Wind Mobile: $35 Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data
I see cell phone deals being advertised all the time, so I hunted down the best unlimited cell phone deal for your buck right now. Wind Mobile offers an unlimited talk, text, and data plan with voicemail included for just $35 per month.
This plan includes:
- Unlimited Data (2 GB full speed allotment)
- Unlimited Canada-wide Calling
- Unlimited Canada-wide Texting
- Unlimited Canada/US-wide Picture/Video Messaging
- Up to $150 in Bring/Buy Your Own Phone Credits or WINDtab
- Call Control (Caller ID, Missed Call Alerts, Conference Calling, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting)
- No Hidden Fees, System Access Fees, or Activation Fees
Now, the unlimited data has a 2 GB full speed allotment, at which point your data speed will slow down. However, everything up to 5 GB is fair game according to the fair usage policy. You can buy more expensive plans for a higher full-speed allotment. However, this $35 plan is the cheapest plan you will find that allows a full 5 GB of data (at any speed) with unlimited Canada-wide talk and texting.
Now, I did some comparing to make sure this was the great deal I figured it for. Telus and Rogers are simply not contenders in cell phone plans these days. Fido unlimited plans start at $60, so they were a non-contender. Koodo has an unlimited talk plan for $45 with 1 GB of data. The plan is simply more expensive and has less data so i do not understand what the big hype is over it. The closest deal was Mobilicity's $35 per month plan. The plan includes everything Wind mobile's plan includes - except you only receive 'light data' at Mobilicity. Light data is limited to social networking and email.
Wind Mobile does not care what kind of data you use - your data type is also unlimited with this plan. I rarely use more than 1 GB of data per month, so this plan would serve me quite well. I sometimes get near the top of my data allotment so the extra 1 GB of full speed data would be awesome. However, even if I go over that, I know that there are no extra fees until I pass 5 GB. Now that is peace of mind and a great price per month.