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Canadian Mobile Users Achieve Wireless Equality

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Congratulations Canada, you now can suffer a shorter amount of time while paying for that brand new smartphone in your pocket.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Monday morning that a new code of conduct will strike down the current long term contracts in place and allow wireless contracts to be terminated without cancellation fees after two years. The new code also includes a cap on data roaming charges and having cell phones unlocked after 90 days or immediately if the balance has been paid in full.

This comes after thousands of Canadians petitioned the CRTC about the complicated and unfair terms and conditions and called for the wireless corporations to implement simple and respectful contracts for the consumer.

The new code of conduct will come into effect for new contracts starting on Monday, December 2, 2013.

It’ll be interesting to see how much monthly prices will rise.

Sources: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/03/business-crtc-wireless.html
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/t14.htm

And the world roars with HOPE!

What a day, January 20, 2009, the day of the inauguration the world has been waiting for.

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Barack Obama

President-elect Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States of America. But it’s all over the news right now, so unless you are in a coma or do not have access to any form of media, there is no way on earth you do not know that inspiration has been injected into the bloodstream of humans everywhere.

It is an amazing feat for anyone to become the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Even if John McCain had won (thank goodness he didn’t) I would congratulate him for such an achievement, rising into the oval office.

I want to wish President Barack Obama and his family and the rest of the world, good luck. We are going to need it. We have many hard roads and problems ahead but now there is a leader whom people can look up to and believe in change.

Overnight factory celebrity?

It’s been a while since I posted, I do apologize for my temporary absence. Life has really taken the best of me at the moment, but here I am once again to post about something interesting I would say.

As mentioned, it’s interesting when you read stories about “accidental” things happening, especially when it comes to popular consumer products like the iPhone, Macbooks, or anything Apple for that matter. Now if something odd or rare is found with them, someone just has to report it, meaning spreading whatever information they possibly can online or by other means.

One story in particular however has hit the news, and it’s the accidental picture taken in an Apple factory (Foxconn in Shenzhen) that produces iPhones. That accident you ask? Well someone forgot to the delete a picture taken of them from the iPhone upon completion of quality control. Honest mistake right? We think so.

The phone that contained the picture was then sold within Britain, and shortly after the purchase that picture found it’s way to the internet and bam! The woman who had a picture taken with the peace sign is now a celebrity with her own rights. It has gotten to the point that people recognize her face on the streets.

Luckily, the company which operates the factory has agreed not to disclose any of her personal information. So she’s a celebrity, just one without a name, and technically happened overnight. Sounds cool!

Apparently these kind of things are starting to gain more momentum.

Source: Switched (Evan Shamoon)