Earthquake in Nepal - Videotron offers free long-distance calling to Nepal

MONTREAL, April 28, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - In the wake of the powerful earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25, Videotron announced today that its customers will be able to call Nepal free of charge from residential landlines and mobile phones.

In a gesture of support for Québec residents affected by the disaster, charges for long-distance calls placed to Nepal from April 25 through May 31 will not be billed to Videotron customers or will be credited on invoices issued after May 1st.

"Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal and their families," said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. "We hope this will make it a little bit easier for our customers to stay in touch with loved ones during this trying time."

Videotron (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of December 31, 2014, Videotron was serving 1,782,300 cable television customers, including 1,561,700 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,537,500 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2014. As of the same date, Videotron had 632,800 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,349,000 Québec households and organizations. For the tenth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company, based on a Léger survey.

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Media contact only: Youann Blouin, Corporate Communications Advisor, Telephone: 514 380-7069

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