Fido announces availability of its 3G high-speed mobile experience and wireless video calling
Nov 7, 2007
Exclusive to Fido - Out and About mobile TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Fido today announced that its third-generation, high-speed mobile experience is now available to customers in 25 markets from Quebec City to Victoria. The Fido 3G high-speed mobile experience runs on Fido's HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) network, the fastest wireless network in Canada and the latest evolution of GSM (Global System for Mobile communications). Fido customers using the 3G protocol will experience mobile download speeds similar to broadband high-speed Internet. Exclusive to Fido is the Out and About application - a mobile guide that allows customers to effortlessly look up listings for local restaurants, bars, concerts and shows on their handset. The Fido 3G high-speed experience suite of services includes mobile and multimedia features such as wireless video calling, streaming video-on-demand, over 25 channels of mobile television and streaming radio-on-demand, including popular XM Satellite radio stations. "The typical Fido customer is a social, hip urbanite who is constantly-on-the-go," said Patrick Hadsipantelis, VP, Marketing, Fido. "With features like video calling and Out and About, our customers can keep in touch with friends like never before, while having important information that's relevant to their lives, right at their fingertips." The Fido 3G high-speed experience is currently available for customers in 25 urban markets including Greater Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Whistler, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Ottawa/Gatineau, Kingston, Sudbury, Barrie, London, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Windsor, Greater Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières. Rogers Vision is already available in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton/St. Catharines, Burlington/Oakville making this unique suite of services available to 60% of the Canadian population. Fido is currently offering the Fido 3G high-speed experience on the LG TU515 for $75 with 3 year contract and mobile internet plan. As an added benefit, customers who sign up for a Couples package will receive 3 years of free local video calling between plan members. For more information on the Fido 3G high-speed experience, visit www.fido3gexperience.ca About Fido Fido offers Canadian consumers a wide range of wireless voice and data communications products and services, including international roaming in 200 countries. Fido is wholly owned by Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the country's only carrier operating on the global standard GSM technology platform. For more information, please visit fido.ca.
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