Primus Canada receives two awards of excellence

Top honours in VoIP and customer experience go to Canada's largest alternative telecommunications provider for commitment to great value, reliability and outstanding customer service

TORONTO, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Primus Canada (Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.) NYSE: PTGI, is honoured to be the only national telecommunications company to recently receive two exclusive awards of excellence. As voted by the public, Primus received the Consumer Choice Award for top Voice over Internet Phone (VoIP) in Hamilton. Primus' New Brunswick contact centre was also recognized with the ContactNB Award of Excellence for Best Customer Experience.

Consumer Choice Award for Top VoIP Service Provider
Primus received an exclusive Consumer Choice Award (CCA) for being the top ranked VoIP service provider in Hamilton by the general public for its Digital Home Phone service. The CCAs are distinguished awards for business excellence in Canada, recognizing only the most outstanding service providers by industry.

CCA selects award recipients through an independent consumer research survey instead of a panel of judges. Leger Marketing surveys thousands of consumers across Canada to gather their opinions, perceptions and expectations of the services they use daily during this rigorous selection process.

"This award means a lot to Primus as it is consumers who ranked us as top VoIP service provider for our Digital Home Phone service," said Rob Warden, Senior Vice President, Residential Services at Primus Canada. "It also validates our commitment to put our customers' needs at the heart of everything we do and to consistently deliver a superior customer experience."

Although this award recognizes Primus' Digital Home Phone services in Hamilton, Primus provides the same service to customers across Canada, which can be bundled with unlimited Internet to provide further value.

ContactNB Award of Excellence for Best Customer Experience
Primus is also the recipient of a ContactNB Award of Excellence for Best Customer Experience in contact centres of up to 250 employees. A provincial contact centre association, ContactNB, recognizes excellent industry practices, while showcasing member company contribution to their employees, communities and province. 

The prestigious Best Customer Experience award recognizes contact centres that demonstrate effective strategies and processes resulting in a unique customer service experience. Award recipients are judged on customer satisfaction and feedback, service level, and commitment to quality assurance. This award builds on the success Primus achieved last year in receiving Awards of Excellence in the Technology & Innovation as well as Community Involvement categories.

"We're proud to operate all Primus customer care and tech support in Canada, including our largest contact centre in New Brunswick," says Warden. "I want to thank our team for setting the standard of contact centre excellence and for consistently delivering an outstanding experience to Primus customers across the country."

This award was presented to Primus at the ninth annual ContactNB Awards of Excellence Gala in Fredericton on June 13, 2013, where New Brunswick Premier David Alward described the significance and importance of this industry to the province.

About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative telecommunications service provider in Canada. Primus Canada offers a wide selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP, Enterprise IP Voice Solutions, Hosted Phone Systems (Hosted PBX), Access and IP connectivity solutions. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE: PTGI). Additional information is available at primus.ca.

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, metro fiber and Carrier Ethernet to business and residential customers in Canada and the United States. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, and fiber capacity in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

For further information:

Adrienne Alexander
Senior Associate
Broad Reach Communications
(416)480-2552 ext. 2
aalexander@broadreachcommunications.com

Richard Ramlall
SVP, Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer
PTGi
(703) 748-8050
ir@ptgi.com

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