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Freedom Mobile launches 100 GB promotion in latest challenge to Big 3 rivals

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Flexibility Mobile has in truth provided a brand-new promo code that takes an unique technique to managing information additional, which can be a pricey consisted of price if use surpasses their month-to-month method’s restraints.

The cordless arm of Shaw Communications Inc. is offering 100 gigabytes of consisted of information to new together with existing clients– given they subscribe in a two-year method with a brand-new phone for $60 regular monthly.

The deal will definitely be made use of for just a minimal time in locations made use of by Flexibility, however the business hasn’t revealed when it will definitely finish.

Flexibility states the benefit information swimming pool will definitely not end up, however will definitely be promptly made use of when a client surpasses a recognizing method’s regular month-to-month restriction.

The Big Binge Benefit promo code is Flexibility’s most existing technique for identifying itself from Canada’s throughout the nation cordless provider had by Rogers, Bell together with Telus.

In October 2017, Flexibility examined its 3 larger competitors by offering a method with 10 gigabytes regular monthly for $50– at the time a relatively big quantity of information for the cost.

The 3 throughout the nation provider later on provided hostile cost cut costs together with promos in the weeks prior to the 2017 year-end vacation duration, typically the most significant advertising and marketing opportunity for Canadian mobile provider.

Laura People is the officer supervisor of OpenMedia– an advertising for team that concentrates on private personal privacy together with open net in Canada– together with states promos similar to this are precisely what Canadian customers ask for.

” Reduced information caps together with high excess costs are the superb Canadian cellphone experience, together with Big Telecommunications recognizes it,” People defined.

” In 2014, Flexibility’s a whole lot extra economical promo code caused all Significant 3 carriers returning with matching short-lived promos of their real very own, simply to damage the offering together with secure their clients back right into agreements. I think we’ll see something equal from Bell, Telus together with Rogers again promptly.”.

Worldwide Information connected to Rogers, Bell together with Telus to learn if they intend to introduce any kind of sort of sort of counter promos. In an affirmation, Telus defined it does not evaluate expenses or promo code uncertainty, together with rather routed individuals to its internet site. Rogers together with Bell did not respond to our requirement.

Canada has a few of the globe’s most expensive telecommunications costs, together with cordless costs are typically reduced in areas of Canada that have competitors in between numerous provider such as Flexibility, Videotron, Eastlink together with SaskTel.

” Obstacles to the Big 3’s market ft is precisely what we ask for– however we ask for a lot a whole lot even more of it,” People defined.

” These techniques are restricted offerings, made use of for simply a variety of days at the same time. Yet with a number of individuals shielded right into agreements, we can not deal with to set off an impulse. What we ask for is a whole lot extra routine selection together with competitors. Picture what would definitely occur if these type of promos were made use of throughout the year, from a selection of carriers.”

People defined Flexibility’s most existing task is a conditions of why the clergyman answerable of telecoms, Navdeep Bains, call for to mandate reasonable gain access to for mobile digital network automobile chauffeurs (MVNO), which are cordless carriers that do not have the physical network facilities (such as cell towers) over which it provides alternatives to its clients.

Conditions of MVNOs in Canada consist of Virgin, COMPUTER SYSTEM SYSTEM Mobile, Koodo, Animal Solutions, Chatr together with Public Mobile– numerous of which are had by the Big 3.

The Canadian Radio-Television together with Telecom Settlement (CRTC)– the industry’s regulating authority– has actually in truth been took care of the federal government to find instances of deceiving together with hostile sales techniques in the telecommunication market.

Bains acquired the test in June after a collection of investigatory files by the CBC, problems by customers together with ask for an inquiry by customer advertising and marketing for teams.

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Looking Glass: Did you notice anything funny about the way he is walking? 

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A man stole an $8,000 ’59 Les Paul Standard electric guitar from a music store near Toronto by shoving it down his pants. Surveillance video shows him playing the guitar before he hides it in his “extremely large, baggy pants” and covers the body of the instrument with his sweater.

SO THE EVENING WASN’T A TOTAL LOSS: A woman got out of “the worst f***ing date I’ve ever been on in my life” by getting a friend to text her saying that she had tested positive for Covid. She then told her date that she was going to have to go home and quarantine, but she went clubbing with her pal instead and wound up sleeping with another guy.

THE THING IS, I’M A COMPLICATED GUY AND I DON’T NEED TO BE HASSLED: A man involved in a hit-and-run accident in West Allis, Wisc., told arresting officers that he fled the scene, because “he had a lot of money on him and didn’t want to answer questions.”

WAIT, DON’T YOU WANT TO TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE!? A man robbed a bank in Garden City, Mich., and then tried to sell his getaway car on social media. The cops had used surveillance video to link the car to the robber. Detectives pretended to be interested in buying the vehicle, and met him at a gas station where they arrested him

IT’S BEEN QUITE AN ADVENTURE, LITTLE GUY: A hermit crab that escaped from an outdoor enclosure at its owners’ Houston home was located about three months later. A jogger spotted the one-inch crustacean wandering next to a sidewalk a short distance down the street from its owners’ home.

THE BENEFITS OF A COMPANY CAR: A Baltimore public works employee used a Baltimore city truck in an attempt to steal an ATM in Owings Mills, Md. The cops spotted him at about 3:30 a.m. with chains wrapped around the ATM as he was getting ready to pull it from its moorings using the city vehicle. He tried to run but he didn’t get far.

