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December 14, 2010

Bart Trojanowski
jukie
Bart's Blog
» It's a Holiday Miracle

I just switched to the Holiday Miracle Plan from WindMobile.ca. I thought I'd mention it since it's not advertised, but a fantastic deal. You have to sign up by December 26th, but you get to keep this rate for as long as you are a customer.

In short: it's unlimited-everything for $40/month. It's Wind, so there are no contracts, hidden fees, or strings attached.

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March 28, 2010

Bart Trojanowski
jukie
Bart's Blog
» where your WIND coverage ends

I got a SIM card from WIND on Friday, the opening day, and put it into my Nexus One. All of a sudden everyone I know wants me to drop by their house to test the service there. Guys, it's only $15 for a month of testing... :D

So far, in my neighbourhood (Central Park), and the surrounding area (drove down Merivale, Baseline, Carling, and Kirkwood), I get 3-4 bars (out of 4). I am well covered here, it seems.

The family and I were going out of town on Saturday, so I asked my lovely wife to note the changes in the signal as we drove west out of Ottawa on the 417 towards Arnprior. Here is what she wrote down:

Along 417 signal dropped to two bars outside of Bayshore briefly before returning to four bars when approaching Kanata. Two bars noted again at Scotiabank Place, with zero bars quickly after. At Stittsville exit service switched to roaming (Rogers GSM network) at four bars, which quickly fell to no signal.

So there you have it, Nepean to Kanata is well covered. But, if you live past the hockey arena, you're not likely to chose WIND. While out in the bush, the WIND coverage is pretty much as good as Rogers... I had two phones with me (one on Rogers and one on WIND Away) and I didn't see any significant difference -- as you'd expect.

March 26, 2010

Bart Trojanowski
jukie
Bart's Blog
» Nexus One live in Ottawa on WIND Mobile

I visited the WIND Mobile store at Westgate Mall this morning and signed up for WIND service. (I was the first geek there... yeay!) I am using my Nexus One and getting 3..4 bars for voice (out of 4), and decent data throughput.

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March 12, 2010

Bart Trojanowski
jukie
Bart's Blog
» the WIND excitement

I heard that WIND stores were actually open in Ottawa, but they are not authorized to sell anything yet.

One such store is 5 minutes from my house, at the Westgate mall, so I dropped by on my lunch break.

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March 11, 2010

Dave O'Neill
dmo
blog
» WIND mobile towers in Ottawa

You may have heard that WIND Mobile is going to be offering service in Ottawa shortly. I got curious as to what their coverage might be and started looking for coverage maps. I didn't find any, but I ended up graphing their wireless backbone instead.

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