The spectrum auction that eventually saw the launch of Wind Mobile and Mobilicity was supposed to do that, but the two new entrants have faced a lot of growing pains and they’re both reportedly on the market. And a big possible buyer for both Wind and Mobilicity is none other than Verizon Wireless.more →
Huawei may not be quite the same kind of household name as Samsung or Motorola, but the Chinese company has quietly been increasingly its market share by approaching more affordable alternatives to its competitors.more →
Choosing a cell phone plan can be an exercise in frustration for a lot of people, so Wind Mobile has decided to simplify its offerings down to just two voice plans: The Wind 25 and the Wind 40, which are appropriately priced at $25 and $40 per month, respectively.more →
They’ve just announced a successful live trial of the upcoming 4G network. Interestingly, the reason why they’re interested in building out an LTE network is not for the faster web experience; it’s to provide the exclusive North American introduction of “HD Voice.”more →
The Google Nexus S (by Samsung) is currently available in two forms in North America: Unlocked via Best Buy or locked to T-Mobile. Both of these options are mostly for Americans, unless Canadians want to leap across the border to get the unlocked model. That’s changing in two short months.more →
When it comes to marketing, one of the first challenges is simply convincing potential customers to come through the door. Wind already tried that with its 50% discounts, but the Canadian carrier is about to unleash another tactic: free long distance… but it’s not exactly what you think it is.more →
Wind Mobile is doing some pretty cool things when it comes to rate plans and add-ons, but the hardware offerings can leave a little to be desired. No one really wanted that Huawei U8100 to satisfy their Android cravings, so along came the Motorola XT720.more →
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.more →
So, you’ve been itching to get your hands on a new Google Android phone, but you don’t want to break the bank in the process, nor do you want to sign a lengthy contract. Wind has you covered, because they’ve just released the Huawei U8100. This touchscreen smartphone is the first Google Android smartphone to be made available through Wind Mobile in Canada and you can get it for just $160.more →
It’s very rare to see the major competitors in a giant industry sit down and openly discuss where the market is moving. It’s like when they got Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to chat in front of a live audience. Well, the same thing has happened with Canada’s telecom firms. Over at the Canadian Telecom Summit earlier this week, a panel was moderated by Iain Marlow of the Globe. During the “Advanced Wireless Service” event, three major executives from Wind, Rogers, and Mobilicity had a one-hour discussion on wireless communications in Canada.more →
Wind Mobile has been aggressively marketing in the cities that it serves, but some people may say that their services are still too expensive. Well, it seems that a few more data plan options are just over the horizon. If you were to go to the Wind Mobile website today, you’d see that there is just one data add-on option. That’s the infinite mobile for $35.00 a month, offering unlimited Internet access on your smartphone while in any Wind Home Zone. What if you don’t need that much data?more →
It’s one of those things that becomes a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Wind Mobile doesn’t want to lock you down to a lengthy contract. On the other hand, this means that they don’t offer hardware subsidies. So, what do you do?
You sell a cheapass phone, of course! If you want to get into the Wind Mobile action and don’t want to break the bank, you might want the Huawei U1250.more →
Earlier this week the Nokia 5230 was revealed and suspected to be making its way over to Wind Mobile in Canada “soon” and with that, we would probably expect it in a “few weeks.” As it turns out, these weeks turned into days. Wind Mobile has officially launched the Nokia 5230. The best part is that they’re keeping the price a lot lower than most people would expect for a brand new touchscreen smartphone. The Nokia 5230 can be yours for $180. That’s outright without a contract.more →
Wind Mobile has already had quite the impact on the Canadian cellular industry, enticing customers away from carriers that have long since dominated the maple-flavored climate. Even though Wind has only been around for a short while, it’s already expanding its lineup.
In addition to other smartphones like the HTC Maple and BlackBerry Bold 9700, Wind Mobile will soon be carrying the Nokia 5230 as well.more →
In case you didn’t already know, the Canadian government has some rather stringent restrictions on how the wireless industry can operate within our borders. They do not allow much in terms of foreign investment and control, but it seems that these shackles will soon be loosened.
Do you remember the hiccups that Wind Mobile had to overcome prior to its launch? Do you remember how the CRTC almost stopped Wind from opening its doors due to a sizable investment from a German firm? If these new changes do take place, situations like that will truly be a thing of the past.more →