Wind Mobile to launch in Vancouver June 3rd

Wind Mobile has announced it will be launching mobile phone service in the Vancouver market this Thursday June 3rd.

Vancouver is the fifth city that Wind will be offering service in. The company now offers wireless phone service in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.

The company offers three voice plans: Chat, Always Talk and Always Shout for $15, $35 and $45 a month respectively which do not include the cost of the wireless phone. Until June 30th, the company is offering 50% on all voice and data plans for the first six months.

For hardware, Wind Mobile offers five phones and a data stick : Blackberry Bold 9700 ($450), HTC Maple ($200), Nokia 5230 ($180)Samsung Gravity ($130), Huawei U7519 ($90), Huawei 1250 ($70) and the Huawei E181 Data stick for $150.

Wind says there will be no activation fees, system access or 911 fees added to the monthly plans.

The following are the three monthly voice plans being offered by Wind.

Chat – $15 per month

  • Unlimited incoming text
  • Call Control (Caller ID, missed-call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling when in any WIND HOME Zone*
  • Unlimited incoming WIND calls when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • 100 province-wide minutes when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • 50 Canada/U.S. outgoing text

Always Talk – $35

  • Unlimited incoming text
  • Call Control (caller ID, missed call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • Unlimited province-wide calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • 50 Canada/US outgoing text from any WIND HOME Zone

Always Shout – $45

  • Unlimited incoming texts
  • Call Control (caller ID, missed call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited outgoing text to Canada/U.S. when in a WIND HOME Zone
  • Voicemail

* A Wind Home Zone currently refers to cities the company is currently offering service in.

Add On Options

Wind offers a number of add on data packages such as add-on data package which range in price from $10 to $35 a month over the cost of any voice plan, unlimited texting ($5 per month), voicemail ($5 per month) and three long distance plans.

Data Only Plans

The Infinite Laptop plan is $55 per month plus the cost of the data stick for unlimited internet data in any Wind Home Zone. The Fair Usage Policy states that users usage will be throttled after 5GB of data usage within any given month.

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Comments

2 Responses to “Wind Mobile to launch in Vancouver June 3rd”
  1. annoying says:

    This is a good question for competitors like rogers, bell etc, why they are charging customers per min, even the third world conntries are so cheaper in terms of communication services being offered to public. Its been over 30 years that we have mobile phones in the market and our rates still reflect as if mobile phone are a miracle being offerred by these companies. I hope if companies like wind survived in the market for some time and are not eaten by biggers firms the way it happened to Fido then we can expect competitive rates from others as well.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why are they charging customers per min,

      The reason is greed plain and simple.