Published September 25, 2012 | 6:07 pm
Toronto: Wind Mobile has passed the 500,000-subscriber mark within three years of entering the Canadian wireless market.Wind Mobile has passed the 500,000-subscriber mark within three years of entering the Canadian wireless market.
Wind Mobile was launched in December 2009 and was followed by Mobilicity, Public Mobile and Videotron as new companies offering cellphone service to consumers.
Wind says it has 225 branded store locations, more than 400 points of distribution within Canada and over 200 roaming agreements overseas.
The important milestone was celebrated by employees at a private party held last night at Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewing.
“We’ve worked hard to get to where we are today and I’m so proud of our team and everything we’ve been able to accomplish together,” said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile. “The road wasn’t always easy but we are well on our way of achieving our goal of becoming Canada’s fourth national carrier.”
“WIND Mobile started in 2008 by asking Canadians what they wanted to see in a wireless service. Today, WIND Mobile is a leader and change agent in the Canadian wireless industry – showing Canadians that simplicity and value can exist together in a wireless plan.I want to thank Canadians for helping us reach this impressive milestone,” said Lacavera.
In Canada, WIND Mobile coverage extends to over 13.5 million people and will continue to expand as new markets are launched in the months ahead.
WIND Mobile currently has over 1,225 active network sites, 225 branded store locations, more than 400 points of distribution within Canada and over 200 roaming agreements overseas.Canadians are encouraged to compare their current plans to WIND Mobile’s by using the Value Calculator and to pre-register to stay current about upcoming area and network expansions at the company’s website.
Wind Mobile is a part of Amsterdam-based Vimpelcom Ltd., a global company of more than 200 million customers in 18 countries worldwide.