So, take a look at Wind's GoWell G328 page here: http://shop.windmobile.ca/ProductCat...id=Gowell+G328
It says: Frequencies / Bands: UMTS 850/1900/2100, GSM quad-band 850/900/1800/1900
So this phone does NOT have AWS1700?!! If thats true, then you will always roam, and you will NEVER get unlimited incoming!!!
So something doesnt add up on that page.
I'm sure it's just typo.
Would make absolutely no sense for Wind to offer non-AWS phones to their customers.
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This is not the case however for the GoWell, it is just a typo like icemasta said.
3G 1700 (AWS): Uplink: 1700 Mhz, Downlink 2100 Mhz. YOU NEED BOTH uplink and downlink!!
3G 2100 (IMT): Uplink: 2100 Mhz Downlink 1900 Mhz. This is NOT USED IN NORTH AMERICA!!
You need 1700 Mhz phones to work on wind network. That being said, I still havent found anything on google yet about the brand or the phone.
The Gowell (Telecom) phone manufacturer is owned by "Gowell Holding Ltd". That doesn't give us any information other than the company giving the appearance that there may be muiltple divisions of Gowell Holding. And yes, coincidently (or not), this company is headquartered out of the same city that Huawei also has an address listed. http://www.itu.int/tlc/WORLD2009/cat...ries/1314.html
Gowell Telecom Technology (Overseas) Ltd
Jintian Road, Futian Central District
CN-518048 Shenzhen City, Guangdong
Tel: +86 755 8252 1481, ext. 8210
Fax: +86 755 8252 1160
contact information for Huawei from huawei.com:
China . shenzhen Huawei Industrial Base, Bantian Longgang, Shenzhen P.R.C.
Last edited by computergeek541; 07-03-2012 at 12:36 AM.
They could be a subsidiary of Huawei. Think about it, we cant find ANYTHING about GoWell - no web site, no product catalogs ... nothing. Yet, WIND managed to not only find these people in the middle of nowhere (or rather in a sea of crappy cell phone vendors), but also managed to sign a deal with them.
Call this a conspiracy theory, but I think huawei had something to do in this deal... seems very fishy.
I could see this phones like this being sold at Public Mobile seeing that their Android phones are some chinese cheapo brands as well .... but WIND ??!! I thought WIND wanted to be one the big players in Canada and they wont be able too if they release crappy phones like this!
and before ppl start ... I know that PM is not the same freq as WIND but I am talking about the quality/brand of phones being sold!
Every carrier needs cheap, crummy phones to sell as entry level devices. For those who don't want to pay significant money for a good phone, this might be ideal.
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WIND frequently copies incorrect specs onto their web page.
Shenzhen is a big place. Foxconn has a plant there among others.
Remember when the Mobilicity Totem came out from some company called Longcheer?
FWIW I have a T-Mobile Springboard (variant of Huawei Mediapad) and it's hard to believe it's the same company that spat out all these crap phones. It's a genuinely nice piece of hardware. It's sad that with all this access to a company like Huawei, WIND can't get any of the good stuff.
What's the FCC ID of this GoWell?