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Rogers Game Day Social Media Insider gets behind the scenes with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Chase HaddenLong-time Toronto Maple Leafs fan Chase Hadden was our first lucky winner for the Rogers Game Day Social Media Insider experience, getting a behind the scenes look inside the Air Canada Centre on March 28 when the Leafs played the Carolina Hurricanes. To help him shadow the Leafs social media team and share his experience with his friends and followers, Rogers set him up with exclusive media access, an LG Optimus G and four tickets to the game. (Rogers customers still have one more chance to win an experience – visit Rogersgameday.ca for details).

We caught up with Chase, who you can follow on Twitter @ChaseHadden or on his blog at www.chasehadden.com, to hear about his night of rinkside sharing.

Q: What was it like to be at the Rogers Social Media Insider?

A: Being able to sit in the press box with other media and scouts was amazing. Getting behind the scenes access was outstanding. I got to watch the Leafs walk out of their dressing room and make their way to the ice at the beginning of the game. We went into the “truck” to see what it is like to see the producers work during a televised game. That experience cannot be put into words. They work very hard and deserve a ton of credit.

Maple Leafs social insider

Jon Sinden and Matt Laboni from the Maple Leafs social media team showed me the ropes on how they use their social media platforms during a game and get their content to the fans at a very fast pace. It was great being shown on Leafs TV as Jon and I were discussing how many “Likes” a particular photo that was uploaded from their Facebook account would get by the end of the night. They got me to pick a filter for one of their Instagram photos and picking a fan’s tweet for an update after a period. Under the official Maple Leafs Twitter account, they retweeted some of my goal updates, uploaded a video of the players walking to the ice and asked me to explain how I became the social media insider for the game.

Q: How long have you been a Leafs fan?

A: I have been a Leafs fan for as long as I can remember. My dad and I watched Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday. I remember trips to Maple Leaf Gardens to watch Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark and how bright the ice looked when you came out of the tunnel to the stands.

Q: How does technology help you follow the team?

A:  I use a laptop and phone during the games. On non-game days, I log onto MapleLeafs.com for post-game interviews and read game recaps.

I use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to follow the team. It is the easiest way to get instant information if I happen to be away from a TV to watch the game and is a great way to interact with other fans. Because of these platforms, I have interacted and met with Leaf fans from across the pond Ian White, from Scotland, and Mark Rackham, from England. These two stay up late at night with the five-hour time difference and watch their favourite team until the final horn. Leafs Nation is truly global.

Jon Sinden & Chase Hadden on Leafs TV

Q: What’s the best part about connecting with the team and other fans online?

I think it is great (to see) teams connecting with their fans. The fans are the reason for the success of merchandise and ticket sales. When I first started using Twitter I started following my favourite team. When I got an e-mail saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs were following me (that) was pretty cool. And then when they first re-tweeted one of my goal updates to over 200,000 of their followers, that was the ultimate thrill and I still get that feeling when it happens.

I think all teams in every sport should do everything they can to connect with their fans and build relationships with them. The Maple Leafs I feel are leaders in not just the NHL, but all of professional sports in engaging with their fans.

There’s still one more chance for Rogers customers to become our Rogers Social Media Insider with Maple Leafs Game on April 18. Click here to learn more.

How do you keep up with your favourite team?

Jennifer is a regular RedBoard contributor.

UPDATE, May 8, 4:45 p.m.: What does exclusive media access to the ACC look like? Only Rogers Social Media Insiders Chase, Andrea and Mark know for sure! See their photos on our Pinterest board.

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Rogers LTE Network: Expanding to a market near you this spring

LTEWeekends and sunny weather can move at a crawl, but when it comes to streaming my favourite song on the way to work or downloading a report before a meeting, I’m thankful for the fast LTE speeds on my smartphone. So I’m excited to share that our Rogers LTE network, Canada’s fastest wireless internet, will be bringing its speed to 44 new markets in Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec this spring.

Today, we’re announcing that over the next couple months, we’ll be launching LTE in Saint John, New Brunswick; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario; Muskokas, Ontario; Collingwood, Ontario; and multiple cities in Quebec. We’ll announce the other 38 markets in updates to this post over the next couple months.

We’re also excited to confirm that Rogers will be making its 2600 MHz LTE spectrum band available in all 44 markets, and 34 of the 44 new markets will offer theoretical network speeds of 150 Mbps. Rogers has more LTE network deployed in the 2600 MHz spectrum band than any other carrier in Canada.

What does 2600 MHz LTE mean to Rogers customers?

The 2600 MHz LTE spectrum band delivers higher speeds over the same distance, allowing Rogers customers to experience even faster service. It’s like how a train track allows you to commute even more quickly, but in the case of LTE, it means even faster internet for you.

How do I access it?

