I'm thinking of switching to Wind just because they're getting the Galaxy Nexus and they have that Tab system in place..
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??! Wtf is "self-throttling" ??It seems to be self-throttling.
Had a FML moment today...
I ported one of my Mobi numbers to WIND's equivalent $40 plan... this is because of Mobi's unusable data for encrypted traffic that for example takes 1+ minutes to load Facebook my Nexus S or 30 minutes to download an 4.8MB attachment from gmail/Yahoo as I use HTTPS sessions. So, to my surprise upon parking my car and waking up my phone's display...
I learn that actually live in WIND dead zone within their coverage area!!! I did not bother to checked that famous cell towers website ahead of time though I probably may not have trust the data anyways. So, after being all vocal about Mobi, I now have no data and can't even take advantage of voice/LD calls with WIND.
My only solace was that Mobi credited the unused portion of my ported line back as a wallet credit to my other line with them.
Can't believe I may need to support one of the big three again.
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I wasn't going to port out - but I was going to try the HMP for a month to check it out.
The reason is that when I compared Wind and Mobi data a year ago - both phones were only capable of about 3.4mbps. So the results were just below that for both.
The E7 can get 10.1mbps - so I thought I'd run some tests.
Just in case the experience was exceptional - I wanted the HMP not a plan that expires.
When I called around for prices on the sim - at $25 I changed my mind.
$70 for a test wasn't worth it.
I suspect Wind may be caching the speedtests like Shaw did or does - so I wanted to measure a file download.
Also I do not have a lot of time to watch YouTube on my phone but when I do, I don't want it to buffer endlessly.
Which is why I unfortunately switched from Mobilicity to Wind Mobile. Better coverage and a clear limit of 5 GB before throttling. Instead of Mobilicity cryptic ways just so that they can conserve their "unlimited" ideology.
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Well, count me in as a switcher. Good times were had with Mobilicity, wish y'all a good luck. See some of you in the other forum...
I can confirm that wind does what mobi should have: throttle.
I watched about 5g of video on wind just to test out what was possible, now their soft cap has kicked in and I'm throttled to .2 Mbps for the last week, presumably now for the rest of the month.
I don't mind, I was at home and could have used my wifi for that. Mostly I don't use that kind of bandwidth and I'm satisfied it's a necessary policy to keep the network healthy.
I just left Mobiliciy after 6 months. I left Wind because my Nexus S was always dropping calls in Vancouver. Otherwise I was satisfies with their service. Mobilicity has been fine for me. In fact, I had problem with throttling as was getting about 2 mb/sec and could stream Netflix and videos for an hour or more no problem. However, Wind has better coverage and i dont like the idea that they are screwing around with different throttling techniques. I've now switched and notices I'm lucky if I get 1 mb/ sec sometimes even half that at times with Wind Mobilicity is definitely faster. And my first 1-800 call had an echo of my own voice which was very annoying. Mobilicity call quality is defintey better. Just food for thought before you leave.