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
"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
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
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.
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.
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