TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Today the founder and Chief Executive Officer of K-Mobile, Shami Munir, welcomed Turkey's Consul-General Mr. Erdeniz Şen to tour the new K-Mobile flagship store and to experience the newly unveiled Android "K2" smartphone, which is the first of its kind to be designed in Canada. Shami took the opportunity to share what it takes to be an entrepreneur in Canada after immigrating just 17 years ago.
"As a newcomer to Canada, I never stopped believing I could fulfill my dreams, and I hope to extend my encouragement to all immigrants, refugees and aspiring entrepreneurs – from Turkey and everywhere – that with hard work you can achieve your goals," said Shami. "It has always been my dream to develop a smartphone without a heavy price tag, and to launch new mobile stores that give customers the best service possible in choosing the latest phones and packages – and here we are today."
The K-Mobile flagship store is now open in East York Town Centre with 249 more locations set to open in the Greater Toronto Area by 2018. K-Mobile currently employs 100 – including many students – and has plans to hire and train 1,000 more employees including 100 Syrian refugees. K-Mobile is a one-stop experience, offering service plans, smartphones, and accessories with no pressure or gimmicks.
"I remember what it was like to start out as a young entrepreneur, and today I am proud to be supporting so many young students and newcomers who have the drive to be truly prosperous in this country," added Shami. "This includes providing employment, but also selling one of the most affordable and reliable smartphones on the market – for those who want an amazing device but don't want to be gouged."
K-Mobile's "K2" smartphone is available for $299 and was launched on July 1, 2016. As the first Android to be designed in Canada, it is now available in store or online at www.k-mobile.ca. The K2 features a 2-sim card capability, exclusive apps, unlocked and is fully customizable for all the customers' needs. K-Mobile has signed up with Koodo Mobile as a multi-carrier.
Mr. Shami Munir also thanked Canada Pakistan Business Council's President, Samir Dossal, who attended the event, for his ongoing support of K-Mobile.
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