Canada’s Rogers to Enable Video Cell Calls

Canada’s Rogers to Enable Video Cell Calls


That wonderful innovation the video phone is now in mobile form. Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest provider of cellular service, has announced a video cell phone service for its nearly 7 million customers. Properly enabled phones can now take advantage of this HSDPA technology, including not only one-on-one phone calls but also downloads of video clips from sites like YouTube.

If you want to take advantage of this kind of service, you’ll definitely need a high-tech phone with a broadband connection. And you’ll definitely appreciate that HSDPA once you get going on video downloads, which are worse than water torture on a slow connection.

Rogers becomes the first North American wireless provider to offer such a service. We don’t yet know which of the large American providers will follow suit.