Penny-pinchers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan now have a new choice for wireless carriers with the entry of Bell’s Lucky Mobile into the market.
The new low-cost prepaid wireless service first launched in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia in December.
Lucky Mobile promotes itself as being ideal for students, people on fixed incomes or those without an established credit history.
“With no credit checks, no long-term commitments and no surprises, Lucky is the always predictable and affordable way to access all the wireless services you need,” said Blaik Kirby, president of Bell Mobility.
Pre-paid plans start at $20 and customers are notified by text if they’re about to use services not included in their monthly plan. They also have an option of purchasing a $3 or $5 service pass valid for 30 days if they wish to continue using them.
Cell service is available in 19 zones across most of the country, including Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon. Unlimited in-zone local calling is priced at $20 per month, with all incoming international calls and texts included in every plan.
Customers who want texting and data capabilities in their plan, a $40 Zone plan includes unlimited Canada-wide calls, unlimited Canada-wide and international texts, and 1 GB of data at 3G speeds. All Lucky Mobile plans also include voicemail, unlimited nationwide and international incoming calls and texts, call display, call waiting and 3-way calling.
Lucky Mobile is available at Walmart, Wireless Wave, TBooth wireless, Wireless etc, Visions Electronics and select The Source locations or by calling 1-833-88-LUCKY.