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Sotos LLP

August 18, 2014 07:00 ET

Notice to Members of A Class Action Against Bell Mobility Inc.: Expiry of Prepaid Pay-Per-Use Balances

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 2014) - The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has allowed a class action lawsuit against Bell Mobility Inc. to proceed, which seeks compensation on behalf of all persons in Ontario who were prepaid, pay-per-use wireless phone customers of Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile Canada and Solo Mobile and had balances remaining in their accounts at the end of an active period which expired between May 4, 2010 and December 16, 2013 (the "Class").

The lawsuit alleges that the defendant breached its contracts with its Ontario customers who used prepaid wireless services by expiring prepaid balances too early, and/or by imposing expiry dates on prepaid balances contrary to provincial regulations applicable to gift cards.

The Court has not yet determined whether or not the lawsuit will succeed. Bell Mobility denies that it acted in breach of contract and/or that provincial gift card regulations apply to prepaid wireless services.

The representative plaintiff is Celia Sankar. Class counsel will be paid legal fees only if the lawsuit is successful and the legal fees and costs must be approved by the Court. In addition, Ms. Sankar has received funding from the Class Proceedings Fund, which will receive 10% of any award or settlement in favour of Class members plus any funded disbursements.

If you do not want to take part in this lawsuit, you must opt out by filling out an "opt-out" form (available at the website noted below) and sending it care of Class counsel at the following address or e-mail address by November 17, 2014

Sotos LLP
Attention: Tanya Atherfold-Desilva
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1200
Toronto ON M5G 1Z8

Whether or not the class action is successful, all Class members who do not opt out will be bound by any judgment of the Court. If you wish to participate personally in the lawsuit, you may apply to the Court for permission to do so.

For further information, see Class counsel's website at

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