Father’s Day is just around the corner, and one of my favourite companies is making the future real friendly for one lucky papa! TELUS is giving away one lucky reader a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, perfect for the tech-savvy dad.
I was given a chance to test-drive a Note, alone with the Galaxy Gear watch a little while back, and I have to say, I loved it! What I loved about the Note was the size.
Here’s my take on it. Smart phones and tablets are a part of every life now, and I love both of them. But there are lots of times when I would love to have one gadget instead of two. A tablet tends to be too big, bulky or heavy in my bag or purse for every day. And the smart phone is so useful for checking e-mails and text messaging, but it can be annoying texting on a small screen of a smart phone.
The Note is a perfect combination of both. The screen is a great size (full HD 1080 x 1920) to view shows, read mail or text. The Note also takes incredible pictures, replacing any need for a separate camera as well. Another great feature is the stylus that comes neatly hidden on the side for, you guessed it, note taking. I liked the feature because even though I am a gadget girl, I still love writing things out. And an application in the Note allowed my notes to be accurately converted into a digital text. And I’m just going to say it, it is really cool.
I took the Galaxy Note with me and my family to the Montreal Biodome to see it in action, alongside the Galaxy Gear watch.
I was able to take great pictures of my family and the animals of the Biodome. While I held my twins’ hands, I kept the Note in my backpack. I wore the Galaxy Gear watch to snag some clear shots of my kids and the animals. If you have the chance to add an accessory to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Gear watch is very cool. My family was calling the watch a “secret inspector gadget” – they loved it! My kids looked at the pictures I took after and were blown away to see the shots I took.
The absolute coolest thing about the Galaxy Gear watch was the ability to answer a call. At the end of the Biodome visit, after we had a lunch, my kids wanted to visit the souvenir shop. Taking twins inside a very busy souvenir shop filled with people in the afternoon on a weekend in Montreal is…challenging. When the rest of my family stayed back at our lunch table with our oldest, and I was in the shop, my husband tried to reach me. What happened next was amazing. Keeping both hands on my twins, the Galaxy Gear watch vibrated. I managed to answer the call and talk clearly into the watch, all while holding onto my kids. What a great feature for parents! So, my suggestion is to add on this very cool and useful accessory, now at a pretty descent price, if you purchase the Galaxy Note 3. To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, visit the TELUS website here. And to be up to date with all the awesome stuff that TELUS does for communities, like #GiveWhereYouLive, visit the TELUS Facebook page and www.givewhereywelive.ca.
Ok mamas, now is your chance to win a Galaxy Note 3 for Father’s Day. To enter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below. For those unfamiliar with Rafflecopter, it’s real easy, just enter as many ways as you can for a better chance to win. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and the deadline to enter is on Father’s Day at noon. One lucky reader will be able to announce to a papa that they are going to get a Galaxy Note 3 for Father’s Day.
Good luck to all!!
Thank you for all the love, support and confidence you had given me all my life. You have taught me to love, to take risks and to proudly be who I am. I think of you every day and I miss you so much.
To my husband, who’s an incredible dad to my 2 boys. Thank you being my partner in this incredible journey of parenthood! Your love for our boys warms my heart and your goofiness with them makes me pee my pants at times. You are such an incredible father!
To my husband,
You are the most incredible, fun, loving father to our little girl. From rides in the “Daddy car” to her “lobster game” at bath time, she absolutely adores every moment with you. I cannot wait to see how much the love in our little family grows when our son joins us this fall!
We love you!
Oooh what a great giveaway! This fam is big fans of samsung and already use telus. My hubby/father to our children would love this!
I couldn’t have asked for a more caring, understanding and loving Father. I’m happy to have you to turn to with my problems and wish you the happiest of Father’s Days 🙂
No amount of words can truly expression how much I truly appreciate all that you have done for growing up. I know life wasn’t always the easiest but you always tried your best.
To my husband,
You are the most loving and caring dad I truly know. I am always amazed at how quickly you jumped into the role of dad from day one. You are the most hands on dad I know. You make sure that we are loved and cared for I truely appreciate all that you do and what you allow us to do. I know at times things are rough but we sacrafice to make it all work out. Love you more and more everyday.
