Adventures in Everyday

MTS Making Your Phone Worthless
February 6, 2009, 8:32 pm
Filed under: winnipeg

Well, not exactly. You’ll still be able to make phone calls, text message, and browse the net, but after March 12, 2009, you (probably) won’t be able to transmit photos or videos wirelessly anymore. Why? Because they are replacing their Picture and Video Messaging Service with a new service – Media Messaging. According to their website (Retrieved Feb 6, 2009), only five phone models currently support this service – two of which “are no longer available.” All five models are Motorola for some reason.

MTS’s three available phones are expensive

MTS lists only three phones compatible with the new Media Messaging service. And, no surprise here, each model is stupidly expensive (by my frugal standards at least).

MOTOROKR Z6m Slider Phone
36-month contract – $49.99
24-month contract – $119.99

Motorola RAZR² V9m
36-month contract – $99.99
24-month contract – $169.99

Motorola KRZR K1M
Purchase price: $129.99 (includes $30.00 Airtime Credit)

My own phone (pictured below) is a simple Samsung M510 – included free with my original contract.  Shame on you, MTS. I won’t be bullied into buying a new phone!

Samsung M510 Cellular Phone

So I wrote them an email about it:

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Red Light Cameras
March 6, 2008, 1:52 pm
Filed under: internet, letters, local, winnipeg

Winnipeg’s SafeStreets Campaign

As part of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Safe Streets campaign, 48 Red Light Cameras have been installed across Winnipeg. A radio commercial was produced by SafeStreets Residential as part of their educational campaign. Here’s an excerpt:


You’re driving in a residential area. A toddler suddenly runs out in front of your car! Will you have time to stop? Your chances of saving that child will be better if you’re driving the residential speed limit. Continue reading