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COGECO’S DIGITAL PHONE SERVICE GOES INTERNATIONAL WITH GOLD LINE AS SUPPLIER OF CHOICE

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release
Cogeco’s Digital Phone Service goes International
with Gold Line as supplier of choice
Montréal, August 29, 2007 – Cogeco Cable announced today that it has signed an agreement
with Gold Line Telemanagement Inc., Canada’s largest prepaid calling card service provider in
Canada, to enable their Digital Phone customers in Ontario to make calls abroad through their
International Prepaid Calling service.
A few digits away from the world
Ontario customers of Cogeco’s Digital Phone service can now complement their current phone
service with international capabilities. The prepaid service enables customers to call from
Ontario
to any landline or mobile phone in the world through their Cogeco Digital Phone Service. Another
benefit of the prepaid service is that customers can make calls when travelling abroad in any of
65 countries. They will soon receive at home a prepaid calling card as well as instructions on how
they can subscribe to this new service.
“Our partnership with Gold Line enables us to offer a very easy and competitive option to make
international calls, with no hidden fees” said Ron Perrotta, Vice President, Marketing at Cogeco
Cable.
For the introductory period, all Cogeco Digital Phone customers who activate the International
Prepaid Calling service (by placing a minimum amount of $5 or more in their account) will be
entitled to 60 free minutes of talk time to most Western European countries. Calling time delivered
to other world destinations will vary by destination called.
Cogeco Cable’s exclusive and comprehensive Digital Phone service package is currently in
promotion and monthly rates start at $34.99 in Ontario, when customers subscribe to Cogeco’s
Complete Connection: Television, High Speed Internet and Digital Phone. The Digital Phone
service includes unlimited calling in Canada and the continental US, the five most popular calling
features (Voice Mail, Call Display, Call Waiting, Visual Call Waiting and Call Forwarding), basic
operator assistance and information services. Customers can now add the possibility to call
abroad at very competitive rates.
New customers who want to subscribe to Cogeco Cable’s Digital Phone service will also receive
free installation by Cogeco Cable’s professional technicians (valued at $79.99) if they subscribe
either to Cogeco Cable’s Television service or High Speed Internet (HS) service, or to both. It’s
easy: no need to change phone numbers, telephones, or outlets! There are no hidden fees or
contracts to sign.
For more information about Cogeco’s International Prepaid Calling service, visit Cogeco’s website
at www.cogeco.ca/internationalcalling or call Gold Line’s customer service at 1 866 619-7708.
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ABOUT COGECO CABLE
Cogeco Cable (www.cogeco.ca), a telecommunications company offering a diverse range of
services to its customers in Canada and in Portugal, is the second largest cable operator in
Ontario, Québec and Portugal, in terms of the number of basic cable service customers served.
The Corporation invests in state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, delivers a wide range of
services over these facilities with great speed and reliability at attractive prices, and strives to
provide both superior customer care and growing profitability to satisfy its customers’ varied
electronic communication needs. Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable
provides its residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, high speed Internet access as well as telephony services. The Corporation provides
about 1,713,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to approximately 1,448,000 homes passed in
its Canadian service territory and about 671,000 RGUs to approximately 835,000 homes passed
in its Portuguese service territory. Cogeco Cable’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA).
ABOUT GROUP OF GOLD LINE
The Group of Gold Line, is facilities-based, multinational carrier that provides a broad range of
telecommunications products and services to retail and wholesale customers worldwide.
Established in 1991, Gold Line currently employs over 250 people at locations in Toronto, Ottawa,
Calgary, Vancouver, the United States and the Middle East. The Group of Gold Line, powered by
its own international telecommunications backbone and network infrastructure, provides its
customers with integrated high quality and competitively priced international and domestic long
distance products and services complemented with domestic all-distance prepaid telephony
service offerings. For more information on The Group of Gold Line, visit
www.groupofgoldline.com.
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Information: Marie Carrier
Director, Corporate Communications
Cogeco Cable
Tel.: (514) 874-2600
Information: Fred Missaghi
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Group of Gold Line
1-800-803-4410.