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Apple iPad works Wind Mobile and Mobilicity

Canadians can use the Apple iPad on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity and take advantage of the data plans. Customers who have signed up to Wind Mobile and Mobilicity have generous data plans and in most cases they are inexpensive and provide unlimited data usage.

How does the iPad connect to the internet?

The iPad connects in 2 distinct ways

  • Through the mobile network (3G connectivity)
  • Through Wifi

The most convenient way for the iPad to connect online is to have the iPad connect directly to the mobile network. How it works is that your cellphone company will provide you with a SIM card, similar to your mobile phone. The SIM card is then inserted into the iPad (3G version) and is able to directly connect to the cell phone provider data networks. In Canada, the iPad 3G will only work on Rogers, FIDO, Bell and Telus.

The second option is to have the iPad connected through Wi-Fi. All iPads support Wi-Fi connectivity. Usually this is done through your home internet router. The internet router is the connection point which sends out signals to your iPad allowing you to connect to the internet.

Unlimited data for iPad on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity

In most cases, Canadians will connect their iPad through wifi at home and call it a day. But what if you are out, maybe at a restaurant or at the library? If the establishment doesn’t have free wifi you can still connect to the internet using your Wind Mobile or Mobilicity compatible smart phone.

Create a WIFI hotspot

This little known method allows you to connect your iPad to your WIND or Mobilicity data plans. A WiFi hot-spot is really just like your internet at home. Instead of using a router and internet modem, you can use your smart phone such as the Galaxy or any Blackberry.

If you have any Android Smartphone or a phone that can create a Wifi hotspot (like a Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy, HTC Touch etc) you’re in luck. Android phones and Blackberries have the capability to create a hotspot and allow you to share your phone’s internet plan with your iPad. Creating a Wifi Hot spot is a great alternative to spending loads of money on a separate data plan. Wind Mobile and Mobilicity allow you to connect to their data over a hotspot at no additional cost.

How do I create a hotspot?

Use your phone to create a Wifi hotspot and give it a name (SSID) and a password. Usually there is an option in the connectivity section of your phone to turn on a hot spot feature. Once you get your Wifi up and running, turn on the iPad wifi, and look for the SSID that you just created. Connect to the network, enter the password and you’re well on your way to enjoy online access.

Creating a wifi hotspot does not cost extra. Your iPad will share your unlimited data plan with your phone. If you are on a Wind Mobile or Mobilicity cell phone plan that offers unlimited data, you can connect your iPad for free. So the only small inconvenience is that you will have to have your cell phone with you all the time to have the iPad connected to the internet.

Enjoy your unlimited iPad data access through Wind and Mobilicity.

iPhone 5 compatible with Public Mobile?

iPhone 5 is one of the most coveted smart phones on the market today. If you are signed up on Public Mobile and want to use an iPhone, there are a few things to consider before getting into a long term contract.

What is Public Mobile?

Public Mobile is one of the recent Canadian phone company start ups, operating mainly in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Niagara and Montreal. Subscribers on Public Mobile have been treated to some of the most affordable cell phone plans.


Using iPhone on Public Mobile

Have you considered getting an unlocked iPhone and using it on Public Mobile? There are many unlocked iPhones that can be purchased on the market today, but how do you know if it works on Public Mobile?

Before you go out and purchase any unlocked iPhone, you need to consider a few things

Public Mobile works on CDMA2000

CDMA200 is a wireless band or operating frequency that all Public Mobile phones work on. The phones currently offered by the company are specially engineered to work on their networks. This includes some of the touch screen smartphones: ZTE N672, the Android Kyocera Rise and the Public Mobile Max.

GSM iPhone 5 compatibility with Public Mobile

If you own a GSM phone, such as the GSM version of the iPhone, you are out of luck. The phone will not work on Public Mobile. It operates on a completely different technology and there is no way to unlock or make it work.

Will the CDMA version of iPhone 5 work on Public Mobile?

Although Apple has released a CDMA version, you can’t simply get the phone unlocked and try to hook it up to Public Mobile’s CDMA network. The technologies are similar, but Public Mobile networks work on a specialize technology that will only support certain cell phones. The iPhone does not have support on Public Mobile. It will not be compatible even if it is unlocked.

In short, the iPhone 5 is not compatible with Public Mobile, unlocked, jailbroken or otherwise. Apple will need to release a version with a new antenna to work on Public Mobile networks.

