About Wind Mobile Canada:
Wind is led by CEO Anthony Lacavera and is an arm of the Globalive group of companies. Wind Canada offers 3 different plans named Social Laptop, Charged Laptop and Infinite Laptop.
With the Social Laptop plan you get 1GB of data each month and are charged 4c per MB beyond that limit. It’s compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OSX and it has no contracts. As the name suggests, this is perfect for people who need to connect on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks but don’t need massive amounts of data for big downloads.
Their Charged Laptop plan provides 3GB of data and costs $35 per month. Any data consumed past this limit costs 2c per MB. This plan is ideal for people who do an equal mix of downloading, social networking and e-mail. To give you an idea of what is possible on this plan you can easily view over 200 web pages per day, process over 200 e-mails per day, and watch up to 50 minutes of videos a week and still be under your limit. This is great for most internet users, but for the heavy users the next plan is more suited to you…
The Infinite Laptop plan costs $29 per month and has no cap. If you pay for the first 2 months upfront you get the Windspeed modem stick for free. This plan is for the hardcore users as it gives you unlimited data. So you are free to watch as many YouTube videos, upload as many photos and stream as many movies as you can handle, every single day. However, this is a one-year plan so you need to commit for the full year.
The Windspeed data stick E181 is a rebranded Huawei device. It has a Micro SD slot for up to 16GB of storage and is Mac and Windows compatible. The other option is the Windspeed data stick E1691. This stick costs $58 and can reach download speeds of up to 7.2 mbps. Their Windspeed Pocket Hotspot allows you to create your own private Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere you go. This is perfect for setting up a work team at your local coffee shop or even for your home office. It has a download speed of 7.2mbps and is free on the WINDtab plan. It is actually a Huawei E583 hub.
Most of the major cities in Canada are covered by the WIND zone. However, if you happen to live in a small town there’s a good chance you will not be covered.
With their unlimited data offerings, Wind does take precautions to limit excessive users and maintain a steady speed for everyone. What they do is slow data-heavy connections near the end of the month if it is thought that they are using excessive P2P or movie downloads. It’s done in a way to not affect regular browsing like Facebook or email. If this happens to you, you will get a text stating that they have indeed slowed your connection.