To take advantage of the 2600 MHz spectrum, you need to be in one of the 2600 service areas and use a 2600-enabled device such as the LG Optimus G 2600 or the LTE Rocket™ hotspot. More 2600-enabled devices will be coming to the network this spring.

In the coming months we’ll be expanding our network to these 44 new markets and growing our lineup of LTE and 2600-enabled devices. Bookmark this page for updates as we expand our LTE and 2600 coverage, or visit www.rogers.com/LTE.

Update, April 22, 9 a.m.: We’re happy to announce we are rolling out our LTE network in seven new markets today, including Airdrie, Alberta; Langley, B.C.; and the following regions of Ontario: Keswick; Hamilton, including Grimsby; Orillia; Stratford; and Ottawa, including Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Stittsville and Cumberland.

Update, May 1, 9 a.m.: We’re excited to announce we have rolled out our LTE network to a number of new markets in Ontario, including Chatham; Milton; Sarnia; Woodstock; Orangeville; Brantford; Collingwood; St. Catharines Greater Area markets including Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland and Pelham; and Greater Toronto Area markets including King City, Bradford, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Georgetown and Halton Hills. Our LTE network has also expanded to cover Kentville, N.S., and Lloydminster, Alta.

Update, May 17, 9 a.m.: This week we launched our LTE network to a number of new markets including Brooks, Cochrane and Canmore, Alta. and Sault Ste. Marie and Muskoka, Ont. We also expanded our LTE network to Saint-Georges, Que.; Sydney, N.S.; Bathurst, N.B and expanded our coverage in the Moncton, N.B., area.

Update, June 3, 9 a.m.: Today, we’re rolling out our LTE spectrum to La Baie, Que.; Victoiraville, Que.; Saint John, N.B.; Parksville, B.C.; and expanding our coverage in Halifax, N.S.; Trois-Rivieres, Que.; and Victoria, B.C.

Update, June 17, 12 p.m.: We’re happy to share today that we’ve rolled out our LTE  network in Quebec, to Baie-Comeau and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and expanded our coverage in Hull; in Medicine Hat, Alberta; and in Manitoba to Winnipeg, Brandon, Grand Beach and Victoria Beach. We have also expanded our LTE network to Grande Prairie, Alta.

Update, July 3, 9 a.m.: Today we’re lighting up our LTE network in six new regions, including Truro, N.S., Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chilliwack, B.C., Joliette, Que. Lennoxville, Que., and Spruce Grove/Stony Plain, Alta. We also expanded our coverage in the Greater Montreal Area.

UPDATE, Aug. 9, 2013, 9 a.m.: We’re happy to share today that our LTE network is now available in Red Deer and Fort McMurray, Alta.; Prince George, Vernon, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Penticton, B.C.; Steinbach and Selkirk, MB.; and Trenton and Belleville, Ont.

UPDATE, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.: Today we’re happy to announce our LTE network is now available in Courtney-Comox, B.C.; Wolfville, N.S.; and Lethbridge, Okotoks and Strathmore, Alta.

UPDATE, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.: We’re pleased to announce we are rolling out our LTE network in fifteen markets today, including Caledon, Midland, North Bay, Peterborough and St. Thomas, Ont.; Fort St. John and Shawnigan, B.C.; Chestermere and Leduc, Alta.; Charlottetown, P.E.I.; and Fredericton and Miramichi, N.B. Today, Rogers is also the first to bring LTE coverage to Antigonish, Fox Harbour and New Glasgow, N.S.

Update, Jan. 6, 10:45 a.m.: Today, we’re bringing LTE speeds to customers in various regions of Quebec, including the Greater Montreal Area (East), Granby, Lachute, Saguenay, Saint-Hyacinthe and Bromont. We’re also proud to announce we’ve achieved our goal of launching 95 new LTE markets in 2013. More to come in 2014!

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Canada’s fastest smartphone, the LG Optimus G 2600 available in Rogers stores today

Imagine driving on a 10-lane highway with no traffic. Or riding the subway to work at double the speed with no stops between your pick-up and destination point.

Think of all the time you’d get back in your day.

Time is precious. And as technology advances, our tech gadgets and devices should be equipped to save us time. With the busy lives we lead, we want easy, fast access to information and content.

With the LG Optimus G 2600 smartphone – available in Rogers stores today and powered by the Rogers LTE network – you’ll notice a world of difference when it comes to what you can do on your phone in real time. This premium Android LTE-enabled smartphone will let you experience, perhaps for the first time ever, true, revolutionary speed.

What makes the Rogers LG Optimus G 2600 phone so fast? Our exclusive version of the phone uses our 2600 MHz (2x20MHz) LTE spectrum band, allowing you to experience higher speeds like never before. The advantage of 2600 MHz (2x20MHz) spectrum over other LTE bands is that it is able to deliver higher speeds over the same distance allowing you to do more with your mobile device at faster speeds – things like live streaming HD sports, downloading large files and streaming YouTube video clips and movies.