5 reasons why iPhone 5 will not work on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity

I was able to use my iPhone 5 on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity and was even able to take advantage of the unlimited data. Not! That was only in my dreams.  It’s been a few months since the Apple released the iPhone 5 and having sold millions they are still in high demand. Meanwhile Wind Mobile and Mobilicity customers stand on the sidelines. All of them are hoping that some smart genius could somehow jailbreak the iPhone 5 and make it compatible with Wind Mobile and Mobilicity.

This my friend is call wishful thinking. As logical as it may sound, your dreams of having an iPhone 5 work on the Wind Mobile and Mobilicity are next to NONE! Here are 5 quick reason’s why you will not be able to use the iPhone 5 on the network.

1. Apple and the iPhone 5 don’t know Wind Mobile and Mobilicity

What is meant by this is that Apple is in the business of making money. They need to sell the iPhone to the masses. Wind Mobile and Mobilicity are really just small fries in the whole scheme of things and making the iPhone 5 for Wind or Mobilicity would require them to create a whole new iPhone. This would mean more costs and would mean cutting into Apple’s profit margins. Not a good idea form a business point of view. Wind Mobile and Mobilicity just don’t have enough subscribers to make a case for creating a whole new iPhone. Even if they did, it doesn’t mean that 100% of their customers want iPhones.

2. SIM cards on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity do not fit into the iPhone 5

Wouldn’t it be nice if the iPhone 5 works like all other phones where you can just yank the SIM card out of your existing phone and put it into the iPhone? Unfortunately, Apple decided to get fancy with its SIM card and make it super small. Yes, the iPhone uses a SIM card, but a smaller version. Even if somehow someone made the iPhone 5 compatible with Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, you won’t be able to activate it because Wind and Mobilicity don’t even sell the micro-SIM cards that Apple iPhone requires!

3. Wind Mobile and Mobilicity are running in the AWS lane

What this means is that for any phone to work on Wind or Mobilicity, it has to be able to support AWS running at 1700mhz. Basically it is a special frequency that these networks run on. Not many cell phone carriers use that frequency. T-Mobile in the United States come to mind. Even then, to be able to support AWS, Apple would have to cram in another antenna that will be able to connect to Wind and Mobilicity networks. This won’t ever happen unless it becomes remotely profitable for Apple.

4. Wind Mobile and Mobilicity networks not prepared

This points more on the fact that Wind Mobile and Mobilicity are still building out their networks. The better network they have the more stable it will be. Apple is a stickler when it comes to quality networks. They want users of the iPhone 5 to have a certain level of experience with the phone. If the iPhone 5 was put onto a slower network, customers would think that iPhone has slow connection problems. Besides, the iPhone will eat up a lot of data bandwidth and will completely shut down the Wind Mobile and Mobilicity networks in a matter of minutes!

5. Apple likes to hang around with the big boys

If you have noticed, Apple likes to do business in the big leagues. The larger companies such as Bell, Telus and Rogers are willing to pay $$$ to have the iPhone 5 on their network. Before Apple even sold a single iPhone 5, they already made money from exclusive deals with the larger cell phone carriers. It would cost Wind and Mobilicity customers a lot of money if they wanted to purchase an iPhone 5 that is not subsidized in any form.

There you have it. Will the iPhone 5 work on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity? The answer is a simple NO. If you want to experience the iPhone 5 you will have to give up your great data plans on Wind or Mobilicity and join the many people spending big $$$ monthly to support an iPhone.

Phones that work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity 2012

As the 2012 year comes to an end, we get ready to look back at the number of phones that will work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. It has been a great year for the 2 start-ups in terms of getting support from manufacturers in supporting the newer AWS spectrum – the technology that Wind Mobile and Mobilicity cell phone networks work on. Here is our list of the phones for 2012.

When you decide to purchase any of these phones, please make sure you buy unlocked versions otherwise you won’t be able to register them on the Wind Mobile and Mobilicity Network. And remember, Not all the phones in this list is currently sold at Wind Mobile and Mobilicity stores. Many of them can be purchased online cell phone stores, resellers, and even ebay.

So the next time some tells you that Wind Mobile or Mobilicity doesn’t have many phones that work on their network. Point them to this list. There are over 100+ phones and tablets that work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity.

In 2013, only good things will only get better as the smaller networks such as Wind Mobile and Mobilicity expand their network coverages and is make available throughout cities in Canada. Save your money from the bigger players in the Canadian cell phone market and support the lower phone plan prices.

