This is an interest question… Whether Wind or Mobilicity is right for you. Here is the thing, Wind/Mobilicity is not for everyone and here’s my story.
I have been carrying 2 cell phones (1 Android, 1 Blackberry, 2 plans, 2 carriers, 2 lines) for a good 2 years now. For the first year, I had two Wind lines. $40 (Android) + $25 (BB) plan. In the places I visit often, the signal has been fine. The odd connection problem here and there, nothing major worth complaining about. With the $25 plan, I got unlimited calling + unlimited text + 100MB of data which is plenty for a BB. There wasn’t any comparable plan in the $25 – $30 range from other carriers up until the spring/summer of 2012 where Virgin/Koodo had released a $30 plan with 100MB of data and unlimited nights calling/unlimited text. I was tempted to switch the $25 line to one of these to companies and I did.
Edit (July 2015): I now have 1 Wind line, 1 Koodo line. For the Wind line, I was on the HMP plan but downgraded to Wind30. Koodo is the Manitoba plan. While there are obviously speed and coverage difference between the two line. I am still able to get the full 5GB per month on my Wind line until throttling.
Now the only reason I switched from Wind is for one reason only. The coverage. Sure the phones worked at the places I need to go but at the end of the day I want the assurance that I will get data coverage at the odd times that I go out of the wind zone.
Here’s some things to think about when switching to Wind or Mobilicity.
- Coverage – Can you live with limited coverage ? Do the places you visit often (work/home/friends house) have strong signal ?
- Support – Do you need the odd tech support on your phone ? From what I experienced all calls to Wind is routed to Egypt where English is not the first language. Although I personally never had any issue with the Egypt reps, but some people may not feel comfortable talking to a non-english speaking rep.
- Reliability – Do you rely on your cell phone as your #1 communication device ? Do you make important business calls on it ? If so, wind is not for you. There will be the odd times where somebody calling your phone will get a busy signal.
- Data Speed – With no LTE support in the near future, some may find the speed too slow. However for the price and the features I’m getting with the plan, I can live with the slower but usable speed