Rogers Starts Transition of Mobilicity Customers to 3G Network

by Istvan Fekete on November 18, 2015

As of last week, Mobilicity’s customers are being slowly transferred to Rogers’ own 3G network. After acquiring the struggling wireless carrier, Canada’s biggest wireless player gave its new customers enough time to take the necessary steps to prepare for the transition, such as purchasing cellphones compatible with Rogers’ network, as it operates on different frequencies to Mobilicity’s AWS network.

According to various reports, Mobilicity customers who previously had patchy reception and slow data speeds noticed significant improvements both in call quality and bandwidth, since their new device connects to Rogers’ 3G network in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Edmonton.

When it acquired Mobilicity, Rogers promised to keep the small player’s various unlimited plans in the five aforementioned zones – the geographic areas of the new entrants. Mobilicity will continue to operate independently, at least until the end of 2015, but will transition into something like Chatr.

Mobilicity customers have reported that they have begun to experience improved reception and, in certain areas, higher download speeds, starting last Friday, which seems to be the moment Rogers started the transition.

In an emailed statement sent to iPhone in Canada, a Rogers representative said: “We’re officially rolling out the red carpet to welcome Mobilicity customers to the Rogers family!” He went on to say that the transition began last Friday and “will continue throughout this week.”

The question is: For how long will Rogers keep those unlimited plans?

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Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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