Glentel names two communications partners of record

    BURNABY, BC, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Glentel Inc. (TSX: GLN), one of Canada's
largest multi-carrier retailers of cell phones and a leading provider of
wireless communications solutions across Canada, has named public relations
agency Hoggan and Associates and advertising agency Grey Global as its
communications partners of record in 2008.
    Glentel, which operates two distinct business segments - Retail Division
and Business Division - has engaged Hoggan and Associates (Hoggan) to roll out
a strategic communications program aimed at leveraging the company's corporate
successes and raising awareness of upcoming milestones. In addition to
enjoying exponential retail growth and continued success with its Business
Division, which provides wireless solutions to business-to-business customers
in a variety of sectors, Glentel is celebrating its 25th anniversary trading
on the Toronto Stock Exchange and its 45th anniversary as a company. With the
help of Hoggan, Glentel is well positioned to capitalize on its marketplace
momentum and raise awareness of the company's long history in Canada.
    Glentel has charged Grey Global (Grey) with refreshing and further
delineating its WirelessWave and Tbooth retail brands. Both WirelessWave and
Tbooth offer personal wireless and wired communications products and a choice
of cellular brands to consumers through retail outlets in major shopping malls
in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec. Under Grey's
creative direction, Glentel will roll out a $2 million advertising program to
help differentiate the two brands and further entrench them as leading sources
of cellular products and services in Canada.
    "We are pleased to welcome Hoggan and Grey as our communications
partners," said Tom Skidmore, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Glentel. "Our new partners will help further market and position Glentel as
a leader in the wireless industry as well as increase awareness and market
differentiation of our retail brands."

    About Glentel

    Glentel (TSX: GLN) is a leading provider of innovative and reliable
telecommunications services and solutions in Canada and the United States.
Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Burnaby, B.C., Glentel comprises two
operating divisions - Retail and Business - that service thousands of
consumers and commercial telecommunications customers. Together with its
divisions, the company boasts more than 240 locations across Canada located in
retail malls, Costco Wholesale stores, and business centers. As the largest
multi-carrier cellular retailer in Canada, it offers a choice of network
carrier and wireless device or phone. To its business and government
customers, Glentel offers wireless engineering and service, rental equipment,
satellite and terrestrial network systems, tower sites, and wireless asset
monitoring. Glentel operates its business under the trading names Glentel
Wireless, WirelessWave, The Telephone Booth (Tbooth and la cabine T) and


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For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations Contact: Dale B. Belsher,
Chief Financial Officer, Glentel, (604) 415-6500; Media Contacts: Kristin
Treat, Vice President, James Hoggan & Associates on behalf of Glentel, (604)
761-9946 mobile,; Erin Gawne, Account Manager, James Hoggan
& Associates on behalf of Glentel, (604) 765-2488 mobile,

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