Mobilicity urges McGuinty government to protect wireless consumers like Manitoba and Quebec

No-contract carrier supports Ontario Bill 133;
applauds proposed Manitoba Bill 35 consumer protection legislation

TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - Mobilicity today said it contacted the Ontario Minister of Consumer Services in support of Bill 133 to end unfair practices by wireless carriers.

In its letter to the Honourable John Gerretsen after his meeting with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Associations (CWTA), Mobilicity said it fundamentally disagrees with the CWTA's ongoing position on consumer protection laws and fully supports the proposed legislation by Ontario MPP David Orazietti.

Mobilicity CEO Dave Dobbin wrote, "To be perfectly clear, although we are a member of this association, we stand far apart from it on this issue. Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, on this point the CWTA…has completely ignored the dissenting opinions of new entrants such as ourselves."

Earlier this year, in its Manitoba government submission, the CWTA contended that "consumers are better served by open competitive markets and a self-regulated wireless industry with a strong Code of Conduct." Mobilicity believes that this self-regulating Code of Conduct has proven completely ineffective in protecting consumers.

Ontario's Bill 133 would require wireless carriers to provide clear disclosure of all optional and mandatory services and contract cancellation penalties, and limit contract termination fees.

Mobilicity strongly supports the need for greater protection of wireless consumers and is encouraging 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 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. 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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