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  1. Wind Mobile
    Freedom Mobile Customers get more Value with Freedom Wi-Fi Freedom Mobile today announced the launch of Freedom Wi-Fi, a service that connects customers to over 65,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots across Western Canada. Beginning today, with this free trial, Freedom Mobile customers can supplement...
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    WIND Mobile customers in the Calgary area are now enjoying better network coverage, faster data speeds and improved call quality following the completion of a major network infrastructure upgrade. “We are really pleased to have completed the second Western market in our continuing network...
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    Today, WIND Mobile announced that system network upgrades in the Greater Vancouver area are now complete. New equipment and additional wireless spectrum have been added, allowing B.C customers to now enjoy better network coverage, faster data speeds and improved call quality. “We are really...
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    Wind has announced that they will be supporting Syrian refugees new to Canada with free phone service. The mobile phone company is currently accepting donations of used cell phones at all Wind locations. Wind plans to donate the phones, along with two years of free cell phone service to...
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    Wind mobile is expanding its coverage across Canada, and will now cover over 1.5 million square kilometers coast-to-coast. The wireless company has added a new domestic roaming network to their coverage, saying that they are now reaching 99% of Canada’s population. Under the terms of the deal...
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    Another one bites the dust. Mobilicity today announced it would accept a $465 million takeover bid by telco giant Rogers. As part of the deal, Rogers will sell off some of Mobilicity’s wireless airwave spectrum to competitor Wind Mobile, a condition the federal government demanded before...
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    Toronto Mayor John Tory, the Toronto Transit Commission and Wind Mobile announced this morning that starting today, Wind customers will be able to use their cellphones underground. Currently, WiFi is available on many of Toronto’s subway platforms, but cellular service has remained elusive...
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    Worldwide relief efforts are underway following Saturday’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Canadians wishing to offer support can do so by using their mobile phones and texting through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada. Text REDCROSS to 45678 to donate $10 or to 30333 to donate...
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    Wind Mobile is offering an unprecedented deal to Mobilicity customers from now until January 26th: 6 months of free service, along with a free SIM card. The free plan also includes unlimited talk, data and text. Mobile Syrup speculates that this is all part of Wind’s master plan to buy out...
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    Wind Mobile has announced a new partnership with Telus that will give new and existing Wind customers better service than ever before outside of Wind’s ‘Unlimited’ zone in Canada. The agreement provides Wind customers with access to Telus’ mobile network at no extra charge. According to Wind...
  11. Industry News
    by Christina Peden Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera has announced a new partnership with Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital and other investors to buy out VimpelCom’s majority share in the company. VimpleCom, a Dutch-Russian owner tech conglomerate, has been trying to...
  12. Industry News
    by Christina Peden Wind mobile announced Thursday a plan to reduce fees for domestic roaming rates across their partner networks in Canada and the US.  The new rates come into effect immediately. Previously, Wind customers could expect to pay 20₵ per minute for incoming and outgoing calls in...
  13. Industry News
    Wind Mobile’s primary backer has withdrawn investment in the carrier following speculation over the future of the company over the last few months. Amsterdam-based telecom conglomerate VimpelCom Ltd., has written down its investment in Globalive Wireless Management Corp., which operates...
  14. Industry News
    Telus has just pulled out of the industry-funded Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA.) The Vancouver-based carrier’s departure follows on the heels of the withdrawal of other high-profile companies from the wireless industry lobby group over the last year. Wind Mobile...
  15. Industry News
    WIND Mobile has just announced it will soon be launching an unlimited data, talk and text add-on for roaming usage across the United States for $15/month. The new “Unlimited U.S. Roaming” add-on is slated to go live on 3 February and will be open to both new and existing customers.  The news...
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    A new service enabling Smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones to be connected and managed through a single integrated platform known as Smart Home has been announced by Samsung. The Samsung Smart Home had its debut at CES 2014 in Las Vegas with the service to be commercially rolled out...
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    Verizon Communications is prepared to pay $700 million for WIND Mobile, and is also considering an acquisition of wireless startup, Mobilicity. The Globe and Mail reports on June 26th that two sources have confirmed that the US wireless giant has an "inital offer on the table." Since WIND...
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  19. Industry News
    Waterloo, ON-based Fongo Inc. wants to acquire WIND mobile, but the wireless carrier seems to be shrugging off the offer as an early April Fools' prank. VimpelCom is looking for a buyer for the fourth largest wireless carrier in Canada and while there has been speculation that some US-based...
  20. Industry News
    VimpelCom will be taking bids for WIND Mobile starting on March 22, according to several news reports. Toronto-based WIND Mobile is the fourth largest wireless carrier in Canada and the price of ownership will be in the $500 million to $1 billion range. In a Toronto Star report, Canaccord...
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