Mobilicity’s Upcoming Network and Business Decisions Revealed; Expansion, Femtocell, and Tiered Data Plans
Mobilicity has always been known as a carrier that offers large amounts of value for a low monthly cost, but that was also made others wonder on how they could ever survive but that’s beside the point for this news update. Revealed yesterday in a meeting with several current Mobilicity customers offered insight into the future of Mobilicity, and an interesting future it is. While Mobilicity has focused almost the last two years on “densification” of their current coverage zones, customers will finally see the expansion that they have wanted. The expansion list will be below.
West Toronto: Milton, Oakville, Burlington, and Hamilton
East Toronto: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa
Ottawa: Barrhaven, Orleans, Cumberland, Kanata
Vancouver: White Rock, Pitt Meadows, Richmond-Surrey commuter corridors
Edmonton: St. Albert, Ft. Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Airport, Termelligar/Windermere
As many customers may know, the AWS frequency is notorious for less than ideal indoor reception and Mobilicity is planning on offering femtocell’s as early as the end of August/early September. Femtocells are low power small cellular base stations that enhance the current network reception, or in other words signal boosters.
In an effort for Mobilicity customers traveling abroad to save money and the hassle of switching SIMs, Mobilicity will introduce cheaper roaming rates for EU and Asian countires. These rates are slated to be implemented by the end of the summer.
Finally, Mobilicity has planned and will soon upgrade the current HSPA network to 21Mbps HSPA+. The current status of said upgrade includes towers and backend have been upgraded but gateways and backend pipelines have some work to be done. Mobilicity is also planning on utilizing additional gateways which will greatly improve ping times. Last but not least, in an interesting concept, Mobilicity will begin to offer “tiered” data plans. While the term tiered may scare some, don’t worry your unlimited data is still and will be safe. However, as many may not now, Mobilicity implements a 100Mb per 15 minute timeline for users to uphold to otherwise their data connection will be throttled for a couple hours. To further satisfy and capitalize on heavy data users, Mobilicity is brainstorming on offering larger unthrottled unlimited tiered data for an additional fee, similar to Wind’s Premium Data add-on.
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