I wanted to say a big thank you to the man who is not my biological father, but who came into my life when times were rough and stepped up to the plate. Coming into a family of two teenagers is incredibly hard, and trust me I didn’t exactly make him feel welcome at the time. But now that I am grown and have my own family, I certainly appreciate all that he has done for me and my mother. I am proud to call him my father because he showed me that true family does not have to be blood!!
Rose are red
Violets are Blue
Your bratty kids
Are so lucky to have you
They truly are lucky to have a dad like you!
To My husband,
You are a phenomenal dad. Don’t ever change xoxo
Thank you dad for always being there and I wish I lived closer so that I can spend your special day with you.
Thank you hubby for being my rock when I need you to be, a laugh when I am down and a friend who I can lean on. My kids are so blessed to have someone like you as their Dad.
Dad, when we meet again sometime I want to thank you. The time you were here in my life with me we shared special moments. Thank you for always kissing me goodnight and being there for me when i needed a friend. xo miss you always!
Hey! The Rafflecopter is not working for me 🙁 I would like to say I enjoyed your tips on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I can see why my husband, father of 5, NEEDS this device. First of all his eyes are going, his work involves taking pics, he is a soccer coach and would need to post schedules and emails, he needs Internet for his work and coaching! Bob is a devoted father who would do anything for me and his kids. I would love to win the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Bob!
My daughter Nugglemama – also a Julia, also reported on this gear and loved it. Count me in!
For my Dad, Just wanted you to know how thankful I am for having you in my life. You always told me to be who I am and do what is good for me, not for what other think or want me to be. What great advice and I will be passing it on to my kids as well! Thanks
I wish there were visiting hours in Heaven…You are Missed. I know you watch over us. Till we meet again. Thanks Dad.
I know you refuse to conform to reality by having never owned a cell phone but Im ready to bring you into the year 2014 by starting you out with this amazing Samsung Galaxy note. Just to get your feet wet and Im sure you will love it…then we can discuss a cellphone.
This is my way of thanking you for making me the strong woman I am today. You have worked yourself my whole life and I am so lucky and grateful to have a Father like you in my life!
My father was always there for me no matter the circumstances,he taught me respect for others and how to be a great father to my two little girls.
Thank you for the inspiration you provided. You’ve been a model of what a man should be, and I look forward to more time with you as an adult.
Thank you Dad for always being there for me. I love you very much!
Pat, thank you for being such an amazing father to our two little angels. I Love you!
To my Dad , thanks for all you have done to make me who i am today a strong women , thanks for caring and loving me no matter what and for being you , you are the best Dad ever , I love you to the moon and back !
Cool contest I know many would love to win this not just dads
I just want to let my dad know that I really love you! Thank you for always being there for me and support me! It’s a shock to everyone in the family when you diagnosed with cancer. But don’t worry, we will be there with you to fight it and I am sure that with the assistance of your doctor, you will recover and be healthy again!
For my husband, I didn’t know Dads could be so awesome with their kids! You play, laugh, learn and enjoy each other’s company. So much more than I expected, thank you.
To my Husband,
Thank you so much for being a wonderful father to our two beautiful girls. You are so caring and are always there for us.
Thank you and we love you
My hubby is the best and deserves a great Father’s Day! He is always playing with the kids, making them laugh, and kissing their boo-boos! He has a remarkable way of teaching them things but having fun doing it!
You rock babe!
Thank you for being the special dad that you are. You are loving, caring, always thinking about others ahead of yourself. You are a role model to aspire to and have set an excellent example.
From the bottom of my heart, thanks dad for supporting me and giving me all these great opportunities in life. I will always miss being your daddy little girl and you always taking me on these crazy adventures up North hiking and down South to the beach. Most importantly thank you for being proud of me and recognizing and supporting my artistic talent.
Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful hubby! He works two jobs to make ends meet and is a fantastic father to our two kids!
Happy Dad’s Day Big Guy!
