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TELUS offers customers broadest coverage, fastest technology, and
exciting new devices

 

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS today announced that it will launch Canada's largest 3G+ network* on November 5, 2009.

 

The new next generation wireless network is the latest enhancement to TELUS' multi-network mobile strategy, offering customers the technology for increased wireless data download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second, access to a world class selection of compelling mobile devices and international roaming service to more than 200 countries. This initiative also ensures a smoother transition to fourth generation (4G) wireless technology known as long term evolution (LTE).

 

“This is a great development for TELUS and consumers in Canada,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO. “Our new wireless network enables advanced speeds and services for more than 30 million Canadians based on the most innovative wireless technology available today. More importantly, it offers Canadians more choice and timely access to almost all major mobile devices in the world across TELUS' three leading wireless networks.”

 

With TELUS' new advanced wireless network, customers can experience dramatically faster download times for webpages, emails, songs, and movies.

 

TELUS will offer a number of exciting new devices from HTC, Huawei, LG, Nokia, RIM, Samsung, and Sierra Wireless in time for the holidays, including some on an exclusive basis.

 

This landmark network development for TELUS ends the monopoly access to iconic devices in Canada's wireless industry – for the first time giving consumers choice in service providers, smartphones and rate plans.

 

TELUS' existing wireless network portfolio includes Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology that powers Canada's largest third generation (3G) High Speed wireless network and TELUS' Mike network with its industry leading Push-to-Talk capability and business service. TELUS plans to support both of these leading networks for the foreseeable future, providing TELUS customers the full choice of wireless solutions that best suits their needs.

 

For additional information, please visit telusmobility.com/hspa.

 

*For HSPA/HSPA+ geographic coverage and population covered as of October 2009.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.8 million customer connections including 6.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.1 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 100,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $137 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements, including the expected availability of new devices and the expected benefits associated with the next generation network. Forward looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations, TELUS assumptions and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Company assumptions and risk factors include those listed in this news release and those listed from time to time in TELUS' reports, public disclosure documents including Management's discussion and analysis, Annual Information Form, and in other filings with securities regulatory authorities in Canada and the United States.

 

The forward looking statements included in this news release represent TELUS' views as of the date hereof and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any other date. TELUS specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release or any other forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Chris Gerritsen
TELUS Media Relations
403-530-4919
chris.gerritsen@telus.com

 

Robert Mitchell
TELUS Investor Relations
416-279-3219
ir@telus.com