Six months of free mobile service for Ukrainian Newcomers
Not only has Videotron suspended charges for all international mobile and residential calls from Canada to Ukraine but the Canadian telecom provider is also stepping forward to show support towards the Ukrainian community by offering six months of free mobile service starting May 9th.
The two measures will be in effect until July 31, 2022.
The All-inclusive 20GB plan will help Ukrainian newcomers stay in touch with their near and dear ones. The Montreal-based ISP will also be donating 1,000 refurbished mobile devices to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress so they can distribute it to help the Ukrainian families in need.
In order to take full advantage of this offer, newcomers will have to present a piece of ID- temporary residence permit or Ukrainian ID card, a passport along with a proof of entry to Canada such as temporary residence permit or travel visa, study or work permit.
The offer is valid for Ukranians who arrived in Canada on or after January 1, 2022 and will run until July 31, 2022.
In conjunction with the mobile service, Ukraine 24 news channel was also made available to all Videotron customers in early March.
This initiative from Videotron and Quebecor is a testimony of their support towards the Ukrainian community as well as other communities.
We are keeping an eye out to see if other service providers will be offering similar options to Ukrainian newcomers.
Do you think more Canadian telecoms should take similar initiative?
What do you think are some of the ways Canadian ISPs can help support the Ukrainian community through these tough times?
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