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Wind Mobile's new subscribers rise 30%

Wind Mobile reported Friday it added 39,000 new mobile phone subscribers in its latest quarter, a 30 per cent increase from the previous period.
Chairman Anthony Lacavera called Wind's subscriber growth proof that wireless competition on Canada has been long overdue. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

Wind Mobile reported Friday it added 39,000 new mobile phone subscribers in its latest quarter, a 30 per cent increase from the previous period.

Wind is aiming to become Canada's fourth national wireless carrier.

Chairman Anthony Lacavera called the growth "proof that wireless competition has been long overdue."

Wind Mobile has said it had more than 250,000 subscribers since it began operating in December 2009.

The Toronto-based telecom is competing against new players Mobilicity and Public Mobile as well as established players Rogers, Bell and Telus in the competitive mobile phone market.

Wind didn't give a break down of how many smartphone customers versus basic talk-and-text customers it attracted during the quarter.

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