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  • Posted on 6/7/2010

$2.5 million TELUS investment expands wireless service in Fort Chipewyan

Fort McMurray, AB – TELUS put the finishing touches on a $2.5 million cell tower project in Fort Chipewyan to enhance its wireless service in the area.

 

The investment provides access to TELUS' new 3G+ wireless network and improved performance, giving TELUS customers more access to mobile broadband for cell phones and laptops for high speed downloading on-the-go.

 

“The launch of this tower in Fort Chipewyan is part of TELUS' continued investment in Alberta communities to provide state-of-the-art technology and communications services,” said Derek Keturakis, TELUS general manager Alberta North. “TELUS is dedicated to bringing all our customers, including those who live and work in the far reaches of the province, the best possible mobile service. We know how important wireless services are, and we are investing billions of dollars in bringing it to our customers across Canada.”

 

Customers in Fort Chipewyan now have access to three great wireless technologies offered by TELUS – 3G+ (HSPA+), 3G (CDMA) and Push to Talk services with Mike (iDEN).

 

“Not only does this investment from TELUS give customers the convenience of making wireless calls from their homes and throughout the area, it expands their access to 911 and gives them great broadband service where it may not be possible to build wired Internet access,” added Keturakis.

 

This project is part of the $650 million TELUS is investing in wireless and wired infrastructure in Alberta in 2010 as it continues extending the reach and speed of its advanced wireline and wireless broadband services to more Albertans.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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

  • Posted on 6/7/2010

TELUS supports local B.C. communities with $10 million in contributions across the province this year

TELUS, its customers, team members and retirees give where they live

 

Vancouver, B.C. – Today, TELUS employees are celebrating their commitment to our B.C. communities by announcing more than $10 million in charitable contributions and community building initiatives across the province this year.

 

The funds are a combination of TELUS community programs, including the Go Pink campaign for digital mammography equipment at BC Women's Hospital, support of Jeneece Place, TELUS Employee Charitable Giving, TELUS Community Boards, TELUS Community Action Teams, TELUS Community Ambassadors and local community partnerships, to name a few.

 

Since 2000, TELUS, its team members and retirees have supported worthwhile causes in B.C. to the tune of $80 million and 2 million hours of volunteer service.

 

“TELUS employees believe in the importance of community and as we move through the summer months spending time with friends and family, we want to take this time to reflect on the meaning of our long-standing promise to give where we live,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. “From our $1 million to help build Jeneece Place, which will make life easier for families during very challenging times in their lives, to our Go Pink campaign in support of BC Women's Hospital's goal to purchase three digital mammography machines, we have been able to truly make a difference throughout British Columbia. I am grateful for our customers' support and proud of the entire TELUS team who remain steadfast in their commitment to the communities where they live, work and serve.”

 

This spring, TELUS announced $100 will be donated to local charities and worthy causes for every new Optik TV customer on Vancouver Island, on the Sunshine Coast and in Powell River, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. The campaign will run for one full year from the dates of announcements in these communities. So far, these campaigns have raised $1.3 million for local community initiatives.

 

It's time to Go Pink. In May, TELUS launched a milestone campaign to make a ‘pink' difference and bring digital mammography to B.C. Between May 6 and October 31, 2010, TELUS will donate $25 to BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre Foundation for each purchase of a pink BlackBerry Curve 8530 or pink BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone available only at TELUS. Digital mammography will enhance early detection of breast cancer for women and men in B.C. To date, this campaign has raised more than $58,000 for new digital mammography equipment.

 

TELUS started its fundraising efforts for Jeneece Place last July, when Mr. Entwistle announced the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game would be held at Bear Mountain. Mr. Entwistle also announced that the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children would be the charity supported by the game, with all funds raised going towards Jeneece Place. He kicked off the campaign with a $100,000 donation. The $1 million for Jeneece Place was announced at the closing of the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game on June 22.


About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 5/7/2010

TELUS to give $100 to the Abbotsford Hospice Society for every new Optik TV customer

Abbotsford, B.C – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live,” TELUS will donate $100 to the Abbotsford Hospice Society's (AHS) "Help Us Light the Way" Capital Campaign for every new Optik TV customer in Abbotsford.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. I, along with all of our team members in Abbotsford, am so pleased to support the Abbotsford Hospice Society's "Help Us Light the Way" Capital Campaign with a gift of $100 in the name of every new Optik TV customer in the area. This important campaign will help those who are in need of support and care, as well as assist their deserving families,” said Lance MacDonald, TELUS director of Customer Solutions Delivery in Abbotsford.

