YakCell Enables Canadians to Vote for their Favourite Delegate and a
Chance to Win a Trip for Two to Mexico
TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Yak Communications (Canada) Corp. (a subsidiary
of Globalive Communications Corp.), today announced the launch of the Yak
People's Choice Award, in partnership with Impact Mobile and Beauties of
The Yak People's Choice Award permits Canadians to vote online or by text
message from their mobile phones for their favorite delegate at Sunday's Miss
Universe Canada Pageant. The Pageant holds the exclusive rights to send a
Canadian representative to the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant.
"In this age of viewer-participation programs, such as Canadian Idol,
television viewers have shown an appetite to be an active player in televised
broadcasts," said Ezio D'Onofrio, Globalive's President and Chief Operating
Officer. "The YakCell platform will give Canadians the tool they need to vote
for their favourite delegate competing to be the next Miss Universe Canada."
To participate, Canadians can visit www.beautiesofcanada.com to vote for
their favourite delegate. Participants have the option to text their vote for
a 50 cent premium charge, or vote online for free. Each text vote translates
into one entry in a draw to win a trip for two to Mexico(*) including airfare
and hotel accommodations, sponsored by Go See Mexico.
Yak provides the YakCell platform in partnership with Impact Mobile,
enabling the public to vote using SMS text messaging.
"Canadians have a role to play in helping select our next Canadian
representative at the Miss Universe Pageant. YakCell is giving Canadians the
chance to 'be the judge' in our first-ever People's Choice component in the
2007 Miss Universe Canada Pageant," said Mr. Denis Davila, President, Beauties
YakCell is also providing free calling capability to media participants
and providing the winner of the Yak People's Choice Award with complimentary
long distance calling on her cell phone for the duration of one year.
Yak will be presenting the winner of the Yak People's Choice Award with
six months of free long distance calling from their cell phone. YAK will also
be awarding Miss Universe Canada 2007 with one full year of long distance
(*) No purchase necessary. Total retail value of the prize is $2,000.
Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Entries must be
received by March 3, 2007. Selected entrant must correctly answer
skill-testing question. Contest open to Canadian residents only
(excluding Quebec). Entrants must be over the age of majority in the
province in which they reside. For full contest rules, please visit
ABOUT YAK COMMUNICATIONS (CANADA) CORP.:
Yak Communications (Canada) Corp. is an integrated communications
provider offering a full range of long distance (1+, toll free and
dial-around) services, calling cards and cellular long distance to residential
consumers across Canada. Yak's most prominent long distance offering is
10-10-YAK (925), a dial-around service offered at very economical per minute
Yak was acquired by Globalive Communications Corp. in the fourth quarter
ABOUT GLOBALIVE COMMUNICATIONS CORP:
Globalive Communications Corp. is a leading provider of next generation
telecommunications solutions globally. The company develops innovative
applications and delivers first-rate services to clients internationally.
Globalive leads the market in hospitality operator services, VoIP, wireless
services, hospitality, high speed Internet, billing and clearing of call
records, competitive payphone services, and low-cost long distance calling for
both commercial and residential clients. Globalive is now featuring
globaliveInteractive solutions, which is comprised of interactive web,
television and mobile applications (including competitions, contests,
promotions, polls, text and IVR voting, text-to-screen and news alerts), as
well as rich, varied content and full wireless infrastructure.
Globalive is an award winning company with several prestigious
recognitions including: No.1 ranking on the 16th annual Profit 100, Canada's
50 Best Managed Companies for three consecutive years, Deloitte Technology
Fast 50, and Canadian Business Magazine's Top 30 Workplaces in Canada. Most
recently, Anthony Lacavera, Globalive's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
was named to the celebrated Canada's Top 40 Under 40 list in 2006.
ABOUT BEAUTIES OF CANADA:
Created in 2002, the "Beauties of Canada" Organization has the exclusive
rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe(R) Pageant.
The Miss Universe(R) Canada pageant is a "Beauties of Canada" production;
a company that advances and supports today's women. Our vision is to bring
beauty pageants back to Canada by producing the event in an elegant format,
promoting the beauty and intelligence of women in a gender and racial positive
style, while promoting local talent in the fields of entertainment, arts and
fashion design. In 2005, the Miss Universe(R) Canada pageant was won by
Natalie Glebova of Toronto, Ontario, who went on to win the Miss Universe(R)
2005 crown in Bangkok, Thailand.
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