After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Videotron has finally flipped the switch on their HSPA network and is now officially live. They maybe a bit late in joining the 3G+ party, but they certainly know how to make an entrance. Case and point, they’re debuting their new network with a bevy of handsets including several handsets that have yet to become available locally.
There’s the Motorola XT720 (more popularly known as the Motorola Sholes Tablet), the Garmin-Asus A50, and Huawei U3200. They also have the Nexus One, but what makes this particular model extra special is that it comes preloaded with Android 2.2 already. Apart from those, they also have a couple of BlackBerry smartphones (Pearl 9100 and Bold 9700), a Nokia touchscreen phone (Nokia 5230), a Samsung messaging phone (Samsung Gravity 2), and another Huawei handset (Huawei U7519). That's quite a line-up for an initial offering.
As for plans, they’ve gone the unlimited route just like upstarts Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. Infinite Urban Zone allows you to have unlimited local calls within a particular urban zone for $32.95/month plus 125 emails and messages as well as 50MB while Call Anytime gives you unlimited local and long-distance calls in Quebec, day or night, for just $19.95 just as long as it’s to a Videotron subscriber (mobile/residential). For more info on their other plans, you can check it out here.
To show how much trust they have in their new 3G+ network, they’re offering a 30-day full satisfaction guarantee or else they’ll give you your money back. Sounds pretty good so far, and we can’t deny their handset offerings are quite tempting. So, now that you've got the lowdown on Videotron's new HSPA network, will you be signing up with them soon or not? Chime in your thoughts below as we’d certainly love to your take on Videotron’s new 3G+ network.