Live at Squamish 2012: Virgin Mobile VIP & HTC Giveaway

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 3:11pm PDT
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Live at Squamish will be hopping in just a few weeks as local and international artists rock out in one of the most picturesque venues around.

Live at Squamish 2011

Live at Squamish 2011: Girl Talk Live at Squamish 2011: Girl Talk
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

From Friday August 24th to Sunday August 26th you can catch acts like The Matinee, Lights, The Sheepdogs, Mother Mother, Plants and Animals, The Airborne Toxic Event, Chromeo, City and Colour, and The Tragically Hip. You can still find a few tickets available from $89 (plus fees).

If you’re not camping or glamping, there is a shuttle service setup between Vancouver and Squamish this year, available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are several pick-up locations downtown in the afternoons with a return shuttle leaving Squamish at midnight each night. Passes are available now, in advance.


htc_one_s_android_smartphone_2Virgin Mobile is inviting a Miss604 reader and their guest to experience Live at Squamish in style. They have offered up access to the Virgin Mobile VIP Member Lounge for all three days of the festival and a brand new HTC One Sβ„’ smartphone to keep!

The HTC One S comes complete with Androidβ„’ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8MP camera, and built-in Universal Beats Audio. The Virgin Mobile VIP area at Live at Squamish has a great view of the main stage, its own food vendors, and its own washroom facilities. This is just a taste of the perks Virgin Mobile members can enjoy.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming what you use (or would use) your smartphone for the most (voice, text, social networking, photos, etc.) – (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win an HTC smartphone & VIP @VirginMobileCan passes for @LiveatSquamish from @Miss604 #vmsquamish

Follow Virgin Mobile Canada everywhere on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. I am also the official Virgin Mobile blogger of Live at Squamish so I’ll be sharing my own content using the tag #VMSquamish throughout the weekend.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2:00pm. Update The winner is @eshizzi from Twitter!

Current contests on


  1. Dana says:

    I would use it for all the apps! There is so much you can do and view on these new smartphones.

  2. Ray Maddly says:

    Text messaging.

  3. Stephanie says:


  4. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Texting, for sure πŸ™‚

  5. Vuitton says:

    social networking for sure! Twitter πŸ™‚

  6. Social networking (updating my Twitter)

  7. Cliff says:


  8. Brenda says:

    Email and social networking

  9. Donna L says:

    texting! I’m so tired of texting with the old school keypad where each key has 3 letters. I need a QWERTY keypad!

  10. Richard says:

    I’d use it for music.

  11. Tooth Fairy says:

    Just have a flip phone so ALL sweet features/choices of a SMART phone are fairy appealing, believe me!!

  12. Andrea says:

    I use my smartphone for texting and social networking!

  13. a7med says:

    Social networking twitter, Facebook and google+

  14. Karl says:

    For playing Words with Friends!

  15. Katie says:

    Looking up diagnoses for work πŸ™‚

  16. Andres says:

    I would use it for texting and game apps, also I’m in america right now, does that work?

  17. I would use my new smartphone for live tweets!

  18. TY says:

    social networking i.e. twitter!

  19. Eileen says:

    Texting & apps

  20. Jenn S says:

    use my smartphone for calls, texting and organizing

  21. Cliff says:

    Use the htc for pictures and email

  22. richard w says:


  23. Julie says:

    Texting, absolutely!

  24. Alex K says:

    Pictures and Text !!!!

  25. Lynn Montes says:

    I love taking photos with my smartphone and posting them immediately on facebook so all my friends can enjoy and oooohhh and aaahhhhhh over the moment along with me!

  26. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

    All social networking! Texting, Twitter…..all!

  27. Annie Anderson says:

    definitely for texting, email and for Facebook!

  28. Dawn Rose says:

    What wouldn’t I use the HTC Ice Cream for? I now use my HTC Incredible for texting, tweeting, facebook ~ last night was star gazing with Google Sky Map.
    Oh, yeah, I would also use it to talk on the phone πŸ™‚

  29. Chantelle J says:

    Texting and Social Networking.

  30. Roxanne says:

    social networking

  31. pamela mckenzie says:

    I would use it for everything.

  32. Mark says:

    I’d use it the most for photos! 8 megapixel camera on my phone? Yes please.