Thanks for showing us what a good , responsible man looks like and for showing us no matter what happens in life you never give up
For Dad, you are such a wonderful man! You raised us on your own since we were 16 and 11. And you’ve been a wonderful granddad to your 3 granddaughters as well. I joke that you answer your phone EVERY time for us even though you have call display. You’ve had a great work ethic all your life, and I’ve never met a harder working man. You takes care of our elderly Aunt as well. You just had your COUGH COUGH birthday, I know you’d kill me if I said the #! lol HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, Dad, and an even better Father’s Day!! Love you bunches!
to Steve you are always there for the boys I am ever so grateful for all your love and kindness, you are always full of sweet surprises thank you
Happy Fathers Day to the Best Dad Ever. You are and will always be an inspiration.
It doesn’t matter who donated the sperm it’s the hugs that make a Great Father. Thanks for getting that.
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To my wonderful Daddio,
I love you and miss you so much! Wish I could be back home close to you.
my dad isn’t my birth father, but he is my dad and that is what matters, thank you for being there for me.
We have had our differences and are not really close, but I want you to know that I appreciate the help you have given me over the years. I hope one day we can have a closer relationship.
Happy Father`s Day to a great hubby,father and friend 🙂
Thank you for always being there when I need you! Your the greatest grandpa to my boys! xo
Dear Dad, Thanks for all your wisdom 🙂
Happy Fathers Day Dad. You are the greatest!
I love you Dad and Happy Father’s Day!
Thank you for an amazing childhood, and for being strong now. Happy Father’s Day.
I was blessed to have a father who had a curiosity about everything and a positive attitude! I will pass that on to his grandchildren.
To my Dad
Thanks for all the support and love through the years. When I get frustrated myself as a parent, I often think about how you would handle the situation and that helps me approach it with patience and understanding.
I think of you every day. I miss you. I love you.
My dad means alot to me we have been threw alot and I love making memories with him;;
Thanks for everything you have done for me and always being here for me. Love you!
Dear Dad, thank you so much for raising me to be the woman I am today. You taught me to respect people and how to be honest with others. I am so thankful for having you in my life and for my children to have you as a grand-father. I only hope to be as good of a parent to them as you have been to me.
thanks dad for always being there.
Thanks for everything
Husband, you are an amazing daddy to our two year old…you are so patient, and so good at explaining concepts – she’s a lucky baby girl!
Dad, I love you for all the things you have done.
To my husband,
I’m so glad I chose you to be my kids Dad. We are all so lucky to have you
Thanks dad for teaching me to be independent, change my own oil and tires and not have to depend on someone else.
Happy Father’s Day to my dad and to my husband!
Thank you DDs Dad for teaching her so much over the last year. She loves being able to spend time with you!
Thanks for everything dad. You took me on walks. You even went project shopping for me til I finished school. You even came to the movies because I wanted to go.
My father understands french more than english, therefor his message has to be in french
Je t’aime de tous mon corps; vous être toujours la pour moi quand j’ai besoin de ton aide sans question aussi avec ton beau sourire…je t’aime Papa
I could translate it in english if needed 🙂
My Dad has unfortunately passed away, but I would tell him that I love him, I thank him for always being there for me, for his compassion, his intelligence, his patience, his understanding, and for being the best Dad and the best friend anyone could ever ask for.
Thanks for teaching me what not to do.
dad loves his simple phone so much i think it is time he gets upgraded to a telus samsung galaxy note 3 =)
I dont have a cell phone and heard telus is great cell phone company; a cell phone would help in connecting with dad in a nursing home and myself as well as barely can walk and have numerous health issues. praying you pick me!
I love you , Dad! Thanks for sharing your wisdom with me
To my husband: Thank you for being the best daddy to our children. You are kind, compassionate, imaginative and amazing.We love you!
What a great giveaway. Thanks!
I love you as always Dad, thanks for everything!
happy father’s day! thanks for everything
Dear Granddad, thank you for sharing so much about your life as a child and for being there when I needed someone to listen, you were an amazing man and you brought much sunshine into my days!