Rogers Rings in Another Canadian First with New Wireless Home and Business Phone Service

Specially designed affordable home and small business phone alternative to deliver more value and choice for customers outside of the Rogers Home Phone territory

Innovative new Home Phone solution powered by national Rogers wireless network

TORONTO, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, today announced it will be the first Canadian carrier to offer a low-cost, wireless home and small business phone solution that operates on the national Rogers wireless network. Launching today, the Rogers Wireless Home Phone service for consumers and the Rogers Wireless Business Phone for small businesses will be available in regions across Canada where Rogers home and small business landline services are not offered.  

Starting at the introductory low pricing of $9.99 per month for new and existing Rogers wireless customers, the Rogers Wireless Home Phone service offers a traditional home or office phone service using existing fixed line telephones without the need for a landline or internet connection. Customers simply need to purchase the Wireless Home Phone device, which is an electrically powered adapter with an active SIM card, plug an existing cordless or corded phone into that device and begin making calls over the Rogers wireless network. The service is a flexible solution for customers, allowing them to keep their current phone number and effortlessly move the service to any residence or office where the national Rogers wireless network is available.

"This new service demonstrates how we continue to leverage investments made in our national wireless network to deliver innovative services that provide value to Canadians," said John Boynton, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. "Our growing wireless base is always looking for what's next in mobile technology, and now customers outside of our home phone territory will be the first to access an affordable, wireless home phone service."  

The Wireless Home Phone device is available for a one-time fee of $29.99 at local Rogers retail locations in regions where Rogers landline services are not offered. Rogers Wireless Home Phone is available with no-term commitment, starting at the introductory price of $9.99 per month for Rogers wireless consumer and wireless small business customers, and $24.99 per month for non-Rogers wireless customers. The service includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, voicemail, and caller ID. Customers can also subscribe to additional value-added services including call waiting, conference calling, call forwarding, and international long distance packages.

For more information about Wireless Home Phone visit: www.rogers.com/whp

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information:

Kaili Lupp
Rogers Communications
416-935-4824
kaili.lupp@rci.rogers.com