  33. I’d use the Virgin smartphone for photos-I took up photography a year and a half ago, but have no access to instagram *weeps* because I do not own a smartphone. (I have an archaic cell phone that’s on it’s last legs.) I’d LOVE to win an upgrade!

  34. Trina Schlingmann says:

    I use my smartphone for everything from texting to checking my facebook. Couldn’t live without it. But it is definitely time for an upgrade.

  35. Josh says:

    I use my smartphone for everything from texting to social media and beyond!

  36. Pene Prosper says:

    i would use it too keep all my family and friends in touch with my children. talking pictures and videos and calling so that all our family can keep track of their growth and deveoplment.

  37. Mary says:

    I use my current (old) smartphone for everything – it’s my home phone, texting, emailing, photosharing and social media! This would come in handy if I was attending the Live at Squamish – sharing what a great festival this is with the best backdrop of Squamish!

  38. Sanaz says:

    Texting and tweeting!

  39. Tamara says:

    I would use it for all the apps!!

  40. wono99 says:

    social networking and texting, apps, the whole shebang.

  41. Nadine says:

    I’d use the new HTC smart phone to do what my current phone can’t (which is just about everything!). I will have had it for 5 years this October (with Virgin Mobile the whole time) and as much as I love it, the look on people’s faces when they see that I still use a flip phone is toal shock! Help me Miss 604!

  42. lee kirkpatrick says:

    I would use it to keep in touch with my family back home as to I can’t at the moment

  43. bev says:

    For sure for the texting…and a little social media doesn’t hurt either

  44. Dom says:

    texting and emails

  45. David says:


  46. Candice says:

    For talking long distance — to my mom

  47. anne says:

    texting and photos!

  48. Kathy E. says:

    I see myself using it most for social networking πŸ™‚

  49. Adam says:

    Texting, Emails and browsing Reddit!

  50. grace says:

    I’d use my smartphone for sharing photos most!

  51. Rita says:

    Instagram! I’m an addict! That and I just love having a smart phone with me all the time. I feel lost if I forget it at home.

  52. heather says:

    i woudl use my smartphone for texting and the apps!

  53. kc says:

    General internet use and texting

  54. Bons says:

    Texting, social networking and photos!

  55. David D. says:

    Texting and social networking!

  56. Ramona says:

    I’d use it most for taking pictures. No need to carry my old camera around anymore if I have a 8mp camera in my phone!

  57. Petra S says:

    I would text, email, send pics via text or email, post pics on social media, make use of awesome apps, (maps, translink, google goggles, QR codes) play games for amusement, web searches. Oh, and I’d make the odd phone call too!

  58. Emily says:

    Photos! Lots and lots of photos! Especially at LAS!

  59. Peter says:

    I would use it for taking silly instagram pictures of my dog. 1 every single day, all of them hashtagged YOLO.

  60. Scott S. says:

    I would use that sweet hardware mainly for social media!

  61. David B says:

    Texting and photos

  62. selena says:

    Social Networking at Live at Squamish!!

  63. sharon williams says:

    I would us it for social networking and calls lots of calls everyday

  64. Gary says:

    Texting and maybe some calls lol

  65. wanjikuw says:

    I would use all the great apps!

  66. Sharylin says:

    I just might enjoy enjoy texting with this phone

  67. Jan says:

    texting and apps

  68. Stacey says:

    Texting….With PHOTOS! πŸ™‚

  69. Jeff says:

    Webbrowsing and music!!!

  70. Noah says:


  71. Dianne says:

    I would use social networking to promote my band while we’re on the road!

  72. Megan says:

    Texting and social networking!

  73. Christina says:

    deeeeefinitely texting!!

  74. Marianne says:

    Probably a tie between social media and texting.

  75. Johanna Proudfoot says:

    I would use it for voice, and to take great pics of my kids on the fly!!

  76. Rob Proudfoot says:

    I would use it for social networking and voice.

  77. Nina says:

    Social networking and texting, and possibly to start a travel blog utilizing as many of the HTC One Sβ„’ features as possible… Maybe even to cover Live at Squamish 2012 and Virgin Mobile VIP experience!

  78. Doug says:

    I’d use it for social media. πŸ™‚

  79. Christine Chan says:

    I would use it for taking awesome pictures and sharing the pictures too!

  80. Sue says:

    I’d use it mostly for texting!

  81. mary says:

    not a talkative person so texting

  82. Tracy says:

    i use mine for texting and emailing

  83. Christine says:

    Texting and photos!