Here is our ultimate 2012 list for phones that work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. Organized by Brand.

Apple – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

We all know Apple makes the iPhone, including the most recent iPhone 5, the iPad and iPad Mini, unfortunately none of their products will work with Wind Mobile or Mobilicity. Hope is in the air for the iPhone 5S/6. If the iPhone were to ever work on the Wind Mobile and Mobilicity network, it will really level the playing field between the big competitors.


Blackberry – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

Blackberry has been making smartphones for the longest time. Their products are reliable and long lasting. Most of the Blackberrys release today will work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. But be cautious because Blackberry tends to make multiple versions of the same phone. For example, a Blackberry that works on Rogers or Bell may not necessarily work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. Aside from their confusing naming system, Blackberry makes a quality product. Good reception and battery life on Wind and Mobilicity.

Bold Touch 9900 Torch 9860
Bold 9790 Curve 3G 9300
Bold 9700 Bold 9780
Curve 9360 Pearl 3G 9105
Curve 9380 Pearl 3G 9100

HTC – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

HTC is hit the Canadian market more recently than the others. But they are already making an impact in the smart phone world. Although the earlier versions of HTC products tend to feel a bit cheap. Their newer phones can rival Samsung in terms of quality. The following HTC phones work on Mobilicity and Wind Mobile.

HTC One S HTC Sensation
HTC Sensation XE HTC EVO 3D
HTC Google Nexus One HTC Radar
HTC Amaze 4G HTC Flyer
HTC Sensation 4G HTC Magic
HTC Panache HTC Dream
HTC Rider

Huawei – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

Huawei came almost out of nowhere. When Wind Mobile and Mobilicity first lauched in Canada, they came with some Huawei phones. These were targetted at budget concious consumers and bear minimum features. Huawei has continually improved it’s products and reliability. Give them another year and they will be up to part with the other manufacterers.

Honor 2 Ascend P1
U8860 honor Asecent P1S
Ascent D1 Ascent P1 Xl U9200E
Ascent P1 LET Ascent D Quad
Asend D1 XL U9500E Asence D Quad XL

LG – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

LG has been around the market for a while and they release some decent phones. But as a newer player in the cell phone race, their products tend to be playing catch up. But if you’re looking for a quality phone, give LG a try. They produce some of the most reliable phones that work on Wind and Mobilicity.

Nexus 4 E960 Optimus P970
Optimus 2X Optimus 3D P920
Optimus L9 P769 DoublePlay
Optimus T GS500 Cookie Plus
Optimus Chat C550

Motorola – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

Motorola has been taking a beating lately from Apple and Samsung. Once a cell phone giant, they are now releasing targetted products. Hampered by quality issues, Motorola phones tend to pop up with issues on the Mobilicity and Wind Mobile network. Having said that, they do have some of the more affordable phones on the market.

Motorola DEFY Motorola ATRIX HD MB885
Backflip Pro+
Milestone XT720 CHARM
DEXT MB220 Quench
ME632 Cliq 2

Nokia – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

One of the former trail-blazers in the phone industry. Nokia was known for making some of the best quality phones. However, these days they are playing catch up as well with Samsung and Apple. Nokia has a large selection of phones that work on Wind and Mobilicity. There phones are competitively priced and have good signal range on the networks.

Nokia N8 Nokia 703
Nokia N9 Nokia 808 PureView
Asha 303 Nokia C7
Asha 311 Nokia C7 Astound
Lumia 710 Nokia E6
Lumia 710 T-Mobile Nokia E7
Lumia 810 Nokia E73 Mode
Nokia 500 N900
Nokia 600 N950
Nokia 603 C5-04
Nokia 700 C6-01
Nokia 701 X7-00
Oro Nokia 3555
5330 Mobile TV Edition Nokia 5330 XpressMusic
Nokia 6262

Samsung – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

Samsung has really made a name for themselves over the past few years. Dramatically improving quality of their products. Not only in the TV market but also in the cell phone industry. Consumers now come to expect Samsung to continually product quality products to link up with Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. Unfortunately they also have a confusing naming system (similar to Blackberrys). So when you go purchase any of these phones, make sure you are getting the exact models listed below. Some Samsung phones, such as the Galaxy SIII come in different versions and not all work on Wind or Mobilicity.

