Mobilicity supports Ontario Bill 5 and wireless consumer protection laws

No-contract carrier lauds Private Member's Bill as it goes into Second Reading to prevent oppressive, expensive wireless practices in province

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Mobilicity today reaffirmed its support of Ontario MPP David Orazietti's wireless consumer protection legislation, scheduled to go into Second Reading on December 1st.

"We stand united with Mr. Orazietti in his unwavering pursuit of protecting Ontario consumers from unfair wireless practices, such as excessive early contract termination fees," said Mobilicity President Stewart Lyons. "It's time to stop putting Ontarians at the mercy of oppressive, expensive wireless contracts and give them the freedom they deserve."

Ontario's Bill 5, originally introduced in 2010 as Bill 133 (The Wireless Phone, Smart Phone and Data Service Transparency Act, 2011), would require wireless carriers to provide clear disclosure of all optional and mandatory services and contract cancellation penalties, and limit contract termination fees. A full copy of the legislation is available at: http://www.ontla.on.ca/bills/bills-files/40_Parliament/Session1/b005.pdf

Mobilicity previously supported Bill 133 and advocates for greater protection of wireless consumers. The carrier has encouraged provincial governments to explore the introduction of consumer protective legislation similar to that in the provinces of Quebec and Manitoba.

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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