Canada's newest national wireless provider launches in Calgary

WIND Mobile opens four stores in Calgary

CALGARY, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - WIND Mobile, a subsidiary of Globalive Holdings, officially launched in Calgary today, opening retail locations across the city. The mobile company made history this week by becoming the newest national wireless provider to launch in Canada in over a decade.

As a part of the official launch, WIND Mobile unveiled an 8-foot monument outside the 17th Avenue store location as a tribute to the tens of thousands of Canadians whose conversations helped to shape Canada's first truly competitive wireless alternative. WIND Mobile stores opened yesterday in the Greater Toronto Area and plans to roll out in Vancouver, Ottawa and Edmonton in the new year. Outside of its coverage area it will provide national coverage through a roaming agreement.

"Today marks a new chapter for wireless in Canada," said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive and WIND Mobile. "Thank you to the thousands of Canadians who have helped us to build WIND Mobile. We've listened to those conversations, and now we're very proud to announce our offerings as a direct result of all the feedback. WIND is Canada's company. Built by Canadians, for Canadians."

The WIND brand was created with the input of an overwhelming response from the public. For over a year, Canadians were engaged in conversation through Globalive's online Wireless Soapbox campaign as well as the WINDmobile.ca site - becoming vehicles for Canada's wireless revolution.

"We've heard from Canadians that they want value, honesty and simplicity," said Ken Campbell, CEO of WIND Mobile. "We've heard overwhelmingly that they're tired of high prices, poor service, limited technology, and complicated billing. They are tired of system access fees and contracts. Today, we're thrilled to respond to all this feedback by presenting WIND Mobile - a company that is entirely focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience."

The WIND Mobile experience will include the following features:

    
    -   No activation fees
    -   No contracts on any services
    -   No system access fees
    -   No fees for Enhanced 911 services
    -   Never a charge for an incoming text
    -   No charge for incoming long distance calls
    -   No penalties for changing or cancelling a plan
    -   Unlimited WIND to WIND calling across the country
    -   Unlimited province-wide calling from a WIND Home Zone
    -   All plans include caller ID, missed call alerts, call waiting, call
        hold, call forwarding, unlimited conference calling - all at no extra
        charge.
    

Services available include three simple unlimited voice and text plans and four unlimited data plans. Five handsets/devices available showcase the latest in wireless technology:

    
    -   BlackBerry Bold 9700
    -   HTC Maple
    -   Huawei U7519
    -   Samsung Gravity 2
    -   Huawei E181 data stick
    

WIND Mobile store locations in Calgary:

    
    -   Marlborough Mall, 515 Marlborough Way N.E. Unit 96, Calgary
    -   1013 17th Avenue S.W., Suite 109, Calgary
    -   Kensington Village, 211 10th Street NW, Calgary
    -   Westbrook Mall 8B, 1200 37th Street SW, Calgary
    

Blockbuster in-stores locations in Calgary:

    
    -   7740 18th St E, Calgary
    -   380 Canyon Meadows Dr SE, Calgary
    -   62 Saddletowne Cir NE, Calgary
    

About WIND Mobile and Globalive Holdings

WIND Mobile will provide 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.

For more information on all store locations, products and services, visit: www.WINDmobile.ca.

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/

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For further information: For further information: Media contact: Narrative Advocacy Media, Micha Goddard, (416) 568-6600 or micha.goddard@narrativeadvocacy.com; Natali Tofiloski, (416) 655-1070 or natali.tofiloski@narrativeadvocacy.com

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