WIND Mobile was not the only carrier that bought some wireless spectrum and was planning a Canadian wireless launch. Another wireless company, at the time named “DAVE” wireless, was also prepping a Canadian launch of its own.
Well DAVE wireless is almost ready to launch this Spring 2010, but the first order of business is a brand name change. DAVE wireless is now known as “Mobilicity” and will begin offering AWS 3G services (like WIND) this Spring 2010.
The initial launch city will be Toronto, followed by Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Ottawa throughout 2010. The new carrier will mark Canada’s seventh major cellular provider brand, including Rogers, Fido, Telus, Bell, Virgin, and WIND (not including Solo, Koodo, PC Mobile, etc).
The company plans to launch with various unlimited plan packages that are contract-free and offer various Nokia, Blackberry, and Sony Ericsson devices costing within the $100 range.
Whether the iPhone makes an appearance is unknown, but that is unlikely in its current form both because of price and GSM frequency support.