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Eastlink Wireless is a Canadian mobile network operator owned by Eastlink. Its built network serves the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, with additional coverage areas provided in New Brunswick, Ontario and Alberta communities as well as Newfoundland.

Eastlink Wireless
Subsidiary
IndustryMobile network operator
FoundedFebruary 15, 2013
HeadquartersHalifax, Nova Scotia
ParentEastlink
Websiteeastlink.ca/wireless

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HistoryEdit

Eastlink spent $25,628,000 for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses covering Atlantic Canada, plus smaller communities elsewhere in Canada.[1]

NetworkEdit

Eastlink has AWS spectrum licenses to serve the entire Atlantic Canada population, plus Grande Prairie, Alberta and several small cities throughout Ontario. Combined, these markets cover a population of 4,886,983.[1] The carrier is using LTE and HSPA+ technology.

ProductsEdit

Feature phoneEdit

The LG F4n is Eastlink's first feature phone.

SmartphonesEdit

Eastlink sells multiple Android and BlackBerry devices, two which are LTE-capable:

Outdoor advertisements for Eastlink show the Sony Xperia T.

In addition to the above, AWS-capable versions of the iPhone 5 may be used on Eastlink if purchased outright and unlocked from a third party.

Internet access modemEdit

The Huawei E397 is Eastlink's first mobile broadband modem. It supports both HSPA+ and LTE.

ServicesEdit

Various services are available at Eastlink Wireless.[2]

VoiceEdit

Eastlink currently offers two plans: a low-end one with 200 local daytime minutes and a high-end one with unlimited local minutes. Both plans include unlimited local calling during nights and weekends, unlimited calling to other lines on the same account and unlimited messaging via SMS and MMS. Calling features included with both plans are Caller ID, call waiting and conference calling.

Mobile InternetEdit

Standalone mobile broadband is available at Eastlink. Two plans are offered, allowing the customer to choose between a 3 or 5 GB access allowance.

Mobile Internet access add-ons can be added to any Eastlink Wireless voice plan. The add-ons currently feature fixed allowances of 1, 2 or 5 GB. For BlackBerry smartphones, a "Social" BlackBerry Internet Service add-on is offered. This allows unlimited access to the Facebook, Twitter and the BlackBerry Messenger app while on Eastlink's network, but all other apps can only be used on Wi-Fi.

Device subsidiesEdit

Eastlink offers a device subsidy option called the easyTab for customers with a plan costing $40 or more.

RoamingEdit

When in parts of Canada not on Eastlink's network, customers roam domestically at no extra charge on the networks of one of the three major mobile providers in Canada (Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, and Telus Mobility) as well as on Vidéotron Mobile in Quebec.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Auction of Spectrum Licences for Advanced Wireless Services and Other Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range: Summary by Licence Winner". Industry Canada. July 21, 2008. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  2. ^ Hardy, Ian (February 8, 2013). "Eastlink to launch wireless service next week". Mobile Syrup. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Canadian Wireless Coverage". Eastlink Wireless. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Extended coverage represents access to partner networks in Atlantic Canada and across the country, including the Bell, Rogers, and, now, Telus and Videotron networks.

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