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Fido announces availability of its 3G high-speed mobile experience and wireless video calling

    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

    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