Samsung i9100 Galaxy SII Galaxy Nexus i9250
Google Nexus S T746 Impact
T639 T929 Memior
T819 T669 Gravity T
T659 Scarlet T919 Behold
T469 Gravity 2 T939 Behold 2
T479 Gravity 3 Gravity TXT T379
:) Smiley i7500 Galaxy
Dart T499 Google Nexus S i9020A
Gravity SMART Galaxy SII X T989D
Exhibit 4G Galaxy Exhibit II 4G T679
Vibrant Galaxy S RElay 4G T699
Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769 Google Nexus S i9023
Galaxy Note T879 Galaxy S II T989
Galaxy S 4G T959 Galaxy Victory 4G LTE L300
Galaxy S III T999 Galaxy Nexus i9250M

Sony – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

Sony has been around the market a long time. Although they make quality phones, they seem to be trying hard to find themselves. Loosing much of their customers to Apple and Samsung. The Sony Xperia line is their flagship phone. But these have been known to have short battery life.

Sony Xperia T Sony Xperia TX
Sony Xperia ion HSPA Sony Xperia Acro HD SO-03D
Sony Xperia X10 Sony Ericsson TM506

T-Mobile – Wind Mobile/Mobilicity Compatible Phones

T-Mobile doesn’t actually manufacture their own phones. But they do Brand some of the better phones from various manufacturers. A quick tip to figure out which phones work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity is to check the T-Mobile site for the latest phones. Almost all of the T-Mobile phones, if unlocked, will work on Wind and Mobilicity.

T-Mobile myTouch 4G T-Mobile G2x
T-Mobile G1 T-Mobile myTouch 3G
T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide T-Mobile Sidekick 2009
T-Mobile myTouch 4G slide T-Mobile Prism
T-Mobile Concord T-Mobile myTouch Q2
T-Mobile HD2 T-Mobile myTouch 2
T-Mobile Comet T-Mobile myTouch Q
T-Mobile myTouch T-Mobile Dash
T-Mobile Garminfone T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender
T-Mobile Tap T-Mobile myTouch qwerty
T-Mobile myTouch 3G 1.2

Other phones that have phones that work on Wind and Mobilicity

Meizu MX 4-Core
Alcatel OT-991
Asus Google Nexus 7 Cellular

Tablets/Phones (Phablets?)

Sometimes you might want something bigger but still be able to use it as a phone in some ways. Check out some of the tablets that support Wind and Mobilicity.

Blackberry 4G LTE Playbook T-Mobile G-Slate
Blackberry Playbook 2012 Asus PadFone 2
T-Mobile Spring Board Galaxy Tab T-mobile T849

That’s it! Until next year, enjoy our ultimate list of phones that work for Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and even T-Mobile.


Why are credit checks required for cell phone contracts?

When you go to one of Canada’s cell phone providers, you will find that in order to get the phone you want you will have to sign a contact. The network phones company (Telus, Bell, Rogers, Wind Mobile, Virgin, Mobilicity and so on) will want to check your credit reports.

Let’s say you want to buy an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy and want to take up their offer for $100, instead of full price of $500. If you have a bad credit history, you can forget about being approved.

Why does it matter? Well, let’s say they run a credit check and see that you have missed payments on your credit cards or have late payments on your car loan. They will naturally assume that if you go on a monthly phone contract, you will likely miss payments on the cell phone bill.

Your credit report is made of up everything you can imagine and you’ll probably want to make sure you have fair to good credit. On the credit report it will show all credit cards you own, all your loans, your address information and so on. So there’s no hiding it.

Not many people are aware that each Canadian cell phone network provider has access to credit bureaus. Cell phone companies have different credit checking criteria and some networks are easier to be accepted for than others. If you don’t know where your credit stands, we suggest you go and check your credit at Credit Reports Canada. They offer paid as well as links to where you can obtain free credit reports.

In the meantime, consider only pay-before or pay-as-you-go plans. It is much easier to get approved and no credit checks are involved. Check out Wind Mobile and Mobilicity have many alternatives to going on a monthly plan and still offer great rates for anyone. Good or bad credit.

iPhone 5 CDMA version might work on Public Mobile

As we all know, those who are on Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Public Mobile have been hoping that the iPhone 5 will work on their network, but that was not the case with the recent launch.

Having said that, if we dig a little deeper into this issue, and looking at the specs ( ), it seems like the iPhone 5 (CDMA version) A1429 supports the same bands that the GSM A1429 offers. The CDMA iPhone which will be sold in the US with the GSM A1429 being the only worldwide non-US version offered. Considering this, it is quite possible that the iPhone 5 will work on Public Mobile.