I’LL BE RIGHT OUT SIR: After noticing that a security camera went out in the Las Vegas home he was renovating, the homeowner went there and discovered a woman taking a bath in an upstairs bathroom. The woman told officers that she inherited the house, but it was soon determined that this was not true.

I KNOW, I’LL JUST GET RID OF THE EVIDENCE: After a drug dealer became suspicious that the guys who wanted to buy meth from him were actually undercover cops, he led officers on a high-speed chase through Huntingdon County, Pa., throwing bags of methamphetamine out the window as he fled.

LADIES PLEASE, CALM DOWN! Two women got into a brawl with employees at a convenience store in Bear, Del., and then threatened the workers who locked themselves into the manager’s office to escape them. When the state troopers showed up and ordered them to surrender, the two women resisted arrest, spat at the officers and assaulted them. One of the women also attacked Emergency Medical Personnel who had come to take her to the hospital.

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How Lauren Riihimaki Turned Her Passion for DIY Into a Social Media Empire

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This story was initially published in The Creators — a newsletter about the people powering the creator economy. Get it sent to your inbox every Saturday here.

The path to internet fame is so incredibly murky that even Charli D’Amelio, the most followed person on TikTok, has said she doesn’t know why she is famous. But 28-year-old DIY digital creator Lauren Riihimaki (@LaurDIY, 8.58M, YouTube), who has been on YouTube for over a decade, cultivated her following by doing what she loves: Crafting. Lauren got her start while she was a college student at X University (formerly Ryerson University) in Toronto. She’s now the host and executive producer of Craftopia on HBO Max — a crafting competition show that wrapped its second season last year — and she co-hosts the relationships podcast Wild ‘Til 9 with her boyfriend Jeremy Lewis who works in technology. 

Her DIY Master video series shows her making things like a clay sculpture of her dog and a “chunky knit blanket” with high energy and ease. She also has a series showing her DIYing YouTuber merch, which occasionally resulted in the featured creators cross-promoting her work. “It’s the ability to express yourself and the ability to customize things and it’s just the overall empowerment that I think a lot of people feel when they are able to literally do something themselves,” Lauren said of crafting. “And I think there’s been a massive creator movement especially with platforms like Pinterest and a lot of the shorter form content platforms like TikTok and Reels and so there’s always been a really great niche community for the DIY space.”

Lauren’s first DIY video features her against a blank wall using a black sharpie on a black shirt to demonstrate how to do a skull cut-out. The lighting and shooting are so lo-fi that in 2019 she shot herself doing commentary on the video, cackling over its amateurish nature. Since then, her content has evolved to cater to a more adult audience, mainly women between ages 21 and their early 30s, with videos that go beyond DIY. She hosts “Girl Talk” videos on her YouTube channel where she answers questions about sex and womanhood (Sample: “Is it just me that feels orgasms differently between penetration and masturbation?”)

“I think building off that over the nine years on YouTube, it’s really given me the opportunity to talk about things that I care about so advocating for mental health and just sharing you know authentic parts of my life around being a 28-year-old female who’s in a relationship and, you know, everything that comes with that and just being authentic and normalizing so many things that I think have been considered taboo to talk about in the past,” she said. 

How Lauren Makes Money

Lauren began to vault herself into internet fame between her first and second years in college, which gave her time to pick up on the key parts of the business of being a creator before pursuing it full time after graduation. 

She monetizes her YouTube channel and video editions of her podcast through Google’s AdSense program. Wild Til’ 9 has had a variety of sponsors, including Peloton, BetterHelp, Ouai, Bombas, LiquidIV, and HelloFresh. Lauren has had brand partnerships with companies and services like Google Pay, Function of Beauty, Princess Polly, and Dyson and she makes money through her role as host and executive producer of Craftopia. She also recently got involved in angel investing in companies like Lolli, a service that offers free Bitcoin or cash when users shop at a selection of stores; Community.com, a text-messaging service that connects brands and public figures with their audiences; Racket, Kinship, and Stir.

“I was beyond ready to go full time with it as soon as I graduated,” she said. “But I think a lot of creators kind of have to, like, take that leap of leaving your full-time job or deciding to do online school versus, like, staying in physical school, so it turned out really well for me.”

The Brand to Creator Relationship 

Just as creators are becoming more intentional about the brands they choose to promote, Lauren says brands are giving creators more freedom in how they approach partnerships. Brands are catching onto the fact that influencers know their audiences well and have a strong idea of what people want to see. 

“I think six, seven, eight years ago brands were really hesitant to let some 23-year-old girl who doesn’t have a degree in media and production or business take the reins on a brand sponsorship,” she said. “But I think now they have a better understanding that the influencer or content creator has an in-depth understanding as to what their audience will receive in a supportive light and so they’re really leaning into that and embracing the creator culture.”

Do you have questions about the creator economy? Have you quit your job to focus on being a creator? Have you quit your job for a different reason?  Please email me at [email protected]. We respect your privacy.

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Winter Carnival senior royalty named

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(Photo courtesy of St. Paul Winter Carnival by Lew Ferty Vogel)

The 2022 St. Paul Winter Carnival senior royalty were named Friday at Tinucci’s in Newport. The senior royals are, left to right: Princess of the Four Winds Debbie Sjogren from Inver Grove Heights; Queen of the Northland Deb Hess from St. Paul (but moving to Hopkins in February); King Winter Douglas Dyrland from Hopkins; and Prime Minister Bonnie Lopez from West St. Paul. The 136th St. Paul Winter Carnival runs from Jan. 28-Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of St. Paul Winter Carnival by Lew Ferty Vogel)

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