Wind Mobile, Canada's newest wireless phone provider has announced it will be launching mobile phone service in the Ottawa market this Friday March 26th.

Ottawa is the fourth city that Wind will be offering service in. The company has been offering wireless phone service in Toronto and Calgary since December and in Edmonton for the last month.

The company offers three voice plans: Chat, Always Talk and Always Shout for $15, $35 and $45 a month respectively which do not include the cost of the wireless phone. Wind also offer a data only plan called Infinite laptop for $55 per month.

For hardware, Wind Mobile offers 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.

Wind says there will be no activation fees, system access or 911 fees added to the monthly plans. The following are the three monthly voice plans being 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

* A Wind Home Zone currently refers to Toronto, Calgary or Edmonton.

Add On Options

Wind offers 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 is $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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