Naturally we would think that it could be possible to have it connected to Public Mobile’s PCS G spectrum. However, band support does not guarantee support on all LTE networks running on the same bands, plus companies such as Public Mobile would have to offer micro-SIMs.

For now, we can only imagine the possibilities. For Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, T-Mobile, Public Mobile and other carriers who are on different bands (AWS or other) the new iPhone 5 is not compatible.  These guys may have to wait until iPhone 9. But don’t quote us on that!

iPhone 5 on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity

Today (September 12, 2012) was the day many iPhone fans were waiting for, will the iPhone 5 work on Wind Mobile, Mobilicity or T-Mobile? Will the new iPhone 5 support the AWS band 1700mhz?

Apple has unveiled its newest  iPhone in the successful smartphone line -  it is thinner and lighter than previous models and comes with a bigger 4inch screen. The body is solidly built entirely out of glass and aluminum.

The iPhone 5 will come with a new antenna which supports the faster 4G network known as LTE. This is great news for the larger carriers in the US and in Canada. Rogers, Bell and Telus will be able to offer the iPhone 5 to their customers. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5 will not work with Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, T-Mobile  or Public Mobile.

The iPhone 5 chipset does not support the AWS band of 1700mhz which is required for Wind Mobile and Mobilicity in Canada. Despite the promising rumors, customers who are currently on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity will have to wait yet again to get the iPhone. however, if Wind Mobile or Mobilicity move towards upgrading their networks to LTE, there may be a glimmer of hope.

Wind Mobile and Mobilicity customers will have to look for alternatives (i.e. Galaxy S3), but if you were hoping to take advantage of the great data plans on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity you’re out of luck. You will have to sign up with the bigger players in the market – for most this means bigger data costs and may not be worth the switch. The iPhone 5 will not work on Wind or Mobilicty for many reasons. Here are 5 more reasons why.

The new Apple iPhone 5 will not work on Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, or T-mobile. Period. But don’t fret, there are many alternatives (kinda).

Check out out list of phones which are compatible here and also our latest 2012 Wind/Mobilicity compatible phones.

Windows Phone 7 for Wind Mobile and Mobilicity

Wind mobile and Mobilicity customers have something to rejoice about this upcoming year. The launch of the new Windows Phone 7 for cellphones is sure to be on everyone’s wish list. Are you looking for a phone that is compatible with Wind Mobile or Mobilicity and runs on Windows Phone 7? Here is a list of the current phones that work.

HTC HD7 (AWS version)
retail price: $550 CDN

The HTC HD7 is your answer to Windows Phone 7 cravings on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. The phone offers an impressive 4.3″ screen, 5Megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, wifi and fully integrated with your social networks: Facebook. The HTC HD7 will work on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity because it supports the AWS Band. There are 2 versions of this phone, so make sure you buy the AWS version that is specially made for networks like Wind and Mobilicity.

Dell Venue Pro
retail price: $500 CDN

When you think of cellphones, the name DELL hardly comes to mind. The last thing you would think is that they would make a Windows Phone 7 device that works on Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. No kidding! The Dell Venue Pro aims at those that want to do everything with their phone. The Venue Pro comes with a slide out keyboard, 4.1″ screen, 5megapixel camera, Wifi G/N and all the standard features you would see in a smartphone. It supports 1700mhz band which we give 2 thumbs up! Just put your Wind or Mobilicity SIM card in and you’re ready to go!

We will be adding to this list as new phones are released. In the meantime, make sure you check out our comprehensive list of phones that work with Wind Mobile or Mobilicity.

phones compatible with Public Mobile

Public Mobile is a Canadian cell phone company which launched in 2010. The company’s phone networks are based on CDMA technology and this means you won’t be able to bring your unlocked GSM phone to them. Since their technology is unique, their network will only support phones that are specifically built for their network. Here’s a list of phones that are compatible with the Public Mobile network.


retail price: $50 CDN

ZTE which stands for Zhong Xing Telecommunication is a Chinese company specifically good at making CDMA phones. The C70 phone is a lightweight and simple slider phone with just the right amount of features. It has a large 2.0″ colour screen with a keypad that slides out. Bluetooth. A camera and speakerphone. The reception on the Public Mobile network is great with this phone.

Kyocera Tomo

retail price: $55CDN

The Tomo is great for people who like a flip phone. The phone is a good size and the buttons are large, great if you don’t like fumbling around with the keys. It comes with 2 screens, speakerphone and has bluetooth compatibility. This phone is compatible on the Public Mobile network.

