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Mobility: Videotron launches Ottawa blitz

Rednekcowboy

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MONTRÉAL, June 19, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Videotron is currently conducting a large-scale campaign to raise its profile in the Ottawa area and position itself as an alternative to the current mobile carriers. Videotron has been in the Ottawa market for several years with its high-performance mobile network. It is now gearing up to accelerate its business development in the region and win over Ottawa-area consumers.

"We want to energize this market by offering innovative services, attractive plans and the best customer experience anywhere," said Bertrand Hébert, Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer of Videotron. "Like our entry into the Québec mobile market, our presence in Ottawa creates another option for consumers looking for mobile services that truly meet their needs."

Videotron's campaign will highlight advantages such as its award-winning customer service and powerful LTE mobile network. All of Videotron's mobile plans are Canada-wide and include extended national coverage. New customers can keep their phones and port their current 613 number to Videotron, if they wish.

Videotron is the only carrier to offer the same plans and prices in Ontario and Québec. Ottawa residents will therefore be able to take advantage of Videotron's competitive plans, most of which include Club illico mobile1, and attractive features such as the family discount, 2 which lets parents activate up to two free phones with unlimited calling and texting for their children.

Videotron has two retail locations in the Ottawa area, at the St. Laurent Centre and Place d'Orléans, with a third one set to open this summer at the Bayshore Shopping Centre.

SOURCE: https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...685949061.html
 

bjlockie

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Do they have towers in Ontario?
 
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Rednekcowboy

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I don't know but from what I do know of Videotron, they are tied very closely with Rogers. A lot of Vid fibre in Quebec has Rogers branding all over it (seen personally from a number of office/location setups in the province a few years ago) so it wouldn't surprise me if they use Rogers wireless infra outside quebec.
 

klassb

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I live in Ottawa and have been getting Videotron flyers (unaddressed admail) in my box for over a year now. Deals vary; most are for BYOD plans, and the most recent one featured 8GB + unlimited calling for $55 per month. Some have been better, some worse. Either way, they have storefronts in several places on the Ontario side of the NCR (national capital region, aka Gatineau & Ottawa). Elsewhere in Ontario it's Wind/Freedom, although the incumbents have been less willing so far to match Freedom plans.

I even heard that the national carriers are offering 10GB for $50ish in Ottawa to match Videotron ...
 
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Rednekcowboy

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I've noticed in Quebec as of late, the mobile data offerings are significantly higher than the rest of the country. Not sure of why, but the last month or so it seems some parity has levelled out the the marked.
 
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HiVolt

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I've noticed in Quebec as of late, the mobile data offerings are significantly higher than the rest of the country. Not sure of why, but the last month or so it seems some parity has levelled out the the marked.
I suppose that's what should be happening with competition...

Not happening here in the GTA, or the rest of Ontario, because the competition from Freedom is weaksauce due to their lack of coverage.
 
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Rednekcowboy

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If I was shopping for a new phone, I could get a Pixel 3 on a monthly plan with 16GB of data with Videotron for $108/month right now.

The only real difference in the wireless market between Ontario and Quebec is we have the same carriers you do but we also have Videotron so I guess you would be right in your conclusion. 1 more major provider and I see at least a 2GB (sometimes a lot more) difference between Ontario and Quebec with every other provider that operates in both provinces, at the same price point.
 

bobnoxe

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If I was shopping for a new phone, I could get a Pixel 3 on a monthly plan with 16GB of data with Videotron for $108/month right now.

The only real difference in the wireless market between Ontario and Quebec is we have the same carriers you do but we also have Videotron so I guess you would be right in your conclusion. 1 more major provider and I see at least a 2GB (sometimes a lot more) difference between Ontario and Quebec with every other provider that operates in both provinces, at the same price point.
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How much down on the phone? I'm giving Freedom 25 for 2yrs after a 500 down payment.
 
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