WIND Mobile to Donate Mobile Phones and Service to Syrian Refugees

WIND Mobile is doing its part to help Syrian refugees, as it has partnered with Lifeline Syria. The wireless company will donate mobile phones and wireless service for free to incoming refugees.

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WIND Mobile Marketing VP, Jennifer Douglas, said in a statement “Canadians are responding with compassion and generosity to the plight of Syrians who have been forced to flee their homeland. We want to do what we can to help.”

Non-profit Lifeline Syria seeks to bring 1,000 Syrian refugees to the Greater Toronto Area as permanent residents, supported by private sponsors. Ratna Omidvar, Chair of Lifeline Syria, expressed “By giving them a way to stay connected, WIND Mobile will help these new arrivals settle in to life in their new adopted country.”

Canadians can also help by donating any mobile phones they have on hand to WIND Mobile retail locations.

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  • McNucklefuts

    Do we know if there is a limited time window for these plans? Like will refugees be expected to upgrade to paying customers after they have had time to settle?

    Either way, I am extraordinarily impressed with WIND!

  • MGSayah

    What about Canadians with low income? oh right, they get spit in the face.

  • Tim

    nice … give them all phones with service that won’t work properly most of the time. “Welcome to Canada, here’s a cell phone with very spotty reception”

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Yeah unfortunately low income Canadians don’t “register” on the sympathy scale here in Canada. Giving phones to Syrian refugees makes for better headlines, feel good stories & PR. Fucking sad, pathetic & despicable!!!

  • “Enjoy your cellphone, avoid any concrete buildings–and welcome to Canada!”

  • randyritraj

    Canadians with low income live like kings compared to the situation faced by some of these refugees who have had their homes and lives literally blown up, and are currently living displaced in some random country in camps. Low income Canadians have access to a plethora of services and opportunities to get them out of low income status or to live with some level of dignity. Don’t hate just because a company decides to focus on some of the most vulnerable people in the world who don’t have any kind of support from anyone.

  • MGSayah

    Excuse me? I’m speaking out of experience because I’ve seen these camps and have seen these so called refugees. They should instead be called “opportunists”. They’ve been living in asylum on UN Sponsored camps in surrounding countries for over four years!! I hope you know that, in Lebanon for example the government spends over 1/3 of its GDP helping, feeding and sheltering these refugees while its own people live off 300$USD/month. There are over 2 million of these “refugees” living in Lebanon alone, I visited one of these camps in the Bekaa valley and trust me they’re just there milking the system while stealing jobs of the locals and working under the table. Want more? Look at Europe, these refugees coming from as far a Pakistan, and Africa aren’t going to the beautiful southern countries Greece, Italy, etc… These opportunists that people are calling “refugees” are going straight to the northern countries where social welfare exists.
    Your kumbaya way of thinking ain’t based on facts, it’s based on fiction that the news and media is feeding you.

  • runner

    No good deed goes unpunished.

  • Léonard Bonfils

    Looks like we found one of Trump’s supporters here in Canada…

    On a serious note… everyone who is struggling deserves help, but there’s a difference between a family with parents who work at low-salary jobs like Loblaws and what not, or Sears, and refugees who are literally seeing their country torn to pieces on a daily basis, be it on TV or with their own eyes. Are low-income families in Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver having to flee the country because of a dictatorial regime or a huge group of religious extremists are literally bombing the cities ?

    No, so don’t compare people in bad situations with people whose lives were torn apart. Especially not on something like a goddamn phone bill. These people are not stealing your jobs, and they’re not getting $1000 phones either, you can be sure of that…

  • 1His_Nibs1

    So how many of theses refugees are you bringing into your home? Liberals have ruined this country starting when Trudeau version 1.0 and anytime they’ve been in power since. Nice that Trudeau ver. 2.0 is getting taxpayer funded nannies btw. The feeding at the trough has already begun. Ugh and with 4 more years to go. Don’t kid yourself these “refugees” are just better PR for the government than the homeless as bringing in refugees makes for better headlines & feel good stories. I also firmly believe that most of these “refugees” are of the economic sort. I just saw on the CBC that when asked, a lot of the Syrian refugees have declined to come to Canada because they want to stay closer to their homeland & hope to return one day. Of the others asked they replied they wanted to go to Northern Europe i.e. Germany, Sweden etcetera because of their “generous social programs”. Must be nice to be able to be picky about where you want to go when legitimate refugees I would think would be happy to escape from all the violence and wouldn’t care where they end up as long as they’re safe.