  84. Shelley says:

    Photos and Emails

  85. Chris Godwin says:

    Voice, email and Twitter – and I’m a long time Virgin Mobile member!

  86. Ryan says:

    I’d use it to take photos of the entire concert weekend, then use the Beats audio to keep the party going.

  87. Sydney says:

    I would use the HTC phone for just about everything! Texting, calls, social media, etc.

  88. Melissa says:

    Use it for texting and social media websites.

  89. Joyce says:

    Texting, for sure! πŸ™‚

  90. Jenny says:

    Checking twitter!

  91. Jeremy says:


  92. eshizzi says:

    Primarily Voice, but I’ll use all the other features as well! Email, Calendar, Texting…

  93. Brandon says:

    Mostly for texting and facebook

  94. vincent chen says:

    Texting and taking pictures! XD

  95. Mostly phone and some email & tweets & camera & …

  96. J Wright says:

    Twitter is the best

  97. Winarto says:

    Email, social media, taking picts,video, games and oh ya phone too πŸ™‚

  98. Elizabeth says:

    I would mainly use it for Twitter!

  99. linda says:

    Voice & web browsing on the go!

  100. Shannon says:

    Txting and getting in touch with lovedones.

  101. Andrea says:

    I’d use it for voice!

  102. Anna Mac. says:

    Well, before I lose or break said phone, I use it the most for texting, with social media websites coming in as a close second! Gotta love technology.

  103. Kaiyi says:


  104. Rebecca says:


  105. Matthew S says:

    I’d use it for Twitter the most.

  106. Belinda says:

    I think I voice and text would have similar usage.

  107. Ashley M says:

    I would have to say that my phone use is split evenly between text messagin and taking photos of my adorable cats πŸ™‚

  108. Robin says:

    Surfing the net. Thanks for the contest!!

  109. Natalie says:

    I would do some social networking

  110. Lauren says:

    Definitely use my smart phone the most for texting.

  111. Ian Y says:

    Texting, social networking and emailing!!

  112. Grace M says:


  113. Matt Salvesen says:

    I would use it mostly for texting my girlfriend, but also with a good smart phone it would be worth it to have a data plan and manage my social media endeavours on the go. That would be very useful.

  114. V Nguyen says:

    I’d use it for video games!

  115. I would use this new fab phone for taking photos and playing games! Also, my friends will enjoy it too since they’re always complaining that I don’t have a phone to talk to them with!

  116. Mariette B says:

    I’d use the phone mostly for texting. But it would get used loads (and for other functions) because I don’t have a phone at the moment, and I could (very) much use one!

  117. I use my smart phone for text, social media & taking photos

  118. Megan Gray says:

    I would use my smartphone to mainly text, hands down.

  119. Danielle says:

    Social networking for sure

  120. Meagan B says:


  121. alex says:


  122. Sonja says:

    I use mine for everything! Internet search, emailing, texting, phone calls, social networking….

  123. Gary Barclay says:

    Voice and email.

  124. Emma says:

    Texting and twitter!

  125. Holly says:

    I use my HTC smartphone for texting, facebook, twitter and Instagram!

  126. Jeannine says:

    I use my smartphone most often to stay connected with what is going on in Vancouver through Facebook and Twitter – and following this blog of course!

  127. M.Michelle says:

    I would use the phone for taking pictures and posting the sightseeing adventures of vancouver and the province!

  128. […] Embarrassingly enough, I never posted about last year’s experience, highlighting some of my favorite photos that I took during the event. I’m fortunate to get access to this event through, and Rebecca is dialed in for 2012 again. […]

  129. Vipersblood says:

    Right now I have an iPhone4, my very first smartphone. It would be awesom to play and compare an Android to the iPhone. Would love to see Firefox on a smartphone.

  130. Russell says:


  131. Mary says:

    I would use my smartphone mostly for texting!

  132. adam says:


  133. Linda says:

    taking pictures

  134. Mike says:

    I’d use it for e-mail

  135. Peter H says:

    I don’t have a smart phone, but it would be great for
    taking and sharing pictures all over the web πŸ™‚

  136. Deya C says:

    I would definitely use it for the Universal Beats Audio!!!!!!!! So Cooooool

  137. Karen M says:

    I would use my new HTC One S smartphone to take pictures of awesome acts like The Sheepdogs, LP, Katheleen Edwards, and The Pack AD, especially since it takes fantastic pictures even in low light! I would also use Beats Audio to listen to play my favourite tunes, which can sometimes close their interity and quality when put into a digital format. It plays music the way it’s supposed to be heard! Finally, I would text and twitter everyone I know from my first ever smartphone!

