On August 15, Mobilicity officially closed plan and device offerings on their website, and Rogers stopped activating new Mobilicity lines.
The end of this carrier’s era came as no surprise to the approximately 150,000 Mobilicity subscribers who received news in June that creditors had approved a $440 million deal allowing Rogers to acquire the entire company, while divesting certain spectrum licenses to WIND Mobile. Both TELUS and Rogers put in bids towards the acquisition.
Existing customer plans have not been grandfathered; customers were instead given the choice of signing onto a comparable plan with Rogers’ other value-brand mobile provider, chatr Wireless. Chatr is Rogers’ "deepest discount subsidiary brand”, launched in 2010 to directly take on the unlimited talk-and-text offers of then-new entrants to the national mobile carrier landscape - entrants which included Mobilicity.
Rogers will also convert a "large number” of its 180 Mobilicity dealers to chatr-branded stores and kiosks.
Current Mobilicity customers should visit mobilicity.ca/mychatrmove to see their exclusive chatr plan options before September 29th, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET. Features offered by chatr include:
- unlimited plans for one flat fee
- no term contracts or credit checks
- larger unlimited zones
Questions about your move from Mobilicity to chatr? Read the FAQ.
Curious if your area is covered by chatr? Check out the expanded unlimited zones.
Want to see what else chatr has to offer? Review all chatr rate plans.
Need a new device with your new plan? Browse all chatr devices.