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Android News Canada 9/20/13: 700Mhz Spectrum Auction, Galaxy S4 Mini, LG G2, WIND and More

September 20, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Rogers Posts Pre-Orders for LG G2, Galaxy Note 3 and Lumia 1020

This week, Rogers started pre-orders for 3 different flagship phones. That’s the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Nokia Lumia 1020. They are also offering up free cases to go along with these pre-orders which is great. The LG G2 is running at about $179 on contract, and no pricing yet on the price of the Note 3.

AT&T Still Debating Entering Canada

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AT&T and Verizon have both thought about expanding into Canada. Verizon has come out and said no, they are not planning to head North. But AT&T on the other hand is still contemplating the decision. They’ve entered the spectrum auction that’s taking place in January, so things might get a bit interesting.

LG G2 Coming soon to Sasktel

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The LG G2 is coming soon to Sasktel and will be selling for $600 outright, with no contract. It’ll be $179 on a 2-year contract and $549.99 on a 1-year contract. Not a bad price, for an excellent device.

 Bell Cuts some US Roaming Rates

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Since Canada and the US are so close, many of us think of Canada as another state (at least I do). So I’m sure many of you head across the border often. Well Bell has just cut some of the roaming rates by 50%. Which is great news.

The $25 US 30-day Travel Bundle includes:
– 50 talk minutes
– 50 MB of data
– 200 sent text messages
– Unlimited incoming text messages
– $0.25 per additional min.
– $0.50 per additional MB
– $0.15 per additional text message

WIND and Eastlink joining the 700Mhz Spectrum Auction in January

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In addition to AT&T, and many other big players, WIND and Eastlink are also joining the spectrum auction for the 700Mhz spectrum come January. We also expect the Big 3 to join as well.

Galaxy S4 Mini Coming to Canada Next Month

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Those of you that don’t want a big phone might be in luck. The Galaxy S4 Mini, which is a 4.3-inch device is coming to Canada in October. At this point, the only carrier that’s confirmed to be carrying the device is TELUS.