It’s stuff like this that drives Canadian telecom customers…

Nuts.

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Nadir Mohamed, the outgoing CEO and president at Rogers Communications Inc., is entitled to a retirement package worth $18.5 million when he leaves the telecom giant next year.

In documents filed late Thursday to securities regulators, Rogers says the package includes $5.5 million in cash, nearly $6.2 million in stock options and $6.8 million in restricted share units, which are non-transferable company stock.

The proxy circular also says the pension value of the package is $2.07 million less due to Mohamed’s retirement.

It also notes that Mohamed has also agreed to a non-compete clause for 12 months from the date he steps down.

Last month, Rogers announced that Mohamed was leaving in January 2014, but would continue to lead the company through 2013.

The company said Mohamed has “agreed with the board to the extended retirement date of January 2014 — or earlier if mutually agreed — to continue to lead the company in 2013 and to work with the board on the selection process during the transition period.

Mohamed joined Rogers in August 2000 and, after heading the wireless division for several years, became CEO in March 2009 when he succeeded founder Ted Rogers.

In 2012, Mohamed made $8.21 million, a combination of his $1.2 million salary and various stock- and option-based awards. That marked an increase from $8.18 million in 2011.

Another Major Monday Coming Up…

This past Monday we made not one, but TWO huge product announcements:

1. Ultra Psycho Insanely Fast (not its real name) DSL Internet 50Mbs for only $59.95/month, and…

2. Premier Digital Home Phone with all the features thrown in free, plus 200 minutes of Canadian long distance as a cherry on top, for only $9.95.

In the words of one Facebook commentator, “Holy crap!”

And speaking of Facebook, to keep up the trend, this coming Monday, April 1st, in honour of that 50Mbps High Speed Internet release, we’ve decided to, just for fun, give away a 50″ LG TRUSLIM Frame TV.

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That’s right – for the Month of April, anyone who “Likes” us on our Facebook Page is automatically entered to win this thing of beauty. (And it really is. It’s in CMO John Stix’s office right now so no one at Worldline runs away with it.)

If you have already “Liked” us on Facebook, thanks! And don’t worry you’re already entered.

Oh, and anyone who signs up in April for the High Speed DSL 50? They’re entered as well.

It all start’s this coming Monday.

April 1st.

No foolin’

Worldline’s Digital Home Phone Service Available For $9.95/month

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Worldline’s Digital Home Phone Service Now Available For $9.95/month
Inline with company philosophy of “Positive Disruption” of the Canadian telecom industry

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(03/25/13)- Worldline, a Canadian telecommunications leader, announced today that their premium Digital Home Phone Service featuring unlimited local calling and 200 Canadian long distance minutes is now available for only $9.95/month.

This Premium Digital Home Phone service includes high-end features such as Call Display and Call ID, Call Forwarding, Call Transfer,  Call Waiting, 611 Exclusive Technical Support Access, Three-Way Calling, Visual Call Waiting, Voice Mail, Voice Mail to Email and e911 – all at no additional charge.

If 200 Canadian minutes isn’t enough, adding in unlimited long distance barely adds to the cost: The “Canada Calling” service includes all of the above, plus unlimited Canada long distance for just $14.95. “Canada & USA Calling” is $19.95/month and Worldline’s best value,  the “Call the World” package features unlimited long distance to 50+ countries.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” said John Stix, Co-Founder and CMO of Worldline. “Now, with this aggressive price point, Canadians will no longer be forced to pay through the nose when it comes to their home phone service. It’s the best price and value in Canada.”

It’s also a perfect option for those looking to add a second line into their house for their family to use, or for the cottage. Utilizing Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) technology, the Digital Home Phone service is completely portable, customers can take their local phone number with them when they travel anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection that the ATA can plug into. Please Note: Digital Home Phone Service has certain differences from traditional 911 services.

About Worldline:
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, Worldline provides affordable home phone, unlimited high speed internet and long distance services to hard working Canadians. With over 300,000 subscribers, Worldline is one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in Canada.  Worldline is wholly owned and operated by Fibernetics Corp, a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC).  Website:worldline.ca Twitter: @worldlinecanada

About Fibernetics:
Headquartered in Cambridge Ontario, Fibernetics is dedicated to changing the way people communicate by offering telco functionality and pricing that Canadians have never seen before. Fibernetics has its own national infrastructure that delivers a full range of voice and data services for residential customers through Worldline and business clients with their Newt PBX and ANA solutions. Website:fibernetics.ca Twitter: @fibernetics

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Media Inquires:
John Stix – CMO
Worldline
519-489-6700
jstix@corp.fibernetics.ca

Official Press Release: Ultra High Speed 50Mbps DSL Internet

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Worldline Introduces Unlimited Ultra High Speed 50Mbps DSL Internet
Canada’s best deal in data just got better with this ultra high speed – ultra high value offer

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(03/25/13)- Worldline, one of the country’s leading providers of data and voice services, announced today the availability of Unlimited High Speed DSL 50, with download speeds up to 50Mbps and uploads speeds up to 10 Mbps, all with no download cap, for only $59.95/month.

Doubling their previous highest speed offering, the High Speed DSL 50 allows Worldine customers to fully enjoy the benefits that ultra high speed broadband internet provides, and at the lowest price point in the country.

“We hear from our customers almost daily that they need more and more bandwidth to satisfy their increasing needs. Families are simultaneously connecting to the Internet through their smartphones, tablets and laptops, uploading photos, downloading media files, watching movies and holding video chats,” says John Stix, co-founder and CMO of Worldline. “For this new environment Worldline has committed itself to providing our customers with the best, fastest and most reliable online experience possible, all while charging them less than any of our competitors.”

CTO Francisco Dominguez says, “Fibernetics sees this increased consumer usage only escalating. We’re not afraid of it like other ISPs. In fact we are embracing it. We do this by producing value. Not by increasing cost.”

Available in many major markets in Ontario and Quebec on Monday, March 25th, those interested can check if they qualify by visiting Worldline.ca Service Check.

About Worldline:
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, Worldline provides affordable home phone, unlimited high speed internet and long distance services to hard working Canadians. With over 300,000 subscribers, Worldline is one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in Canada.  Worldline is wholly owned and operated by Fibernetics Corp, a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC).  Website: worldline.ca Twitter: @worldlinecanada

About Fibernetics:
Headquartered in Cambridge Ontario, Fibernetics is dedicated to changing the way people communicate by offering telco functionality and pricing that Canadians have never seen before. Fibernetics has its own national infrastructure that delivers a full range of voice and data services for residential customers through Worldline and business clients with their Newt PBX and ANA solutions. Website: fibernetics.ca Twitter: @fibernetics

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Media Inquires:
John Stix – CMO
Worldline
519-489-6700
jstix@corp.fibernetics.ca

The Countdown to Monday is On!

To be perfectly honest with you, we kind of blew it with what we’re going to announce on Monday, because we’re not just announcing one big thing, but two. The timing is terrible but they are both ready to go faster than expected so we’re not going to sit on one of them.

Most companies would dine out on something this big for months because of all the traction it will get, but not us.

No, when we have something ready to go, we release it as soon as we can, even if it doesn’t make much marketing sense because we are in the business of saving Canadians money.

And the faster these two suckers get out there, the more money they will save.

This is yet another demonstration of Worldline’s philosophy of “Positive Disruption” of the Canadian telecom industry, because we have all been paying way too much for way too long.

On Monday, we’re going to get as many Canadians right as we can. They deserve it.

Finally.

10 a.m. Eastern time. Monday. Be here.