Mobilicity Accepts $465M Takeover by Rogers

Another one bites the dust. Mobilicity today announced it would accept a $465 million takeover bid by telco giant Rogers. As part of the deal, Rogers will sell off some of Mobilicity’s wireless airwave spectrum to competitor Wind Mobile, a condition the federal government demanded before approving the sale. Mobilicity has around 157,000 customers in […]

Wind Mobile Launches Cellular Service in Toronto Subway

Toronto Mayor John Tory, the Toronto Transit Commission and Wind Mobile announced this morning that starting today, Wind customers will be able to use their cellphones underground. Currently, WiFi is available on many of Toronto’s subway platforms, but cellular service has remained elusive. BAI Canada, which won the $25 million bid to roll out WiFi […]

Canadians Offer Support to Earthquake-Stricken Nepal

Canadian phone companies are offering free phone calls for a limited time to Nepal.

Wind Mobile now offering 6 months free service to Mobilicity customers

Wind Mobile is offering an unprecedented deal to Mobilicity customers from now until January 26th: 6 months of free service, along with a free SIM card. The free plan also includes unlimited talk, data and text. Mobile Syrup speculates that this is all part of Wind’s master plan to buy out Mobilicity ahead of the […]

Wind Mobile joins forces with Telus to expand national network

Wind Mobile has announced a new partnership with Telus that will give new and existing Wind customers better service than ever before outside of Wind’s ‘Unlimited’ zone in Canada. The agreement provides Wind customers with access to Telus’ mobile network at no extra charge. According to Wind, the deal has increased their coverage area by […]

WIND Mobile founder partners with equity firm to buyout Vimpelcom’s remaining shares

by Christina Peden Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera has announced a new partnership with Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital and other investors to buy out VimpelCom’s majority share in the company. VimpleCom, a Dutch-Russian owner tech conglomerate, has been trying to offload its Wind shares since acquiring Egyptian-owned Orascom, which financed Wind prior […]

WIND Mobile lowers domestic roaming rates

by Christina Peden Wind mobile announced Thursday a plan to reduce fees for domestic roaming rates across their partner networks in Canada and the US.  The new rates come into effect immediately. Previously, Wind customers could expect to pay 20₵ per minute for incoming and outgoing calls in the US and Canada if they were […]

Wind Mobile loses major investment

Wind Mobile’s primary backer has withdrawn investment in the carrier following speculation over the future of the company over the last few months.

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