Chatr Launches $40 Unlimited Talk, Text, Data Plan for Select Zones

Rogers’ Chatr Mobile has launched a new unlimited voice, text and data plan for select zones only, priced at $40 per month.

The plan is limited to Edmonton, Calgary and the Greater Toronto Area, and offers 1GB of data at 3G speeds. More 3G data speeds can be purchased at the price of $5/2GB and $10/4GB per month.

Do note 3G data is only up to 3Mbps, and once you’ve reached your limit, you’re hit with the fair use policy which caps your speeds…

This plan includes 1GB of 3G Data with download and upload speeds of up to 3Mbps. Usage is subject to our Fair Use Policy. Once you have reached your 3G speed allotment, your data speed will be reduced until your next anniversary date.

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If your in-zone data usage in a month exceeds your 3G data allotment in accordance with your plan, your data usage remains unlimited but data speeds will be reduced from up to 3 Mbps to up to 64 kilobits per second (for both download and upload) until your Anniversary Date.

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If you’re within your zone, you can unlimited local, province-wide and Canada-wide talk, along with outgoing texts to Canada, the U.S. and international. Plans also include voicemail, call display, call waiting, call forwarding and group calling.

Once you leave your zone, however, users are bill at Chatr’s pay-per-use rates. The company’s fine print says “The auto-pay bonus is a great way to cover occasional out-of-zone usage.” Auto-pay is essentially signing up for pre-authorized credit card billing, which will grant you $10 per month for up to eight months, or $80.

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  • pjw

    64 kbps? Is that even useable?

    There may not be overages, but “UNLIMITED DATA!” is a stretch.

  • Michal

    unlimited 1gb of data? nice

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  • KS

    5 GB of 3G data at $50/month is a fair deal for those on budget. We get Rogers’ network.

  • Eluder

    Not really, you get Rogers 3G network which is pretty weak, their LTE network is solid though.