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4,000 calls a minute for

4,000 calls a minute for T.O. entertainment deal
The $125 deal, created to boost up business in the wake of SARS, is a joint venture between Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism and Mirvish Productions.

John Karastamatis, a spokesman for Mirvish Productions, said that when the package became available at 9 a.m., there were 4,000 calls a minute coming through.

The package offers:

– a top-priced ticket to one of two musical productions – Disney’s The Lion King or Mamma Mia!
– a premium, baseline ticket to a Blue Jays game
– a three-course meal at a top restaurant
– a one-night stay at a luxurious downtown hotel
The package is available for $85 per person without the hotel room.

Karastamatis said the high volume of calls temporarily shut down one of Bell’s downtown stations.

“Yes, there are frustrated customers receiving busy signals, but it’s encouraging that people want to enjoy our city again.”

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April 30, 2003 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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