Unlimited carrier says DAFT is bogus
but ironically so are the real wireless fees Canadians pay
TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - In response to news earlier today that
Mobilicity would introduce the wireless industry's first Data Access
Fee/Tax (DAFT), the rising new carrier put an end to any concern that
it would make consumers pay another unnecessary extra wireless fee.
"Don't be daft," said Vice President, Marketing, Sara Moore. "If there's
news about Mobilicity introducing an unnecessary fee, it can only mean
one thing - April Fools!"
Moore added, "Unlike the Big Three carriers we call 'Robelus', it isn't
in our DNA to charge crazy fees like the System Access Fee (SAF) or the
Government Regulatory Recovery Fee (GRRF). In fact, we think those
types of fees are offensive to Canadians who have to foot the bill.
That's why Mobilicity customers never find extra fees or surprises on
their bills. The price of their plan is the price they pay."
Mobilicity's unlimited plans start at just $25/month with the option to
add unlimited data for $10 a month - giving customers the ability to
access the Internet to check email, surf the web and visit social
networking sites for the equivalent of an average 33 cents a day -
without the risk of getting an expensive bill for using more data than
is included in their plan.
Earlier today, it was revealed that Mobilicity would tomorrow introduce
the DAFT and join the SAF and GRRF as another unnecessary extra fee in
Canada's wireless marketplace.
About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless)
Mobilicity, Canada's UNLIMITED 3.5G mobile operator, provides nationwide
coverage with unlimited coverage areas to make wireless communications
more affordable and easier to use. Mobilicity's pay-in-advance
unlimited talk, text and data plans ensure 100 percent bill certainty -
without contracts, credit checks or hidden charges. 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 with more than $3 billion of
capital under management. In 2010, Mobilicity was named one of Canada's
Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology start-ups
by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about Mobilicity can be
found at www.mobilicity.ca.
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