Mobilicity gives Ontario's new bill shock legislation unlimited thumbs-up
TORONTO, Apr 12, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Canada's fastest-growing new carrier says Ontarians will finally get the protection they deserve
Mobilicity today applauded the Ontario
government's plans to curb mobile phone bill shock with the adoption of
The Wireless Services Agreement Act, 2012, saying that it is time that Ontarians get legislative protection from
unfair wireless practices.
"We are grateful that Ontario is taking further steps to ensure its
citizens are not impacted by restrictive, oppressive wireless
practices, like excessive early contract termination fees," said
Mobilicity President and Chief Operating Officer Stewart Lyons.
"Carrier codes governed by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications
Association (CWTA) have proven ineffective in protecting consumers and
seem to act in the best interests of the Big 3, not Canadians," Lyons
added. "Ontario is definitely on the right track and we hope other
provinces will keep the trend going until all consumers from
coast-to-coast get the protection they deserve."
The province's wireless consumer protection legislation has received its
fair share of ups and downs since it was originally introduced by MPP
David Orazietti in 2010 as Bill 133 (The Wireless Phone, Smart Phone and Data Service Transparency Act, 2011).The planned legislation requires wireless carriers to provide clear
disclosure of all optional and mandatory services and contract
cancellation penalties, and limit contract termination fees.
Last year, Mobilicity voiced strong support of the private member's bill
and has advocated for greater protection of wireless consumers. The
no-contract carrier has also encouraged other provincial governments to
explore the introduction of consumer protective legislation similar to
that in the province of Quebec.
About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless)
Mobilicity, Canada's smart mobile carrier, was created to bring down the
cost of wireless with unlimited talk, text and data plans, affordable
North American coverage, plus popular handsets and smartphones -
without locking customers into contracts or charging extra or hidden
fees. Everything Mobilicity does adds up to a better wireless
experience, not an expensive one. NOW THAT'S SMART.
Formerly known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE
Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian
holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in
the telecommunications and media sectors. Mobilicity was named one of
Canada's Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology
start-ups in 2010 by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about
Mobilicity can be found at www.mobilicity.ca.
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