Virgin Mobile Gives You Planes, Gains & Automobiles

Get high for less with Virgin America Flight Deal

Gain serious savings from Autoshare and NXNE

TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - Whether it's flying high, hitting the streets or moving to the beat of someone else's drum, getting out and about is even more worth it for Virgin Mobile Members! Thanks to your Virgin Mobile you can now access special 'Members Only' offers and savings from Virgin America, Autoshare and NXNE.

More altitude less attitude. Starting June 23, Virgin America is connecting Toronto to LA & San Francisco like never before. As a special friends with benefits bonus, Virgin Mobile Members will get a 20% discount to get on board and experience North America's most gorgeous airline on flights booked until June 4, 2010. The offer will be e-mailed to members starting May 24, and is open to flights between June 23, 2010 and November 17, 2010 with a limited number of exclusions (see virginmobile.ca). The California based Virgin America is reinventing flying with brand new planes featuring mood lighting, attractive fares, top-notch service and a host of fun, innovative services including fleetwide in-flight Internet access and the option to order food and drinks when you want.

More Miles. If taking a road trip is more your style then Autoshare is ready to drive you wild with a special deal. Members can save 50% on their Autoshare membership fee until June 30, meaning there's $50 back in your pocket. Autoshare offers super convenient, self-serve access to vehicles in over 100 locations in Toronto. Canadian owned and operated, Autoshare's fleet is the greenest rental fleet in the city with three different kinds of hybrids including Canada's first 'plug-in' Toyota Prius.

More Access. Get ready to get down with an offer from North by Northeast Music Festival and Conference (NXNE) that is music to your ears. Now in its 16th year this event has become the premier destination for new and emerging talent and is one of the country's favourite showcase festivals for artists. Virgin Mobile Members can take advantage of the following:

    
    -  $10 off 5-day wristbands
    -  Members Only contests for free tickets and access like never before
    

"If you went Gaga over the special access we offered for the Lady's tour recently then you'll be fist pumping about the news of the latest 'Members Only' benefits from Virgin America, Autoshare and NXNE," said Nathan Rosenberg, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Mobile Canada. "We do what our members want us to and this is just the start of something very big and very exciting you'll only be part of it if you make the switch to us."

Nathan continued, "There's so much rubbish out there from other mobile co's who are screaming unlimited this and unlimited that - and people are saying unlimited whatever. Our members already experience unlimited thrills with our big brilliant fast network, the hottest phones around and the best plans and service. Virgin Mobile is committed to upping the ante by bringing you lots of extra special stuff that proves you're more than just a number and that we truly love you."

For more details on Members Benefits, visit www.virginmobile.ca/lounge and sign up to get more details on Members Only offers!

About Virgin Mobile Canada

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 15 million customers worldwide. As the No. 1 mobile youth network, Virgin Mobile Canada's mission is to be Canada's most loved mobile company with the hottest phones and plans on the hottest network. Its plans with extra for no extra make it easy for Members to find the perfect plan for them to connect to e-mail, social networks, texting and GPS navigation with the smartest phones and mobile Internet products. Virgin Mobile Members also get access to the hottest events, global roaming and the best customer service. J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study has awarded Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Prepaid Wireless Service, Five Years in a Row"(1) and it has ranked Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Postpaid Wireless Service"(2). 91% of customers would also recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.

Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/virginmobilecan and Twitter at twitter.com/virginmobilecan.

About Virgin America

Headquartered in California and launched in August 2007, Virgin America is one of the fastest growing start-up U.S. airlines of all time. The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport's International Terminal. Virgin America offers power outlets near every seat for electronic gear, in-flight internet service on every flight and the largest in-flight entertainment library in the North American skies via its touch-screen Red(TM) seatback system. The airline was named "Best Domestic Airline" in the Condé Nast Traveler 2008 and 2009 Readers' Choice Awards and in Travel + Leisure's 2008 and 2009 World's Best Awards. For more please visit: www.virginamerica.com.

    
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    (1) J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2009 Canadian Wireless Customer
        Satisfaction Studies(SM). Study based on 15,207 total responses from
        consumers with prepaid wireless service, measuring 5 wireless service
        providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and
        perceptions of consumers surveyed in October 2009. www.jdpower.com
    (2) J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2009 Canadian Wireless Customer
        Satisfaction Studies(SM). Study based on 15,207 total responses from
        consumers with postpaid wireless service, measuring 9 wireless
        service providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences
        and perceptions of consumers surveyed in October 2009.
        www.jdpower.com
    

SOURCE Virgin Mobile Canada

For further information: For further information: Kayla Rochkin, Hill & Knowlton Canada, (416) 413-4767, kayla.rochkin@hillandknowlton.ca

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