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WIND Mobile Launches In Canada; Plans And Devices Revealed!

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On Monday, WIND Mobile announced that they would officially open for business today in two markets, Calgary and Toronto. Well, just as they promised, WIND Mobile has gone live in Canada!

As expected, the new Canadian wireless carrier has revealed price plans and devices. You can read more about those below:

Price Plans

Voice Plans

Chat: $15 per month

  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling across Canada
  • Unlimited Incoming Text Messages
  • 50 Canada/U.S. outgoing texts from any WIND HOME Zone
  • 100 province-wide calling minutes from any WIND HOME Zone
  • Call Control (Caller ID, missed-call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)

Always Talk: $35 per month

  • Unlimited Province-wide calling from any WIND HOME Zone
  • Unlimited incoming calls while in any WIND Home Zone
  • Unlimited Incoming Text Messages
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling across Canada
  • 50 Canada/U.S. outgoing texts from any WIND HOME Zone
  • Call Control (Caller ID, missed-call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)

Always Shout: $45 per month

  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling from any WIND Home Zone
  • Unlimited incoming calls while in any WIND Home Zone
  • Unlimited incoming/outgoing text messages (Canada/USA)
  • Unlimited WIND to WIND calling across Canada
  • Call Control (Caller ID, missed-call alerts, call forward, call conferencing, call waiting, call hold)
  • Voicemail

Data Plans

Infinite Mobile: $35 per month (may be used with any voice plan)

  • Unlimited data with tethering

Infinite Laptop: $55 per month

  • Unlimited data for Internet USB sticks within WIND Home Zone

BlackBerry Data Plans

Social BlackBerry: $10 per month (may be used with any voice plan)

  • Unlimited instant messaging, Facebook and MySpace

Infinite BlackBerry: $35 per month (may be used with any voice plan)

  • Unlimited data for BlackBerry

Add-ons

  • Voice Minutes: $0.10 per minute with the $15 plan
  • Text Messages: $0.10 each
  • Picture/Video Messages: $0.20 each
  • Voicemail: $5
  • Canada/USA Unlimited Text Messaging: $5
  • “My Country”: $5/country ($0.05/minute to call any number in China, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore)

Long Distance Plans

  • Unlimited Canada Long Distance: $10 (Unlimited calls to anywhere in Canada from a WIND Home Zone – this special Add-on is for Always Talk only.)
  • Unlimited USA Long Distance: $10 (Unlimited calls to anywhere in the US for a WIND Home Zone– available as an Add-on to Always Talk and Always Shout only.)
  • “My Country” International Calling: $5

Overage Charges

  • $0.10/minute for local calls; $0.25/minute when outside the Home Calling Zone
  • $0.15/minute for long distance Canada calls or calls to the USA; $0.25/minute when outside the Home Calling Zone
  • Text messages to Canada/US within the Home Calling Area are $0.10/message and $0.15/message for when outside the Home Calling Area
  • $0.20/Picture/Video message to the USA or within Canada when outside the Home Calling Zone
  • $1.00/international picture/video message
  • Data usage outside the Home Calling Area is charged at $0.10/25Kb

Pay As You Go

  • $20, $40 and $50 denominations available for top-up
  • Pay As You Go customers can share credit in denominations that range from $5 to $500 in increments of $1 for top-ups
  • Real-time balance check and remaining minutes
  • Real-time checks for plan and add-ons
  • Pay As You Go balance is valid for one year across are top-up denominations

Additional Notes

  • WIND Mobile customers will be roaming on the Rogers Wireless Network for 2G (EDGE) service
  • CallerID, Call Waiting, Conference Calling, Call Forwarding, Call Hold and Missed Call Alerts are including in every WIND Mobile plan
  • When outside of your Home Calling Area, receiving Voicemail alerts is free however listening to voicemails is charged at $0.25/minute
  • US/Canada and unlimited text messages are when a customer is in their Home Calling Area
  • All voice plans include one month of free service
  • No contracts
  • No activation fees
  • No charges for incoming long distance or text messages
  • No fees for cancellations or changing plans
  • Unlimited calling to other WIND customers

Devices

Blackberry Bold 9700

  • $450

Huawei U7519

  • $130

Huawei E181 Data Stick

  • $150

HTC Maple

  • $300

Samsung Gravity 2

  • $150

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  • iVictoria

    Do we expect changes to the 3 major carrier plans as a result of Wind? And, if “yes”, will those changes be Canada wide or only in the Calgary/Toronto markets? Can we sign up for a Wind plan in BC? If “no”, when can we expect service in BC? What about the iphone? Can Wind's technology handle the iphone? If “yes”, do we have any idea when it will carry the iphone and what it's going to cost to buy an iphone from Wind. I understand that iphones cost between $600 and $800 to buy (depending on the model). So might we be better off taking a new and improved Fido plan (hopefully now more competitive than before) with a fully subsidized iphone rather than pay full freight up front with Wind? I really like the unlimited data plan for $35 per month.

