Chatr Wireless officially launches

It’s official. Rogers new discount wireless brand has officially launched in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver. Pretty much exact to what we’ve been saying and showing over the past few weeks.

They have specific “chatr zones” and offer 2 different monthly price plans: $35 (Unlimited Talk) and $45 per month (Unlimited Talk & Text). There are a couple ways to get a Chatr plan: “AutoPay” is having your credit card charged every month and “Self Pay” is basically top up whenever you want to. Chatr has their first promo on for those who “Auto Pay”, they’ll give you a $30 credit. The legal fine print reads “Customers who enroll in auto-pay will automatically be eligible for this promotion. Eligibility is allowed once during the customer’s account lifetime. A $10 bonus will be applied to customer’s balance once per month upon each successful credit card transaction, for the first three months of program enrollment.”

As to where to get a device. Searching the locations it seems it’s available at Future Shop, Wireless Wave, TBooth, Zellers, Best Buy plus others. Also, they have stand alone kiosks in several malls across the 5 cities. In addition, customers currently have a choice of 4 phones :

– The Nokia 1661 called “The essential” for $60
– The LG GB125R as “The flip” for $75
– The Samsung Gravity as “The QWERTY” for $130
– The Nokia 2680 as “The slider” for $95

Check it out here over at Chatr Wireless