Glentel's WirelessWave Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    TSX Stock Symbol: GLN

    BURNABY, BC, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Glentel's WirelessWave retail banner is
celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Ten years ago, WirelessWave opened its first
mall-based store in the Metropolis at Metrotown mall in Burnaby, British
Columbia. On August 13, 1997, at 10:22 a.m., Glentel Inc., through its new
trade banner WirelessWave, introduced a revolutionary marketing approach to
the purchase of a cellular phone by offering consumers, within the same
location, their personal choice of network cellular provider - with a choice
of phones, accessories, and calling plans explained in a simple,
understandable and fun manner by a very knowledgeable sales team. WirelessWave
also set the design bar very high with its fresh, contemporary design that
included a simulated road going down the middle of the store, complete with a
full-size replica of the front end of a blue Cobra car, all in a mall
    "We are delighted that our customers over the past 10 years have
enthusiastically embraced our fresh and unbiased sales approach to selling
cellular phones," stated Thomas Skidmore, president and chief executive
officer of Glentel Inc. and its retail banner WirelessWave. "Our customers
have established Glentel as the No.1 leader in Canada, becoming the largest
retail store network of company-owned, specialty, multi-cellular carrier
stores in Canada. We thank our customers, associates, suppliers and
stakeholders for their valued contribution to our success, allowing
WirelessWave to reach this magnificent milestone in its 10-year history."
    Celebrating this anniversary, WirelessWave opens its 99th mall store this
week by introducing a second location in Metropolis at Metrotown, the same
mall in which it began its journey 10 years ago in 1997.

    Glentel is a wireless solutions provider operating 197 corporate retail
and business locations in Canada doing business as WirelessWave, Tbooth / La
Cabine T, WIRELESS etc., and Glentel Wireless. Glentel specializes in
providing expert knowledge, choice of network provider, sales and service of
mobile phones, internet phones, and handheld wireless devices to consumers in
Canada, and in providing engineered wireless solutions, airtime, and wireless
radio rental services to North American business and government customers.


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Tools for Investors, and click on reports@cnw.

For further information:

For further information: Thomas E. Skidmore, President & CEO, Tel (604)
431-2302,; or Investor Relations, Dale B. Belsher, Chief
Financial Officer, Tel (604) 415-6500

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