Fido to unleash its LTE network across Canada this summer

Fido subscribers will enjoy all the benefits of affordable and full powered LTE wireless service

TORONTO, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Fido announced today that LTE service will be unleashed this summer, giving customers the speed of an enhanced network service across major markets in Canada, including in the cities and surrounding areas of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and St. Johns with more cities to launch throughout 2012.

"We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year," said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. "Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™, Fido LiveANSWERS™ and FidoDOLLARS™ our customers already enjoy." Sarfin added.

For the fast and the furry, LTE enables Canadians to use their mobile devices to quickly download apps, upload images of their four-legged friends and download HD files, such as movies and music, with virtually no delays or buffering. Coming this summer, the Fido Mobile Hotspot will be the first LTE-enabled device available from Fido. This device creates a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever, and whenever customers need it, and wirelessly connects up to 10 Wi-Fi capable devices simultaneously. LTE-enabled smartphones will be available at Fido later this year, and all of the Fido LTE-enabled devices are capable of running across Fido's 4G HSPA+ network which covers 96 per cent of the population of Canada.

Fido will continue to expand LTE across the country, with the plan to provide LTE network access to 20 million Canadians by the end of 2012.  Over the coming months, Fido plans to launch LTE in Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria.

About Fido Solutions - Since its launch in 1996, Fido Solutions has offered Canadians straightforward and affordable wireless voice and data products, on a reliable national network with a unique customer caring approach. Fido's industry leading customer care is demonstrated daily through FidoDOLLARS™, Fido LiveANSWERS™, FidoTRADE™ and a number of other unique product and service features. The FidoCARES™ program supports numerous national programs that enrich Canadians' lives through dogs and our environment.  For further information about Fido, please visit: 
www.fido.ca, www.facebook.com/fidomobile and www.twitter.com/fidomobile.

SOURCE: Fido

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Katie Boland
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