Ice Wireless Opens Flagship Retail Store in Whitehorse, Yukon
Operated in Partnership with Local IT-Services Firm Polarcom
WHITEHORSE, YT – November 8, 2013 – Ice Wireless, a leading mobile network operator in Northern Canada, today announced the opening of its flagship store in Whitehorse, Yukon to make shopping for the company’s wireless voice and data products more convenient for local residents and businesses. Ice Wireless, located at 201B Main Street, now offers a wide variety of wireless phones, accessories and service from Ice Wireless.
“Our flagship store in Whitehorse is where customers can truly explore what Ice Wireless is about and get a hands on feel for the technology we have to offer,” said Cameron Zubko, Chief Operating Officer. “Ice Wireless is about delivering the best in 3G to our customers along with the best plans, latest smartphones and plenty of great accessories. All of that is ready for customers to experience at our flagship store in Whitehorse.”
Ice Wireless retail store in Whitehorse will be operated by Polarcom, a technology company that has operated in the city for 18 years providing IT Services to the community such as corporate client services, communications infrastructure and internet services.
Ice Wireless now has five retail locations throughout Northern Canada. The new Whitehorse store’s hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ice Wireless’ 3G HSPA+ Network
Ice Wireless is committed to bringing 3G mobile service to those who need it most, the people of Canada’s North. Last fall the company announced a $12.4 million investment plan to expand enhance telecommunications services in 9 locations across the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut by the end of 2013. Through this investment, Ice Wireless has committed to provide its customers with new mobile services and high-speed Internet access across its service area. Ice Wireless’s innovation and investment has resulted in the most advanced 3G network in Northern Canada today.
About Ice Wireless
Ice Wireless is a facilities based regional mobile network operator (MNO) that delivers state-of-the-art 3G HSPA+/UMTS technology to rural and remote areas of Canada. Ice Wireless was launched in Inuvik, Northwest Territories in 2005. Ice Wireless operates on the 850/1900 MHz spectrum under license from Industry Canada.
Today, Ice Wireless has operations across Northern Canada. The Ice Wireless network covers 70% of the population of the Yukon and Northwest Territories and also provides service to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ice Wireless is the exclusive roaming partner of Rogers Wireless and Fido in Northern Canada, and Ice Wireless customers roam on the Rogers Wireless network when travelling outside of their service area.
Ice Wireless is supported by a strong network of independent agents, who make shopping for the company’s wireless voice and data products more convenient for local residents and businesses. Ice Wireless offers all of the newest smartphones, enabling its customers to surf the internet with ease, download the latest applications and games, and check their email on their smartphones.
Ice Wireless has established a strategic partnership with Iristel, one of Canada’s largest VoIP service providers, a registered CLEC that has begun operations in Northern Canada under the CRTC decision to open the serving area to local competition. Ice Wireless’ integration with Iristel’s international carrier grade VOIP network has created a unique and dynamic system in which mobile phones and VoIP phones are all integrated in an owned and self-controlled network.
For more information please visit www.icewireless.ca.
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