May 11th, 2010
New carrier, Mobilicity, is getting ready to launch service in the competitive Canadian wireless market. Mobilicity has been silent about rate plans and devices, but a possible slip in a CTV article may be the start of future leaks.
With launch of the wireless startup predicted to be early June, a source close to the company told CTV News that “a cornerstone of the company’s offensive will be an aggressively priced unlimited talk, text, long-distance and data package for $65.“ Assuming Mobilicity will use the concept of Home and Away Zones like WIND Mobile does, users will have to pay for addition usage outside of Mobilicity’s coverage area.
WIND Mobile is also offering unlimited rate plans but with a slightly higher price tag. Unlimited voice, data (soft capped at 5GB), and texting will set back $80/month but includes voicemail and caller id. Assuming Mobilicity will charge an extra $5 for voicemail, customers will be looking at a cost savings of $10/month ($120/year) when compared to WIND’s unlimited plans.
Looks like there is competition between the new entrants, now we just need the existing carriers in Canada to react. Discuss the leak in the comment section below or on HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource.