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Wind Mobile’s primary backer has withdrawn investment in the carrier following speculation over the future of the company over the last few months.

Telus pulls out of CWTA

Telus has just pulled out of the industry-funded Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA.) Visit DigitalHome.ca to find out more!

WIND Mobile launching unlimited U.S. roaming add-on

WIND Mobile has just announced it will soon be launching an unlimited data, talk and text add-on for roaming usage across the United States for $15/month.

Smart Home connectivity service announced by Samsung

A new service enabling Smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones to be connected and managed through a single integrated platform known as Smart Home has been announced by Samsung.

Verizon Eyes Canadian Market with $700M Bid for WIND Mobile

Verizon Communications is prepared to pay $700 million for WIND Mobile, and is also considering an acquisition of wireless startup, Mobilicity. The Globe and Mail reports on June 26th that two sources have confirmed that the US wireless giant has an “inital offer on the table.” Since WIND Mobile has a market share well under [...]

Waterloo VoIP Firm, Fongo Enters Bid for WIND Mobile

Waterloo, ON-based Fongo Inc. wants to acquire WIND mobile, but the wireless carrier seems to be shrugging off the offer as an early April Fools’ prank. VimpelCom is looking for a buyer for the fourth largest wireless carrier in Canada and while there has been speculation that some US-based mobile giants such as AT&T and [...]

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