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    New domestic roaming rates this week

    Anthony Booth on Twitter:

    Amazing new domestic roaming rates launching this Thursday.
    @boothant



    Impending government regulation of RBT wholesale rates?
    To preempt Wind?

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    Oh snap! That is great news
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    Read this yesterday but thought exactly the same thing, this is an attempt to pre-empt WIND's national roaming plan coming out later in the year. Not that there's anything wrong with that but I would think that a better roaming agreement is more important to Mobilicity than it is to WIND, I couldn't even drive to Oakville without roaming on Mobilicity. In fact, there are at least a dozen places I visit on a regular basis that are home zones for WIND and roaming for Mobilicity. It will be interesting to see what they come out with and if you combine it with one of the give away plans they've launched over the years it might be worth your while in the short run.

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    Thats why they pushed all the for life plans
    Now with acceptable roam rates they should actually have a chance to increase subs
    It is sad I need to state the obvious but some people just don't get it. Any posts I make are my own OPINIONS and in no way represent the views of my employer

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    and what? Mobilicity lives on?
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    Stranger things have happened but we have read the doom & gloom posts for the past 2 years

    I think a merger with Videotron seems most likely

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    Quote Originally Posted by kav2001c View Post
    Stranger things have happened but we have read the doom & gloom posts for the past 2 years

    I think a merger with Videotron seems most likely
    You could be right but I'm not convinced; what benefit is Mobilicity to Videotron now they have nationwide 700Mhz spectrum and preferred access to the AWS3 auction? I just don't see an upside to a merger from Videotron's point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mann Incognito View Post
    You could be right but I'm not convinced; what benefit is Mobilicity to Videotron now they have nationwide 700Mhz spectrum and preferred access to the AWS3 auction? I just don't see an upside to a merger from Videotron's point of view.
    The main reason Videotron would buy Mobilicity (or Wind for that matter) would be that there is already the infrastructure in place in the large cities. The secondary reason would be so that there are not only limited to LTE and can also have HSPA, and the third, albeit, not hugely important for Videotron, is a revenue base providing some cash flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mann Incognito View Post
    You could be right but I'm not convinced; what benefit is Mobilicity to Videotron now they have nationwide 700Mhz spectrum and preferred access to the AWS3 auction? I just don't see an upside to a merger from Videotron's point of view.
    Erm... subscriber count... ?
    They already have far better market shares than Wind or Mobi ever did
    Adding an extra 100,000 at launch helps alot with cost of expansion (versus reinventing the wheel and starting from scratch)

    It seems obvious Mobi is trying (desperately) to beat some internal metric for subscriber count which is most likely to appease whoever the mystery buyer is

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    Did Mobi always have those 3 North American Voice Roaming packages?
    http://mobilicity.ca/plans/add-ons/?type=roaming

    I feel as though we won't see a (or any) drastic new data roaming package tomorrow.
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    Will Mobilicity be roaming on Wind for expanded coverage and then nationally on speak out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kav2001c View Post
    Stranger things have happened but we have read the doom & gloom posts for the past 2 years

    I think a merger with Videotron seems most likely
    What did I say all along? I was the only lone voice against the doom and gloom. Things are tough. Sure! And so are a lot of businesses too

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    Quote Originally Posted by TelecomZombie View Post
    Will Mobilicity be roaming on Wind for expanded coverage and then nationally on speak out?
    They currently roam on Rogers
    Videotron also roams on Rogers

    If Feds cap roaming rates we could easily see a +$10 for Canadian roaming plan

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    If WIND takes longer to announce theirs, maybe they have some aspect of it they're still negotiating. Like 3G roaming or adding the Bellus network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mann Incognito View Post
    You could be right but I'm not convinced; what benefit is Mobilicity to Videotron now they have nationwide 700Mhz spectrum and preferred access to the AWS3 auction? I just don't see an upside to a merger from Videotron's point of view.
    Wow. Although VT has 700 M hz in Ont/BC, it has zero installation outside Qu. It can build or it can buy existing one. Merging is the cheapest and quickest option. They cannot sit on those spectrum like Shaw.
    There is another 3rd scenario besides building or merging i.e.cheating with Rogers.
    I am not sure if it is workable and allowed by the FED. But VT can have share agreement with Rogers, have the latter to use the spectrum and use the towers of Rogers (instead of building or merging). Rogers can benefit in that it can use the set aside spectrum without actually buying it. That is a loophole and whether it can be exploited depending on the details of the spectrum auction. Even that would been unclear if I am correct. That is going to pxxx the FED right away. Oh man.

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