The Rogers LTE 2600 MHz bandwidth is available in most markets where we currently offer LTE. The Rogers LTE network is available in select Canadian cities; visit rogers.com/lte for coverage details. For more details on Canada’s fastest smartphone, check out our video here:

With so much time back in your day thanks to the LG Optimus G 2600, how do you plan to spend it?

Michelle is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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Weekend Reading: Shopping with smartphones, the second screen & Canada’s fastest smartphone

Weekend Reading from RogersIn this edition of Weekend Reading, we take a look at a couple interesting posts: the increased trend of shopping with your smartphone, the idea of the “second screen,” and Canada’s fastest smartphone, the LG Optimus G. So grab a coffee, sit back and get caught up on some interesting tech news from the past week.

How shoppers use smartphones

Earlier this week, Rogers President and CEO Nadir Mohamed spoke about innovation at the Canadian Club in Montreal. One the innovations he highlighted was mobile wallet – a safe and secure platform that uses the SIM card inside your phone to safely manage all of your personal information like transit cards, credit and debit cards, loyalty or points cards and government issued ID. Cool right?

The trend toward a totally virtual wallet is already starting. In fact, recent research from emarketer noted that mobile coupon usage is skyrocketing. More people are using their smartphones to cash in on coupons and to get deals in store.

To read more about how shoppers are using smartphones to save money, check out the full report here. To read more from Nadir’s speech, check out our RedBoard post, or our RedBoard Biz post.

The second screen experience

Here’s another cool post you should read over your morning coffee. The Guardian published this one about the so-called “second screen experience,” or, how more and more people are using tablets and smartphones alongside TV to watch events. People are looking up actors on IMDB or, finding the music that’ splaying in an ad. They’re also chatting on Twitter and Facebook about the shows they’re watching while they watch them. As a result, broadcasters and publishers are reacting to this new way of TV watching by creating apps that help enhance the TV viewing experience. Read the full article here.

Canada’s Fastest Smartphone

Earlier this week, we announced that Canada’s fastest smartphone – the LG Optimus G – will be coming to Rogers this November. We wrote this post on it highlighting the fact that this phone, unlike other LTE phones, operates on the 2600 MHz spectrum which means it’s able to deliver higher speeds over the same distance. More speed means faster video streaming and downloading . Want to know more about this new Android smartphone? Check out this review from CNET or this post from Wired.

Miranda is a regular contributor to RedBoard 

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Canada’s fastest smartphone coming exclusively to Rogers

LG Optimus G LTE from RogersWant to get your hands on Canada’s fastest smartphone? Today, with LG, we announced our unique 2600 MHz enabled version of the upcoming LG Optimus G, a premium Android LTE-enabled smartphone, which will be exclusively available from Rogers this November.

The LG Optimus G is an Android 4.0 smartphone is the first LTE device featuring a Snapdragon™ S4 quad-core processor in Canada. With this new processor, you can expect an enhanced gaming experience with more visuals per second, smoother play and support for HD resolution displays. Additionally, customers will find it easier to multi-task and use multiple applications and features simultaneously. For example – it’s easy to continue a movie while you check and read text messages.

The LG Optimus G also has a beautiful 4.7-inch True HD IPS display for an unparalleled viewing experience. With 320ppi high pixel density, you get sharper and crisper images using less power. And, this device has a stronger touchpad so it can withstand impact damage even if you drop it or it falls off a table.

With all these awesome features, you’ll never want to put this thing down so it’s great that it also comes loaded with a 2,100 mAh high-density battery to keep this device powered up all night long. It also has an 8MP camera with HD video capture to give you the best shot every time.

 Operating at the fastest available speed in Canada

The LG Optimus G takes speed to the next level by offering maximum theoretical LTE download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and will be the first smartphone to support connectivity on the 2600 MHz spectrum*. The advantage of 2600 MHz spectrum over other LTE bands is that it is able to deliver higher speeds over the same distance allowing to do more with you mobile device at faster speeds than ever before for live streaming HD sports, downloading large files and streaming YouTube video clips and movies. Customers can begin to preorder the LG Optimus G mid October at www.rogers.com.

Rogers was first in Canada to introduce LTE devices a year ago, and today we have the largest selection of LTE devices in the country. We’re also the first Canadian carrier to offer theoretical maximum network speeds of up to 150 Mbps (typical speeds range up to 40 Mpbs). Rogers LTE network is available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.

What’s your favourite feature of the new LG Optimus G?

Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard

Within Rogers LTE network footprint. Based on tests comparing data throughput speeds and on geographic coverage area comparison (in square kilometers) to Bell and Telus’ LTE networks.  See www.rogers.com/coverage for full details on Rogers LTE network coverage

The information in this post is current at the date of posting and is subject to change without notice.

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