Monday, April 30, 2007

Needed - Director of Web Development, if you're still interested after seeing the video. :)

Probably one of the best lipdubbing's I have seen, Connected Ventures is looking for a new top dog to look after front-end development. Here is a video of an average day there. Do they look like they have any fun at work?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Vonage Patent woes, solved by 3COM?

Andy has a very interesting post, regarding (what appears to be) a solution to Vonage patent woes. Looks like 3COM thought this 'VoIP' thing was going to be big as well, and patented their own PSTN/IP termination solution. Neither the Verizon or 3COM patent reference each other, so this could be the 'grail we are looking for'.

As always we can expect a follow up from Mr. Abramson with the results.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rogers 1 MB Data plan is $40.00 in Australia 3 cents !!!

Skype Lifestyle

Thanks to Jim, for pointing me to Ike's Blog re: the announcement 3 in Australia is offering a 1GB data plan with unlimited Skype calling for mobile, for 30 AUD$.

So just to illustrate how badly CDN wireless providers are taking advantage of us - Rogers charges $40.00 CDN for 1MB of data on a Blackberry Calling plan, in Australia the same amount of traffic is 3 cents!!!

More to follow.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Rogers Data Rates are LUDICROUS

I have been screaming about this for months now, and thanks to Tom Purves we have a visual representation of how bad we are getting screwed by Rogers Wireless in Canada.

$ 1600.00 for 500MB of Data. It is no Joke! they really charge that and think it is ok. I just checked out Tmobile USA, they have a 79.99 Unlimited World Data plan. We need to call Rogers to task on this, what is the best way to do it?

Rogers are you listening? This has to stop and stop NOW.

Update - I just rec'd my Rogers Bill which included a recent trip to CeBit and had with it a ridiculous charge for Data (about $50.00/mb). Needless to say I immediately called Rogers to inquire what plan would have been the right one to have for international roaming (knowing full well they don't offer that service) after the CSR failed to find a plan that would have covered me they acknowledged the issue and removed the charges from my bill, this time only.

To quote Peter Finch "I'm mad as hell, and I am not going to take it anymore"