Samsung R312

retail price: $60 CDN

I’m glad Samsung has decided to make a phone that is compatible on the Public Mobile network. Samsung usually produces phones with great reception. This R312 is a great example. Reception on this phone is always on the high end. No drop calls. This is a well rounded flip phone with bluetooth, camera, speakerphone and voice dialing. It is also compact and well worth the extra $10 you have to pay over the other phones on the Public Mobile network.

Kyocera G2GO

retail price: $70 CDN

If you feel like spending a little more money, we would recommend the G2G0. It resembles the LG Neon and works just as well. The full QWERTY keyboard slides out and is perfect for text messaging. Retailing for only $70 you get the best bang for your buck. It comes with bluetooth, camear, speakerphone and even a memory card slot to store all your music and pictures.

Cellphones that work on Wind Mobile/Mobilicity

Wind Mobile and Mobilicity are new cellphone companies in Canada. Wind Mobile is operated by Globalive and launched in Toronto on December 16, 2009. Wind Mobile currently services Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Mobilicity recently launched on May 15, 2010 and currently available in selected areas in the Greater Toronto Area.

Both companies operate using Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum similar to T-mobile in the United States. Wind entered the Canadian market offering three mobile voice plans at $15, $35, and $45 monthly, as well as data plans at $35 monthly. Meanwhile, Mobilicity launched with 6 different plans offering a variety of unlimited talk and text plans.

Currently these companies offer a few selection of phones, here we have listed other phones which are compatible with Mobilicity and Wind Mobile. In most cases, we have tested the quality of the reception on Wind Mobile, however, once we get a Mobilicity account we will update this with our reviews on Mobilicity. In any case, phones listed here are compatible with both networks. Also check out out Windows Phone 7 list for additional phones.

Updated November 2011: Check out our Ultimate List of WindMobile/Mobilicity Compatible phones 2011!

Updated November 2012: Check out our list of Wind Mobile and Mobilicity compatible phones for 2012!


