[kwlug-disc] WIND is in K-W?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Sep 22 11:50:57 EDT 2011


Again, this is USA/Canada, where networks subsidize the handset and locks
it to its own network, so no, you can't put a SIM from another network and
expect it to work. The proper way to do it is to decouple the "which
handset" decision from the "which carrier" decision, and mandate that by the
regulators. This is what is in Asia, Europe and Africa, but consumers here
have not wisened up to that fact yet.

If you remove the SIM from the phone, then you can have it work in WiFi. I
have tried it and it works. Go on Kijiji and find a handset and off you go.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:08 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> I see WIND has SIM cards - can I stick my Roger's sim in their device?
>
> Do these devices make sense without a carrier, wi-fi only?
> (Does that make it an iTouch, as it were?)
>
> Bob Jonkman wrote, On 09/21/2011 10:08 PM:
>
>> They're not sold out of Android phone any more: both the LG Optimus and
>> the Google Nexus are in stock.  $29/mo for unlimited talk, data and SMS
>> until the end of the month.
>>
>> --Bob, who has no affiliation with WIND, Globalive, or Orascom...
>>
>>
>> On 11-09-21 09:12 PM, chaslinux at gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>> Yes Wind has a couple of locations here. There is 1 in Fairview mall. Not
>>> sure about the other location. When I went fairview was totally sold out of
>>> droids (all model phones).
>>>
>>> That said, I am quite happy with my BB so far and with Wind.
>>> Sent from my “contract free” BlackBerry® smartphone on the WIND network.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: unsolicited<unsolicited at swiz.**ca <unsolicited at swiz.ca>>
>>> Sender: kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org
>>> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:06:40
>>> To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.**org <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>>
>>> Reply-To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.**org <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>>> >
>>> Subject: [kwlug-disc] WIND is in K-W? [Was: Re: Windows 8 OEM specs may
>>>  block Linux booting]
>>>
>>> WIND is in K-W?
>>>
>>> Maybe I'm just confusing AWS (and whatever it's supposed to bring to
>>> the party)?
>>>
>>> chaslinux at gmail.com wrote, On 09/21/2011 3:10 PM:
>>>
>>>> Sent from my “contract free” BlackBerry® smartphone on the WIND network.
>>>>
>>>
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