I don't get what all the fuss is about. We have a legacy plan folks, that's the way these things work. It's no different from the people in the early days who would "promo hop" (port out and back in to take advantage of the temporary credits). Wind's business model with the HMP didn't factor in WindTabs, and if they can't offer you both and still turn a profit, they're not going to do it anyway just because you're a "loyal customer". Guess what, they're probably not going to give us LTE access either.
It seems half the people here are crying about how they can't have the tab, and how Wind gives tab and postpaid customers preference, and how outright prices are higher now. But two years ago, half the people here were crying about how Wind didn't have any device subsidies, and $600 was too much for a phone, and they should get a tab like Koodo.
Here's the thing folks: Wind is not your friend. They are here to make money. They didn't invest a billion dollars in spectrum and network build-out costs because they wanted to help you out. The sooner you accept that, the better off you'll be. They have invested a lot of money, and now they need to make it back. They will change their business plan as they go to make as much money as they can. Nobody was complaining when that meant dropping the cost of unlimited talk, text, and data from $80, as it was when they launched, to $40. But it's a two way street, and now they're going the other way.
So don't feel betrayed when they try and push you into a postpaid commitment or a new plan. Don't feel betrayed when they give new people a better promo than they gave you. They were never your friends, you are just a number to them (just like every single other wireless carrier), and they "owe" you nothing that isn't in writing. If you can find a better deal, take it. If not, suck it up and accept that Wind offers the best value for you, for now, and stop whining that you can't get even more.
couldn't have said it better! kudos to you sir!