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Brings new customers more flexibility with clear and simple plans including data sharing

                         

TORONTO – As part of the company’s commitment to bring clear and simple plans to customers, TELUS today announced its newest suite of unlimited talk and family share plans featuring unlimited local talk and text and the ability to share your data with others on your account. Launching on November 8, these plans include Unlimited Local Calling as well as Caller ID and Voice Mail 3.

 

“At TELUS we are continously looking for ways to make the customer experience better and ensure we are providing our new and existing customers with clear and simple plans that are transparent and easy to understand,” said Brent Johnston, vice-president, Mobility Solutions, TELUS. “Our new rate plans deliver the value that customers want including unlimited local talk and text, Caller ID and Voice Mail, along with features like sharing data among family members on the same account.”

 

TELUS’ new promotional rate plans include the following:

 

Rate Plan

Local Talk & Text – 1GB Share

Local Talk & Text – 3GB Share

Nationwide Talk & Text – 5GB Share

Monthly Plan Rate

$70

$80

$100

Local Anytime Minutes Included

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited (Nationwide)

Data Included (in Canada)

Up to 1GB

Up to 3GB

Up to 5GB

Messaging

Unlimited outgoing and incoming text, picture and video messaging

Calling Features Included

Unlimited Nationwide Family Calling

Caller ID, Voice Mail 3, Call Waiting and Conference Calling

 

With Data Sharing, TELUS helps customers reduce the risk of running up large bills by exceeding the limits of the data plans they have purchased. Data Sharing allows TELUS customers to share their monthly data plan allocations between subscribers and devices.

 

TELUS is putting customers first and embracing new ideas to make the TELUS experience better. In addition to its new rate plans, TELUS recently eliminated activation fees for both new and renewing customers and dramatically simplified its entire fee schedule. This builds on a series of improvements TELUS has made including eliminating carrier 911 and system access fees on all its Clear and Simple rate plans, reducing bill shock with Flex Data Plans, Data Notifications and Worry-free Travel, adding Caller ID and Voicemail as standard on all TELUS rate plans, simplifying device pricing with Anytime Upgrades and revolutionizing mobility contracts by introducing a Device Balance instead of the dreaded contract termination fee.

 

To learn more about TELUS’ new rate plans visit telusmobility.com.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 595,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

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For media inquiries, contact:

 

Donna Ramirez

TELUS Social and Media Relations

416-320-9309

donna.ramirez@telus.com