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Old 07-26-2006, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just called Rogers and they put me through to their Paging and Data department. Anyone that's looking for a cheaper way to PIN message and text message can hook up a RIM 950 to Rogers (Mobitex data network) for only $25/month (assuming you have your own device).

The rep told me that includes 75,000 characters per month.

Anyone else using a RIM 950 and on this plan? Is it a good alternative to paying a hundred a month for the new Blackberrys?

I'm thinking about getting one for the wife.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not a bad deal, but the coverage footprint for Mobitex is not very good in Canada. In Ontario, you're limited to the golden horseshoe and major cities only.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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anyone on PageNet? how's their pricing and coverage?
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I have a couple 850's & 950's on Mobitex with Cingular and I got a letter yesterday that they will be discontinuing service 12/31. They invited me to buy 8700's.
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Would this effect Canada too? Is it the same network?
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Rogers owns their own Mobitex network. And while its still running, I wouldn't expect them to keep it up for too much longer.
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I just got off the phone with PageNet. They want $69.95/month for unlimited RIM 950 service. Apparently that's the only plan they offer. Looks like I'm going with Rogers unless there's another Mobitex provider in Canada?
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Rogers has the only Mobitex network in Canada.

And once again, I urge you to check the coverage maps before signing up. Mobitex does not have a large coverage footprint; certainly not as big as voice services.
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Ditch the 950.... if you need paging, buy a pager.

Get a GPRS device for data.. (or Bell if you don't n eed to roam overseas)
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I have a couple 850's & 950's on Mobitex with Cingular and I got a letter yesterday that they will be discontinuing service 12/31. They invited me to buy 8700's.
Can you post an image of the letter.
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Anyone know if all RIM 950 devices are compatible with Mobitex networks anywhere? I called Rogers and the rep didn't have a clue about it. I need to buy one from ebay but I'm not sure if they'll be compatible with Rogers.

They both run on the Mobitex network, US or Canada. Are they full compatible?
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