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Discount Car & Truck Rentals Customers Get Free Calling and Messaging — At Home or On the Go!

Fongo and Discount Car & Truck Rentals Collaborate on Free Mobile App to Cut Costs for Travellers

TORONTO, ONTARIO, March. 5, 2013 – Fongo Inc., Canada’s fastest growing mobile telecommunications company, and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, the largest Canadian-owned car and truck rental company, today announced the launch of Discount Phone by Fongo, a free mobile calling and texting app for Android and iPhone/iPod touch.

Discount Phone enables mobile smartphone users to send and receive free text messages, as well as place and receive free calls to landline or mobile phones, without using their voice minutes or incurring long distance charges. Users can take Discount Phone with them anywhere in the world, connect to 3G or WiFi (to avoid roaming charges if out of country), and place calls or send messages to most of Canada.

The free mobile app also links users to Discount to make, view or modify their car and truck rental reservations, and access exclusive offers.

Discount Phone for Android and iPhone provides:

The Fongo free calling area in Nova Scotia has also increased to include any Cellular or Landline number in the following communities:

  • A free local Canadian phone number or users can keep their existing phone number
  • Unlimited free calls to most of Canada from anywhere in the world
  • Unlimited free text and media messages
  • Free voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and call forwarding
  • Worldwide calls for as little as 2 cents a minute

“Discount has always been an industry leader and we pride ourselves on providing unsurpassed service and great value to our customers,” said Al Nanji, Vice President of Operations, Discount Car & Truck Rentals. “Free calling and texting through Discount Phone is one more way we are providing value to our customers — making their travel experience with us even better.”

“Fongo is passionate about saving Canadian consumers money on their mobile bills, and roaming and long distance fees incurred by Canadians when travelling can be overwhelming,” said Dave Bullock, President of Fongo. “Discount with its cross-Canada presence for on-the-go customers is an ideal partner to help us address this pain point.”

About Discount Car & Truck Rentals

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Toronto, Discount Car & Truck Rentals is a nationally recognized brand operating neighbourhood rental locations in Canada and Australia. With nearly 300 neighborhood branch offices located within 15 minutes from 90 percent of the Canadian population, Discount is proud to be the largest car rental company in Canada owned by Canadians. Discount is known for renting cars and trucks at exceptionally low prices while providing outstanding customer service. Discount is proud to have originated picking up and dropping off its clients at no extra cost. In 2010, Discount was named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate CulturesTM and continues to be a Platinum award winner for 2011 and 2012. Discount has also won the Consumer’s Choice Award for Business Excellence for 11 consecutive years. For more information about Discount, visit

About Fongo

Fongo is disrupting the mobile communications world with one simple concept: Free. Customers save hundreds of dollars per year with free calling, free messaging, a free phone number and free premium services delivered via a rich content mobile media platform. For more information visit

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