Mobilicity, formerly DAVE Wireless, is a new entrant in the Canadian wireless market that launched their network in Toronto
on May 14, 2010. Their service is currently available in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa. There are no plans to launch in Montreal because Mobilicity does not have spectrum in Quebec.
In November of 2011, Mobilicity stated they had attracted 250,000 subscribers.
Mobilicity uses the UMTS IV frequency band, also known as AWS, to provide UMTS (with HSPA) service (they do not support 2G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM)
. The Mobilicity network is compatible with the same handsets and devices as Wind Mobile and Vidéotron networks, and UMTS handsets and devices offered by T-Mobile USA.
In September of 2009, DAVE Wireless announced a tower sharing agreement with Bell
On February 2, 2010, DAVE Wireless announced their new Mobilicity Brand Name and Logo
On June 14, 2012, Mobilicity announced they would be updating their 3.5G network to 4G
In early June 2015, both TELUS and Rogers bid to acquire Mobilicity. On June 23 Mobilicity's creditors approved a $440 million deal which would see Rogers acquire the entire company while divesting certain spectrum licenses to Wind.
On May 10, 2016, Rogers announced its plans to retire the Mobilicity brand and stop activating new Mobilicity lines in the summer of 2016.
Mobilicity ceased new activations as of August 15, 2016. Existing customers' plans were not grandfathered, subscribers were instead given a choice of comparable plans when they were migrated to Rogers' other value-brand mobile provider, Chatr, in the fall 2016.
The old DAVE Wireless Logo can be found below.
Mobilicity Customer Care & General Inquires
Existing customers can begin making the move to chatr by visiting this page
(click 'Get Started', enter your mobile phone and PIN numbers, and you will be given a choice of chatr plans comparable to your current Mobilicity plan).