If you haven’t heard from Chatr, Rogers’ discount talk-and-text subsidiary, for a while, it’s because the company has been biding its time, taking stock of what the other operators are doing. With an emphasis on unlimited, broken down into various geographic locations, there isn’t a lot of complication to the company’s offerings. And, so as not to step on Fido’s or Rogers’ toes, the maximum data allotment per month (for a bucket amount, at least) is 100MB, not nearly enough for the average smartphone user.
Chatr is changing up its plans a little today, offering a $20 unlimited local talk plan until August 6th. These local plans are based on Chatr’s “Unlimited Zones”, and comprise of the GTA, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The zones themselves are quite large, wider than WIND or Mobilicity’s Home areas; Toronto’s stretches north to Newmarket, Bolton and Stouffville, east past Oshawa to Courtice and west past Brampton to Georgetown, down into Burlington, Hamilton and Stoney Creek.
Incoming calls, regardless of plan, are always free, so the limitation is to whom you’re calling out. There’s a $25 province-wide calling plan which, along with the previous one, offers 50 outgoing texts, while the $35 unlimited national calling offers no-limit texts as well.
Chatr’s portfolio may not be suited for the average smartphone enthusiast, but could be perfect for a teen’s first cellphone or someone who just doesn’t care about the mobile web.
Check all the information out on Chatr’s website.