Okay, so get a load of this. Apparently (please note the emphasis) a former employee of Globalive aka Global Wireless, the next big Canadian wireless provider that is building a UMTS / HSPA network with service planned for all provinces and territories excluding Québec, recently got canned for “poor performance in marketing”. This of course led to him logging on to HoFo and leaking everything about the carrier’s plans except what the CEO ate for breakfast. There is tons of stuff to cover and the slides are pretty grainy at best, so we’ve taken the time to write it all out for our Canadian friends. Now hit the jump and prepare to mess yourself because if even half of this stuff is true, the Canadian wireless landscape is about to make a serious shift for the better starting in Q4. Just one question — why no BlackBerry love?
Thanks, “Ex-Global Wireless Employee”!
- Sony Ericsson TM506
- 7.2Mbps HSDPA clamshell. $29.99 on 24-month, $99.99 on 12-month and $199.99 monthly / pre-paid. Available in green, silver and red.
- Nokia 5330 XpressMusic
- 384Kbps UMTS candybar. $59.99 on 24-month, $109.99 on 12-month and $207.79 monthly / pre-paid. Available in black and red.
- Nokia 5730 XpressMusic.
- 3.6Mbps HSDPA candybar. $49.99 on 24-month, $99.99 on 12-month and $179.99 monthly / pre-paid. Available in black, pink, blue and red.
- Nokia 6070 Classic
- 10Mbps HSDPA candybar with 5 megapixel camera. Pricing is unknown. Available in silver and black.
- Sidekick LX 2009
- Radio information is unknown, though we’d wager 3.6Mbps HSDPA. Pricing is unknown and you can have it in any color you like so long as it’s black.
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
- 7.2Mbps HSDPA Window Mobile 6.1-powered slider to be billed as the flagship device of globalWireless. $149.99 on 24-month, $249.99 on 12-month and $449.99 monthly / pre-paid. Look for it in black.
- Global (HTC) G1
- Same thing as the HTC Dream and the T-Mobile G1 including the 7.2Mbps HSDPA radio. $129.9 on 24-month, $229.99 on 12-month and $429.99 monthly / pre-paid. Black only.
- Global (HTC) M1
- Same thing as the HTC Magic aka T-Mobile G2. Pricing is unknown, though we do know it feature 7.2Mbps HSDPA and will be offered in white only.
- $29.99 – 350 minutes, unlimited e/w, unlimited incoming
- $39.99 – 650 minutes, unlimited e/w, unlimited incoming
- $59.99 – Unlimited minutes and incoming.
- $5 – Unlimited nights at 5PM
- $8 – Unlimited mornings until 9am
- $15 – Unlimited calls to the US
Included Services for Monthly Plans
- Unlimited SMS (Canada and USA), Voice Mail, Caller ID, Name Display, MissedCall, Call Waiting, Call Conferencing and Call Forwarding
- $4 – 500 international SMS
- $7 – Unlimited international SMS
- $5 – Video Mail
- $5 – 100 minutes to Asia
- $10 – 250 minutes to Asia
- $5 – 100 minutes to Philippines
- $10 – 300 minutes to Philippines
- $5 – 200 minutes to Eastern Europe
- $10 – 350 minutes to Eastern Europe
US Roaming (T-Mobile)
- $0.19 per minute without plan
- $0.05 per SMS without plan
- $0.40 per MB of data without plan
US Roaming Plans (T-Mobile)
- $15 – 75 minutes
- $25 – 200 minutes
- $40 – 650 minutes
- $10 – 250 SMS
- $19.99 – 50MB of data
- $29.99 – 250MB of data
- $59.99 – 1.5GB of data
Data Access Rates
- $10 – Unlimited email (20MB in reality), IM and “communities” (social media sites?)
- $23 – 2.5GB data and unlimited email
- $40 – Unlimited, plain and simple
- $8 – Unlimited browsing
- $5 – Enables tethering
- $10 – “100MB of global remote mobile storage”
- $0 on 12 and 24-month plan
- $19.99 on 1-month contract
- $29.99 outright
- Will only work on a globalWireless handset