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Get paid up to $150 just for being with Virgin Mobile!

Canadians can earn a monthly PayCheckTM right on their phone

TORONTO (ONTARIO) April 6, 2009

After a string of highly publicized, unpopular bailouts, Virgin Mobile Canada is offering people a helping hand with their own personal mini-bailout. Virgin Mobile’s new PayCheck™ gives consumers the latest tool to get chic-onomic with a groundbreaking deal that gives them up to $150 back on their Virgin Mobile account!


All customers need to do is register for Auto-Pay on a Virgin Mobile Prepaid Monthly Plan with their credit card and Virgin Mobile will automatically credit their account $5 every month for up to 30 months. Easy as that!


PayCheck™ can help offset the cost of the phone and leave Canadians with extra spending money on their account. Here’s how:


You pay:

$89.99 for a new phone

PayCheck™ can give up to:


You’re up:



PayCheck™ is just one more way that Virgin Mobile is helping consumers tackle the current credit crunch. In the past few months, Virgin Mobile has launched screwyourecession.ca – a new website to help people take control of their costs and get a positive, no-holds-barred view on how to beat the recession. The site is packed with money saving tips, tools and other information for every savvy recessionista.


“Young people have told us that they’re feeling left out and are fed up with hearing about big corporate bailouts and bonuses for corporate executives,” said Andrew Black, president and CEO of Virgin Mobile Canada. “They’re looking for someone to give them honest advice and even a little bailout of their own. With the recent launch of screwyourecession.ca and PayCheck™, that’s exactly what we’re doing.”


Where to get PayCheck™


PayCheck™ is available starting today at Virgin Mobile stores across the country or by calling an award-winning Virgin Mobile Customer Care Specialist at 1-888-999-2321. PayCheck™ is also available at Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs, Tbooth, Walmart, Wireless Etc (Costco), Wireless Wave and other retail stores across Canada. For further details on PayCheck™ visit www.virginmobile.ca/paycheck.


Recession-Proof Mobile


When it comes to helping Canadians show the recession who is boss, Virgin Mobile has stacks of ways to help you stick it to the ‘Big R’. Virgin Mobile’s recession-proof deals include plans that start at just $10/month, unlimited email for just $10/month, no System Access Fees and brilliant service from Canada’s most awarded customer care reps. Plus, add in PayCheck™ and you’ve just created your own economic stimulus plan where you can save 20% off the average Canadian mobile phone bill.




The “Screw You Recession!” campaign kicked off earlier this year in February with a huge billboard installation at Yonge and Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, Canada’s busiest urban intersection, and has been matched by an outdoor and online marketing campaign, focusing on easy tips from real people on how to save cash. The campaign is making sure Canadians don’t waste a single loonie during this “economic pause” and helping them learn how to be chic-onomic!


From “Cheap First Dates” to “Weirdest Ways to Make Money During a Recession,” the site takes a positive look at how we can band together to make it through tough times. Packed with tips, special offers and money saving deals, people can connect at screwyourecession.ca through Virgin Mobile on Twitter – twitter.com/virginmobilecan.


About Virgin Mobile


The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 12 million customers worldwide. As the No.1 mobile youth network, Virgin Mobile Canada's mission is to be Canada’s most loved mobile company. Its simpler, better deals offer customers control, flexibility and choice to design mobile packages that truly work for them. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Virgin Mobile highest in customer satisfaction with prepaid wireless service for four years in a row  and 91% of Virgin Mobile customers would recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.


Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations with top-up cards available at more than 10,000 locations nationally. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at http://www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321.


For more information, please contact:


Erica Faltous
Hill & Knowlton Canada

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