Our Canadian athletes got a boost today from both Bell and Samsung. An initiative that’s part of the “Bell Athletes Connect program” confirmed today that 2,000 athletes (Olympic, Paralympic and senior World Championship) through AthletesCAN will be scoring a new Samsung mobile device and have their monthly charges picked up by from Bell. No word on which Samsung device but hopefully it’s a Galaxy S Vibrant… as for the plan it apparently involves “significant airtime, North American roaming and long distance, and an extensive data plan”. Nice to see both organizations helping out our athletes.
George Cope, President and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE said “Athletes from across Canada have shared with us how important mobile connectivity is to them, their coaches, and their families and friends… Bell is proud to provide Canada’s premier athletes with new mobile devices, voice and data services that will ensure they stay closely connected with all those most important to them.”
Samsung Canada President, Benjamin Lee stated “Our athletes are ambassadors for our companies. As the exclusive device sponsor for this program, Samsung is providing these athletes with the facility to communicate in so many different ways. From Facebook and Twitter to instant messaging and traditional voice calling, the new program puts the best mobile tools in athletes’ hands.”