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November 24, 2014 10:00 ET

One in Two Canadians Rely on Their Mobile Device to Keep Connected During the Holidays

New Cross-Canada Plan From WIND Mobile Makes Sharing Holiday Memories Easier From Coast-To-Coast

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2014) - According to a recent survey commissioned by WIND Mobile, over 74 per cent of Canadians say it is important to stay connected during the holiday season and one in two Canucks rely on their mobile devices to do so. With the holidays around the corner and Canadians looking to recharge relationships with family and friends, WIND Mobile's new Cross-Canada plan makes it easier to feel together, even when you're miles apart, letting you spread the love from coast-to-coast.

The holidays are a time for creating lasting memories with loved ones, but the demands of travel, family, and careers mean we can't always be in close proximity with them," says Kimberly Moffit, relationship expert. "Keeping in touch via technology is now more essential to your relationship than ever. I'd recommend investing in a plan so you don't come home to a lump of coal in your stocking, like an overpriced phone bill. For example, WIND Mobile's new Cross-Canada plan gives you the freedom to use your phone and stay connected anywhere across the country."

Tips for Keeping Connected over the Holidays

Here are three fun and festive tips from Moffit to better stay in contact with your loved ones this holiday season:

1) Make Board Games Digital - You may have grown up playing board games with your family in front of a fireplace, but what to do when everyone lives across the country? Try different activities that can be done online like putting together a family album over Flickr or playing video "board games" like online Word Feud. You can even play remote games on systems such as Xbox Live. Playing games as a family is fun and can increase your sense of closeness during the holidays.

2) Skype, Text and Call to Your Heart's Content: Just Make Sure You Have a Plan: Nothing's worse than coming home to an overpriced phone bill in the New Year. Get a great plan this holiday so you can feel comfortable knowing that you're spending quality time without breaking the bank. For example, WIND Mobile has a Cross-Canada plan that gives you the freedom to use your phone and stay connected anywhere across the country.

3) Write Homemade Christmas Cards - In our digital age of phones and email, there's something to be said about being on the receiving end of a non-digital form of communication. Hand writing a letter or card might take time but makes a lasting and heartfelt impression.

Picking a phone plan that works anywhere is crucial for travelling over the holidays and even for those snowy winter getaways to the chalet. Social media is great at capturing picturesque moments of the holiday season, with snow covering the ground and families full of good cheer. That makes it perfect for Tweets, Instagrams and long-distance calls no matter where you are this holiday season.

WIND Mobile Gives Canadians a Chance to Win a Cross-Country Train Adventure

Any time before December 31st snap pictures of your favourite Canadian landscapes or hidden treasures and share through Twitter, Instagram or upload here using the #WINDnation hashtag, for a chance to win a cross-country rail adventure on The Canadian, VIA Rail's most iconic train + a Samsung GALAXY S5 and 6-months of service on the WIND Cross-Canada plan for both the winning entrant and their guest.

About WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by offering customers simple and transparent plans, including real unlimited data/voice/text with no-term contracts and no hidden fees. Committed to being the country's fourth national carrier, WIND has more than 750,000 happy customers in Canada. Learn more about WIND Mobile at WINDmobile.ca or follow online at facebook.com/WINDmobile or twitter.com/WINDmobile.

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