  138. Tintin says:

    For voice & photos!

  139. Gideon says:

    I’d use the one S for email the most, but with a camera that good I’m sure I’d find other great use’s as well, like sending mms and posting to G+ how great the Virgin VIP lounge is! Thanks

  140. lindsey says:

    TEXTING and photos by far!!! Get some great shots at Squamish Live this year!!

  141. Gigi says:

    Texting and apps!!!

  142. Sam says:

    Gaming! and work..

  143. Sharon says:


  144. Tina says:


  145. Erica Son says:

    I use my phone mainly for texting and calling.
    I see so many people carrying smart phone on the skytrain, bus and even walking on the street.
    With my PC phone, I only use for “phone purposes.” I do not feel that my phone failed me in any ways; however as the battery life is significantly shortened after three years of non-stop usage, I think it needs to rest in my drawer. It would be great to get a new phone through this giveaway πŸ™‚

  146. Nina says:

    I would use the phone mostly for texting and photos!

  147. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d use it most for texting friends and family

  148. MICHELLE says:

    Texting my fabulous friends and love ones, love love twitter and gotta check in on face book too πŸ™‚

  149. Vince says:

    texting my family members!

  150. Ro says:

    I’m old school – voice!

  151. Deidre says:

    Texting and voice mail!

  152. Stotes says:

    Texting and apps.

  153. Hardev says:

    I use my smartphones mostly for communications (email [work and personal], social networking, IM, and SMS) and music

  154. Jason Schmidt says:

    I use my smartphone to mostly check the time:)

  155. kahhlee says:

    Photos! πŸ™‚

  156. Amelia says:

    I’m a traditionalist. I want to use my phone for phoning people! Okay, also reading my favourite blogs. Maybe.

  157. Teresa says:

    I’d probably use it primarily as a phone and secondarily for social networking.

  158. DEANNA P says:

    I would use the Internet and data most

  159. Greg Gurd says:

    Mostly the photo’s

  160. Andrew says:

    Lots-voice, text, photos, social networking and music!

  161. Roger S says:

    I use my smartphone to text my girlfriend and friends, upload pictures of food onto my Facebook, find my food carts via twitter, and bbm my friends to go hang out.

  162. laurel k. says:

    I would probably use it as my phone I am not liking my current one , i am just waiting for the contract to end ty

  163. Glen G. says:

    I would use everything! I don’t have a phone and am dying to have a cool android 4 phone for apps, texting, and social media!

  164. Ana says:


  165. edward says:

    i would tweet, email, bank, facebook, talk, text, game, pinterest, wordpress…. oh heck enuf of the listing I would live life to the fullest πŸ™‚

  166. Michael Hudson says:

    text! i love to text!

  167. Victoria says:

    Love taking photos!

  168. Hisayo says:

    Social media that’s what I would use it for most.

  169. Ron says:

    Whatsapp’ing my friends and reading while riding on transit.

  170. Mr.Whitney says:

    twitter, twitter, twitter

  171. Matthew M says:

    all about the picture taking with my phones.

  172. lisa says:

    i ll probably use it for texting!

  173. Jonathan says:

    I would use a smartphone for social networking and real-time mapping – these are the most handy functions for me!

  174. tazim says:

    I would use this for social networking and texting mostly. The camera looks like a good one, too.

  175. Leo Hsiao says:

    Twitter & reading the news

  176. Helen says:

    All of the above!

  177. Tony says:

    Mainly for: talking, texting, photos

  178. brian says:

    i would use every aspect of this amazing device.

  179. Kelly says:

    Social media

  180. paul says:

    I would use my smart phone for phoning and a bit of texting, but not when I drive pv

  181. CW says:

    Would love a smartphone so that I can check anywhere I want!!!

  182. C.K. says:

    Texting for sure!

  183. Kelsey Baines says:

    I’m a huge texter! Though i will admit since the invention of smartphones I barely use my computer anymore, everything is just so accessible via phone now.

  184. Kitty says:

    Texting kills the competition!

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