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  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Toronto and the GTA

Torontonians and GTA residents can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Toronto, ON – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Torontonians and GTA residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Toronto and the GTA and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

aj.gratton@telus.com

 

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Ottawa

Ottawans can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Ottawa, ON – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Ottawans on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are driven to offer the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Ottawa and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology,” said Terry Nemeth, TELUS vice-president of sales, public sector for Ontario. “We’re listening to our customers and committed to giving them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to enjoy our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Kitchener

Kitchener residents can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Kitchener, ON – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Kitchener residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wirelss Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Kitchener and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada.  We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Hamilton

Hamilton residents can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Hamilton, ON – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Hamilton residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Hamilton and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

aj.gratton@telus.com

 

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Halifax

Haligonians can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Halifax, N.S.  – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Haligonians on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are driven to offer the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Halifax and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology,” said Ken Power, TELUS Business Solutions, Atlantic Canada. “We’re listening to our customers and committed to giving them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to enjoy our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Lara Ryan

Lara Ryan Consulting

(902) 229-1580

lara@lararyanconsulting.ca

 

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Guelph

Guelph residents can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Guelph, ON – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Guelph residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Guelph and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

aj.gratton@telus.com

 

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Belleville

Belleville residents can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Belleville, ON – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Belleville residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Belleville and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

aj.gratton@telus.com

 

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Waterloo

Waterloo residents can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Waterloo, ON – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Waterloo residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Waterloo and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

 

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

aj.gratton@telus.com

 

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in Yellowknife

Yellowknife now home to some of the fastest wireless speeds in the world

 

Yellowknife, N.W.T. – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available in Yellowknife on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE service with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

“Our commitment at TELUS is to offer residents of Yellowknife the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Monty Carter, senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of TELUS services.”

 

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers. There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

 

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

 

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Chris Gerritsen

TELUS Media Relations

(403) 808-9591

chris.gerritsen@telus.com

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless network goes live in Edmonton

Edmonton now home to some of the fastest wireless speeds in the world

 

Edmonton, AB – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network will be available in Edmonton on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

“Our commitment at TELUS is to offer Edmontonians the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Monty Carter, senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of the TELUS network.”

 

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers.  There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

 

The launch of TELUS’ 4G LTE network also complements an innovative new service, Optik on the go, which allows TELUS Optik TV customers in Alberta and B.C. to view a selection of commercial free TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices, tablets and laptops – at home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. This application allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just like they do at home. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new shows and movies will be added constantly.

 

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music, or watching TELUS Optik on the go when using TELUS’ 4G LTE services. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

 

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Chris Gerritsen

TELUS Media Relations

(403) 808-9591

chris.gerritsen@telus.com

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless network goes live in Calgary

Calgary now home to some of the fastest wireless speeds in the world

 

Calgary, AB – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network will be available in Calgary on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

“Our commitment at TELUS is to offer Calgarians the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Monty Carter, senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of the TELUS network.”

 

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers. There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

 

The launch of TELUS’ 4G LTE network also complements an innovative new service, Optik on the go, which allows TELUS Optik TV customers in Alberta and B.C. to view a selection of commercial free TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices, tablets and laptops – at home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. This application allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just like they do at home. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new shows and movies will be added constantly.

 

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music, or watching TELUS Optik on the go when using TELUS’ 4G LTE network. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

 

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Chris Gerritsen

TELUS Media Relations

(403) 808-9591

chris.gerritsen@telus.com

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless network goes live in Vancouver

Vancouver residents can access some of the fastest speeds in the world

 

Vancouver, B.C.  – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network will be available in Vancouver on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

“Our commitment at TELUS is to provide Vancouver residents the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Chris Langdon, TELUS vice-president of Consumer Products and Services. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of the TELUS network.”

 

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers.  There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

 

The launch of TELUS’ 4G LTE network also complements an innovative new service, Optik on the go, which allows TELUS Optik TV customers in Alberta and B.C. to view a selection of commercial free TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices, tablets and laptops – at home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. This application allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just like they do at home. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new shows and movies will be added constantly.

 

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music, or watching TELUS Optik on the go when using TELUS’ 4G LTE services. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

 

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Shawn Hall

TELUS Media Relations

(604) 619-7913

shawn.hall@telus.com

 

 

 

  • Posted on 9/2/2012

TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in 14 metropolitan areas across Canada

Canadians can access some of the fastest wireless speeds in the world

 

 

Vancouver, B.C. TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available on Friday, February 10. Initial launch metropolitan areas include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

 

 

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

 

 

The launch of TELUS’ 4G LTE network also complements an innovative new service, Optik on the go, which allows TELUS Optik TV customers in B.C. and Alberta to view a selection of commercial free TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices, tablets and laptops – at home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. This application allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just like they do at home. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new shows and movies will be added constantly.

 

 

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music, or watching TELUS Optik on the go when using TELUS’ 4G LTE services. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

 

 

“Our commitment is to offer the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching a 4G LTE network with broad coverage in many communities across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology,” said Eros Spadotto, TELUS executive vice-president of Technology Strategy and Operations. “We’re listening to our customers and working hard to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to enjoy our new network.”

 

 

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage.  TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

 

 

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

 

 

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

 

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

 

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.

 

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

AJ Gratton

TELUS Media Relations

(416) 320-0364

Aj.gratton@telus.com