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|2009-12-20 12:45 PM|
Originally Posted by 99semaj View Post
Pick you poison I guess... The CRTC sure isn't perfect but it's doing a decent job protecting Canadians IMO. Like anything in life it's a balancing act. If you want to trade this for a pro "Big Business" government calling the shots it's up to you...
|2009-12-19 04:35 PM|
|vjose78||No WIND in Winnipeg this year?|
|2009-12-19 11:34 AM|
Number Porting Update
According to a WIND manager at the Oakville kiosk who I spoke with today (Saturday), number porting is still not available and there is no information on when it will be. Technical glitches are the source of the problem. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
|2009-12-19 09:28 AM|
|2009-12-19 08:35 AM|
When Globalive starts up an actual prepaid service, it will most likely be Yak (I think)
|2009-12-18 09:57 PM|
|bolmsted||I wonder if Wind (GlobalLive) who also runs Yak will team up with MTS/Allstream for a nationwide network as I believe Yak uses Allstream like Primus to have 4th national carrier rather than regional.|
|2009-12-16 03:16 PM|
Replace my Home Landline
While the focus has been on renewed competition in the mobile market, it seems to me that these plans could also replace home landlines.
$48 / month
200 included minutes within Canada and to the U.S., 4¢ calling to Canada, the U.S. and 50 international destinations
$65 / month
Unlimited Calling within Canda and to the U.S., 1000 minutes to 50 international destinations
|2009-12-16 02:06 PM|
Originally Posted by jshel101 View Post
It appears that Vancouver, Ottawa and Edmonton are the planned expansion HOME zones for 2010. I would imagine by the summer of 2011 they'll be all over.
|2009-12-16 01:37 PM|
This thread is discussing Wind Mobile in Canada. Please lets stick to it. Discussions of rates in other countries have taken place in other threads so you may wish to search there.
|2009-12-16 12:45 PM|
I know, many folks are super excited about little bit of competition in Canada. Here is an example of what a real "dog eat dog competition" looks like to tickle your fantasies.
In India, Virgin mobile is now offering equivalent of 0.5 cents/minute for every minute you talk. Kind of like get paid to use Bing search engine in US.
For $2.5 a year, Indians get, unlimited free incoming valid for a year with most operators on pre-paid. Caller ID is assumed free and no one thinks about it when signing up and still companies are making some money.
A far cry from 3 year contracts which operators can change at their whim and not notify you. Personal experience with a company whose name starts with R.
|2009-12-16 12:04 PM|
Originally Posted by Big Ben View Post
|2009-12-16 11:30 AM|
Any ideas of how long it might take for them to expand to other cities? I mean I realize that they obviously have to see how well they do at first, get some other cities in mind etc. So I'm not expecting it to happen tomorrow, but has anyone heard anything?
1-2 years maybe, with same or better coverage as the big 3 within 5 years? Less, more?
|2009-12-16 11:22 AM|
The locked-phone issue doesn't really matter as even an unlocked Wind phone won't work on the Rogers, Bell, or Telus 3G networks - just Rogers GSM.
Though, I sure hope you will be able to bring your own phone to Wind eventually - or they have a better selection in the near future - as I have no interest in their current lineup.
|2009-12-16 11:13 AM|
Originally Posted by jayoldschool View Post
|2009-12-16 11:11 AM|
A new thread for compatible phones makes sense. Feel free to start if you are willing to stay active in it for awhile. Thanks!
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