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Resident Expert: Meowmix

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What made you want to join the Rogers Community Forums?


One day in 2011 I was Googling some stuff and my search brought me to the forums. I joined up and saw how many other users had the same questions I did and questions that I could answer.  It makes my day and makes me happy knowing I'm able to answer another user's question.  I figured seeing as I'm able to help I might as well join and help out as much as I can.  I have been opening threads for most of the major cellphone releases and helping out in most threads.



What products/services do you use? How long have you been with Rogers?


I currently have Rogers VIP Cable and Rogers Wireless service. I've been with Rogers wireless since 2006 and have had cable since 2011.  I used to have PayGo as well.  I do have a NextBox 3.0 and I'm thinking of getting a few more services, but this is all for the time being.



Tell us about your electronics. What phones or tablets do you use? Tell us about how your home network setup and with what gear.


Well I have A LOT of electronics. For cellphones, as many know I get all the new devices that Rogers releases.  My current one is the Galaxy S5 and Z30.  I will be getting the new Blackberry when it comes out though! Tablets, I use my iPad Mini Retina & my PlayBook. (Yes, I still use the PlayBook as it has dual stereo speakers and can still use Flash on the internet browser and I believe it’s the best tablet for me).  I have Rogers High Speed internet with unlimited usage.  I have a Rogers modem which I use and roughly around 15+ devices connected to it.  Sometimes it may be slow but most of the times its really fast!  I do not have Rogers Home phone or Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, but that is something I'm still talking with my family and might get!



Do you have Rogers Whole Home PVR? How is your home entertainment system connected? Delve into your connected world and show it off!


Yes I do. I picked it up the first day Rogers released it.  I personally have a 60 inch 3D plasma TV, which I will be giving to my sister in order to make room for the new 4K TV in a few weeks.  I have a Nextbox 3.0 and my sister's HD box and we’ve connected them together with the Whole Home PVR so she is able to record and access recordings when she wants.



What your likes/dislikes? Where did your knowledge come from? What do you do in your spare time or what are your technical and/or life experiences?


My knowledge mostly came from reading other support forums.  Also buying all the devices helps out with hands on learning both hardware and OS wise.  I also learned a lot from working in the industry and met a few people in some companies which taught me a few things.  I love to help others out no matter what the question is.  If I don't know it, I'll research it before answering. When I'm not on the Rogers Community forums I like to go out with family or friends, go for hikes, walk around the beach in good weather.  I like to go to the movies and just hang out.  I do play Counter-Strike.  A lot (been playing since 2002 LOL)

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Hey Meowmix, 


I have a PlayBook too!  🙂

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I regret not getting a PlayBook like you two have however that doesn't prevent me from supporting them on various Support Forums.


Meowmix, it's nice to know more about my fellow Resident Expert.


Cheers.  🙂

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Hello BillJ


Honestly the Playbook hasn't failed me and hasn't even damaged after me throwing it on the ground so many times and at the beach lol. 




Very nice! 🙂 

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i too also havve a play book, i wish blackberry would allow us to have an unlocked boot loader so we can put our own operating system on there.  i would get more use out of it that way... oh well

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Hello Pauly 


This isn't Android.  Android only does that which can cause more problems then anything.  The QNX OS is perfect tho.  It may have some small issues but i love it.  Thats why it's my main tablet! 

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i agree, its a well built device, but some of the flaws are in the app development, theres lots of apps, but none of them are ones i want,  there is no TMN Go, no online banking, no standalone bbm No good streaming radio apps, i can not check my home alarm sistem, etc.   where other platforms have all kinds of good apps that i use daily. 

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Hello Pauly 



Those are the developers problems, not Blackberry.  They went to the developers and asked them to make apps.  I am a Blackberry Elite member and seen it.  I do agree some apps aren't able to be on there but there is something called Sideload apps.  U can Sideload most apps and for banking? U can use the main browser.  It's the most secure browser then other tablet OS i find. To each their own mind you. 


Either way for me iPad is over rated and breaks easily. I am on my 3rd iPad mini vs same Playbook i got since the start. 

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Hi Meowmixm maybe u didnt understand the context of  my post, im not trying to have a pro vs cons about black berry play book, you dont always have to reply when someone makes an opinion and start another discussion why. sometimes its cool to just let it be, , i agree its an elite device, i also agree its a developers problem not a blackberry, but as a CONSUMER, its also my problem, consumers dont care whos fault it is, they simply wanna complain, and a lot of them express their concerns by discontinuing use of the play book (formerly called code named Black Pad) and switching to the galaxy tablets and android tablets and i pads, etc.   look around, most apps out there are made for android and i pad, i see very little apps for the play book or black berry in general,yes i know how to side load and i know what it means, but its NOT a permanent solution, tis a work around, and it expires, a lot of ppl dont wanna bother with this all the time, and using a browser vs an app? if that was a viable solution we would not need apps and just have the internet browser icon only on the main screen and just go to web sites,  apps are "faster" and some times more "secure" than browser page, and less prone to browser incompatibilities, so i get your point but these are points that dont mean anythign to me maybe the next guy will find it useful and like side loading but not ^this guy^


also dont forget, blackberry anounced they shelved future development of it, they dont make no more software updates, etc, so thats also a low blow to the device.

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Hello Pauly 


I agree with u and fully understand :). but let's keep thid about the topic,  we can discuss this if u like over PM.  


Thanks :). 

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@BillJ ...gasp!  I'm shocked that you of all people don't have a PlayBook!  😉