Student gets tips from Toronto Raptors player days before the game
TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. today
announced that its millionth Rogers Home Phone customer, Ms. Sarah Tirkalas of
London, Ontario, won $11,000 during the Toronto Raptors game at the Air Canada
Centre tonight. She netted $1,000 of the total herself and the Raptors' team
mascot made a $10,000 shot for her.
Through being Rogers Home Phone's millionth customer, Ms. Tirkalas had a
chance to do a lay-up shot for $1,000, a free throw shot for $2,500, a
three-point shot for $5,000 and a million dollar shot from centre court. After
taking her shots, the team mascot decided he'd throw in a basket to win her
$10,000. Ms. Tirkalas is also receiving Rogers Home Phone service at no charge
for one year. She already had her cable television, wireless, and internet
services with Rogers before adding residential home phone service to her
bundle a couple months ago.
"I was hoping that after meeting T.J. Ford of the Toronto Raptors, his
skills would rub off on me! No such luck, though I did have a great time - I
gave it my best shot, I won $1,000 of it myself and I'm very happy that the
Raptor made that shot for me," said Ms. Tirkalas. "I want to thank Rogers Home
Phone for rewarding me as a customer, I can think of ten thousand and one ways
to spend the money!"
"Congratulations to Ms. Tirkalas," said Phil Hartling, VP of Consumer
Services for Rogers Cable. "We have had great growth with the product since we
launched it in 2005. Our focus has always been, and continues to be, adding
value to our customers' lives not just through events like these but through
everyday perks like free Rogers-to-Rogers calling across Canada and extended
local calling areas in major cities nationwide."
Rogers Home Phone is available starting at $29.95 per month with one
calling feature. Customers can also bundle their Rogers Home Phone, Wireless,
PersonalTV, and Hi-Speed Internet services to receive an additional discount
of up to 15%. Rogers Home Phone customers enjoy free long distance calling to
any Rogers Home Phone or Rogers Wireless customer across Canada. Rogers Home
Phone is a reliable alternative to traditional phone services and offers a
comprehensive selection of features, including the ability to keep your
current phone number, unlimited local calling, 24/7 technical support,
competitively priced North American and International long distance rates and
calling features such as call forwarding, call waiting, call display and
About Rogers Cable
Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way
network passes approximately 3.6 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and
Newfoundland, with 64% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable
pioneered high-speed Internet access and now 41% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 64% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' high-speed Internet service. With 59% digital
penetration, Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV
programming, a complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on
Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting
channels), and an extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming.
Rogers Cable now offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to
approximately 94% of its cable territory and, combined with its circuit
switched telephony subscribers, has over 1 million local telephony customers.
Rogers Cable is a national provider of voice communications services, data
networking, and broadband Internet connectivity to small, medium and large
businesses. In addition it operates over 450 Rogers Retail stores.
Additional information on Rogers is available at www.rogers.com.