If you live in a major Canadian city there may be some good news for you. Mobilicity, who was recently bought out by Rogers Communication, is offering a $40/month unlimited talk/text/data plan until the end of August. Mobile Syrup suggests that the buyout will proceed like Fido and Chatr, where customers on Mobilicity will have their plan rate honoured once the network transition is completed in the fall. What this means is if you sign up on this plan and are able to put up with spotty coverage for a few months, you’ll come out of the transition with an inexpensive unlimited plan.
If you do choose to go this route, there are a few things you should note:
- Coverage on Rogers network after the transition may be limited to the Mobilicity zones – outside of these areas would be roaming and incur further charges. When Rogers bought Fido, they eventually offered a $5 add-on for Canada Wide coverage but there’s no guarantee that will happen.
- You will not be able to get subsidized/free devices on these plans
- Unlimited data speed may be throttled to 3G
- Rogers may choose to not honour Mobilicity plans or cancel them at any time
If you’re willing to take a gamble more information about the promotional plan can be found here. This promotion is available until the end of August.
DrekiTech has contacted Mobilicity and Rogers for more information but has not yet received a reply.