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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 2009-12-16, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Wind Mobile Plans announced

Wind Mobile will unveil the WIND Mobile store, and the full line-up of products and services today at a Media event at Queen's Quay Terminal in Toronto this morning.

I'll post details here when I get them.

Please do not post speculation here.

If you would like to speculate or post general comments see our Wind Mobile is a Go thread.

This thread is strictly to discuss actual products and plans when they are announced.



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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 2009-12-16, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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For hardware, Wind Mobile will begin by offering four phones and a data stick : Blackberry Bold 9700 ($450), HTC Maple ($300), Samsung Gravity ($150), Huawei U7519 ($130) and the Huawei E181 Data stick for $150.

The following are the three voice plans to be offered by Wind.

Chat - $15 per month
  • Unlimited incoming text
  • Call Control (Caller ID, missed-call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited incoming WIND calls when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • 100 province-wide minutes when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • 50 Canada/U.S. outgoing text


Always Talk - $35
  • Unlimited incoming text
  • Call Control (caller ID, missed call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • Unlimited province-wide calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • 50 Canada/US outgoing text from any WIND HOME Zone

Always Shout - $45
  • Unlimited incoming texts
  • Call Control (caller ID, missed call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling when in any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited outgoing text to Canada/U.S. when in a WIND HOME Zone
  • Voicemail

Add On Options

Wind will be offering a number of add on packages such as and add-on data package ($35 per month) unlimited texting ($5 per month), and long distance plans.

Data Only Plans

The Infinite Laptop plan will be $55 per month plus the cost of the data stick for unlimited internet data in any Wind Home Zone. The Fair Usage Policy states that users usage will be throttled after 5GB of data usage within any given month.



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I think the plans are great. I can not wait to switch to Wind
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By "any Wind Home Zone" do they mean any Wind coverage area (ie area where you are not roaming on Rogers)? Or is it just your own city area code?

Regardless, those are nice looking plans.

Edit: From their coverage map, it looks like a Wind Home Zone is any Wind coverage area! Their coverage is only To and Calgary for now though. Hurry up and get to Ottawa Wind!
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right now there are only two Wind Home Zones.. Toronto (GTA) and Calgary.

If you are not in any of those areas, roaming fees will apply.

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Yes, roaming on Rogers is 25c/minute with Wind. But don't the other carriers change long distance minutes when you are outside of your calling zone?
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Intersting that the visual used on their home page includes an iPhone:


Of course, the current edition of the iPhone won't work with Wind, but the next generation (4) coming in 2010 might...

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Yes, roaming on Rogers is 25c/minute with Wind. But don't the other carriers change long distance minutes when you are outside of your calling zone?
Yes, but right now, even if you make an OUTBOUND local call FROM outside of Toronto/Calgary , then you will still be charged roaming fees (unlike the Big 3).

But once the Home Zones start to expand, making (AND RECEIVING) calls within any Home Zone will not incur any roaming charges.

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Are the prices for the plans posted inclusive of all additional fees? i.e. 911, SAF, etc... I'd like to know what the FINAL price is, all in.

And does anyone know if free weekend/evenings is included in any of the plans - or is this an optional add-on?
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Are the prices for the plans posted inclusive of all additional fees? i.e. 911, SAF, etc... I'd like to know what the FINAL price is, all in.
There are no other fees.

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And does anyone know if free weekend/evenings is included in any of the plans - or is this an optional add-on?
The $15 plan doesn't have extra weekend minutes. It's 100 minutes anytime. Each additional minute is 10c

The $35 and $45 are unlimited anytime minutes. You don't have to worry about when you call.
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is there any charge to change price plans?

anyone signed on to wind lately? what does a wind sim/uicc card look like?
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is there any charge to change price plans?
From windmobile FAQ

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Question
Can I change my plan mid-month?
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At WIND, you can change your plan at any time.
We will pro-rate the amount remaining on your first plan and apply that to your new plan. Same for all your Add-ons. When you change your plan, the new plan is effective at the midnight following your request, no matter what time your account is updated.
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ok that probaly means if u change it in the middle of a billing cycle, but if you have it changed on your bil cycle date, there is no prorata, so yeah protata messes things upo but no extra charges i see.
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Yes, but right now, even if you make an OUTBOUND local call FROM outside of Toronto/Calgary , then you will still be charged roaming fees (unlike the Big 3).
Right. Forgot inbound LD is not charged by the Big 3.

Though, I just noticed that roaming with Wind in the US is the same price as roaming in Canada - 25c/min!!
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Right. Forgot inbound LD is not charged by the Big 3.
It is not charged by the big 3 if you are in your local calling area when the call is received. If you are outside your LCA, then you will receive LD charges for the incoming call.
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