  • Answers:

    – Yes
    – Canadawide
    – No BC
    – Yes expect service in BC
    – iPhone unknown. Incompatible GSM frequency
    – The big three may provide newer offers but don't change anything yet.

  • Answers:

    – Yes
    – Canadawide
    – No BC
    – Yes expect service in BC
    – iPhone unknown. Incompatible GSM frequency
    – The big three may provide newer offers but don't change anything yet.

  • rorypiper

    Those plans are incredible! Unlimited Canada wide calling?!! Unlimited data, including tethering?!!! Amazing.

  • bath

    very good,thank you.:)

    Bathmate

  • Carl

    Unlimited data is 5 or 6 GB.

  • Carl

    I wish someone would stupidly attempt to try the iPhone on there so we could see if they can get on the network.

  • Lee

    Says who?

  • Dusty

    Awesome post! 🙂

  • roadcarver

    Too bad about the GSM incompatability with iphone. I'm sure once my voice plan is over, in two years time with Robbers, Wind would support Iphone's GSM freq.

  • Flaxx

    Yes! go Wind!! Finally some competition! I hope they don't change or sell-out to any of the Big-Three. Once they come to BC, I think I'll definitely be switching two out of three of my lines — if they get iPhone support, I'd switch all three FOR SURE! Even if it ended up costing me the same, which it won't, I'd change because of the way Rogers has treated me.

  • nelson

    It's unlimited, the 5GB is the limit before getting slowed ( they use QoS ). You can have more that 5GB, you won't be capped, you won't have additional fees, you will just be the first to be slowed when the network is loaded.

    NB: For people with the iPhone, with the 3G chip in the iPhone 3GS it's completly impossible to run on Wind Mobile, there is no need to test because it's physically impossible it's like trying to connect to BellTV with the iPhone. But from what i read, in roaming you can get the iPhone running on EDGE Rogers Network. You're next hope is that Apple deal with T-Mobile USA the summer to release a 1700Mhz compatible iPhone.

  • stuhFAN

    Is there a system access fee?? It doesn't say… but it also doesn't NOT say.

  • satch2501

    People in Quebec, you will not see Wind because Videotron is the sole winner of the lottery. We are expecting Videotron to come out with similar plans sometime in 2010. Once again, we always have to be different.

  • Tazcorp

    I'm so happy! I can't express what I'm feeling right now… I think I'm going to cry….

    Finally… Finally…
    Omfg…

  • cyruskafaiwu

    this is pretty epiccc. too baddd. i live in niagara region right beside the greater toronto area and closest avaiable coverage is in hamilton.

  • SOB!!!! Those are fantastic… it is too bad there is GSM incompatibility with the iPhone. However, once WIND is in Ottawa I'm going to give them serious consideration.

  • mrluckyg123

    Always Talk: $35 per month, Does this include free incoming calls as well??

  • Sad Rogers prisoner

    In my understanding the chip in the iPhone supports six bands including 1700Mhz but would need a firmware update to support it. We just need someone with the know-how to do it…

  • xxjdxx

    is it just me, or do none of the plans include picture/video messaging. Also to get basically what I have now, I would be paying the same or more than I am with rogers…..

  • I dont care that I am not in toronto or calgary to actually use it. I dont care that their network is iphone incompatable. I am jus excited for the competition!! Goooooo WIND!! 😀

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  • steve

    Does BlackBerry $35 unlimited plan support tethering use with a laptop?

  • steve

    Does Blackberry $35 unlimited data plan support Tethering use with a laptop?

  • Jayi420

    i dont like how you have to pay 10cents a txt to send out huge downfall

  • Jayi420

    i dont like how you have to pay 10cents a txt to send out huge downfall

  • Katherine

    But the crappy thing about Wind is that you buy the phone my sons wants outright ($508 taxes in for Blackberry 9700) and it's only compatible with Wind. I went on E-Bay and Kijii to see if the phone could be purchased cheaper and the suppliers are Rogers, Fido and Telus. Pay as you go with the data plan is only offered through Wind and no other supplier and that sucks. I wish Wind was compatible with GSM frequency so I can purchase the phone cheaper, unlock it and buy a SIM card and were good to go. Maybe they should consider this as more ppl may switch to Wind.

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