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Rogers Wireless adds to portfolio of rugged handsets with launch of Samsung Rugby A836 and ZTE Rock F165, on Canada's most reliable network

January 21, 2009

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    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today announced the addition of
two new rugged handsets to its lineup of innovative devices. Exclusive to
Rogers, the Samsung Rugby A836 and ZTE Rock F165 join the Motorola Extremeâ„¢
VA76r handset in offering customers the durability and versatility they
require in a rugged wireless product. These productivity-enhancing devices
will keep Canadians connected wherever their jobs take them.
    "As the country's largest wireless provider, Rogers is committed to
bringing Canadians the best in mobile technology with the fewest dropped calls
and best call clarity," said Irv Witte, Vice President, Business Marketing,
Rogers Wireless. "Rogers' extensive network coverage, reaching 94% of the
Canadian population, combined with the rugged durability of the Samsung Rugby
and ZTE Rock, is an ideal solution for our business customers who need
reliable tools to stay connected while on the job."
    The new Samsung Rugby is a heavy-duty work phone that makes it easy to
get the job done right, with a large external speaker, 3G high-speed data
access where available, access to e-mail, instant messaging, HTML browser and
more. Its rugged design is highly durable and damage resistant. The Samsung
Rugby is certified to U.S Military Standard MIL-STD-810F compliance for dust,
shock, vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and temperature
extremes (from - 21C degrees to +63C degrees).Other features of the Samsung Rugby include:

    -   1.3 megapixel camera
    -   130MB internal memory storage; up to 8GB expandable memory with
        micro SD
    -   music download and playbackThe ZTE Rock enables access to e-mail and mobile Internet and is also
capable of wireless video calling. The device can also run on Rogers 3.5G HSPA
(High Speed Packet Access) network, with peak download speeds of 7.2 Mbps.
    The ZTE Rock boasts a durable design ideal for harsh environments and
features an extended antenna, which provides stronger signal performance in
remote areas.Other features of the ZTE Rock include:

    -   176 x220 pixel display resolution
    -   128MB internal memory storage; up to 2GB expandable memory with
        micro SD
    -   2 megapixel cameraPricing and Availability:

    The Samsung Rugby is available for $149.99 on a three-year plan, while
the ZTE Rock is available for $79.99 on a three-year plan; both devices are
exclusive to Rogers Wireless. For more information, please visit

    About Rogers Wireless

    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7.9 million customers under both the Rogers
Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless
voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest
wireless provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM
and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing
seamless roaming in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM based services,
Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada
utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary
of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. For further information, please visit