Announces plans for two brands to meet the needs of Canadians
TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Today, Globalive Communications Corp. launched
the next phase of WirelessSoapbox.com, and officially announced that as a
result of the extensive feedback received on the site, they will be
introducing two brands to the Canadian market. In addition to its improved
functionality, the new site will also see Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO
of Globalive Communications Corp. host regular 'live soapbox' chats on all
things wireless. Mr. Lacavera is inviting other Canadian wireless leaders to
join him in a future live forum where the featured topic will be: "Wireless
Around the World: How does Canada stack up?" The date for the live soapbox
forum will be announced in the coming weeks.
With comments still posted daily, Wireless Soapbox has fast become a
vehicle for Canada's wireless revolution. Since Globalive Communications Corp.
launched the site last fall nearly 100,000 Canadians have visited the site and
posted almost 10,000 comments, ideas and opinions on what they want in
"We have received thousands of great ideas and opinions, but more than
anything, what we've really learned from Canadians is that a one-stop-shop
won't work for wireless," said Lacavera. "Ultimately, Canadians want choice
which is why Globalive is planning to launch more than one brand so that we
can give Canadians the options they're looking for."
Among the 10,000 comments, several topics have stood out as being
especially important to Canadians. In general, most people want better
customers service and hate system access fees. Many want features like
voicemail and callerID built directly into their plans. The suggestions that
have received the most support since the launch of the virtual soapbox are the
Most Common/Popular Comments:
- Incorporate 'System Access Fees' into the overall plan
- Add features such as Voicemail and Caller ID to the plans - Don't
charge extra for them
- Offer unlimited Data
- Don't bind customers with contracts
- Don't charge for incoming text messages
- Enable the use of phones for more than just calls, browsing, and
texting; such as point of sale integration
- Offer better solutions for roaming and long distance charges while
Wireless Soapbox.com, Phase 2 - What's different?
- We'll be hosting 'live soapboxes' so Canadians can speak with
Globalive Communications Corp. directly
- We're inviting some of our helpful community members to become
Community Leaders on the site.
- We've added new features in order to make the site easier to use.
Topic categorization and keyword tagging are available for each post,
and we've increased the prominence of the voting functionality.
- We've simplified the process of sharing ideas on Facebook and Twitter
About Globalive Communications Corp.
Globalive Communications Corp., based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has
grown rapidly to become a leading provider of next generation
telecommunications solutions globally. Globalive develops and delivers
innovative applications and first-rate tailored telecommunications services to
a wide range of clients worldwide.
WirelessSoapbox.com is an online forum, developed by Globalive
Communications Corp. where Canadians can voice their ideas, opinions and
comments of all things wireless. To date, nearly 100,000 people have visited
wirelesssoapbox.com and made nearly 10,000 comments. The information gathered
on the site is helping to inform Globalive Communications Corp. team as they
develop their wireless offerings.
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