Primus Canada Ranks Country's "Chattiest" Holidays

Christmas Ranks Number One

TORONTO, Dec. 23 /CNW/ - Primus Telecommunications Canada, the country's largest alternative telecommunications carrier, tracked the number of long distance calls residential customers made on each of the past 19 major holidays. Canadians made the most calls on Christmas, with 577,205 calls totaling 5,339,685 minutes spent talking on the phone. The second and third most calls were made on Mother's Day and Diwali, respectively.

    
    The complete list is included below.

                                   Calls          Minutes
                                   -----          -------
    1.  Christmas                  577,205        5,339,685
    2.  Mother's Day               466,467        4,728,103
    3.  Diwali                     419,275        3,557,607
    4.  Father's Day               411,835        3,975,558
    5.  Chinese New Year           406,653        3,637,771
    6.  Easter Monday              401,561        3,430,138
    7.  Remembrance Day            400,042        3,762,908
    8.  Holi                       385,169        3,395,986
    9.  St. Patricks Day           380,875        3,169,536
    10. St. Jean Baptiste          379,786        2,958,280
    11. New Years Day              372,355        3,475,439
    12. Boxing Day                 366,081        3,429,896
    13. Valentines Day             341,540        3,289,595
    14. Civic Holiday              340,229        2,906,213
    15. Victoria Day               339,327        3,226,806
    16. Good Friday                338,657        3,022,069
    17. Canada Day                 333,713        2,873,636
    18. Thanksgiving Day           326,560        2,976,465
    19. Labour Day                 319,025        3,077,281
    

The findings are based on an analysis of the usage of Primus' several hundred thousand long distance customers across Canada. Long distance calls include domestic calls as well as out-of-country calls.

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative communications carrier in Canada and now serves over 1 million customers across its suite of services. Primus Canada offers among the widest selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP, Wireless, Hosting, Managed services and Enterprise IP Telephony. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PMUG). Additional information is available at www.primus.ca

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For further information: For further information: Hannah Arnold or Shannon Vander Hook, Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations, (212) 575-4545

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