Eastlink and Samsung Canada Announce the Canadian Availability of the GALAXY S4

With the GALAXY S4 customers can experience more, live more and accomplish more than ever before

HALIFAX, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Eastlink and Samsung Canada are pleased to announce that the Samsung GALAXY S4 is available to pre-order today on eastlink.ca.  Customers who pre-order the Galaxy S4 will be the first to receive their device, starting on April 27. The Galaxy S4 will be available in-store on May 3 at Eastlink wireless retail locations in Nova Scotia and PEI.

The fourth generation of the successful GALAXY S family was designed with insight from consumers to truly understand what matters most in their lives.

"Eastlink is committed to offering our customers the latest, most advanced devices," said Eastlink's President of Wireless, Matthew MacLellan. "We're extremely proud to be among the first in Canada to offer the highly-anticipated Galaxy S4 from Samsung."

Designed to get Canadians closer to what matters and make every moment meaningful, the GALAXY S4 gives consumers great enjoyment through an enhanced feature set including:

  • 'Smart Pause': allows users to control the screen by where they look.
  • 'Air View': allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it.
  • 'Air Gesture': allows users to change the music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of the hand.
  • 'Dual Camera': allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras.
  • 'Dual Video Call':  allows users to make and receive a video call with friends and family while showing what you are look at during the call.

Mr. MacLellan adds, "We know our customers will absolutely love the Galaxy S4's enhanced features, particularly with no term contracts on Eastlink's easyTab and the incredible savings in an Eastlink bundle."

"Samsung is proud to bring the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S4 to Canadians on the Eastlink network," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions at Samsung Canada. "The GALAXY S 4 was developed based on consumer insights and needs and this device is a proof point of people inspired innovation.  We feel that the GS 4 will truly enhance the way Canadians live, inspiring them to capture unforgettable moments in more ways than ever before."

Availability

To pre-order or for more information, please visit eastlink.ca/Wireless/GalaxyS4.aspx.

For more information on the GALAXY S 4, please visit samsung.com/ca/promotions/galaxys4/ or samsung.com/ca.

About Eastlink
With more than 1,700 employees from coast to coast, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet, and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers across Canada.

Powered by a state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink's advanced services include Whole Home DVR, Video OnDemand, HD and 3D programming, High Speed Internet scalable to 200 Mbps, competitive local and long distance telephone services, Eastlink Wireless, Eastlink Home Security and exclusive locally-produced programming via Eastlink TV. Eastlink has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best managed Companies for seven years running. www.facebook.ca/eastlink and www.twitter.com/eastlink

About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected as one of Canada's Top 10 Marketers of the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine, upholds Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for people everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's  innovative technology and stylish design.

As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011".

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com. Follow Samsung Canada at facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on Twitter @SamsungCanada.

SOURCE: Eastlink

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Media Contact:
Jill Laing, Public and Media Relations
Phone: (902) 446-1939
email: jill.laing@corp.Eastlink.ca