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Typhoon Hayan : Videotron offers free long distance to the Philippines

Montréal, November 26, 2013 – In the wake of the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, Videotron announces that it is offering its residential telephone customers free long distance calls to the Philippines. As a gesture of support for Québec residents who have been affected by this natural disaster, Videotron customers will not have to pay for long-distance calls placed to the Philippines from November 8 through December 8. The charges will be credited on the invoices issued after December 8.

“We are dismayed by the tragedy that Filipinos and their families are going through,” said Manon Brouillette, President and Chief Operating Officer of Videotron. “We hope this gesture will make life a little bit easier for customers with family in the Philippines in these trying times.”

Videotron is trying to make a difference for customers who have friends and relatives in the Philippines. Approximately 13 million people were affected by Hayan, one of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history.

Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, and Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2013, Videotron was serving 1,830,400 cable television customers, including 1,517,600 subscribers Digital TV. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,408,200 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2013. As of the same date, Videotron had 478,000 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,281,200 Québec households and organizations. For the eighth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec’s most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.  

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