Canadian Mobile Network Will Give Syrian Refugees Free Phones

By Chris Mills on at

Canada’s new Liberal government is committed to accepting thousands of Syrian refugees into Canada by the end of the year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for a “whole of Canada effort” to integrate “10,000 new Canadians”, and a mobile network has answered that call.

Wind Mobile has promised the “basic necessity of mobile communication” to all refugees in the Greater Toronto Area in a fairly major way: a free handset, and two years of free service.

It’s unclear exactly what the handsets and plan will look like, but the carrier is soliciting donations for phones, so it’s more likely to be basic handsets and voice plans. But hey, it’s also concrete proof that all of Canada is chipping in to help refugees, rather than, for example, trying to out-xenophobe each other. [Wind Mobile]

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