Wind Mobile's over 940,000 wireless subscribers across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta was sold to Shaw Communications for $1.6 billion and Wind is planning to kick off their new WINDtab restructuring on March 22. They decided to throw out a new Promo for current and existing customers that is only good through March 31. It takes the current $40 a month plan and bumps up the data an extra 2GB per month – from 3GB of data to 5GB of data, and this is "full-speed" data. Once you use the 5GB of full-speed data, you can still use data, but at reduced speeds – Wind will not cut you off or charge you anything above or beyond the normal fees for excess data. The March 22 restructuring is being done, according to a note Wind sent to subscribers, in order to "simplify how WINDtab works. As of your next invoice, WINDtab balances will now decrease by an equal amount each month, and you will be able to make partial payments too. The new monthly WINDtab reduction will be calculated by dividing the remaining WINDtab balance by the number of months until Pay Off Promise."
Included in this new $40 promo is Unlimited Canada-wide calling, Unlimited Global Texting, Unlimited Canada/US Picture/Video Texting, Voicemail+, Call Control, which included Caller ID, Missed Call Alerts, Conference Calling, Call Forwarded and Call Waiting. You also get $5 per month in-service credits when you Bring Your Own Phone, up to $600 toward the purchase of a new phone with WINDtab, and the World Saver add-on, which gives you International talk from 1-cent per minute to over 200 countries and unlimited global text.
Other Add-Ons include – $10 per month for another 3GB of full-speed data, $8 per month World Traveler add-on that reduces rates in over 40 countries to 20-cent per minute talk, 15-cent per text and $1 per MB of data. You can also 'add-on' for $7 or $10 per month a Phone Protection Plan depending what phone you purchase. $15 per month will allow you to add US Roaming, which includes 1GB of full-speed data, unlimited texting, 2400 minutes of Canada/US talk and a $9 per month Data Share add-on that allows you to share the data included in your smartphone plan with other connected devices.