I can't see how WIND could be a viable option for anyone in Alberta (save for someone like a student who doesn't move around much) at the moment with the current coverage area. The zone doesn't currently cover the entire city and the map goes all over the place, making it seem like you have to carry it around with you to know where you get service and where your roaming. As far as the plans go, they are a nice change to be sure, but really only competetive with the CURRENT plans being offered by the other three. Rogers, in the wake of a recession and at a time of new providers launching, has still been raising prices. For example a year ago you could get a Smartphone with everything included from Rogers for $67.45+tax and for the same thing they now charge $82.58+tax. I can't comment on Telus/Bell since I don't subscribe but I can only assume they have done something similar as most of the plans offered by the big three are very similar.
A question about the roaming (on Rogers)...does AWS only use 1700MHz as a primary band for 3G? I'm just wondering how these phones roam on Rogers network which isn't AWS... I'm assuming the WIND/T-Mobile phones have 1700Mhz and either 850Mhz/1900Mhz available but only for GPRS/EDGE...can someone calrify this for me please? Also will WIND be up to par at 21Mbps anytime soon like the others? Rogers is lagging a bit in this department too outside of the five major cities. Thanks