Blackberry Bold 9700
retail price: $450 CDNRIM’s successor to the original Bold. It is a smartphone that is small, sleek and very durable. This phone was tested on the Wind Mobile network and the call quality is excellent.
BlackBerry Curve 3G – Newretail price: $250CDNRIM recently release this affordable blackberry for AWS networks like Windmobile, T-mobile and Mobilicity. The BB Curve keeps the traditional look and feel and the quality that you expect from blackberrys in general.
BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105retail price: ???The Pearl 3G 9105 is set to be the smallest Blackberry on the market, with HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi and GPS as standard. The phone has a 3.2-megapixel camera and included expandible memory card slot. This phone is will be compatible with Wind Mobile and compatible with Mobilicity. We have not tested this phone yet.
BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 retail price: ???Blackberry is set to release another phone that will be compatible with Wind Mobile. The 9100 is set to be a great upgrade from the oringinal Pearl and will include support for the Wind Mobile/Mobilicity network. Release date is to be determined.
Garmin-Asus Garmifoneretail price: $250 CDNGarmifone! yes, its a strange name for a phone but it works with Wind Mobile. It features a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, a microSD expansion slot, WiFi, and a fully integrated mapping system using Android. Standard is a huge 3.5 inch high-res touch screen.
Google Nexus One (N1)
retail price: $535 CDNGoogle’s much hyped smartphone! The Nexus One built by HTC is compatible with Wind Mobile and pushes the boundaries of smartphone. It is a direct competitor to the iPhone. The N1 runs on Google’s Android operating system and has a responsive touchscreen and is sleek in the hand. The phone runs smoothly on the Wind Mobile network, the voice is clear and loud. N1 3G usage on Wind Mobile is currently inconsistent, but this is probably due to the technical expansion of the Wind Mobile network. With Wind continually adding more towers and improving their networks, we probably won’t have to wait too long until 3G on Wind is consistently at full speed. This phone is also fully compatible with Mobilicity.
HTC Dream (also known as T-Mobile G1)
retail price: $400 CDNThis is a 3G enabled smartphone that runs on the Google Andriod operating system. The HTC Dream has the best of both worlds in terms of smartphones. It has a responsive touch screen and also a full keyboard for those who love to text message. The Dream has a micro SD card slot for additional memory and is easily setup on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity. Reception on Wind was great! We plugged in the SIM card and HTC was ready to go. Recognizing the Wind Mobile network with full reception.
HTC Magic (also known as T-Mobile myTouch)
retail price: $400 CDNThe HTC Magic runs on Andriod as well and comes pre-installed various Google services such as Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, Youtube and more. Unlike the Dream, the HTC magic is touchscreen only. The touchscreen is responsive and the unit includes a 3.2 megapixel camera. Setup was a breeze and reception was excellent on Wind Mobile network. The signal seem to always be at full bars. Voice was clear and loud on both ends of the phone. During a 20min conversation, the phone stayed cool to touch.
HTC Mapleretail price: $250 CDNThis is HTC’s version of the Blackberry. It is sleek and includes a trackball functionality to navigate the screens. The keyboard keys are space out nicely and are not too cramped. The reception was excellent comparable to those higher end and higher priced models.
Huawei U1250
retail price: $70 CDNThis is probably one of the best Wind Mobile compatible phones that we have tried. The reception on it is excellent and voice quality is top noche! Not bad for an entry level phone.
Huawei U3200 -newretail price: $90 CDNSometimes, we just want a simple phonethat does 1 thing well: Make calls! If you’re not interested in the bells and whistles and additional features, this phone is perfect. It doesn’t cost much and reception is good.
Motorola Backflipretail price: $350 CDNHere’s another new phone released by Motorola. The Backflip is a phone that incorporates a lot of features including a spacious QWERTY keyboard. The Backflip runs on the Android system and reviewing the specs on Motorola, this phone has support for the AWS Wind network or Mobilicity. We haven’t yet got our hands on this phone, but so far it looks fairly chunky.
Motorola DEXT MB220
retail price: $450 CDNThis smartphone is a slider style phone providing a touch sensitive display and a full QWERTY keyboard. It is packed with many features included a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.1 inch screen and can play a variety of video formats. This phone also has a microSD card for extra storage of your media files. This phone also runs on the Andriod operating system and easily compatible with Wind Mobile/Mobilicity. In general this phone is well rounded with many features, however, we had a difficult time connecting our bluetooth headset to the phone. Every now and then, the connection would be lost.
Motorola Quench (Also know as Cliq XT)retail price: $430 CDNThe Quench is a very nice smartphone with all the bells and whistles. It comes with standard 5 megapixel camera and 3.1 inche touch screen. The phone runs on Android and the touch screen is very fast and responsive. Voice quality is superb, we noticed that the signal strength was always full bars on Wind Mobile. We have not tested on Mobilicity but it should be fully compatible.
Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition
retail price: $250 CDNThe Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition is a phone that is compatible with Wind Mobile. As with most Nokia products, the navigation is responsive and we found no delay in moving from menu to menu. This is a compact phone with only a 2.4 inch display. Some features include FM Radiom 3.2 megapixel camera, bluetooth and microSD slot. With this phone we had to change the defualt settings so that it can connect to Wind or Mobilicity. Good call clarity however, for some strange reason, the signal kept jumping from full to about 75% then back to full.
Nokia N900
retail price: $800The N900 is probably one of Nokia’s most popular smartphone. It comes with a touch-friendly interface and also a full slide out keyboard for text messaging lovers. The N900 is customizable from icons to background screens. Again, this phone is compatible with Wind Mobile or Mobilicity and in our test probably had one of the best receptions. The only downfall of this phone is the price. At $700-800 CDN, you can probably get 2 smartphones in its place.
