Alternate wireless provider Wind Mobile gained 92,960 wireless voice and data subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, almost double the gain of 45,799 in the previous quarter.
By the end of the year, the carrier’s total retail subscriber base totalled 232,641 making it Canada’s sixth largest wireless operator
Wireless phone provider Public Mobile has announced roaming coverage for its customers in most major cities in Ontario and Quebec, as well as areas in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C. beginning March 14th.
Public Mobile, a start-up wireless rival to Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, said this week that it had expanded its service area into Brampton Ontario.
In mid-October Public Mobile expanded its service area, the first coverage area expansion since launching service in Toronto and Montreal last summer.
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
Public Mobile, a start-up wireless rival to Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, launched service in Toronto at 12:01 am Wednesday morning. Service to Mississauga and other suburban areas is expected in coming months.
Rather than trying to compete directly with existing providers, Public is aiming to attract the 38 percent of Canadians who don’t currently have cell phone service.
In a telecom decision handed down this week, the CRTC has approved the ownership structure of Public Mobile, a new Canadian wireless phone provider.
The decision means the company can continue with its plan to build a low cost wireless phone network offering $40 a month unlimited voice plans in Quebec and Ontario.
In a telecom decision handed down in late October, the CRTC ruled that Globalive Wireless Management (Globalive) could not operate a national wireless phone company in this country because the company was not Canadian controlled.
Today, Industry Canada Minister Tony Clement said the federal government has overturned the decision saying that 80% per cent of Globalive’s voting shares are controlled by Canadians therefore the company could offer its Wind Mobile service in this country.