 

AHS has been serving their community for 24 years, providing support to adults, 19 and over, who are living with a terminal or life threatening illness, as well as comforting children, teens and families on their very personal journey of grief and loss. The Society launched the “Help Us Light the Way” campaign in March 2010 to raise funds to build a facility for the Resource and Support Center and ultimately a residential hospice for persons age 19 and older. The new facility will form part of an innovative partnership between the Abbotsford Hospice Society, Canuck Place Children's Hospice and Matthew's House children's respite centre to create a one of a kind Campus of Care in Abbotsford.

 

“Our capital campaign to raise $7 million is gaining momentum and we are once again reminded that there is no greater resource than the strength and compassion of people,” said Debbie Lehmann, Abbotsford Hospice Society Executive Director. “While AHS has spent 24 years helping people who are dying and providing support for their families, it is crucial that we build the 10 suite facility to meet the needs of patients and families on an around the clock basis. I look forward to the great accomplishments that we can all make together for those in our community who are in need of the many critical services we offer. Thank you TELUS for recognizing the importance of community and for Helping us Light the Way.”

 

This new Optik TV fundraising program begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS recently began offering Optik TV, powered by award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom, which offers never before seen functionality, features and over 400 channels, including over 50 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now, one PVR is all you need to watch and record your shows on any TV in your home with a digital box or Xbox, record up to three shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Video On Demand and HD Pay Per View, so you can order movies and live events from the comfort of your couch.

 

Earlier this week TELUS customers became amongst the first in the world to be able to use their Xbox 360 as a digital television box for Optik TV. Also this week, TELUS introduced Remote
Recording, allowing Optik TV customers to manage their PVR recordings from any Internet connection or iPhone.

 

The offer also applies to new TELUS Satellite TV customers beginning today and running for one year. TELUS began offering TELUS Satellite TV in June 2009. TELUS Satellite TV service complements TELUS' Optik TV service by expanding the availability of TELUS home bundles including TV, Home Phone and High Speed Internet to more than 90 per cent of households across British Columbia and Alberta.

 

To order Optik TV or for more information, go to telus.com/tv or call 310-MYTV (6988).

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 5/7/2010

Never miss your favourite TV show again….TELUS has an app for that

TELUS introduces Remote Recording with Optik TV

 

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS today announced the availability of Remote Recording, an enhancement to TELUS' Optik TV service that allows customers to manage Personal Video Recorder (PVR) recordings using the Web or iPhone while on the go.

 

Starting on Friday, August 6, TELUS Optik TV customers can record, delete, and manage the content on their PVR, as well as view and search the interactive programming guide using any Web connection from any location, or while on the go via an application for the iPhone. The Remote Recording application will be available on additional smartphone platforms like BlackBerry and Android in the near future.

 

“TELUS is continually pushing the envelope to offer our Optik TV customers unmatched innovation, functionality and convenience,” said TELUS President and CEO Darren Entwistle. “With Remote Recording, Optik TV customers can manage their PVR while on the go and never have to miss their favourite shows again.”

 

The Remote Recording application is available for download for free to all Optik TV customers with a PVR, at no additional charge to their monthly package.

 

TELUS also recently announced that TELUS Optik TV customers are amongst the world's first to be able to use their Xbox 360, a first-class home entertainment and gaming system, as a digital set top box for their Optik TV service.

 

Optik TV, powered by award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom, offers never before seen functionality, features and over 400 channels, including over 50 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now one PVR is all customers need to watch and record shows on any TV in the home with a digital box, record up to three shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Video On Demand and HD Pay Per View, so customers can order movies and live events from the comfort of their couch.

 

For more information about TELUS Optik TV please visit telus.com/optiktv or telus.com/record to learn how to set up and access Remote Recording.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
AJ Gratton
TELUS Media Relations
(416) 320-0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 3/7/2010

Homeless and at-risk youth win at golf tournament

Edmonton, AB - While an impressive $250,000 purse is up for grabs at the ATB Financial Classic presented by TELUS golf tournament, local homeless and at-risk youth will be the real winners.

