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Free phone upgrade being given to Mobilicity customers during transition to Rogers

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Free phone upgrade being given to Mobilicity customers during transition to Rogers

Here is a post about a Mobilicity customer with what I assume is a Rogers incompatible phone being offered cheap upgrade options before the network transition:

https://twitter.com/sabrinachiu67/statu ... 2148128768

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Moto E (1st gen?) = $0
Moto G (2nd gen?) = $25
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime = $50
Moto X 2014 = $100
BB Classic 10 = $150


Edit: On a side note, I just have to LOL at Sprint USA replying to the tweet saying "Come and take a look at our phones".
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Also anyone running a blacklisted phone is getting the same message. There are lots of those, unfortunately, and only some of them can be fixed.
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Anyone to take advantage of this as a non-mobi user? Sign up with a noncompatible phone, get new phone, cancel?
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I've been totally out of the loop on this since the initial acquisition was announced, but what's happening to Mobilicity? Is Rogers moving all of their customers onto the RogersFido network?

If so, that'd be pretty sweet - assuming that they're not also moving Mobilicity customers onto Share Everything plans...
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Raident wrote: I've been totally out of the loop on this since the initial acquisition was announced, but what's happening to Mobilicity? Is Rogers moving all of their customers onto the RogersFido network?

If so, that'd be pretty sweet - assuming that they're not also moving Mobilicity customers onto Share Everything plans...
Rogers towers but still zoned. So they have Rogers 3G (no LTE) anywhere there was previously Mobi coverage. Anywhere else is charged at roaming rates just like before the acquisition.
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Anyone else have more details? Trying to help out a friend, an older lady whose phone just broke recently, shes with Mobilicity. Does she have to call Mobilicity & ask for this deal? She doesn't speak much English
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HP_John wrote: Anyone else have more details? Trying to help out a friend, an older lady whose phone just broke recently, shes with Mobilicity. Does she have to call Mobilicity & ask for this deal? She doesn't speak much English
Apparently people have been informed via email. I would suggest to try and call in or via Mobilicity's Facebook/Twitter page.
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Gozitano wrote: Rogers towers but still zoned. So they have Rogers 3G (no LTE) anywhere there was previously Mobi coverage. Anywhere else is charged at roaming rates just like before the acquisition.
So like ChatR?
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Like Chatr used to be. AFAIK they made chatr nationwide coverage now.
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This upgrade plan is reminiscent of Public Mobile customers when they got switched over to Telus' network..
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I got this in an email from Mobilicity with links to get the deal:

"We are making changes to improve our network. In order to enjoy these changes without any disruption to your service, you need to replace your phone by October 14th. We have some great options available to you including $0 and discounted phones; simply follow the instructions below."

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ar3ryEO.png[/IMG]

I don't know if there is a catch. I am currently using a Blackberry 9100 which is old but still works just fine. Has anyone else had this offer or know about these network upgrades? I would like to keep my old phone, but will it really become unusable? Now that Mobilicity got bought out I kind of want to leave. Could I take the free phone and move over to WIND?
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"Network upgrades" = "Switching over to the Rogers towers" isn't it? So if your BB 9100 doesn't support the Rogers frequencies (I have no idea if they made AWS-only phones?) then yes, you could be in trouble. But I'd be surprised if that was the case.
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Don't switch to wind when you are getting better cell service through rogers. Keep it that way and just get a used cheap blackberry that will still do you needs. Or just get a moto g or something.
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I got mobilicity $20 + $20 add on, the lady asked me ifnyou're going to end up using that much, I said yes.
Now my place is just outside coverage area where roaming zone is, I really need to know when this transition is taking please, not able to do anything

mobilicity is saying months.
PM me if you have some secret info
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I thought all moblicity phones at support rogers 2g? I would think moblicity 3G speed = to Rogers 2g speed. lol
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lumpen wrote: I got this in an email from Mobilicity with links to get the deal:

"We are making changes to improve our network. In order to enjoy these changes without any disruption to your service, you need to replace your phone by October 14th. We have some great options available to you including $0 and discounted phones; simply follow the instructions below."

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ar3ryEO.png[/IMG]

I don't know if there is a catch. I am currently using a Blackberry 9100 which is old but still works just fine. Has anyone else had this offer or know about these network upgrades? I would like to keep my old phone, but will it really become unusable? Now that Mobilicity got bought out I kind of want to leave. Could I take the free phone and move over to WIND?
OP looks like you missed out on this:

[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPDX3FBVEAADSuu.jpg:large[/IMG]

Source: free-phone-upgrade-being-given-mobilici ... s-1814495/
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lumpen wrote: Now that Mobilicity got bought out I kind of want to leave. Could I take the free phone and move over to WIND?
Don't move to Wind!! The network is crap right now! If anything, wait until Wind has LTE so the burden on the network is less. Just stick with Roger-licity for now.
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I heard WIND's voice quality has deteriorated over the past 5-6 months.
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YYZviaYUL wrote: I heard WIND's voice quality has deteriorated over the past 5-6 months.
Haven't noticed a change, even when using uconnect still good voice quality
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Yeah wtf? This just guarantees I switch to WIND. It's probably tied to what we pay monthly. I'm at $43/mo incl tax. I still pay $5/month extra for blackberry data, I don't even know if that is still a thing. I should really switch over.

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