National Break Your Wireless Contract Day to provide relief and freedom
from contract termination fees; Mobilicity to offer $200 credit to contract
breakers this weekend
TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada may be the true north, strong and
free, but as long as the majority of Canadians are locked in wireless
contracts, wireless freedom is at risk, according to Mobilicity, which
today applied for Official Holiday Status of National Break Your
Wireless Contract Day.
The unlimited carrier, known for its no-contract model and ongoing
support of consumer protectionism legislation across Canada, submitted
to the Federal Government that the proposed national statutory holiday
be observed whereby Canadians can get out of their contracts without
incurring unfair, punitive early contract termination fees.
To help gain support of National Break Your Wireless Contract Day,
Mobilicity is making it easier for Canadians to #breakfree from their
mobile contracts this weekend (June 23-24). The carrier is offering a
$200 credit to consumers who bring their phone numbers over and switch
"We can't get Canadians the day off yet, but we can give them $200 to
help ease the sting of breaking their contracts," said Mobilicity Chief
Customer Officer Anthony Booth. "We are hopeful that National Break
Your Wireless Contract Day is declared an official holiday to give
Canadians the freedom and peace of mind they deserve."
About 12% of all consumer complaints in Canada concern wireless
contracts, according to Montreal-based non-for-profit consumer advocacy
group Option Consommateurs.
Last year, the company held a similar event, enabling thousands of
Canadians to break free and take advantage of a smarter way to use
mobile phones, free of contracts and hidden fees commonly charged by
Canada's Big 3 carriers.
For more information, go to www.breakyourcontract.ca
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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