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Vidéotron cancels 1,000 minutes / $4.95 North American calling plan

Montréal, July 8, 2005 – Vidéotron announced today that it is removing from its residential telephone service a calling plan that gave customers up to 1,000 long-distance minutes in Canada and the U.S. for $4.95 per month. Other advantageous long-distance plans, including unlimited calls in Québec for $4.95 per month, remain available. Vidéotron also offers free long-distance calling between subscribers to its residential telephone service.

“The 1,000-minute plan included in our original offering, at the time of the launch of our cable telephone service in January, was dictated by the competitive environment at the time,” said Manon Brouillette, Vice President, Marketing and Product Development, Consumer Division, Vidéotron. “Although this plan has been cancelled, Vidéotron's residential telephone service is still the best value on the market and the best alternative to conventional telephone service.”

Vidéotron ltée (www.videotron.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services and residential telephone service. Vidéotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. Vidéotron serves 1,455,000 cable television customers in Québec; including over 355,000 illico subscribers. Vidéotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 552,000 subscribers to its cable modem and dial-up services. As of June 30, 2005, Vidéotron was also providing residential telephone service to more than 41,840 customers in Laval, South Shore Montréal and the West Island. 


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