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Mobilicity today announced it will launch its reliable, unlimited 3.5G mobile network in Calgary on April 28th – marking the arrival of affordable unlimited talk, text and data plans for Calgarians.
"It's time Calgarians stopped paying among the highest wireless rates in Canada," said Mobilicity President and CEO Dave Dobbin. "A better alternative to Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and Telus Mobility is on its way. Mobilicity provides reliable talk, text and data capabilities – without outrageous extra charges and fees that eat into people's savings."
Calgary consumers will be able to purchase popular name-brand Mobilicity phones (such as BlackBerry and Android smartphones) and plans at over 70 points of distribution, including corporate stores, exclusive Mobilicity dealers, national retailers and other non-exclusive dealers in every neighbourhood across the Greater Calgary Area, as well as online.
Good news for those in Calgary.
 

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I had the opportunity recently to spend a month in Toronto with the Blackberry Bold 9780 from Mobilicity and I was impressed. Voice Quality was excellent and I never had a problem with data or texting.

I'd recommend folks in Calgary looking for wireless take a look.
 

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Has anyone seen a proposed coverage map for the Calgary area yet? I can't seem to find one.

I might be interested but I live in Airdrie which is about 15-20 minutes north of Calgary...if I'm not in the 'zone' it might be an issue?

Having said that, I see that their $45 plan includes unlimited Province Wide Long Distance...so I guess that's an option? (Calling from Airdrie to Calgary on a land line is not long distance).
 

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Nothing yet, but I'm sure it'll show up on their website tomorrow morning when they go live.

You can get a 24 hour loaner phone from most Mobilicity corporate stores if you want to check out their coverage, but you might have a hard time getting a hold of one right after the launch.
 

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You'll probably have to wait until tomorrow. I'm sure they will have a Calgary coverage map on their site when they launch there.
 

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I'm definitely interested to see how the coverage is here in Calgary as well. I'd consider grabbing the Nexus S and cancelling my Bell line if coverage in the city is good.
 

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To entice residents of Calgary to sign up, the company is discounting the price of several of its voice and plans for a limited time. For example, Calgarians can get Mobilicity's top of the line plan for $45 month, a savings of $15 per month.

The plan includes unlimited local talk, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited North American long distance, unlimited global texting, call features including Caller ID, voice mail and call waiting PLUS unlimited data and BlackBerry Internet Service.
Sweet deal if they cover all of Calgary Area.
 

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That looks very interesting.I'll definately check them out.
 

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Here's the quote from the press release on Mobilicity's web site:
Its top-of-the-line plan, normally priced at a phenomenal $60/month is available in Calgary for only $45 for a limited time. The plan includes unlimited local talk, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited North American long distance, unlimited global texting, call features including Caller ID, voice mail and call waiting PLUS unlimited data and BlackBerry Internet Service.
 

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Didn't I say that?
 

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ahh, corrected.
 

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I would be very curious to see how their coverage and data throughput compare to Wind. I have a friend on Wind with a Nexus s phone and we found the coverage to be a bit iffy in parts of SE Calgary, although it has improved in the last year.
 

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I signed up for Mobilicity Yesterday. However the coverage in my area (Panorama Hills) to be spotty. To my disappointment I cannot get a Mobi signal in my house. So I'll be returning my phone soon. And I'll probably sign up with Wind and give them a try. I hope Wind's coverage is better, at least in the NW where I live.
 

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I am also in Panorama Hills area of Calgary. I was going to try this out for my wife, but I guess I will wait until their coverage improves in this area.
I hope Wind's coverage is better, at least in the NW where I live.
I was with Wind and their coverage in Panorama Hills was excellent. I think they have a tower near the Super Store.
 
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