I just got back from a Mobilicity media event at a karaoke bar in Pacific Mall. They just launched their Ethnic themed portal for their users which has Asian and South Asian themed content. They also launched their Chinese name. Watch the video to see how to pronounce it.
Well, they are official. Below are the six price plans that Mobilicity will be offering at launch tomorrow, 10 am EST.
Unlimited East Asia (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and Vietnam) and South Asia (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) long distance are both $20/month per region.
Phone Protection Plan $7/month
BlackBerry Internet Service is $20/month and will give you unlimited browsing, BlackBerry messenger, and e-mail
Unlimited internet access on your desktop or laptop is $40/month and requires the purchase of a stick.
Mobilicity is getting ready to announce their service details this Friday, May 14th. A press release issued today states the following:
The new wireless carrier is gearing up for its debut launch in Toronto and will introduce its unique business model that will offer Canadian consumers industry-leading, unlimited plans, unbeatable value and uncomplicated wireless – without contracts or credit checks.
HowardForums user “ron6400” was able to snap this picture of a Mobilicity kiosk at a local supermarket.
Judging by the photo we are expecting Mobilicity to offer four devices at launch. Sifting through the rumours it looks like Mobilicity will launch with the BlackBerry 9700, Nokia 5230, Sony Ercisson TM506, and Huawei U7519. It would also make sense for Mobility to launch a USB internet stick such as the Huawei E181.
Check back Friday after 11am EST for official details.
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.