Hometown entrepreneur returns to introduce no-term-contract mobile
service in St. Catharines, Welland; WIND Mobile shows support for the
community and begins network rollout in Niagara region
ST. CATHARINES, ON, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, WIND Mobile officially
launched in the Niagara region with the announcement of the WINDthanks Niagara Region Community Grant. As a way to introduce itself to the community WIND will give a $10,000
grant to one organization or charity in St. Catharines, Welland or
Niagara to support a new or existing project that brings positive
change to the community.
"The launch in the Niagara region is especially meaningful to me because
it's where I'm from," said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of WIND
Mobile. "It was always my ambition to bring wireless competition to all
Canadians so being able to bring it to the area where I grew up shows
me how much closer we are to accomplishing our goal."
A native of the Niagara region, Lacavera has become one of the most
successful entrepreneurs in the country by introducing the first new
Canadian wireless carrier to launch in over a decade. WIND Mobile has
revolutionized telecom in Canada by providing lower prices, freedom
from contracts and positive change in an industry that was ruled by an
oligopoly of incumbent operators.
Since launching nearly two years ago, WIND Mobile has now secured more
than 350,000 subscribers and has plans for further network expansion
both in the Niagara region and throughout the country heading into
2012. The next planned market expansion will take place next month in
"Giving back to the community is one of the fundamental values at WIND,"
said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile. "By launching
the WINDthanks grant, we're not only able to bring positive change by fostering wireless
competition but also to the community directly."
Individual and Organizations and charities are encouraged to nominate
projects for the grant online at www.Facebook.com/WINDMobile. Suggestions must outline how the project will benefit the community
and must be received by December 31st, 2011. The grant recipient will be announced in January 2012.
About WIND Mobile and Globalive Holdings
WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a
next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level
of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND is built on
actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are
passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering
nationally. For more information about WIND Mobile, please visit www.WINDmobile.ca.
Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions
in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality
markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak
Communications, One Connect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services.
For more information, visit www.globalive.com.
Image with caption: "Anthony Lacavera, Niagara Native and CEO of WIND Mobile is joined by Mayor Brian McMullan, of St. Catherines and Mayor Bary Sharpe, of Welland, for the launch of WIND Mobile in the Niagara Region. (CNW Group/WIND Mobile)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111123_C8488_PHOTO_EN_7118.jpg
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