Sigh. I worked for Rogers. I'm an engineer (in communications, no less).
glad WIND is launching on Wednesday at 10:30am EST. Last summer, when the spectrum auction was going on, my workplace was filled with all this propaganda.
The incumbents have rested on their laurels, constantly gouging consumers. System Access Fees? They used to CLAIM it was IMPOSED by the government until they were sued and changed the wording.
e911 technology is developed by Canadians, but yet we don't actually have this technology in our cellphones. It's just sad.
WIND has a national network (minus Quebec because they lost the auction) and roaming agreements all across North America.
[The money spent on the Quebec licenses was also ridiculous -- exceeding hte $400M+ that WIND spent for ALL the rest of Canada. That's how much $ the incumbents, in this case Quebecor, have to throw around.]
Finally, we will have plans like the U.S. where long distance has not existed for years.
Those complaining about the lack of an iPhone? Umm... the radio inside the iPhone doesn't support the frequencies. Educate yourself just a little
before going off on something out of WIND's control. They have confirmed
they will have BlackBerries too.
Taken at last week's MobileMondayToronto: