Canadian wireless carrier Wind Mobile recently expanded its add-ons to include a new data-share option. With this new add-on, customers can share the data from one plan with multiple devices including tablets, laptops and phones. Not to be confused with tethering, this feature allows actual sharing of the plan itself rather than simply using a hotspot.
The add-on is a recurring fee of $9 and can be used with any Wind Mobile plan, both prepaid and postpaid. A similar feature has been available from Rogers, Bell, and Telus for several years, but with those companies only tablets can share data. Wind has its version worded in such a way that it looks like data can be shared with any device with a SIM, including other phones.
Wind Mobile’s plans range from $25 – $50, and all plans priced at $35 or more include unlimited throttled data. While some customer have reported that the data is throttled to an almost unusable speed, I can definitely still see how an add-on like this could be nice for customers who prefer to browse internet on a tablet or parents that don’t need data but wish to give their children. It would be simple to pay for one expensive plan and link it to a second, cheaper plan with no data and simply share data.
Other add-ons available from Wind include several international calling and traveling options.
Wind Mobile allows customers to purchase a device or activate their own, provided it is compatible. For more information on Wind Mobile or to check out provinces that have coverage, visit the Wind Mobile website.]]>