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@trdtdtd I wanted to make sure you knew (it's been brought up a few times in the community, so bears mentioning):
The data that you pay for as part of a plan is the amount that will be available to use throughout the plan. It will not be replenished mid-plan. So, a 1GB 90 day plan is roughly the same as getting 341 Mb of data per month.
I just wanted to note in regards to your question about signal quality--no network is 100% perfect! Telus' network really is very good. It's not the fastest LTE in Canada based on independent testing, but it's got excellent coverage, and in my personal experience, it's very reliable. But no network is prefect. you will still find areas where you may get weak or no service, you will get the odd dropped call, etc. That's just the reality of mobile networks. That said, the Telus network should be MUCH better than the Wind network you were asking to compare to. I just wanted to make sure you had realistic expectations!
Also, 778's note about data is very important as many people don't realize it's over the course of the whole plan length you choose, and wind up short of data in their first 90-day plan as a result.
I used to be with Wind. I can tell you that the indoor coverage is much better. But it also depends on the phone... For example, Telus supports multiple bands for LTE, but my LG G3 D852G (Videotron/Wind) version only supports it for band 4 (AWS) which explains why LTE signal is weak indoors at my house. There is so little information about my specific model (852G variant) that it took me a couple of hours of searching to figure this out. But having said that, even though it is weak, I still get 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up with only 1 bar signal. With Wind, if I was lucky to get 1 bar at my house, even being able to make a call would be a 60% chance of failure. Usually, I get no signal with Wind in my house unless the phone is sitting on the window sill.
As of right now at work, I have 5 bars LTE, speedtest result is 41.55Mbps down, 15.86Mbps up. I checked my historical results when I was with Wind and my best result on that network was 11.33Mbps down, 2.13Mbps up... this is after they "upgraded" their network. Both networks get excellent signal at my office.
Well, I got 2 phones. But I planed to try PM on my nexus 4 (my back up phone) to see whts up first.
@trdtdtd Yep, they sure did (you can thank the FCC licensing bureaucracy for that). But there's an easy fix available to the phone's internal modem that makes the LTE radio accessible again.