I came across an interesting read by Canadian tech journalist Peter Nowak—he made my first (and thus far only) list of mobile heroes back in 2013
. This week he's posted almost 3,000 words on his experience switching to WIND Mobile
from a Big Three carrier.
The timing of his piece is interesting, given the approaching June 3rd deadline that will effectively end three-year wireless contracts in Canada; both the Big Three and their subsidiaries are offering "deals" not seen in this country for quite some time. I put "deals" in quotation marks because, for anyone willing to jump through a few hoops to get Koodo's $55/5GB SK/MB plan
, they aren't really deals at all.
Given Peter's fantastic coverage of the Fair for Canada
debacle—when the Big Three showed their true colours in the face of some real (if ultimately only rumoured) competition—I was expecting to see some politics behind in his switch to WIND. Instead, it seems like it's all about the money, and what you get for it.