VimpelCom Putting WIND Mobile Up For Sale

VimpelCom will be taking bids for WIND Mobile starting on March 22, according to several news reports. Toronto-based WIND Mobile is the fourth largest wireless carrier in Canada and the price of ownership will be in the $500 million to $1 billion range. In a Toronto Star report, Canaccord Genuity Canadian research head Dvai Ghose […]

Mobilicity Teams with Loblaw to Sell Wireless Phones

Grocery shoppers at Loblaw’s stores will have a chance to add Mobilicity cell phones to their shopping baskets starting on Sept. 4th. The Toronto-based wireless carrier is expanding its retail distribution network to include almost 50 Prepaid Cell Phone Express kiosks at select Loblaw’s locations across Canada. The shelves will be stocked with a variety […]

WIND Mobile Wins Supreme Court Judgment

In the case of WIND Mobile and its compliance with Canadian ownership rules, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has decided that no violation has occurred. The decision goes against rival wireless company Public Mobile, seeking to prevent Globalive Wireless Management Corp. from offering a national cellular service under the WIND brand because of foreign […]

Latest numbers show Canada has over 25.5 million wireless customers

The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up just under 4% year to date.

Mobilicity New Year’s promo offers free social data on wireless text plans

ata” on their cheaper voice and text plans and free data on their more expensive $45 a month plan.

The alternate wireless company offers four voice text plans which range in price from $25 to $55 per month in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Rumour: Wind Mobile in talks to acquire Mobilicity

Bloomberg news is reporting today that Globalive Communications, owners of Wind Mobile, are in talks to buy Mobilicity.

Privately held Mobilicity currently offers wireless service in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver while Wind Mobile offers service in starting at $25 per month.

Metro opens 9 Mobilicity kiosks in select stores

Grocery giant Metro and Mobilicity today announced a test-pilot program that would see the opening of Mobilicity wireless kiosks in nine Metro grocery stores in Ottawa and Toronto.

The young wireless company currently offers wireless plans in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver starting at $25 per month.

Mobilicity adds two new smartphones to its line-up

Mobilicity this week added the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and the Android powered HTC Amaze 4G to its line-up of smartphones.
The popular which have just arrived in the Canadian marketplace this month will sell without a contract for $300 and $550 respectively. New subscribers are also eligible for a 50% discount off the the carriers regular monthly rate plans.

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