Rogers to End Mobilicity, Will Become Part of Chatr Mobile

Nearly one year after Industry Canada approved the sale of Mobilicity to Rogers (outbidding TELUS), the latter has announced it is ending the Mobilicity brand, which will now become part of Chatr Mobile, the wireless giant’s low cost brand.

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Mobilicity has now posted a Chatr Top FAQ page, detailing the transition, which will take place “soon”.

The answers note existing users will not see their plans change in details or price and that “almost everybody” will be able to bring their existing phone over to the Chatr network.

However, the company told MobileSyrup customers will have to switch over to a “comparable Chatr plan” and existing plans will not be grandfathered. Shailendra Gujarati, vice-president of Chatr Wireless, said in a statement “We’re excited to welcome Mobilicity customers to the Chatr family, As Chatr customers, they can expect a consistent, reliable network experience and high customer satisfaction. They will also enjoy great data options and simple plans that provide predictable costs via a flat fee every month. We are working very hard to make this transition as smooth as possible and we’ll share more details with our new customers in the coming months.”

Last November, Rogers started moving Mobilicity customers over to their 3G network.

The transition will see some Mobilicity dealer locations shut down, but “more than half” will be currently kept by Rogers. Starting August 15, 2016, Rogers will no longer activate new Mobilicity lines.

Did anyone not see this coming?! You have to love wireless competition in Canada, eh?

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  • Kyle Mitton

    BURN! bye bye unlimited data! Well done, we got hosed

  • FragilityG4

    I’m tired of getting mad at stuff like this. There is no good fight when it’s rigged for us, the consumer, to lose. Damn them all to hell.

  • Mohammed Al Sarraf

    Time to switch to koodos $48 plan

  • Lakh Jhajj

    Tell me how if I live in Toronto Ontario.

  • Lakh Jhajj

    I already gave my advice to Competition Bureau on BCE buying MTS. I think it’s a bad move and will kill competition in Manitoba and make prices go higher. And we who don’t live in Manitoba will loose any chance or hope of tiniest size to see prices go
    lower in rest of the country cause we will not be able to use Manitiba as the gold standard for what strong competition can do. . NOW ITS UPTO THEM TO TAKE IT.

  • James Chow

    I advise all who are currently Chatr customers to go complain to Chatr/Rogers why we get even worst pricing then the customers who are moving over from Mobilicity to Chatr. Time to all start looking for a new company to use as our service provider