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Wind Mobile coverage in Markham ON

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Dec 10, 2007
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Wind Mobile coverage in Markham ON

Looking for some honest feedback on Wind coverage in Markham, near McCowan and Bur Oak Avenue. Also York University Campus (Steeles & Keele). How about inside buildings, down in basements, etc?

Any current subscribers who can share their experience?
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Nov 30, 2012
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NORTH YORK
Been with Wind for 2 years, living at Keele and Sheppard. I use my phone alot while driving all over the GTA including Markham and I always have 5 bars, the only dead spot I've seen is Keele and Wilson. Basements and office building reception is on a case by case basis, some basement apts or office bldgs in the GTA reception will be fine, some not so good. I live in a basement apt and most days my reception is average, some days great, some days it's poor. It's not a problem for me because if it's a bad reception day I just use my wife's cell who isn't with Wind. I work in an office bldg and always have 5 bars. I can also walk thru Yorkdale mall and consistently have 5 bars but if i go deep into a store I sometimes lose my signal completely.

Wind's reception works for me, but it doesn't suit everyone's needs.

An option may be to try Wind and within 2 weeks/30min if you are not satisfied, just cancel.
Deal Addict
Jan 2, 2007
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I'm around McCowan and buk oak area. Perfect reception. Always at 4 bars.

Basement is not good but otherwise it's perfect inside my house.

Pmall, FMP and along hwy 7, 16 and steele, reception is perfect. I get full signal at my friend place at 9th line as well.
It's a deal if it's on RFD :!: :!:
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Oct 13, 2008
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Try driving on 16th avenue between kennedy rd and mccowan rd ... zero reception!
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 11:14 pm
Try driving on 16th avenue between kennedy rd and mccowan rd ... zero reception!
maybe its your phone ? my reception is perfect and i am using note 2
It's a deal if it's on RFD :!: :!:
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Dec 13, 2004
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 11:14 pm
Try driving on 16th avenue between kennedy rd and mccowan rd ... zero reception!
I think you meant Elgin Mills Rd between mccowan and kennedy there is no reception
Newbie
Jul 25, 2011
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Toronto
How's the reception near McCowan & Elson/Dension?

I find 1 bar on my device...
Sr. Member
Jan 16, 2010
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thinking about switching over to wind.. live in unionville area.. hows the reception?
Newbie
Apr 19, 2014
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Thornhill, ON
Markham, in general, is pretty good for coverage for me. Reception inside buildings is hit or miss though, it really depends on the building you go into. Driving around though? Yeah, no problem! :)
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May 16, 2012
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luv2drive1 wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 3:40 pm
Been with Wind for 2 years, living at Keele and Sheppard. I use my phone alot while driving all over the GTA including Markham and I always have 5 bars, the only dead spot I've seen is Keele and Wilson. Basements and office building reception is on a case by case basis, some basement apts or office bldgs in the GTA reception will be fine, some not so good. I live in a basement apt and most days my reception is average, some days great, some days it's poor. It's not a problem for me because if it's a bad reception day I just use my wife's cell who isn't with Wind. I work in an office bldg and always have 5 bars. I can also walk thru Yorkdale mall and consistently have 5 bars but if i go deep into a store I sometimes lose my signal completely.

Wind's reception works for me, but it doesn't suit everyone's needs.

An option may be to try Wind and within 2 weeks/30min if you are not satisfied, just cancel.
Im also near Kennedy and Denison but I travel a lot via public transit. It would have to be hit and miss. SO if I want to return within 2 weeks/30min , do I get a full refund? Like I hear they charge $25 for the SIM. What about that?
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Dec 12, 2009
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SIM card purchases are not refundable. There is an element of risk in trying the service. These days coverage is of a lesser issue with Wind. Usually, it is good except in underground, large buildings. The biggest problem is what I refer to as the lights on, nobody home syndrome. You can have full bars and data latency can cause web pages to time out.
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May 16, 2012
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will888 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2015 6:45 am
SIM card purchases are not refundable. There is an element of risk in trying the service. These days coverage is of a lesser issue with Wind. Usually, it is good except in underground, large buildings. The biggest problem is what I refer to as the lights on, nobody home syndrome. You can have full bars and data latency can cause web pages to time out.
Cool.

today actually Im going to get the newest offer they have which ends in a couple of days.
$39 (5GB + unlimited) https://www.windmobile.ca/plans-and-dev ... ne-plan-39

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IRISTORONTO wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2015 11:11 am
Cool.

today actually Im going to get the newest offer they have which ends in a couple of days.
$39 (5GB + unlimited) https://www.windmobile.ca/plans-and-dev ... ne-plan-39
If you want to refer me, we both get $10 :) I am inboxing email address.

If anyone else also wants to send a referral, please inbox me and I will be happy to share email address.
The mods are going to reprimand you for discussing referrals. It's not allowed.
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