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Wind Mobile Founder Says Rogers-Shaw Merger Will Bring Higher Wireless Prices

Former Wind Mobile founder, Anthony Lacavera, says he was “disappointed” to hear about the Rogers-Shaw merger this week. Shaw acquired Wind Mobile in late 2015 and turned it into Freedom Mobile, part of a $1.6 billion deal. Speaking to Postmedia from his home in Toronto, Lacavera said, “The oligopolies are so strong in Canada,” adding, “I...

Wind Mobile Acquisition Boosts Shaw’s Third Quarter Revenue

Shaw reported its third-quarter earnings today with surprising results: Profits more than tripled thanks to its acquisition of Wind Mobile and the sale of its media assets, but what disappointed investors was earnings from ongoing operations. Shaw reported revenue of $1.28 billion, up 13%. The surprise element was Wind: Excluding the carrier, it would have risen...
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Wind Mobile Completes Major Network Improvements in Edmonton

Today, Wind Mobile announced that it has completed major network improvements in the Edmonton area. The news comes following expanded coverage and network improvements launched in both Vancouver and Calgary. With those upgrades, the company claims speeds and coverage have been drastically improved, along with perhaps the most important metric: latency. The carrier originally announced...

WIND Mobile Completes Calgary Network Upgrade; Edmonton Underway

WIND Mobile has announced customers in the Calgary Area will now benefit from similar enhancements, as better coverage and faster data speeds have arrived, on top of better call quality, thanks to "completion of a major network infrastructure upgrade," just like the recent network upgrade in Vancouver in February, Alek Krstajic, President and CEO, WIND Mobile, said...

WIND Mobile’s TTC Wireless Network Expands to 5 More Stations

WIND Mobile’s wireless coverage within their TTC network expanded to five more stations today (via MobileSyrup): Christie Bathurst Dupont Sherborne Castle Frank The existing stations with WIND Mobile wireless coverage include: Spadina, St. George, Bay, Yonge-Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas, Queen, King, Union, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, Osgoode, Queen’s Park and Museum. WIND Mobile launched their...

WIND Mobile Promo: $40 Unlimited Canada-Wide Plan with 5GB Data

WIND Mobile has launched a new $40 promo plan, which offers 5GB of full-speed data (3GB plus 2GB bonus), to go with its unlimited Canada-wide calling, global texting and SMS/MMS. The plan includes the usual Voicemail+, Caller ID, Missed Call Alerts, Conference Calling, Call Forwarding and Call Waiting. While the price of this plan is...

Shaw Completes Acquisition of WIND Mobile

Shaw has announced it has closed its acquisition of WIND Mobile, part of a $1.6 billion deal made back in December, making the deal official. The Competition Bureau last month announced it would not challenge the acquisition, giving the deal the green light. Brad Shaw, CEO said said in a statement the company is ready...

CRTC Ruling Slams Door on New Affordable Wireless Options: OpenMedia

The CRTC issued an important ruling today. It’s official: the Big 3 can continue to block Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) from setting up in Canada. OpenMedia commented after the ruling went up on the CRTC’s website. The Commission denies a request from the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. to review and vary certain determinations...