The CRTC’s Wireless Code came into effect on December 2, 2013 and applies to all service providers in Canada. chatr believes in giving our valued customers more choice, freedom and control over their wireless services, and we support a national code.
Who the Wireless Code applies to
Consumer and small business customers who enter into, extend or renew their agreement, on or after December 2, 2013 are covered by the Wireless Code. The Wireless Code sets consistent standards across the country to provide equal rights for wireless customers, no matter what service provider they are with, or where they live.
What the Wireless Code means for Canadians
The Wireless Code addresses several key areas, including: contract clarity, reasonable unlocking policies, roaming notifications, and rules relating to the expiration of activated prepaid cards. We believe that these are important issues and that’s why we’ve made the following changes that will improve customer experience and align with the Wireless Code:
- Roaming Notifications: chatr customers already receive a welcome text message as soon as they start roaming. This message outlines the applicable rates for voice and texts.
We’ve created the FAQs below to help you better understand how the Wireless Code applies to you, as well as to give you some additional information on some of the new features available.
For more details on the Wireless Code, please visit the CRTC’s website.