This one cracks me up. I don't know if it's true, but I kind of hope it is because as far as revenge fantasies go, this story's pretty good.
It seems someone at Canada's Globalive (Global Wireless) got fired due to ?poor performance in marketing.? Did he do what the rest of us would have, which is head for the supply closet and pilfer reams of paper, staplers and whatever else he can get his hands on? Well, he may or may not have, but he also found time to post the company's inside information on Howard Forums.
There are leaks, and then there are leaks. This one was like a geyser. The canned staffer posted an incredible number of good-to-fuzzy screen captures revealing details on upcoming phones and pricing on plan features. In fact, there are too many pics to post here. (For a peek at the actual images, click here or here.)
Due to the sheer volume, BoyGenius summarized the info for your viewing pleasure. (??prepare to mess yourself,? the site says, ?because if even half of this stuff is true, the Canadian wireless landscape is about to make a serious shift for the better starting in Q4.?)
Oh, Canada. Here are your phone spoilers, courtesy of BGR:
• Sony Ericsson TM506: 7.2Mbps HSDPA clamshell. $29.99 on 24-month, $99.99 on 12-month and $199.99 monthly / pre-paid. Available in green, silver and red.
• Nokia 5330 XpressMusic: 384Kbps UMTS candybar. $59.99 on 24-month, $109.99 on 12-month and $207.79 monthly / pre-paid. Available in black and red.
• Nokia 5730 XpressMusic: 3.6Mbps HSDPA candybar. $49.99 on 24-month, $99.99 on 12-month and $179.99 monthly / pre-paid. Available in black, pink, blue and red.
• Nokia 6070 Classic: 10Mbps HSDPA candybar with 5 megapixel camera. Pricing is unknown. Available in silver and black.
• Sidekick LX 2009: Radio information is unknown, though we?d wager 3.6Mbps HSDPA. Pricing is unknown and you can have it in any color you like so long as it's black.
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X1: 7.2Mbps HSDPA Window Mobile 6.1-powered slider to be billed as the flagship device of globalWireless. $149.99 on 24-month, $249.99 on 12-month and $449.99 monthly / pre-paid. Look for it in black.
• Global (HTC) G1: Same thing as the HTC Dream and the T-Mobile G1 including the 7.2Mbps HSDPA radio. $129.9 on 24-month, $229.99 on 12-month and $429.99 monthly / pre-paid. Black only.
• Global (HTC) M1: Same thing as the HTC Magic aka T-Mobile G2. Pricing is unknown, though we do know it feature 7.2Mbps HSDPA and will be offered in white only.
•$29.99 - 350 minutes, unlimited e/w, unlimited incoming
•$39.99 - 650 minutes, unlimited e/w, unlimited incoming
•$59.99 - Unlimited minutes and incoming
•$5 - Unlimited nights at 5PM
•$8 - Unlimited mornings until 9am
•$15 - Unlimited calls to the US
Included Services for Monthly Plans
•Unlimited SMS (Canada and USA), Voice Mail, Caller ID, Name Display, MissedCall, Call Waiting, Call Conferencing and Call Forwarding
•$4 - 500 international SMS
•$7 - Unlimited international SMS
•$5 - Video Mail
•$5 - 100 minutes to Asia
•$10 - 250 minutes to Asia
•$5 - 100 minutes to Philippines
•$10 - 300 minutes to Philippines
•$5 - 200 minutes to Eastern Europe
•$10 - 350 minutes to Eastern Europe
US Roaming (T-Mobile)
•$0.19 per minute without plan
•$0.05 per SMS without plan
•$0.40 per MB of data without plan
US Roaming Plans (T-Mobile)
•$15 - 75 minutes
•$25 - 200 minutes
•$40 - 650 minutes
•$10 - 250 SMS
•$19.99 - 50MB of data
•$29.99 - 250MB of data
•$59.99 - 1.5GB of data
Data Access Rates
•$10 - Unlimited email (20MB in reality), IM and ?communities? (social media sites?)
•$23 - 2.5GB data and unlimited email
•$40 - Unlimited, plain and simple
•$8 - Unlimited browsing
•$5 - Enables tethering
•$10 - ?100MB of global remote mobile storage?
•$0 on 12 and 24-month plan
•$19.99 on 1-month contract
•Will only work on a globalWireless handset
[Howard Forums via BoyGenius Report]