Competition Bureau statement regarding Bell's acquisition of MTS - Competition BureauUnder the terms of the consent agreement, Bell must sell six retail stores, 24,700 subscribers and 40 MHz of spectrum to Xplornet, a leading provider of rural broadband internet through fixed wireless and satellite networks throughout Canada, including rural Manitoba. The divestiture to Xplornet will establish a new entrant in the Manitoba mobile wireless services market. Bell will also provide Xplornet with key services including expedited access to Bell’s towers in Manitoba for five years, temporary access to a mobile wireless network in a specified territory in Manitoba for three years, support for wireless handset procurement for five years and certain negotiated mobile wireless roaming services for five years. In addition, postpaid Bell Mobility customers in Manitoba who are under contract at the time of the consent agreement will be able to switch to Xplornet without penalty.
Additionally, Bell has committed to selling a significant number of its MTS subscribers and approximately one-third of its MTS dealer locations to TELUS.
Here is the link:The moment has arrived. MTS has joined forces with Bell Canada, combining a deep understanding of the province’s consumers and businesses with the resources and scale to position Manitoba at the forefront of an increasingly global ecosystem. With Bell and MTS together, today just got better.
Why are some subscribers being asked to move to another carrier and not others?
The Competition Bureau requires a number of wireless contracts to be transferred to other carriers as part of its approval process. More information about customer transfers will be provided once all the details are finalized.
How do I know if I’m one of the people being transferred to another carrier?
Customers who are transferring will be notified in advance. Bell is committed to providing a seamless transition. Until the transfer takes place, your service and rate plan will remain the same (unless you decide to change your plan or phone in the interim).
That should be $20.3977 + 0.3311 x $59.21 = $40.00.Therefore $20.3977 + 0.3311 x $58.21 = $40.00
Selected MTS customers will be notified by mail that they are moving to TELUS, and will be provided with detailed information to complete the move. Until the transition, your service and rate plan will remain the same with Bell MTS.As an MTS customer, will I have to change my plan? How would this impact my services?
We know this is a big change for MTS customers. We want to make the transition to TELUS as easy and seamless as possible, without disrupting your existing products or services. You’ll pay the same price for a plan that is the same or better than your current MTS plan. Plus, you can keep your same phone number.
I also visited the Rogers site and it auto-detected my region, giving me this message:How were people selected to move to TELUS?
The majority of selected customers are wireless only, but to ensure a balanced marketplace, there are also some customers with additional services.
They obviously sorted out the Rogers/MTS network sharing agreement.Recent telecom changes in Manitoba do not impact our customers. Our Manitoban customers will to continue to enjoy the same reliable, high-quality service they have come to expect from our world-class network.