Will bid for Mobilicity change Canada's mobile industry? The answer is blowin' in the WIND
0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2013, 16:23 posted on
The Canadian government rejected a $380 million bid ($357 USD) from Telus for Mobilicity earlier this year. With Mobilicity's assets now being offered via a court-ordered auction, bidding closed on Monday. Before the bidding ended, WIND Mobile apparently made a bid for the carrier that adds up to about $190 million ($178 million USD). WIND, based in Toronto, could use Mobilicity's spectrum to help it take on larger carriers like Rogers and Telus...
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1. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)
hopefully the smaller companies get more spectrum out, its terrible having bell and rogers control our phone plans, wind offers for $30 what bell and rogers does for $60
2. Finalflash (Posts: 1700; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
God I hate that monopoly they have. Here in the UK I have unlimited net (with tethering) some 500 mins and 500 texts, incoming free, caller id and everything else pretty much for $15. In Canada that would cost upwards of $70+ and that is without the unlimited internet (like 3gb).
3. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)
exactly, like with wind for 30 you get unlimited EVERYTHING although their phones are pricier its way cheaper in the long run
4. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)
i couldn't survive on 500 texts lol last month i spent 4298 texts o_O
5. a_merryman (Posts: 666; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Luckily there are a multitude of apps that let you circumvent that. Like imessage on ios or hangouts (now) on android, or bbm, or whatsapp, or kakao, or facebook messenger. Of course unlimited texts are standard pretty much nowadays in america....still hate the character limit.