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[WIND] Data stick + 2 months of unlimited data for $99

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A few years back, I've bought the 1GB/month for 12 months with Data Stick (different model) for $99.

With the coverage and signal quality back then, it's almost impossible to go pass 1GB every month. (video streaming was a joke). It was also not possible to exceed 10Mbps back then.

Has the data quality improved since '11 and '12?
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ihacki wrote: A few years back, I've bought the 1GB/month for 12 months with Data Stick (different model) for $99.

With the coverage and signal quality back then, it's almost impossible to go pass 1GB every month. (video streaming was a joke). It was also not possible to exceed 10Mbps back then.

Has the data quality improved since '11 and '12?
Slightly but don't expect too much. It really depends on where you are. Personal experience is great near home (around 8Mbps consistently). Downtown Toronto is much worse at around 1Mbps Max at 2Mbps
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I am very interested in this, but how does it work after two months? Pay as you go? At what rate?
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ihacki wrote: A few years back, I've bought the 1GB/month for 12 months with Data Stick (different model) for $99.

With the coverage and signal quality back then, it's almost impossible to go pass 1GB every month. (video streaming was a joke). It was also not possible to exceed 10Mbps back then.

Has the data quality improved since '11 and '12?
I have a "free" (after better together) plan, I think the last time I did a speedtest I could get 15-20 Mbps on Wind in my area. More than sufficient if you ask me.
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ihacki wrote: A few years back, I've bought the 1GB/month for 12 months with Data Stick (different model) for $99.

With the coverage and signal quality back then, it's almost impossible to go pass 1GB every month. (video streaming was a joke). It was also not possible to exceed 10Mbps back then.

Has the data quality improved since '11 and '12?
Just tested here in Scarborough, 3.11 Mbps Download/ .14 Mbps Upload 11:22am (I used OOKLA Speedtest for Mobile f.y.i) I think we are allowed to use up to 5 Gig now before they Trottle your bandwidth use.
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ihacki wrote: A few years back, I've bought the 1GB/month for 12 months with Data Stick (different model) for $99.

With the coverage and signal quality back then, it's almost impossible to go pass 1GB every month. (video streaming was a joke). It was also not possible to exceed 10Mbps back then.

Has the data quality improved since '11 and '12?
Depends on you area. Central Canada seems to be doing ok. Looks like the rest of Canada has been entirely forgotten by Wind. Personally I can say that Edmonton only ever gets slower and slower. It was usable back when Wind first launched. Now it's normally around 0.8/0.2. Doesn't seem to matter what tower you're hooked into in the city. Whether it's south side, Sherwood park, UofA or downtown it seems to speedtest about the same.

That 20 down test seems odd. Are you sure you weren't hooked into wifi when you ran that?
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Shamb1es wrote: Are you sure you weren't hooked into wifi when you ran that?
It was in the middle of WalMart so I'm pretty sure... that and my home connection speedtests at 200 hehe... but anyways, I just tested it again in my house which stinks for reception because it's all brick and stone which blocks everything and got 8 on Nexus 4 with only 1 or 2 bars.
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strongishrope wrote: I am very interested in this, but how does it work after two months? Pay as you go? At what rate?
http://www.windmobile.ca/plans-and-devi ... rnet-plans
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Shamb1es wrote: Depends on you area. Central Canada seems to be doing ok. Looks like the rest of Canada has been entirely forgotten by Wind. Personally I can say that Edmonton only ever gets slower and slower. It was usable back when Wind first launched. Now it's normally around 0.8/0.2. Doesn't seem to matter what tower you're hooked into in the city. Whether it's south side, Sherwood park, UofA or downtown it seems to speedtest about the same.

That 20 down test seems odd. Are you sure you weren't hooked into wifi when you ran that?
It just depends where in the city you live. My house in the north gets great speeds, 5-8 down and 1-2 up, but when I start traveling downtown, I can say the data is almost impossible to use. I don't mind as I'm rarely downtown these days anyway.

You get what you pay for.
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BinaryJay wrote: It was in the middle of WalMart so I'm pretty sure... that and my home connection speedtests at 200 hehe... but anyways, I just tested it again in my house which stinks for reception because it's all brick and stone which blocks everything and got 8 on Nexus 4 with only 1 or 2 bars.
hi, how to connect the data stick to your nexus 4 ???? just plugin the sim card ????
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Can these be plugged into a router to be used as a home network?
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ihacki wrote: A few years back, I've bought the 1GB/month for 12 months with Data Stick (different model) for $99.

With the coverage and signal quality back then, it's almost impossible to go pass 1GB every month. (video streaming was a joke). It was also not possible to exceed 10Mbps back then.

Has the data quality improved since '11 and '12?
Things have changed drastically, I watch Netflix on a regular basis.
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Fire Man wrote: Can these be plugged into a router to be used as a home network?
Some 3rd party routers may support it, but I wouldn't bet on most USB ports on routers supporting it.
There's a few specialty routers that will support it (eg Cradlepoint).
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You can do it with DD-WRT. But then you might as well get the hotspot for a bit more.
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Fire Man wrote: Can these be plugged into a router to be used as a home network?
I know I can do it with pfSense and even set it up as an automatic failover WAN that will only get used if the regular WAN interface goes down... but if you're asking this question chances are you are not going to be building a pfSense router any time soon.
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They slow you down to dialup speeds if you go over 5gb a month right?
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Interested in this.what is the expire date?

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