Comwave Supports Japan Relief Efforts by Matching Customer Contributions

Mar 16, 2011, 09:00 ET from Comwave

TORONTO, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comwave, Canada's largest privately owned telecommunications company, today announced an initiative to support the Japan relief effort, and enable customers to make a difference as well.

Effective immediately, every Comwave home phone and long distance customer can make a donation of up to $5 to the Japan appeal through their Comwave account.  Customers will see their contribution matched by Comwave, thereby doubling their donation. Every dollar raised will go directly to the Red Cross.

"We at Comwave extend our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the earthquake in Japan, and to families locally who are concerned for their loved ones back home," said Abe Benitah, Vice President. "In support of Red Cross and other relief organizations in Japan, we are encouraging all of our customers to make a difference."

Comwave customers can make their donation by calling Comwave at 1-866-284-2624.

About Comwave

For over a decade, Comwave has provided cost-conscious Canadians and Americans with truly low-cost home phone service, unlimited mobile calling and the market's lowest long distance rates guaranteed – whether calling from a home phone, cell phone or the company's own e-phone. As Long Distance specialists, Comwave gives customers dramatic savings on each and every call. As VoIP experts, Comwave offers high-quality, reliable phone service for a fraction of the cost of traditional phone service, leveraging a robust coast-to-coast digital network with vast coverage throughout Canada and the United States. With over 200,000 customers served, Comwave offers the most extensive coverage in Canada. With Comwave, mobile users avoid high charges for outgoing calls and long distance. Comwave's free applications for Blackberry and iPhone can be downloaded to turn outgoing calls into free incoming ones, and long distance calls into local ones. Learn more at

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