I must congratulate GLENTEL Inc. with being innovative enough to actually turn the IARC findings into a positive spin to sell their wireless products. Further congratulations go to their successful partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. What will CCS do with its newfound $$$$ windfall. Put it into research on brain tumours and mobile phone use? Anything but…..
Perhaps GLENTEL Inc. executives would make better cellphone lab test animals than the lab rats currently being used. After all there are things even rats wouldn’t do.
VANCOUVER, June 29, 2011
Flagship store opening celebrates partnership with Canadian Cancer Society
VANCOUVER, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ – GLENTEL Inc. (TSX: GLN), Canada’s largest multi-carrier retailer of mobile phones, is commemorating the fight against cancer, with the opening of its flagship Tbooth wireless store on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. Celebrating the opening and the two-year anniversary of GLENTEL’s partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Tbooth wireless Robson location will donate to the CCS five dollars from every wireless device purchased during the Canada Day long weekend. With the purchase of a new wireless device from Tbooth wireless, community members are encouraged to get connected, start talking, and support the movement to speak up against cancer.
In addition to GLENTEL’s ongoing dollar-to-dollar contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society, for the month of July, RIM will join Tbooth wireless’ efforts and donate five dollars from every BlackBerry purchased at any of GLENTEL’s 295 stores across Canada. The proceeds from RIM’s effort will go to the CSS Camp Goodtimes, a summer recreation program for children and teens fighting cancer. Having already raised over 1.4 million dollars for CCS, GLENTEL is on target to exceed its initial fundraising goal of 1.5 million dollars over a three-year period.
“We are delighted that the anniversary of our partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society will coincide with the opening of our flagship store,” said Tom Skidmore, GLENTEL President and Chief Executive Officer. “Through corporate donations, employee incentives, as well as in-store customer contributions, I am pleased by how generously the GLENTEL community has embraced this great cause.”
To celebrate the launch, Tbooth wireless will be offering customers who visit the new Robson Street store, located between Burrard and Thurlow, up to $100 to spend in store on select handsets. Street teams will also be out on Robson Street on July 1st and 2nd with the latest gadgets, giveaways and opportunities to speak up alongside the CCS and GLENTEL’s campaign against cancer.
With six carriers under one roof, Tbooth wireless provides expert, unbiased staff and an unparalleled selection of phones, plans and accessories to fit your lifestyle. Tbooth wireless currently partners with Rogers, Bell, FIDO, Solo Mobile, Virgin Mobile and chatr wireless and offers various products from manufacturers such as Apple, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry and HTC. For more information and store locations please visit www.tboothwireless.ca.
GLENTEL (TSX: GLN) is a leading provider of innovative and reliable telecommunications services and solutions in Canada and the United States. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, GLENTEL comprises three operating divisions – Retail Canada, Retail US and Business – that service thousands of consumers and commercial communications customers. The company operates 295 stores across Canada located primarily in retail malls and Costco Wholesale, as well as 165 stores in the United States. To its business and government customers, GLENTEL offers wireless service, rental equipment, satellite and terrestrial network systems, tower sites, and wireless asset monitoring. As the largest multi-carrier mobile phone retailer in Canada, it offers a choice of network carrier and wireless device or phone to Canadian consumers. GLENTEL operates its business under the trading names Glentel Wireless, WIRELESSWAVE, WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth wireless, la cabine T sans fil, WIRELESS etc. and SANS FIL etc., and Diamond Wireless – Verizon National Premium Retailer in the U.S.
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