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Primus Canada and Costco Wholesale Canada Renew Strategic Agreement

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Primus Canada and Costco Wholesale Canada Renew Strategic Agreement

05:59 EDT Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Canada's leading alternative communications company announces multi-year renewal of agreement as exclusive national provider of residential telecommunications services to Costco members

TORONTO, April 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Costco members in Canada will continue to enjoy preferred prices on quality High Speed Internet & Home Phone services through the multi-year renewal of an exclusive partnership program with Primus Canada (Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.) (NYSE:PTGI).

This agreement renewal between Primus Canada and Costco Wholesale Canada builds upon their growing program of over 10 years.  Costco members across Canada will continue to enjoy the full range of Primus Canada's residential services at preferred pricing. The initiative is part of Primus' strategy to bring more choice and value to Canadians.

"Since its launch in 1997, Primus has grown to be Canada's largest alternative communications provider with several hundred thousand residential customers nationwide.  We're proud to provide Canadians, and specifically Costco members with more value for their dollar, a wide selection of consumer telecommunications services and Canadian-based customer service and technical support," says Rob Warden, Senior Vice President, Residential Services at Primus Canada. "This partnership renewal means that more than five million Costco households in Canada can continue to benefit from Primus' full range of services including Unlimited High Speed Internet bundled with reliable home phone service at affordable prices."

Costco members can enjoy High Speed Internet service with unlimited usage and download speeds of up to 16 Mbps. Primus also ensures accounts are protected with anti-spam and e-mail virus protection, and offers 24/7 access to Canadian technical support associates.

Costco members can also take advantage of home phone plans starting at $9.95 per month or save even more with Primus' range of bundled options.

For more information on Primus services available through Costco, please visit

About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative telecommunications service provider in Canada. Primus Canada offers a wide selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP, Enterprise IP Voice Solutions, Hosted Phone Systems (Hosted PBX), Access and IP connectivity solutions. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE: PTGI). Additional information is available at

About PTGi

PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, metro fiber and Carrier Ethernet to business and residential customers in Canada and the United States. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, and fiber capacity in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

For further information:

or to request an interview, please contact: 

Primus Canada Media Contact:
Jennifer Stein
APEX Public Relations
(416) 934-2111

PTGI Media Contact:
Richard Ramlall
SVP Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer
(703) 748-8050

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