Weekend Reading: TV Makeover entries, National Volunteer Week & LTE devices

In this week’s review, we’ll update you on our TV Makeover contest, show some love to our volunteers at Rogers TV for National Volunteer Week, and connect you with a quick guide to the latest LTE smartphones via Connected Magazine.

TV Makeover Contest

If you haven’t been following our TV Makeover contest, you’ve been missing out! Not only do you have the chance to win an amazing Samsung and Nextbox 2.0 prize pack valued at over $5,000, but the blast from the past TV sets in our entries are a lot of fun too!

Check out this beauty from Mary in Burlington, Ontario with rabbit ears and all! Or how about Jose’s from Ajax, Ontario with the old school crank knobs to change channels! If you think you can top these entries, then what are you waiting for? Just go here and upload a picture of your old TV set and write a 100 character description of why you need a TV makeover.  Use the hashtag #TVMakeover to tweet, like, pin and share your entry with your friends.

National Volunteer Week

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to acknowledge and thank all our amazing volunteers who work in our community stations across Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

If you or someone you know is interested in television production, our volunteers are given hands-on training which provides both valuable experience and skills needed for a career in broadcasting or in other job sectors. Some of our positions include camera operator, floor director, production assistant, and makeup artist. For more insight, check out what some of our volunteers had to say about their experience volunteering at Rogers in our video section under “What I got from volunteering at Rogers TV.”

4 LTE enabled smartphones for your viewing, talking, watching, & texting pleasure

Last week the industry was buzzing about the Nokia Lumia 900. This week it’s all about the HTC One X With LTE speeds, 8MP cameras and AMOLED touch screens, these devices are among the hottest in the marketplace.

But let’s not forget some of the trailblazing LTE devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note or the Samsung Galaxy SII. Find out what makes all 4 devices so popular, and find out which one is right for you in Connected Magazine’s guide “LTE Smartphones: Nokia Lumia 900, HTC One X and more.”

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22. Why not join the Earth Day events happening in your community this weekend? To find out what’s happening in your city, go here and click on your province on the map to see a list of what’s happening in your community.

Kelly is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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  1. David Allan says: April 27th, 2012 a 1:47am

    I saw agree with user G203… Phones should be unlocked, available for outright purchase, no contract month to month plan and plans should be discounted for at least $10 or so to reflect the fact that we don’t need your subsidy.

    Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, HTC One X and Lumia 900 are no doubt fantastic phones but not so great when they are locked. If you need to a subsidy to use the latest and greatest, chances are that you cannot afford it and therefore you should not use it anyway.

    My wife wanted a Galaxy S2 and she was interested in Rogers’ Galaxy S2 LTE. After some discussion with her, we decided to buy the non LTE GS2 outright and unlocked online and to use a great plan that she had from 2002, no data! My wife’s work place has Wifi and she can use Wifi instead of expensive data plan. The monthly plan costs about $34 but it has a lot more features than any other voice plan Rogers is offering now.

    I just don’t like phones are locked to your network. They are useless.