If you’re using a cellphone in Canada’s north, you’ll be happy to hear the news from Ice Wireless.

The mobile network operator that offers mobile services to 75% of the population of the Yukon and Northwest Territories as well as to Iqaluit, Nunavut and Northern Quebec just announced new affordable plans for Smartphones and other devices.

Canada’s North not only pays outrageously high prices for groceries but also for basic communication services. Not anymore.

Ice Wireless is now offering unlimited calls, texts and roaming throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico starting at $59/month.

The move is a novel one, with Ice Wireless being the first Canadian carrier to entirely eliminate roaming charges without including any daily or monthly add-on charges. It also might prove to be controversial.

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Sugar Mobile, a division of Ice Wireless, was recently punished by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which gave the operator 50 days to stop tapping into cellular roaming services from Rogers Communications.

Sugar Mobile, operating in Canada’s North, was offering its customers cellular roaming services this way, while outside of its home network or not connected to Wi-Fi.

So, let’s see how long this current offering of unlimited roaming lasts. Hopefully for a while.

As Samer Bishay, President and CEO of Ice Wireless says,

"For too long, Canadians in the North have paid outrageously high fees and been frozen out of basic communications services that customers in the south take for granted these days. Not anymore. Our network upgrades and these new affordable plans are a giant leap forward and offering our customers value not seen by Canadians in the south."

The promotional Ice Unlimited plan includes unlimited data for $89 per month. Voice and text only plans start as low as $19 per month.

To learn about plans and details, visit www.icewireless.ca and @icewireless.