THUNDER BAY – It is a week of change and transition in the mobility market in Thunder Bay. On Wednesday, Dryden City Council approved the sale of its mobility service of the city telephone services’s mobility service to Tbaytel. Closer to home, Virgin Mobile and Bell Mobility have opened up shop and are offering service to customers in Thunder Bay. Dryden City Council unanimously approved Tbaytel’s offer to purchase the DMTS Mobility customer assets at a special open Council meeting Wednesday.
With the successful completion of all closing requirements Tbaytel will be in a position to begin serving DMTS Mobility customers by the end of October or early November
2012. Transition planning is underway that will ensure that all DMTS Mobility customers are moved to Tbaytel before DMTS Mobility turns down their current network on
December 15, 2012.
Tbaytel will be contacting all DMTS Mobility customers by direct mail within the next two weeks outlining the details of the transition.
In a release, Tbaytel states, “DMTS Mobility customers will benefit from greater access to a full suite of mobility services from Tbaytel that includes access to the latest in handset technology and smartphones; mobile content applications; world-wide international roaming; a nationwide network and enhanced capabilities for high speed mobile data”.
“Tbaytel is very pleased to be able to provide services to our new Dryden customers and we welcome them all to the region’s largest wireless network,” said Don Campbell
President & CEO, Tbaytel. “Our goal will be to ensure a seamless customer transition to our services. With the consolidation of our services and technology, Tbaytel is positioned in the marketplace to bring increased value to our customers and the communities we serve in Northern Ontario.”
Campbell stated, “We are continuing to invest in our neighbourhood and we are committed to providing best in class network and services to all of our customers in our region”.
Closing of the purchase will be subject to customary terms and conditions, including regulatory approvals from Industry Canada and the Canadian Radio-Television and