 

Both tournament sponsors ATB and TELUS have pledged to donate a minimum of $25,000 – each - to Edmonton's Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS), which has provided programs and services to homeless and at-risk youth for the past 29 years. Sue Keating, acting executive director at YESS, will be on hand to accept the cheque when the tournament wraps up on Sunday, July 4, at the Edmonton Golf and Country Club.

 

“Using this outstanding golf tournament as a way to support YESS and the young people we serve clearly highlights the dedication both ATB and TELUS have to the communities where they do business. We've already decided how to allocate the money,” says Keating. “The $25,000 contribution from TELUS will be used for a long-overdue renovation of the reception area at our Whyte Avenue – the door most of our clients first walk through when they simply can't face another day or night on the streets. And the $25,000 from ATB Financial will go toward a passenger van that will enable us to get the kids from one place to another safely.” The van will be especially useful in transporting young people between the Whyte Avenue location and the Armoury Youth Centre, where they can access daytime programming and support.

 

The success of each player competing at the ATB Financial Classic presented by TELUS will work to the advantage of YESS. TELUS will award $50 for every eagle and $10 for every birdie the players make throughout the tournament, with a minimum $25,000 donation .

 

“TELUS is proud to support YESS and the vital work they do to assist the youth, our future leaders, in our community,” says Joanne Beaton, vice-president of TELUS National Operations. “At TELUS we give where we live, and we are committed to building stronger communities. Through this $25,000 donation to YESS from TELUS we are delivering on that commitment.”

 

“A welcoming door off the streets and safe transportation are tremendously important to kids who are alone, afraid, and running out of hope,” says Keating. “Equally important, though, is the underlying message that the community truly cares about these kids, and supports their efforts to regain control of their lives, which have often been marked by abuse and neglect.”

 

TELUS and its team members take great pride in its contributions to charitable and community organizations in Alberta. In just 10 years from 2000 to the end of 2010, TELUS will have contributed $70 million and 1 million volunteer hours in this province. In April, TELUS was named the 2010 Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation in the World by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to ever receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

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For more information, please contact:
Sue Keating
Acting Executive Director
Youth Emergency Shelter Society
780-907-5644
sue.keating@yess.org

 

Chris Gerritsen
TELUS Media Relations
403-530-4919
chris.gerritsen@telus.com

  • Posted on 29/6/2010

TELUS lance son routeur Wi-Fi avec voix, le Terminal intelligent 3G+

Toronto, Ontario – TELUS a annoncé aujourd'hui le lancement de son premier routeur Wi-Fi avec voix, le Terminal intelligent 3G+, qui permet aux utilisateurs de partager une connexion Internet haute vitesse sans fil entre plusieurs appareils.

 

Mis au point par NetComm Limited, un chef de file dans la conception de technologie à large bande, le Terminal intelligent de TELUS est conçu pour prendre en charge le trafic de données et de la voix et fonctionner sur le réseau 3G+ de la société. Puisqu'il permet de connecter simultanément plusieurs appareils compatibles avec la technologie Wi-Fi, le Terminal intelligent de TELUS procure aux utilisateurs une expérience mobile avec tous les avantages que présente un service filaire.

 

« Le Terminal intelligent de TELUS s'avère une excellente solution pour les entreprises, notamment celles qui souhaitent obtenir rapidement une connectivité de données et de la voix ou qui doivent soutenir des emplacements temporaires, comme ceux que l'on retrouve sur des chantiers de construction ou des sites clients dans lesquels vont travailler des professionnels à distance. », affirme Jim Senko, vice-président, marketing PME, à TELUS.

 

Le premier routeur que TELUS lance sur son réseau 3G+ offre des vitesses de transmission allant jusqu'à 7,2 Mbit/s en téléchargement et 5,76 Mbit/s en téléversement. Il comprend un point d'accès au réseau local sans fil de 300 Mbit/s selon la norme 802.11b/g/n, deux ports Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s et deux ports pour faire et recevoir des appels téléphoniques. Aucun raccordement de ligne fixe n'est requis. Il suffit de brancher l'appareil dans un bloc d'alimentation c.a. pour établir une connexion partout à l'intérieur de la couverture du réseau 3G+ de TELUS.

