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WIND Mobile Promo: Bring Your iPhone 5s/5c, Get Up to $500 in Credit

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Looks like WIND Mobile is set to launch a promo to sway iPhone users with AWS-compatible models to join their network–and gain up to $500 in service credits (via MobileSyrup):

“On Friday September 20th, 2013, Apple is set to release two new highly anticipated smartphones – the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. To welcome these new products to the market, WIND is offering up to $500 in service credits for customers that bring their new iPhone 5s/iPhone 5c to WIND and join on our WIND 40 plan by Monday September 23rd, 2013.”

“To ensure continued receipt of the Bring Your Own iPhone (BYO iPhone) service credits the customer must remain on the WIND 40 plan and continue to use a Nano-SIM Card for the duration of the 20 months”

New activations will be required to sign up to a $40 per month plan plus buy a WIND nano SIM card. The credits are data, voicemail and long distance add-ons. The promotional plan according to the internal doc will go live on Thursday.

Will the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c work on WIND Mobile’s AWS network, or any other similar network? The answer is yes, as both devices list the 1700MHz/2100MHz bands under their specifications. Many of you been asking us if these phones will work–and the answer is yes, but real life confirmation will come when these devices launch on September 20 and users start flooding the internet with screenshots (email us tips@iphoneincanada.ca with your iPhone 5s/iPhone 5c screenshots on WIND, Mobilicity, Videotron, Eastlink).

Do also note existing iPhone 5 units sold by Apple after mid-April (along with warranty swaps) were units with 1700/2100MHz bands, part of the shift after T-Mobile gained AWS iPhone 5 units in March. Many users are already using their iPhone 5 units on WIND Mobile and Mobilicity.

Now, the question remains: are you willing to forego LTE download speeds on your iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in an effort to save on your monthly plan by going over to WIND Mobile? That’s a choice you’ll have to make.

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  • Moon

    if with unlimited data then YES I AM WILLING..

  • WallsOfJericho316

    I switched to Wind a few months ago on my iPhone 5, and reluctantly switched back to Fido. The download speeds in Toronto were REALLY poor, but that wasn’t the main reason I switched back. The main reason was reception. I couldn’t get phone calls or use data while sitting in my office in the middle of Downtown Toronto’s Financial District. If I went outside, I was fine. Also, reception would drop out in the weird places at the weird times, like in the middle of the Danforth.

    I have a wife and baby son at home, and elderly parents. I can’t afford not to be reachable.

    Anyways, I popped my Fido SIM card back in, negotiated with them, and got a better deal while retaining my trusty $30 6GB data plan. Not as good as WIND, but at least I can receive phone calls and use data at all. Plus since I upgraded to iOS 7, my iPhone and Fido are reporting that my data usage has dropped – though I’m not using the phone any differently.

    I am by no means anti-WIND though – as soon as they improve their reception in Toronto (or I change jobs), I’m back in the game – and this iPhone promotion is a great deal. I’ll take consistent pricing over speed, but I need the phone’s reception to be good in order to actually use it.

  • wuju

    I’m ready to switch but the reception quality you mentioned concerns me greatly. I only use 3G speed of download so LTE is not a great concern for me.

    I’m with Fido now but I’ll give them a call and see what they can do to retain me as a customer. Otherwise I might still switch to the 40 dollar plan regardless of the promo or not. Currently I’m paying 56 and that’s a large differences in cost per month.

  • Canucks

    Fido has the best price/quality ratio at the moment for wireless in Canada. I am on the same boat with my $30 6GB data plan. I am not going to change company as long as Fido doesn’t mess up my plan.

    By the way, this $500 credit from Wind is such a scam since most people won’t read the small prints. It can only be apply to extra features like long distance and roaming packages!!! Useless!!!

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