WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile

December 16, 2014 10:00 ET

WIND Mobile Celebrates Five Years Strong in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2014) - Today, WIND Mobile is celebrating a milestone in its history, marking five years of providing unlimited plans and no term contracts to customers across Canada. WIND Mobile originally launched in Toronto on December 16th, 2009 and has since grown to distribute over 1,400 network sites to offer service that covers over 14 million Canadians. WIND Mobile is the fourth largest carrier in the country with over 800,000 active customers.

"It's been a long and successful journey for us over these past five years, and we truly couldn't have done it without the loyalty and support of our customers," said Pietro Cordova, Chief Executive Officer, WIND Mobile. "We've worked hard to become Canada's fourth largest carrier, providing some of the best value and choice to consumers, while introducing industry firsts along the way. With over 800,000 active subscribers, we've opened over 300 stores across the country, creating over 1,800 jobs in Canada, and that's just the beginning. We look forward to continuing to redefine the wireless industry through true mobile freedom and no term contracts for many more years to come."

Here's a look at some additional key milestones in WIND Mobile's five-year history:

  • Dec 18, 2009: WIND launches in Calgary.

  • February 25, 2010: WIND Mobile opens its doors in Edmonton, then launches in Ottawa on March 26 and in Vancouver on June 3.

  • November 16, 2010: WIND Mobile introduces the WINDtab, providing customers the option to purchase phones for $0 with a no term contract.

  • April 1, 2013: WIND Mobile launches the Bring Your Own Phone program, which allows customers to bring their own device, or purchase one outright, on the WIND network to receive service credits of up to $500.

  • May, 2013: WIND announces select iPhones are now compatible on the WIND network; 50,000+ customers have since brought their iPhones to WIND Mobile.

  • December 2, 2013: The Wireless Code of Conduct launches in Canada, an initiative strongly backed by WIND to support transparency and reduce wireless contracts.

  • February, 2014: WIND Mobile is the first Canadian carrier to launch unlimited U.S. roaming for customers travelling to the U.S.

  • August 21, 2014: WIND Mobile reduces domestic pay per use rates by up to 95 per cent and launches 3G national partner networks agreement to match the rest of its HSPA+ enabled network.

  • November, 2014: WIND Mobile is acquired by a new group of investors securing stable, long-term ownership and financing. Globalive continues to be a Shareholder providing continuity and stability to the company. Anthony Lacavera remains Chairman.

  • December, 2014: WIND Mobile reaches 800,000 active subscribers.

To celebrate this milestone and upcoming holiday season, WIND Mobile plans to thank existing customers for their ongoing loyalty and support by presenting Nexus 6 smartphones to select subscribers who have supported the company throughout the past five years. A total of 50 devices will also be given away on Twitter throughout the course of the day.

About WIND Mobile Corp.

WIND Mobile Corp. is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by offering customers simple and transparent plans, including real unlimited data/voice/text with no-term contracts and no hidden fees. Committed to being the country's fourth national carrier, WIND has more than 800,000 happy customers in Canada. Learn more about WIND Mobile at WINDmobile.ca or follow at facebook.com/WINDmobile or twitter.com/WINDmobile.

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