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#61 Doggier

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Koodo looks like it's currently the best (all-in) deal from what is available in Victoria

#62 weirdie

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

I don't know where you got this information from, but my $57 Fido plan comes with everything listed above including call display and voicemail.

#63 Doggier

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I don't know where you got this information from, but my $57 Fido plan comes with everything listed above including call display and voicemail.


I got it from each of the respective carrier's website today 2012-12-23. This is what they are advertising right now.

I would provide the links but I'm not sure if live links are allowed here. That said, it's pretty easy to find each of them.

#64 bluefox

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

The $57 plan that was in-market is now $56. It's the exact same.

I always find it funny when people compare Wind/Mobilicity even to Virgin/Koodo/Fido. Why compare a $40 plan that's useless because you have less than half the network coverage of the big three's sub-brands? ;)

EDIT: Also, your chart is incorrect, Wind throttles after 5GB. You have to pay $10/month to get the 10GB cap.
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#65 Doggier

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

The $57 plan that was in-market is now $56. It's the exact same.

I always find it funny when people compare Wind/Mobilicity even to Virgin/Koodo/Fido. Why compare a $40 plan that's useless because you have less than half the network coverage of the big three's sub-brands? ;)

EDIT: Also, your chart is incorrect, Wind throttles after 5GB. You have to pay $10/month to get the 10GB cap.


1) $56 and $57 plans are both listed. Not the exact same but they are similar.

2) I included Wind as this is a Wind Thread...

3) If you look at Wind's site today you will see that the deal throttles after 10 gig.

It's always best to check the facts prior to making an assertion.

#66 jonny

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:08 PM

WIND Mobile is now advertising Unlimited Data, Unlimited Talk & Text through Canada and the United States for $39/month.

 

Are you kidding me?

 

I want this deal so bad, but I didn't think WIND was in Victoria. Does WIND work in Victoria?

 

Their coverage map shows "variable network and coverage" in Victoria. What the hell does that mean?

 

https://www.windmobi...aming-promotion


Edited by jonny, 06 May 2014 - 02:09 PM.


#67 G-Man

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:19 PM

I think it would actually be a partner network. Not sure who they use in BC. If it across canada and the us though it should not matter right? They may require you to have your address in a Wind market though I couldn't see that.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:30 PM

This seems to indicate it is here.

 

http://www.coveragem...om=11&netType=0


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:58 PM

This seems to indicate it is here.

 

http://www.coveragem...om=11&netType=0

 

Yes, I found that too, but no coverage up the Malahat or out towards Sooke is a no go for me. 



#70 bluefox

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:19 PM

I think it would actually be a partner network. Not sure who they use in BC. If it across canada and the us though it should not matter right? They may require you to have your address in a Wind market though I couldn't see that.

 

Their only roaming partner is Rogers.


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#71 bluefox

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:21 PM



This seems to indicate it is here.

 

http://www.coveragem...om=11&netType=0

 

As has been stated in another thread, Wind has had test infrastructure up in Victoria for a long time. That being said, there's a huge quality and reliability difference between infrastructure and network equipment installed for testing purposes and a network ready for normal service delivery. We're talking about only a handful of towers in Wind's case anyway, which can be enough to give the kind of service you're seeing reported on the CoverageMapper website.


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#72 LJ

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:30 PM

I didn't really follow that coverage map, the one's I normally see usually have broad zones highligted, that one just had cell towers? and we have to imagine what it's coverage footprint is.


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#73 G-Man

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:48 PM

I think that if their partner is Rogers then coverage should be pretty good in Langford and Sooke and that plan seems to indicate it would all be covered by the plan.

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#74 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:57 AM

Would that mean unlimited coverage for their towers only but extra fees if you're roaming in another carriers area with no Wind reception?

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:41 AM

Not sure how that could mean Canada wide...

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#76 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:42 AM

I checked out the site and for Canada calling its "from anywhere on our network." For the US it's from their partners.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

I checked out the site and for Canada calling its "from anywhere on our network." For the US it's from their partners.

 

It's a good question. Their network is not 'Canada-wide', unfortunately, which is what really detracts from moving to them.



#78 G-Man

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:59 AM

Yeah I get it now. They have US wide roaming but not Canada wide roaming. Makes sense because why would Rogers go for a deal that undercuts them that much...


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#79 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:18 AM

Yeah this deal was sounding way too good to be true ...in Canada. Everywhere else in the world $39 would still be a rip.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

Rogers has court approval to buy Mobilicity.  Still needs Competition Bureau approval.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...eover-1.3125569

 

Rogers will sell spectrum to Wind after $440M Mobilicity takeover

 

Mobilicity twice before sold itself to Telus before the federal government quashed those deals, saying it would have consolidated too much wireless infrastructure in the hands of too few players.

 

This deal is different, however, in that Rogers has agreed to sell off some of Mobilicity's spectrum to other smaller rivals to keep regulators happy.

 


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