Wind Mobile said this week it has officially launched wireless network coverage in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Cambridge, Ontario. The company also said it was in the final stages of testing in London Ontario with service beginning very soon.
In fact, Digital Home readers report that service is already available in London along with several new stores at Dundas and Richmond and the Sherwood forest malls.
Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal , today announced it has expanded its roaming coverage to the United States.
The company’s U.S. roaming rates will be the same as in Canada, 15 cents a minute to send or receive a call. Incoming texts are free and outgoing texts are 15-cents.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is federal agency responsible for regulating and supervising the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
The regulator`s mandate is to ensure that both the broadcasting and telecommunications systems serve the Canadian public.
Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable company, announced today that it has registered, in the last quarter, its strongest subscriber growth since its acquisition by Quebecor in the early 2000s with a net increase of 169,000 new service subscriptions, counting all products.
The company, which is a division of Quebecor, had revenues of $611.6 million during the quarter, up 10% from the same quarter a year earlier. Operating income was $275.4 million, up 4.1%.
In 2008, Shaw spent $190 million for wireless spectrum in Western Canada. The company’s goal at the time was to offer its more than two million customers in the west the quadruple play of services – Internet, wireline phone, TV and wireless.
Now, after a strategic review of the wireless marketplace, Shaw Communications has announced that it is no longer economically viable to build a wireless network.
Wind Mobile said today that it is now offering wireless phone service in the Kitchener / Waterloo region of Ontario. Wind now offers in six markets across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto.
The wireless company offers four voice plans which range in price from $15 to $45 a month and three data plans which range in price from $25 to $45 a month.
Rogers Communications recently reported that, as of the end of June, it had over 9.1 million wireless subscribers making it largest provider of wireless services in the country.
Combined with the Bell and Telus Mobility, the big three wireless companies now have over 23.5 million subscribers.