Archive for August 23, 2019

Samsung Note10+ Is Available At TELUS Stores Starting Today

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 23, 2019 by itnerd

The Samsung Note10+ is now available in-store at TELUS starting at $0 upfront with TELUS Easy Payment®. The new device financing program gives TELUS customers the flexibility to get any phone – even the iconic Samsung Note10+ – and pay for the device over 24 equal payments. Plus, when customers sign up for the Bring It Back program, they can expect to receive the Galaxy Note10+ at their absolute best cost.

The Note10+ is a powerful, multi-faceted device equipped with Samsung’s latest groundbreaking innovations, including:

  • The Power of Design –  The device has a slimmer & lighter body than any previous model, as well as an uninterrupted view through its cinematic Infinity-O display.
  • The Power of Performance – When your battery power is low, the fast charging technology gets your phone back to 100% in 30 minutes and can last up to 36 hours, making it the biggest battery in the Note series.
  • The Power of Creation – The Note10+ has a new pro grade camera with amazing features such as live focus video, audio zoom etc. Plus, use the intelligent S Pen to draw, sketch and share!

With all of the latest technology now at your fingertips, customers can also take advantage of TELUS’ Peace of Mind plans where they’ll enjoy endless data, endless fun without worrying about overages.

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Review: 2019 Jeep Cherokee North – Part 5

Posted in Products with tags on August 23, 2019 by itnerd

So I have come to the end of my week long review of the Jeep Cherokee North. And my conclusion goes something like this. Final fuel economy was 11 L / 100KM which is higher than what I am used to. But still decent seeing as I was on city streets and heavy traffic on the highway during my time with it. Which meant that the 9 speed automatic transmission really could not show off what it is capable of.

The North in its base form goes for $34,416 (the base price for the Cherokee overall is $27,021 for the record) and while it does come with a fair amount of kit, it is missing key safety features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alerts and the like. To get those, you have to pony up $895 for the SafetyTec group which includes the following:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring With Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Exterior Mirror With Courtesy Lamp
  • Exterior Mirror With Supplemental Turn Signal
  • Park-Sense Rear Park Assist System
  • Power Heated Mirrors With Turn Signal And Lamp

That brings you to $35,222. And you don’t get autonomous emergency braking. For that, you need to go up to the Limited trim level and pick the technology group which makes the price $37,600. And right there that illustrates the main Achilles heel of the Jeep Cherokee. The price. Many people who cross shop it across competitors like the Honda CR-V Toyota RAV 4 or Mazda CX-5 will see that those vehicles have many these features at a much lower price point. While it is true that the Jeep will do much better off road and it has a V6 option, I am not sure that shoppers will care and may take their business elsewhere as a result. The reasons being is that unless you tow stuff, the V6 is non-factor for many who want four cylinder vehicles for fuel economy purposes. Plus 95% of SUVs never touch dirt which makes the Jeep’s off road capabilities a non-factor. That’s a bit of a shame as this is a nice vehicle and it does merit a look if you’re looking for a vehicle of this size. Perhaps Jeep or more accurately Fiat Chrysler may want to look at this as this vehicle that merits more attention than it currently gets.