Nokia 5230
retail price: $180 CDNThe Nokia 5230 sold by Wind Mobile an impressive touch screen phone. It offers a colourful 3.2 inch TFT touch screen that is able to display up to 16 million colours within its 360 x 640 pixel screen size perfect for view photos and videos. It comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera that can also record videos. Reception was excellent and we were surprise by the long battery life as well.
Nokia 5330 XpressMusic
retail price: $250 CDNThe Nokia 5330 is a simple and fully featured phone with a smaller price tag. This phone has slide out keys and 3.2 megapixel camera. The screen is somewhat small, but worth the money for those who want a basic quality phone that can play videos and music. On the Wind Mobile network, the phone has great call quality.
Nokia 3555
retail price: $80 CDNThe Nokia 3555 is a quad band GSM clamshell phone that is compatible with Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. This basic phone includes a variety of features to keep you entertained including: FM radio, MP3 (supports MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA), Bluetooth, a VGA camera, and a selection of voice commands for dialing, commands, recording, speakerphone and push-to-talk.
Nokia 6263
retail price: $70 CDNThe Nokia 6263 supports the Wind Mobile network at 1700Mhz band. This is another basic phone with some features such as a large exterior mounted music keys for easy access to saved music tracks and a 1.3 Mega pixel Camera. On the Wind Mobile network, the reception was average. Voices quality was somewhat soft but still good enough for everyday talking.
Samsung T659 Scarlet
retail price: $50 CDNThe scarlet is a pretty basic and affordable phone. It is a slider phone with 3G connectivity and built-in GPS. Features include bluetoth, support for music and video playback and a 2.5 megapixel camera. We found that the reception was great and the signal levels seem to always stay at full strength. Probably one of the best value phones that is compatible with Wind or Mobilicity.
Samsung T469 Gravity 2
retail price: $120 CDNIf you’re looking for a well rounded phone that is compact and reliable, the Gravity 2 is the way to go. Signal levels were excellent on the Wind Mobile network and call quality was comparable to the more expensive smartphones.
Samsung 749 Highlight (also known as T746)
retail price $350 CDNThis is an entry level touchscreen smartphone from Samsung. The Highlight is a bit thicker than some of its counterparts however with a 3inch high resolution screen, this phone is a lot of fun with it comes to viewing photos and videos. The only problem we had was that the touch interface is not as quick or reponsive, its no comparison to the iPhone. But at the entry level, voice quality was find and was a breeze to setup on the Wind Mobile network.
Samsung T929 Memoir
retail price: $420 CDNThe Samsung Memoir, officially known as the T929, is the company’s high-end camera phone. It has an 8 megapixel camera and a bunch of additional features to satisfy an avid mobile photographer. A full sized touchscreen and Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface give the Memoir user some eye candy to enjoy at the same time. Reception was top noche on the network!
Samsung T919 Behold
retail price: $200The Samsung SGH-T919 Behold is a full-touchscreen phone that uses Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. The phone is packed with features such as a 5 megapixel camera, GPS receiver and Wifi. While testing, we found that the Behold had excellent reception and data speeds on the Wind Mobile network. Keep in mind, these phones are also compatible with Mobilicity.
Samsung T819
retail price: $120 CDNThis is another slider phone compatible with the Wind Mobile and Mobilicity network. it has basic features and features a 1.3-megapixel camera, a music player, Bluetooth, and a speakerphone. The reception on this phone was average and the call quality on the Wind network was not all that great either. During our test, we found that the voices were a bit fuzzy.
Samsung T639
retail price: $60This is another basic flip phone offered by Samsung and is compatible with Wind. it is light and small and includes basic features you would expect in a cellphone today. Although the reception seem to hover around full strength, the sound quality was not that great. All in all, its not bad for a budget phone.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10
retail price:$900 CDNThe XPERIA X10 is a top noche cellphone that is compatible on Wind Mobile. The phone is slim and has a generous 4inch screen. It runs the Andriod OS with ease. It is probably once of the best Andriod phones out there and the touch screen is even more responsive than the HTC lines.
Sony Ericsson TM506
retail price: $70 CDNThe TM506 is a simple, sleek and easy to use flip phone. It has a solid build and feels like a high-end phone. With most Sony products, this one supports the memory stick micro slot. it also comes with a 2.2 QVGA screen. We found that the reception was average with this phone on Wind, and noticed that the signal never really stayed at full strength. However, for the price and the features, this phone offers a good value.
Tmobile Tap (Huawei U7519)
retail price: $120 CDNThis is a touch screen smartphone by Huawei. This phone is offerd by Wind Mobile and is a basic entry level smartphone. It has a comfortable design and is lightweight. The call quality is excellent on Wind is excellent. However, the only problem is with the smaller screen everything seems a little more cramped. Dialing a phone number is somewhat of a challenge.
Tmobile Dash 3G (HTC)
retail price: $360 CDNThis smartphone is sleek and lightweight with a design very similar to the Blackberry’s. The screen resolution is excellent and 3G speeds were blazing fast on the Wind network. The only problem we noticed is that sometimes there is a lag and the applications tend to slow when loading. This can possibly be due the the phone running on the Windows mobile platform.
Tmobile Sidekick LX 2009
retail price: $450 CDNThe Sidekick is a great phone for those who can’t live without a keyboard. The flip-out screen works as most Sidekick phones do and the keys are responsive to touch. The phone is fully compatible on the Wind Mobile and Mobilicity networks and are were able to connect effortlessly. The only downfall is that during our conversations, we noticed that at times you can hear yourself almost like an echo.

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