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Press Release -- February 9th, 2012
Source: Primus Telecommunications Group

More Choice for Consumers as Primus Expands Home Phone and Unlimited Internet Service in British Columbia and Alberta

Canada’s leading alternative communications company announces major expansion in Western Canada

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ – Consumers in Canada’s two largest western provinces now have more choice as Primus Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.) NYSE:PTGI, today announced the expansion of its traditional home phone and high speed Internet services in British Columbia and Alberta.

The initiative is part of Primus’ strategy to bring more choice and value to Canadians. With today’s announcement, traditional home phone services are now available at competitive prices from Primus to the majority of households across both provinces.  Customers can also bundle their phone service with Primus’ unlimited-usage Internet to take advantage of even more savings.

“Since its launch in 1997, Primus has grown to be Canada’s largest alternative communications provider with several hundred thousand residential customers nationwide.  We’re proud to provide Canadians with more value for their dollar, a wide selection of consumer telecommunications services and Canadian-based customer service and technical support,” says Rob Warden, Senior Vice President, Residential Services at Primus Canada. “Today’s expansion means that more than 2 million households in BC and Alberta can access Primus’ full range of services including reliable phone service and bundled plans with unlimited Internet at affordable prices.”

Primus Home Phone customers can save on their monthly phone bill with traditional home phone plans starting at $25.30 per month and digital home phone (VoIP) plans starting at $9.99.

Internet customers get unlimited usage with download speeds of up to 7 Mbps. Primus also ensures accounts are protected with anti-spam and e-mail virus protection and offers 24/7 access to Canadian technical support associates.

Customers looking to save even more can select the Primus Triple Value Bundle, which offers home phone service with three calling features, unlimited high speed Internet and unlimited worldwide calling within Canada, the US and 50 countries for only $85.35 per month.

For more information on Primus services, please visit

About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. 
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative telecommunications service provider in Canada. Primus Canada offers a wide selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP, Wireless, Hosting, Managed Services and Enterprise IP Telephony. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE: PTGI – News). Additional information is available at

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.


For further information or to request an interview
please contact: 

Primus Canada Media Contact:
Julie Smithers

APEX Public Relations
(416) 660-4224

PTGI Media Contact:
Mike Houghton

(703) 799-7383

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