Category: WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile deal in limbo over national security concerns with Huawei equipment

In January Tony Lacavera, WIND Mobile’s Chairman and CEO, stated that he would be stepping down and “enter into an agreement to transfer” his shares (AAL Corporation) of the company to Orascom Telecom, which is owned by Netherland-based VimpelComm, which would see them take controlling command of the wireless carrier. Half a year later, Lacavera

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Update: BlackBerry Q10 now available at WIND Mobile

A few days ago we let you know that WIND Mobile was on the cusp of releasing the BlackBerry Q10. This QWERTY/Touch device will officially be available tomorrow, June 7th. As expected, the no-term contract will be $649 outright and $349 on the WINDTab. As for colours, at launch WIND will only have the black

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WIND Mobile releases the Huawei Ascend W1

Another Windows Phone 8 device has landed at WIND Mobile today. The Huawei Ascend W1 is now available and specs are decent for this entry-level device: 4-inch LCD display (480 x 800), 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 5MP camera and barely a front-facing camera at 0.3MP, respectable 1950mAh battery. Overall dimensions are 124.5 x 63.5 x 10.5mm

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WIND Mobile CEO says “we must put an end to 9 brands owned by 3 companies, operating 2 national networks”

At the Canadian Telecom Summit today Tony Lacavera, WIND Mobile’s Chairman and CEO, boldly stated that since launching their network they’ve “survived and even thrived despite unprecedented regulatory uncertainty.” The newer wireless player has “certainly made mistakes along the way,” but quickly changed up their business model from a prepaid service to offering postpaid options.

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WIND wants to save Mobilicity customers, offers 1-month of free service to those who port over

TELUS announced plans to acquire Mobilicity’s 250,000 subscribers and 150 employees for $380 million. The deal is still pending “required approvals” from the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada, and Mobilicity’s debtholders, but that hasn’t stopped rival wireless carrier WIND Mobile offering a way to save Mobi customers from their inevitable future. On Twitter, WIND stated “Mobilicity

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WIND adds 11,281 subscribers in Q1, APRU of $27.60/month

If the numbers are correct, then WIND Mobile added 11,281 subscribers in Q1. Parent-company Orascom Telecom released their Q1 2013 results today and noted that WIND Mobile Canada now has a total of 601,719 wireless subscribers (up 44.9% from 2012). In addition, APRU (Average Revenue Per User) hit $27.60, up 1.1% year-over-year. The slight increase

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WIND Mobile launches the Samsung Galaxy S4

Most Canadian carriers released the Samsung Galaxy S4 a couple weeks ago, but today it’s WIND Mobile that has started selling this flagship Android. The price, as previously stated, is $399 on the WINDTab or $699 outright. One of the selling points that WIND is focussing on is their all-in talk/text and data plan for

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