Wind Mobile – a Toronto-based carrier that operates in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta – has announced serious price adjustments for data, voice and text.
The news comes on the heels of a recent move by the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to lower domestic roaming, even passing a cap on how much carriers can charge customers.
In the past, customers traveling outside of Wind’s main Canadian service areas paid $1 per megabyte in roaming fees. The recently announced cuts are significant – customers will now pay a mere five cents for the same service.
In an interview, Wind’s chief regulatory officer Simon Lockie said that since the CRTC passed the caps, the company has “been moving quickly to pass those savings on to customers.” Wind is also offering its users the ability to retain the 3G network while roaming, instead of the previous 2G.
Wind is not the only company to begin lowering rates. Halifax’s Eastlink has reduced its prices by offering nationwide roaming plans. It is only a matter of time before other carriers begin announcing lower prices as well.
*Source: Globe and Mail