Tag: mobilicity

Rogers says all Mobilicity customers have now been migrated to Chatr

Rogers purchased Mobilicity for $465 million back in 2015. At the time, the struggling wireless carrier amassed 150,000 wireless subscribers, but more importantly, secured wireless spectrum in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Rogers halted activation of new Mobilicity accounts on August 15th and has been transitioning its customers away from using its network to…

Reminder: Exclusive Chatr plans for ex-Mobilicity customers end on October 3 [Update]

Two full months have passed since an online portal was created to help with customer transition process between Mobilicity and Chatr, and now there are only two more days for Mobilicity customers to take advantage of one of the exclusive Chatr plans at mobilicity.ca/mychatrmove. The plans, according to Rogers, were created “with customers’ Mobilicity plans…

Rogers officially stops activating new Mobilicity accounts

Rogers purchased Mobilicity for $465 million back in 2015. At the time, the struggling wireless carrier amassed 150,000 wireless subscribers, but more importantly, secured wireless spectrum in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa. As previously reported, today, August 15th, Mobilicity has officially halted the activation of new accounts. The carrier has slowly transitioned its customers…

Mobilicity begins moving customers to Chatr, offers $10 bonus credit

In May 2016, Rogers announced to employees of its Mobilicity sub-brand that all its customers and some retail locations would be transitioned over to Chatr, another sub-brand owned by Rogers. That transition is now taking place. Mobilicity’s website homepage now shows its familiar pink and green aliens in front of packing boxes marked with the…

SyrupCast 76: BlackBerry’s chill and sub $500 smartphones

On this week’s episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about all drama surrounding Chill Mobile and the state of Canadian telecom. In addition, we spent some time talking about the new Moto G Plus, OnePlus 3, and Apple’s WWDC. Finally, BlackBerry announced its results and while they were not pretty, the company is continuing down…

SyrupCast 74: I’m in love with Lenovo and making friends with AI

On this week’s episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about Lenovo’s newest Motorola devices, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. In addition, we speak about Apple’s upcoming plans for WWDC 2016 and also venture down the road of Artificial Intelligence and how we’ll eventually become friends with a robot. Hosts: Patrick O’Rourke, Jessica Vomiero,…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – Apple Pay expands to TD Canada Trust, BMO and Scotiabank customers [Read here] – Liquid Zest Plus will be available in Canada for $249 [Read here] – Here…

SyrupCast 73: Alexa’s coming to Canada

On this week’s episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about how Apple Pay is now available from all five major banks in Canada and its potential impact. In addition, Sony will be bringing a number of new smartphones to Canada this summer, specifically the Xperia X lineup. We also venture down the road of Pebble…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. – Virgin launches pay-per-use roaming program [Read here] – Microsoft cutting 1,850 jobs from its smartphone hardware division [Read here] – Galaxy Tab Pro S review [Read here] –…

SyrupCast 72: Pebble, Motorola, Microsoft, Bell… all killer no filler

On this week’s episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about Eastlink’s expansion into Ontario, job cuts at Microsoft and BMO, and Pebble’s next lineup of wearable and how it aims to secure its position in the market. In addition, we also discuss the new devices from Motorola and what to expect from Lenovo World in…

SyrupCast 71: Daydreaming about Amazon Echo and Google Home in my home

On this week’s episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about Google I/O 2016, Allo and Duo apps and Daydream virtual reality. In addition, we venture down the reality of Google Home and Amazon Echo battling it our for your living room. Finally, will Motorola bring back the RAZR? Hosts: Patrick O’Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero,…

Bitove on Mobilicity’s failure: Government ‘just took the cheque and ran’

After purchasing struggling wireless carrier Mobilicity last year for $465 million CAD, Rogers is now planning to shut the brand down and shift its 150,000 wireless subscribers to Chatr mobile, returning to a three-pronged wireless strategy. Mobilicity was started by famed Canadian entrepreneur John Bitove, who is also responsible for bringing Sirius XM and the Toronto…

SyrupCast 70: Goodnight and farewell, Mobilicity

On this week’s episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about the expansion of Apple Pay, Bell’s possible acquisition of MTS and how the Competition Bureau is investigating it, and the end of Mobilicity. Hosts: Patrick O’Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero, Ian Hardy and Matthew Moniz Duration: 42:45 Subscribe to the iTunes Audio feed Subscribe to the Stitcher Audio feed…

Rogers to shutter Mobilicity, will shift stores and customers to chatr mobile

Mobilicity, the one-time wireless carrier that brought the hope of unlimited phone plans to Canada, is being retired. Rogers has started communicating to Mobilicity dealers and employees that it will transition some of the brand’s retail locations and all its customers to sub-brand Chatr Mobile. As a result, Mobilicity, the brand, will cease to exist….

Mobilicity revamps monthly rate plans, limits data speeds and reduces roaming allotment

Mobilcity has plans to start giving its customers less. While Rogers’ sub-brand Fido is encouraging customers from its other sub-brand Mobilicity to switch, the one-time struggling carrier just revamped its monthly rate plans. Mobilicity used to offer customers four rate plans, but now the carrier is only selling three. Vanished from existence is its highest…

Fido is sending text messages to Mobilicity customers asking them to switch

Rogers purchased Mobilicity last June for $465 million, and spent the better part of the past year moving the company’s 150,000 wireless customers onto its own network. Since the telecom’s network operates on different frequencies than Mobilicity’s AWS-based network, Rogers offered discounted handsets to customer’s whose phones were incompatible with its 3G network. With 2016 firmly…

Mobilicity customers begin transition to Rogers’ 3G network

Late last week, Rogers began the slow transition of Mobilicity customers over to its 3G network, after giving its new clients sufficient time to purchase cellphones compatible with the Rogers network, which operates on different frequencies than Mobilicity’s AWS-based network. Mobilicity customers, many of whom have put up with slow data speeds and poor reception, are reporting…