Students compete to win best blog at backtoschoolblog.ca;
voters entered to win AndroidTM smartphone
TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - To mark the start of the school year,
Mobilicity today introduced www.backtoschoolblog.ca - a special collection of blogs by Canadian frosh students using
Mobilicity smartphones to share their own unique perspectives on going
back to school.
Mobilicity's back-to-school site features five distinct blogs from
first-year students attending different post-secondary school campuses
across Canada. It gives site visitors an inside account of their
student lives through text, photographs and video clips as they enter
college or university, attend frosh activities and their first week of
"Going back to school plays a notable role in our lives because it's at
school where we typically form meaningful, lifelong friendships, learn
important ideas and start to follow new paths in life," said Chief
Customer Officer Anthony Booth. "With www.backtoschoolblog.ca, Mobilicity is paying tribute to these special experiences using the
power of our smartphones and blogging technology to bring five Canadian
students' back-to-school stories to life."
5 frosh bloggers + 5 smartphones = 1 helluva blog
Toronto native Daniel Rostas is studying Radio and Television Arts at
Ryerson University after three years of musical theatre at the American
Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Blogging with a
Mobilicity HTC Panache smartphone, 21-year-old Daniel says this about
Orientation Week: "I say "orientation" in numerous senses, as I
immediately got lost the second I arrived. The place was friggin' huge!
I guess I'm coming from what wasn't a very large high school to
studying at a conservatory that only had a few hundred students, to a
bona fide university with several thousand students, and tons and tons
of buildings, faculties, and departments."
Alberta farm girl Jennifer Wood is enrolled in the business
administration program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
in Edmonton. Blogging using a Mobilicity Motorola Spice smartphone,
Jennifer, 19, admits that city life will be an adjustment and she's
going to miss life on the farm (in addition to the animals, she loves
snowmobiles and ATVs). But she adds, "I'm always up for an adventure.
I'm not the type of person to turn down a challenge."
Vancouver amateur photographer Marko Kundicevic, 18, is studying
journalism and film at University of British Columbia and is blogging
using a Mobilicity Samsung Nexus S smartphone. Marko, who likes to use
a lot of food analogies, says he's "about to take a big bite of the UBC
burger! There's just something about university that makes it sound so
appetizing. The lively people I am going to meet, the exciting things I
am going to learn, the wild campus life… I'm thrilled to add all these
ingredients to my life and share them with you."
Saskatoon gymnast Nicole Linzmeyer is blogging from Ottawa's Carleton
University using a Mobilicity BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone. Studying
journalism, 18-year-old Nikki says she's "most looking forward to
living on residence and having a fresh start with everybody. I am also
excited to see the similarities and differences between Saskatchewan
and Ontario; I'm sure there are plenty (I've heard milk comes in
University of Calgary undergrad Iain Tufts is blogging using the Samsung
G-Touch smartphone. Iain, 18, is working toward his Bachelor of
Commerce but doesn't have to select a major until third year. "I am
thinking of Accounting," he says. "The idea of having a set routine,
with clear rules and regulations, just seems enticing to me. A benefit
of this major is its applications to real life - complete control over
your own financial affairs!"
Vote for chance to win a smartphone
Site visitors who vote for their favourite back-to-school blogger
through the end of September will automatically be entered into a draw
to win a Mobilicity smartphone with one year of service on the
carrier's Ultimate Unlimited Back to School plan (valued at
approximately $650, see blog site for complete rules and regulations).
Mobilicity recently introduced a number of limited-time promotions to
help make going back to school more affordable and enjoyable. The
unlimited carrier's $25 Back-to-School Plan is a great deal for anyone
who wants to stay connected with friends and family without breaking
the bank, offering unlimited local calling, unlimited text and picture
messaging, unlimited data, caller ID and unlimited
To provide students the most bang for their buck, the company also
launched the Ultimate Unlimited Back-to-School Plan, which for only $40
a month, includes all of its $25 Back-to-School Plan features, plus
unlimited North American long distance, unlimited Canada/US text and
picture messaging, unlimited global text messaging, voicemail, call
waiting, call forwarding and 3-way calling.
Mobilicity is also offering up to $200 off select handsets for a limited
time, making it possible for students to purchase a name-brand Android
smartphone for under $100.
About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless)
Mobilicity, Canada's smart mobile carrier, was created to bring down the
cost of wireless with unlimited talk, text and data plans, affordable
North American coverage, plus popular handsets and smartphones -
without locking customers into contracts or charging extra or hidden
fees. Everything Mobilicity does adds up to a better wireless
experience, not an expensive one. NOW THAT'S SMART.
Formerly known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE
Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian
holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in
the telecommunications and media sectors. Mobilicity was named one of
Canada's Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology
start-ups in 2010 by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about
Mobilicity can be found at www.mobilicity.ca.
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