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WIND Mobile Applauds Federal Government's Spectrum Announcement

AWS-3 spectrum will offer more choice, more competition and more benefits to Canadians

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/14 -- Today is a great day for Canadian consumers. WIND Mobile applauds the Federal Government's announcement introducing a new AWS-3 spectrum auction that will help ensure much-needed competition remains strong in the wireless marketplace in Canada. This realistic and bold initiative shows that the Government is firmly committed to giving Canadian consumers what they want and deserve, and understands what is required to achieve it.

"Today's announcement is proof that the Federal Government is taking significant and important steps in encouraging more competition, more choice and more value in the Canadian wireless industry, and I applaud Minister James Moore for his positive efforts," said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO, WIND Mobile. "Canadians are paying too much for wireless services that lag behind the rest of the world - and only increased competition will improve that. Competitive alternatives like WIND Mobile need additional spectrum to grow and flourish. Decisions like the one announced today recognize that the Canadian wireless industry is maturing and demonstrate that the Government is determined to see that the demands of Canadian consumers are addressed."

Since its launch in Canada in 2009, WIND Mobile has been dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by offering great value with contract-free, unlimited plans that are simple and transparent, and we look forward to an increasingly competitive and consumer-focused wireless industry.

With almost three quarters of a million active customers currently enjoying our service, WIND Mobile is excited about what the future holds. As demonstrated by our unlimited plans in Canada and international roaming options, such as our U.S., European and Caribbean roaming, WIND Mobile offers the best value in Canadian wireless, and today's announcement reinforces that, with a secure spectrum roadmap, WIND Mobile is here for the long term.

WIND Mobile looks forward to participating in the Government's consultation process regarding the AWS-3 auction later this summer.

About WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by offering customers simple and transparent plans, including real unlimited voice/data/text with no-term contracts and no hidden fees. Committed to becoming the country's fourth national carrier, WIND has more than 700,000 happy customers in Canada and is a part of Amsterdam-based VIMPELCOM Ltd., a global company with nearly 220 million customers. Learn more about WIND Mobile at www.windmobile.ca or visit us online at www.facebook.com/WINDmobile or https://twitter.com/WINDmobile.

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