I need a basic plan with some data but mostly after hours unlimited calling on the city. But I would like to know from people who use it how is the reception. I am going on the skytrain a lot (but not downtown) and I work south Burnaby (in the map is cover but that place could be a problem).
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I carry two phones chatr & wind for a reason. But even with two plans & phones ....im still saving $
I have no problems with places I usually go. But some of my friends have some problems at certain locations in Vancouver etc. So it does have holes (and / or hands off issue while driving). I think the holes might be even more than Rogers, except that Rogers has a hole at my home (for years not fixed). But as far as a new provider goes, it's already quite good. I just hope they expand further out + fix existing holes.
In comparison, Mobilicity has a stronger signal at my home, but elsewhere it has even more holes.
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Yeah, best way is to test it yourself. At my home, I actually get better coverage with Wind than the Fido/Rogers/Chatr network. But in my last place, it was the other way around. In general you don't get as good coverage with Wind/Mobi though when you're deep inside big buildings. It seems that the signal doesn't penetrate as well.
Seems to be ok, I don't work in a big building, then it may be worth to try.
How can I get that 1 week trial? Do I have to buy the phone for that?
Also - really bad coverage in many buildings I've been inside.
At my work place, luckily I have reception (low, flat building).
But in most of my friend's condos, I get ZERO or 1 bar reception. Many times zero.
In elevators, I get zero reception. Plenty of dead spots inside buildings on Broadway, like No Frills, Community Center, little restaurants etc. BUT outside it is fine, at my wood frame place it is fine, Richmond is ok except in big buildings... really depends on where you go.
Not that good, to be honest. Sometimes I'm put on Wind Away in downtown, especially around the stadium area.
And still no coverage at SFU Burnaby campus. To be honest, I dont think there will ever be any towers on campus.
Mobilicity managed to get one tower up there, so there's hope.
The word 'Pentaband' means '5 Bands', from the Greek word 'pente' meaning '5'. For a phone to be pentaband it has to support 5 bands. If the phone has AWS support, it doesn't automatically mean that it is pentaband.
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I really hope WIND continues to fix these issues or get stronger penetrating towers so it will work more indoors.