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June 15, 2010 16:45 ET

Gateway Newstands Partners With Public Mobile

152 Gateway Locations to be Co-Branded and Start Selling Public Mobile Phones Exclusively

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -

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Need a pack of gum and want to pay your cell phone bill at the same time? No problem. Customers will soon be able to do both on their way home from work. With 152 Toronto outlets in TTC stations, GO stations and major downtown buildings, Gateway offers more locations than any other retailer in the downtown core. And now, Public Mobile customers can buy a phone or pay their bill at any of those spots. 

"Gateway is the perfect partner. They're everywhere we want to be. Public Mobile wants to make it easy and convenient for customers to own a cell phone. What could be more convenient than making your payment, or buying a new phone on your subway ride home?" said Public Mobile CEO, Alek Krstajic.

"Gateway and Public Mobile share the same target market. Our customers are their customers. We've aligned ourselves with Public Mobile because they understand the importance of providing simple and affordable service to hard working Canadians," said Michael Aychental, CEO of Gateway Newstands. 

Public Mobile signs and/or kiosks will begin opening in Gateway locations in Toronto and Montreal over the next few months. 

Wide-spread and Focused Distribution

Combined with the 66 Public Mobile stores that are already open in Toronto and Montreal, Public Mobile will have in excess of 200 retail locations exclusively dedicated to selling Public Mobile phones in Toronto and Montreal.

"We realize the importance of stores exclusively selling our products versus signing up huge numbers of retailers who are not dedicated to the plans, by offering other telecom products. In addition to Public Mobile services, Gateway will continue to provide its customers with its full range of newsstand items," added Krstajic.

About Gateway Newstands

Gateway Newstands is North America's most progressive newsstand operation, serving the daily merchandise needs of premier commercial retail and transit developments. Gateway Newstands has established itself as the leading national newsstand specialist. 

Established in 1983, Gateway Newstands has over 500 stores throughout North America. Stores are found in 8 Canadian provinces with dominance in Ontario, and Gateway Newstands is the exclusive newsstand retailer in North America's third largest transit system – the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Gateway Newstands also has over 100 US locations with concentration in New York and Chicago.

About Public Mobile

Formed in 2008, Public Mobile plans to provide unlimited talk and text services to 19 million Canadians across Ontario and Quebec. Public Mobile opened stores in Toronto and Montreal on March 18, 2010 and launched network service in Toronto on May 26, 2010. Public Mobile plans to launch service in Montreal on June 25, 2010. More information about Public Mobile can be found at www.publicmobile.ca.

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