you, we’ve been listening and making some changes. How much do you know about these changes? Take our 6 question quiz to find out. You can see the answers after you’re done here.
#Rogers1Number Twitter trend
Last weekend, one of our customers wrote this blog post about improvements to our customer service. But other customers used the #Rogers1Number hashtag to express concerns about our services. We published this RedBoard post to provide our take on the Twitter trend.
As you can probably tell from our Rogers Innovation Reports, we love infographics. On Tuesday, Mashable published a great infographic based on data from social media monitoring company NetBase. They analyzed 27 billion online conversations using natural language processing, and then analyzed the data for sentiment, and then condensed into a top 10 list for each sex. The fascinating results have been compiled in this punchy infographic.
Miranda is a regular contributor to RedBoard