The Motorola Z6w and Fido UNO allow for GSM and WLAN seamless services
TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in
wireless device design, and Fido, Canada's fourth largest wireless provider
and number one in wireless customer satisfaction, today announced the
availability of the Motorola Z6w Wi-Fi-enabled mobile phone, exclusive to Fido
With the introduction of the Wi-Fi-enabled MOTO Z6w, Motorola is making
it simple for those on the go to enjoy seamless mobile and home phone services
on a single device. The GSM and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)-compatible
handset extends the wireless world of consumers and business people by
allowing them to take calls, browse the web(1) and enjoy multimedia across
multiple service areas, automatically switching them between local networks to
make the transition from home to coffee shop to business seamless. When a
consumer switches back to their home network, they are free to talk as much as
they want without using up their cellular minutes, saving them time and money.
Z6w will operate on Fido's UNO service, which combines the benefits of
cellular, home phone and high-speed Internet services into one handset.
Customers can make unlimited local and Canadian long-distance wireless calls
at home by leveraging an existing high-speed Internet connection with the same
handset they use as their mobile device. The Fido UNO wireless router,
optimized for voice usage, enhances wireless call clarity and reception inside
the home network. Customers use the same handset inside and outside the home
offering the convenience of having one phone number, one voicemail, one
address book and one bill - all on one phone.
The sleek, rich-looking Z6w slider device offers an entertaining mobile
experience with media-friendly features, including compatibility with Windows
Media(R) Player 11 on the PC, high-speed USB 2.0 for fast downloads, a
2.0 megapixel camera and video capture and up to 2GB of optional removable
memory to store a large multimedia library.
"We're thrilled to introduce the Motorola Z6w as Motorola's first
Wi-Fi-enabled mobile phone in Canada," said Jim Madigan, director, GSM sales,
Motorola Canada. "Handsets like Z6w are the way of the future for consumers
who want to carry one device and have a seamless experience, while on the go."
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola Z6w is available exclusively at Fido for $60 with a
three-year contract and UNO subscription. For more information, please visit
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Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire
network or their functionality may be limited. All features, functionality and
other product specifications are subject to change without notice or
(1) Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all
areas. Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply.
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