In an earlier post we wrote about how WIND Mobile will be celebrating their 1-year anniversary tomorrow by giving away handsets. As for subscriber numbers it was announced that early July 2010 they had brought on over 100,000. Then in November WIND subscriber numbers totaled 139,681. With one-year being in market offering Canadians a new choice of wireless, a Globe interview with WIND Chairman Tony Lacavera revealed their subscriber numbers will “be well north of 200,000 by the end of the year”. Wind has a goal of attracting 1.5 million subscribers within 3-years.
Wind currently operates in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver with plans to buy spectrum in Quebec and also plans to expand into the Maritimes. In addition, in 2011 they will be releasing more Android devices and possibly the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Another insight into what we can expect for 2011 is for WIND to roll-out bundles that include bundle “that competes with all the services the big guys are offering, including data [both wired and wireless Internet service] and TV”.
After the break you can see the official Wind Mobile launch day announcement… interesting to have this flashback from a year ago.