 

« Où qu'elles se trouvent, les entreprises doivent pouvoir rester constamment en communication avec leurs équipes, leurs clients, leurs partenaires et leurs fournisseurs. Le tout nouveau Terminal intelligent de TELUS est la solution parfaite qui saura répondre aux besoins commerciaux de nos clients et assurer leur réussite dans un environnement numérique en perpétuelle évolution. Conjuguant de grandes vitesses à l'étendue du réseau 3G+ de TELUS, le Terminal intelligent TELUS atteste par ailleurs toute l'importance qu'accorde notre entreprise aux besoins de ses clients et son engagement à pourvoir à ceux-ci », ajoute Jim Senko.

 

« Les fournisseurs de services qui, comme TELUS, investissent massivement dans les réseaux 3G+ à haute vitesse comptent sur des appareils qui seront en mesure d'offrir la meilleure expérience possible à leurs clients, et le Terminal intelligent de TELUS répond à cette attente, soutient David Steward, directeur général à NetComm. En effet, que l'utilisateur accède au réseau d'une petite entreprise, à un réseau privé ou les deux, la solution de TELUS est un moyen efficace de regrouper bon nombre d'appareils et de permettre une utilisation optimale d'un seul compte. »

 

Le routeur Wi-Fi Terminal intelligent 3G+ de TELUS est offert à partir de seulement 149,99 $ dans le cadre d'une entente de service de deux ans. Pour en savoir plus, visitez le telus.com/catalogue.

 

TELUS
TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès au réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les
membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com.

 

NetComm Limited
NetComm Limited, (ASX : NTC) est un concepteur et fabricant de technologie à large bande de premier ordre. En 27 ans d'activité, l'entreprise a mis au point une vaste gamme de produits à large bande pour les réseaux du monde entier. Ses produits sont personnalisés pour répondre aux spécifications de chaque fournisseur et sont conçus de manière à offrir des applications de communications fiables aux consommateurs et aux clients d'affaires et industriels. Possédant une expertise particulière dans les technologies 3G/HSPA, NetComm a conçu les premiers produits 3G au monde compatibles avec les réseaux en évolution et offre des produits de transmission de données de qualité. Pour en savoir plus sur NetComm Limited, visitez le www.netcommlimited.com

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:
AJ Gratton
Relations médiatiques de TELUS
416-320-0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 29/6/2010

TELUS launches the Smart Hub 3G+ WiFi Router with voice

Toronto, ON - TELUS today announced the launch of its first TELUS Smart Hub 3G+ WiFi router with voice that allows users to share their high speed Internet connection wirelessly across multiple devices and plug in an analog phone for voice services.

 

Developed by NetComm Limited, a leading global developer of broadband technology, the TELUS Smart Hub operates on the TELUS 3G+ network and is designed to support both voice and data traffic. Capable of connecting multiple WiFi enabled devices simultaneously, the TELUS Smart Hub offers all the benefits of a landline experience wirelessly.

 

“The TELUS Smart Hub is an excellent solution for business users, especially those looking to set up voice and data connectivity quickly or to support temporary office environments such as construction sites or remote professionals on client sites,” says Jim Senko, vice-president of SMB Marketing at TELUS.

 

This first 3G+ router launched on the TELUS 3G+ network delivers speeds of up to 7.2Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload. It incorporates a 300Mbps WLAN 802.11b/g/n access point, two Ethernet 10/100Mbps ports and two phone ports for making and receiving telephone calls. No fixed line is required. Simply plug the device into an AC power source and a connection can be established wherever there is TELUS 3G+ network coverage.

 

“Wherever they are, businesses need to be able to stay in constant communication with their teams, clients, partners and suppliers. The new TELUS Smart Hub is the perfect response to our customers' business needs to be successful in this fast-paced, digital world. With the combination of high speeds and TELUS' vast 3G+ network, the TELUS Smart Hub is proof of the commitment to how much we at TELUS value our customers and their needs,” added Jim Senko.

 

“Service providers like TELUS that are investing massively in high speed 3G+ networks are relying on devices that will deliver the best possible experience to their customers,” said David Stewart, managing director at NetComm. “The TELUS Smart Hub does this very well and whether someone is operating a small business, a domestic home network or both, the Smart Hub is an excellent way of consolidating a number of devices and permitting the maximum use of a single account.”

 

TELUS Smart Hub 3G+ WiFi Router is available for as little as $149.99 on a 2-year contract. For more information please visit telus.com/catalog.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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 please visit telus.com.

