Northwestel launches cell phone service in Pangnirtung next week

Wireless phone service to start Oct. 4 at open house


Northwestel is inviting residents of Pangnirtung to sign up for a new cell phone service set to launch Oct. 4.

Paul Flaherty, the president and CEO of Northwestel, said in a news release that the service will be “comparable in quality and price to all other cellular providers in Canada.”

Northwestel will pitch its new offering at an open house to be held Oct. 4 at the Northern store, the company’s local dealer.

Until Oct. 7, company employees will demonstrate new phones and promote Northwestel’s various all-in-one packages.

Northwestel says its offering in Pangnirtung will include remote web and email access,

The cell service in Pangnirtung will run on the CDMA platform, compatible with Bell Mobility, Telus, Aliant, SaskTel and other CDMA networks across North America.

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