Wind Mobile launches new plans, unlimited data starts at $35/month

WIND Mobile, Canada’s plucky underdog carrier, has updated their service plans across the board. The base $20 and $30 plans have both been bumped up by $5, but the $25 plan now includes Canada-wide calling. The WINDtab subsidy on the $35 plan has been increased to $150 from $100, and there’s a new top-tier plan available at $60 that has just about everything you could want: unlimited U.S. roaming, Canada/U.S.-wide calling, global texting, unlimited data, voicemail, and up to $500 subsidy on your handset.

WIND currently operates in most major Canadian population centers, and offers roaming service through Rogers. Despite the excellent prices WIND is offering, the coverage issue is a dealbreaker for many folks living in more remote areas. In any case, they’re managing to keep up with major device releases, including the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5.

WIND is still facing an uphill battle against dominating forces like Rogers, Bell, and TELUS, and was shouldered out of the last spectrum auctions parent company, Vimpelcom, wouldn’t put the money in to bid. As it stands, WIND currently has over 700,000 subscribers, while Rogers has upgraded or activated that many in Q4 2013 alone.

In any case, swing by WIND’s plans page for a closer look at what they’re offering. Any takers? Who’s on WIND already? Who would like to be?

Wind Mobile's new plans

Source: Marketwired


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Wind Mobile launches new plans with nationwide calling, US roaming


Pretty great deal considering the majority of the population lives in the Metropolitan areas within an hour from the US border.

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I'll be switching to Wind in a few weeks. I live in Ottawa and I don't travel outside the city that often. When I do travel, as long as I can receive texts and calls, I'm alright. I find it funny that Wind can offer better deals than the Big 3.

I got the Wish 40 plan (called something like that). Signed up during the Christmas sale in 2011. The plan is really Winds new $60 but I pay $40/month :-D

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If only Wind was available in most of the major cities in Canada, Rogers Bell and Telus would be sh*tting their pants for losing subscribers to Wind. I for sure would be one of them. The Big 3 are a f*cking ripoff. They charge us almost triple these prices for half of whats in those plans. Thank God for my grandfathered plan with Rogers, I'd be taking out a second mortgage otherwise.

They tried but I had a big argument with them that included managers and department heads but I ended up getting my way. They said I had to get one of those expensive share plans in order to upgrade which I told them was complete bullshit to pay double what I pay now. I threatened to cancel after 7 years of doing business with them if they didn't change back my plan to my $55 plan which included 400 Nation wide minutes and 5GB of data and everything else included. And they wonder why they're so hated. Valuing money over your customers is just a bad business practice but it seems like they don't care.

I own a Nokia Lumia outright and use it on the Rogers network with no data plan, no contract, 200 minutes local. Including taxes I pay $21 monthly. WIND would give me more minutes and Canada-wide coverage but I'd have to add Voicemail so my cost if I switch would be $28. I'm just glad to have WIND around in the market as a check on Rogers.

Had wind their 4g speeds were 1MB/S download and same for upload. Terrible service.

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