Wireless choice comes to Vancouverites: Canada's newest national wireless
provider launches in Vancouver

WIND Mobile provides unprecedented value and flexibility, plans to start at $7.50 a month

VANCOUVER, June 3 /CNW/ - Globalive's WIND Mobile officially launched in Vancouver today, giving Vancouverites access to more choice and value in wireless. The mobile company made history last December by becoming the first national wireless provider to launch in over a decade, and has since launched in the Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa regions.

"A new day in wireless is here in Vancouver!" said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive and WIND Mobile. "We've been working to build an entirely new wireless experience in Canada, one city at a time, by listening to Canadians. We've been using their feedback, suggestions and ideas to give Canadians what they want from wireless and are the only wireless provider in Canada giving our customers total control and freedom."

With plans starting as low as $15 per month ($7.50 with the Everybody WINDs launch promotion), WIND Mobile's offerings allow Canadians unparalleled control and value to build voice and data plans that work for their lifestyles.

"We've heard loud and clear that people want a mobile experience that is free of contracts, system access fees, high prices, poor service, limited technology, and complicated billing, and we have built our fully customizable offering to deliver on just that," said Ken Campbell, CEO Wind Mobile. "I challenge anyone in Vancouver to find a wireless provider who is offering as much value as we are."

WIND Mobile was developed with the input of an overwhelming number of Canadians who were engaged in conversation through Globalive's online Wireless Soapbox campaign, which asked, "What do you want from wireless?" and the conversation has continued at WINDmobile.ca. WIND has upheld its mandate to collaborate with customers by continuing to respond to their input and ideas on everything from handsets, plans, ring tones and data add-ons.

Extending the popular 'Everybody WINDs' offer is another example of the company's ongoing response to the conversation from the WIND community. 'Everybody WINDs', which runs until June 30, 2010, gives new customers 50 per cent off any voice plan for the first six months. In addition, it gives all customers - both existing and new - one month of free plan fees for every new customer they sign up (up to a maximum of six).

WIND also recently introduced three new data add-ons, Charged Mobile, Charged BlackBerry, and Social Mobile, a direct response from customers who expressed that they were not heavy data users and were looking for lighter options. Constantly building, WIND has doubled the number of cell sites nationwide to improve its coverage footprint and network performance using the most advanced, state of the art mobile technology.

Besides affordable and customizable plans, WIND Mobile offers true value for Canadians, including unlimited WIND to WIND calling, no charges on incoming text, no charges on incoming long distance and no contracts.

The WIND Mobile experience includes the following features:

    
    No activation fees
    No contracts
    No system access fees
    No fees for Enhanced 911 services
    No charge for incoming text
    No charge for incoming long distance calls
    No penalties for changing or cancelling a plan
    Unlimited WIND to WIND calling across the country
    Unlimited province-wide and Canada-wide calling from any WIND zone
    All plans include caller ID, missed call alerts, call waiting, call hold,
    call forwarding, unlimited conference calling - all at no extra charge.
    

Services available include three simple unlimited voice and text plans and four unlimited data plans, with all details available at Windmobile.ca or at 1-877 - 80WIND1.

Handsets/devices available showcase the latest in wireless technology:

    
    BlackBerry Bold 9700
    HTC Maple
    Huawei U7519
    Samsung Gravity 2
    Huawei E181 data stick
    Nokia 5230
    Huawei U1250 handsets

    WIND Mobile retail locations in Vancouver:

    -   Yaletown (116 Davie St.)
    -   Kitsilano (2228 West 4th Ave.)
    -   Park Royal Shopping Centre

    Blockbuster in-store locations in Vancouver:

    -   4191 Hastings Street
    -   5485 West Blvd
    -   6580 Fraser Street
    -   700 6th Street
    -   2929 Main Street
    -   2201 Kingsway
    -   1905 Lonsdale Ave
    

About WIND Mobile and Globalive Holdings

WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND Mobile is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. For more information, please visit: www.WINDmobile.ca.

Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak, OneConnect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information, please visit: www.globalive.com.

For more information on all store locations, products and services, visit: www.WINDmobile.ca.

SOURCE WIND Mobile

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Narrative Advocacy Media, Micha Goddard, (416) 568-6600 or micha.goddard@narrativeadvocacy.com; Rick Byun (647) 284-9707 or rick.byun@narrativeadvocacy.com

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