A Canadian First-$5 Unlimited Email

Public Mobile Brings Simplicity and Value to Consumers

April 20, 2011,


If you want to use email without paying a hefty price tag, it's now possible. Public Mobile has officially launched its $5 per month Unlimited Email service. Public Mobile also introduced its first wireless data device. The BUZZ is an affordable and stylish data-capable wireless phone with a full QWERTY keyboard that is perfect for email. No contracts. No complex tab systems. No surprises.

Until now, Canadians wishing to connect with friends and family by email had only two options:

  1. Go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a computer and router, then pay their phone or cable company at least $25 per month for internet service or
  2. Purchase expensive smartphones, often costing hundreds of dollars and pay at least $35 per month to get voice and data service.

Public Mobile's unlimited email provides customers with the benefits of on the go, push email for $5 per month, and can be added to any of Public Mobile's plans offering the lowest price in the market. Email is compatible with accounts from Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Rogers, Sympatico, Microsoft Exchange and numerous other Internet Service Providers.

"In recent years, new entrants and incumbents have made the mistake of pushing prices to unsustainable levels for themselves," said Public Mobile CEO Alek Krstajic. Added Krstajic, "Public Mobile has the lowest cost structure in the industry, which is why we are able to compete aggressively on price." Public Mobile is supported by committed financial partners and is the only new entrant to attract new Canadian capital to fund its growth and expansion.

The BUZZ is available for $99-dollars at Public Mobile locations. Public Mobile has 82 exclusive stores in Ontario and 48 exclusive stores in Quebec. In total, Public Mobile's unlimited network now stretches from Hamilton to Oshawa, serving approximately 8 million people.

Public Mobile offers unlimited, flat rate plans starting at $15 per month - that's the lowest monthly price available for unlimited talk. Public Mobile customers can also use their phones from coast to coast. Public Mobile offers the lowest price in Canada for roaming at just 15 cents per minute. When roaming, outgoing text messages are 15 cents each and incoming text messages are free. Public Mobile is committed to building a company with a demonstrable and sustainable cost advantage, and then passing the savings onto customers in the form of Simplicity, Fairness and Value - innovative concepts for the Canadian telecommunications industry.

About Public Mobile

Formed in 2008, Public Mobile provides unlimited talk and text services to value conscious customers in Ontario and Quebec. There are no contracts, no credit checks and no surprises. Public Mobile launched its network service in May 2010 in Toronto and in June 2010 in Montreal. Public Mobile is building its network from Windsor to Quebec City. The company purchased its spectrum licence for $52M in July 2008. The licence covers an area reaching 19 million Canadians. More information about Public Mobile can be found at www.publicmobile.ca

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