Tag: globalive

Globalive sells Yak Communications, OneConnect Services and Canopco

Late last year, Shaw officially purchased Wind Mobile for $1.6 billion from Mid-Bowline Group, which was formed when Globalive and several investment firms came together to buy out majority shareholder VimpelCom in September 2014. Today, it seems like Globalive is shedding more of its assets as it announced the sale of Yak Communications, OneConnect Services,…

Industry Canada approves WIND Mobile’s ownership transfer

Globalive’s deal to purchase the remaining portion of WIND Mobile Canada from foreign owner VimpelCom has been met with regulatory approval from Industry Canada. The approximately $335 million deal ($135m in capital and around $200 million in outstanding debt) brings WIND Mobile closer to being a Canadian-owned company — several of the investors in this…

Wind Mobile Nokia C5-04 gets pictured, launch imminent

Tomorrow WIND will be releasing the Nokia C5-04 and rumour has it that this will replace the Nokia 5230. Looks like a decent phone and the price will be $150 no-contract or $0 on the WindTab. The C5-04 is an entry level touchscreen that has a 3.2-inch display, lightweight at only 3.6 ounces, runs Symbian…

BlackBerry App World seeing “3 Million downloads a day”

Don’t quite count RIM out of the app race just yet. Sure they’re not as big as Apple’s App Store or Google’s Android Market but they are going for quality of apps rather than quantity. The last BlackBerry App World stat that RIM announced was back on February 14th with 20,000 available apps mark and…

WIND offering select data-less BlackBerry users free data until April 15th

If you’re one of the chosen few that will be getting a text from WIND Mobile on your BlackBerry then you’ll have the option to get free data until April 15th. They are targeting those BlackBerry users who have only signed up only for a voice plan and are giving them the $35 Infinite BlackBerry…

WIND Mobile expands coverage to East Orleans

Amidst all the legal wranglings from the Courts/government about WIND Mobile and their foreign ownership concerns… they seem to be continuing to expand their network. Texts messages were sent to customers over the past few days that stated “Heads up Ottawa-your WIND Zone has just been expanded to East Orleans! We’re growing everyday-to see the…

Clement to appeal Federal Court Ruling on Globalive “we will vigorously defend it”

On December 11th, 2009 Industry Minister Tony Clement said WIND Mobile “is a Canadian company that meets Canadian ownership and control requirements…Our goal has always been greater competition in the telecommunications industry, which leads to lower prices, better service and more choice for consumers and business”. However, this all came crashing down when a couple…

WIND extends $25/monthly promos… plus Bieber is in the lead

The Wind Mobile “Best Conversation Ever” contest is chugging along very nicely. Wind will hand over a total of $600k to various Canadian charities and give 5 lucky Canadians an opportunity to speak with anyone in the world for 10 minutes (on the phone). In the lead so far is Justin Bieber follow by President…

Microsoft sheds light on upcoming Windows Phone 7 updates

Microsoft has just posted a note on their site that gives insight into what’s coming for the anticipated Windows Phone 7 software update. They state they’ll push out Copy & Paste (copy text from emails, text messages, web pages, and Office Mobile documents, and paste it anywhere you can type); faster loading apps and games…

Wind Mobile has “north of a quarter-million” subscribers

The last measure of a subscriber base from WIND Mobile was in November and it was 139,681. This was an increase from the 100,000 that was announced in early July. Going into the busy holiday season Wind came out with a slew of promotions (I believe a total of 6) and discounted their handsets. In…

Wind Mobile releases $45/month Unlimited “WinterWonder” plan

Similar to the Mobilicity all in $45 month plan that was released today… Wind Mobile has launched a new Unlimited Talk, Text and Data plan for $45 a month. It’s called the “WinterWonder Plan” and the only feature excluded is U.S. Long Distance… but does include Canada wide calling, Wind-to-Wind calling, Unlimited Data (including BIS),…

BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available at WIND

Wind Mobile has their first BlackBerry that runs off of the new BlackBerry 6 OS. You can now get the Bold 9780 for the no-contract price of $450. Specs of the Bold 9780 comes with a 2.4-inch display (resolution of 480×360), a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, GPS, Wi-Fi and can hold…