Orascom Telecom Holdings of Egypt happens to be one of the biggest investors in Wind Mobile and Naguib Sawiris is the company’s executive chairman. In a recent interview with the Globe and Mail, he says that Bell, Telus and Rogers are “a joke” and that they’re not worth investing in because they’re “too big” and “too slow.” That’s why he wanted to invest in Wind instead.
The Canadian wireless landscape is changing again, since another competitor is entering the arena to fight for your hard-earned dollars. Sort of. The good news is that if you happen to be in Toronto or Montreal, you can go into a physical Public Mobile store right now. The bad news is that you won’t exactly walk away with cellular service.
You see, Public Mobile decided to open up ten stores in Toronto and fifteen stores in Montreal a couple of days ago. You can go to these stores, chat it up with the employees, and learn more about that $40 flat rate unlimited plan. You can even sign up, if you’d like, but the actual Public Mobile network doesn’t go live until the middle of May.
The Canadian wireless climate is about to undergo another shakeup. The launch of Wind Mobile opened up the floodgates to some more competition and now another contender is on the way. Public Mobile has already started some guerilla marketing and it seems that it will be launching with free long distance.
If you’ve looked around some towns, you may have seen some ads at bus shelters and other locations that simply say “unlimited.”