Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple TV is a Sure Hit

Apple is definitely thinking differently about Television than the Cable Companies.

They realize that people don’t really have time to watch 100s of Channels.

People just want to watch the good quality content and not the fluff and etcetera of television programming.  There is only so much time in a day.

People are willing to pay a reasonable price for good content.  I know I am.  I often rent videos from BlockBuster or Rogers Videos.  But that could be a thing of the past.  Just like my HD Cable and Basic Cable bill.  Now I can have a cable TV company and Video store in a little black box that fits in the palm of your hand.

iTunes has thousands of video titles and is also promising top television shows from ABC and FOX studios.

Netflix content will be available on Apple TV as well and HD YouTube videos.

Here is the only problem I foresee with this product especially in Canada.  Cable companies like Rogers and Cogeco set limits for the amount of data that you can download in a month.  60 GB is typical for a monthly high speed internet service account.  But the average HD video downloaded from itunes is 2 to 3 GB.  So if you downloaded 1 movie and a TV show every day of the month you could easily go over 60 GB.

Cable companies have been known to terminate the service of customers that exceed their limits or charge a premium on extra data used above your amount included in your plan.

Heavy use of the Apple TV is discouraged then unless you can get an unlimited data plan from your Cable company for a reasonable rate.

Rogers Bell or Telus iPhone?

Who is the better iPhone Carrier; Rogers or Bell?

So if you were going to buy a new  iPhone not having been with Rogers or Bell, who should you choose?

Right now in the United States they only have the choice of AT & T. Unless the iPhone is Jail Broken.

But in Canada you can get an iPhone from Rogers, Fido, Bell and Telus.  its great for Canadians to have choice but who should you choose?

Rogers Bell or Telus iPhone?

Rogers Bell or Telus iPhone?

Well do you care about voice calling more than you do about data?

Rogers has better voice quality.  Bell has a faster Data Network.

You can select any 2 iPhones. 1 Rogers and 1 Bell and do the App test. Bell gets a faster result.

Select any 2 iPhones and have a conversation with either Carrier and Rogers sounds more clear.  Bell has digital hiss and echo and pings.

The other point of note is that for out of plan minutes for local calling you have to pay $0.40 per minute with Bell but $0.35 with Rogers.

Telus and Fido are lower cost variants of Bell and Rogers respectively.  Its arguable that they are the best deal since they leverage their big brothers networks.

HSPA Bell Coverage as shown by this really biased chart

HSPA Bell Coverage as shown by this really biased chart

The average cost of an iPhone contract with Rogers or Bell  is $60.00 to $75.00 per month.

This includes, unlimited Texting, 6 GB of Data and between 150 to 250 minutes with Evenings and Weekends for free starting at 6:00 PM.  Be sure to let me know if you have a better plan than that.

I’m curious to learn what your experience is so please post a comment below.

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