Mobilicity: Chatr is uncompetitive

MobilicityFollowing through on its word, wireless start-up Mobilicity has filed a complaint with Canada’s Competition Bureau and various other government agencies against Rogers Communications and its flanker brand Chatr. The company said the paperwork was filed last week.  

For the most part the company is staying mum on the formal complaint, however Stewart Lyons, Mobilicity’s COO, did offer the following statement:

“We are strong proponents of a healthy, fair and sustainable competitive environment in Canada’s wireless sector, and we are confident that the Competition Bureau and federal government will ensure this remains the case.”

Mobilicity entered the Canadian wireless market in mid-May 2010 with a brand new 3.5G network. Two months later, Rogers Communications launched Chatr, which it branded as worry-free, zone-based unlimited talk and text on a trusted national network.

Mobilicity has spoken out in the past about the Chatr brand, and thinks that its low-cost, urban-focused offerings to closely resemble those launched earlier this year by other new wireless start-ups.