 

About NetComm Limited
NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer and manufacturer of broadband technology. With 27 years experience, NetComm develop a wide range of broadband products to facilitate worldwide networks. Its products are uniquely customized for each carrier requirement and designed to deliver reliable communications for consumer, business and industrial applications. With particular expertise in 3G/HSPA technologies, NetComm engineer world first 3G products that support evolving networks and deliver quality data communication products. For further information about NetComm Limited please visit www.netcommlimited.com

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
AJ Gratton
TELUS Media Relations
416.320.0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

 

Yumi Bondy
Marketing & Communications Manager
NetComm
yumib@netcomm.com.au
+61 2 (0)449 903 087

  • Posted on 29/6/2010

TELUS investment expands wireless service in Qualicum, Port Alberni

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS has turned on a new cellsite between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni. TELUS' $650,000 investment in the site will improve wireless services along highways 19 and 4 and in the surrounding area.

 

“This new tower increases wireless coverage along Highway 19 between Qualicum Beach and the Spider Lake/Qualicum Bay interchange, as well as along highway 4 as it moves southwest towards Cameron Lake,” said Mark Von Hagen, TELUS director of TELUS Home Team for the Islands. “At TELUS, we know how important wireless services are, and are investing billions of dollars in bringing it to our customers across Canada. Not only does this new service give people the convenience of making wireless calls wherever they are, it expands their access to 911 along key highways and gives them great broadband service where it may not be possible to build wired Internet access.”

 

TELUS is investing $650 million in B.C. on wired and wireless infrastructure this year. This cellsite is just one of more than 80 being installed across the province.


About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 22/6/2010

Un service Internet Haute Vitesse exclusif et la téléphonie mobile: Bientôt accessibles à près de 30 communautés gaspésiennes grâce au prolongement du réseau sans fil 3G+ de TELUS

Rimouski (Québec) – TELUS annonce aujourd'hui tous les détails entourant son nouveau service Internet Haute Vitesse qui sera bientôt offert en exclusivité dans près de 30 communautés non desservies des MRC de La Haute-Gaspésie, de La Côte-de-Gaspé et d'Avignon. Le partenariat entre le Réseau collectif de communications électroniques et d'outils de gestion Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine (RCGIM) et TELUS permettra d'étendre le service grâce au prolongement du réseau sans fil 3G+ de TELUS, un réseaux utilisant la technologie la plus performante à l'échelle mondiale. Le projet permettra de fournir pour une première fois Internet Haute Vitesse ainsi que la téléphonie mobile sur l'ensemble des territoires des communautés visées.

 

« TELUS est ravie d'étendre la portée de son service Internet Haute Vitesse et de la téléphonie mobile à près de 3 200 ménages tout en consolidant sa présence ici en Gaspésie, une région qu'elle dessert depuis plus de 80 ans, souligne Clément Audet, vice-président, Marchés consommateurs de TELUS. Nous démontrons aujourd'hui notre engagement à toujours offrir un service de qualité qui répond aux plus hauts standards de l'industrie, et ce à des prix concurrentiels. Le réseau 3 G+ de TELUS, dont la technologie est évolutive, permettra aux Gaspésiens de profiter des toutes dernières technologies disponibles à l'échelle mondiale, des vitesses de navigation parmi les plus rapides et d'une capacité de téléchargement en croissance continue. »

 

Le plan tarifaire du nouveau service Internet Haute Vitesse, qui est exclusif aux abonnés des MRC de La Haute-Gaspésie, de La Côte-de-Gaspé et d'Avignon, s'ajustera automatiquement selon l'utilisation des usagers. Au début de chaque mois, le tarif de base, se situant à 29,95 $ pour 500 Mo, variera automatiquement selon la consommation des abonnés jusqu'à un maximum de 59,95 $ pour 10 Go. Offrant une capacité de téléchargement illimitée, des frais de 0,01 $ le Mo aditionnel s'appliqueront lors d'une utilisation mensuelle excédant 10 Go.

 

Au cours des deux premiers mois d'utilisation, les clients pourront se familiariser avec le service et ainsi avoir une meilleure idée de l'utilisation réelle dont ils auront besoin puisque TELUS annulera tout frais encouru pour une consommation mensuelle supérieure à 10 Go. De plus, en combinant le nouveau service Internet à certains services de téléphonie résidentielle et mobile de TELUS, il sera possible pour un abonné d'économiser jusqu'à 20 $ par mois sur sa facture. La connexion au service Internet Haute Vitesse se fera à l'aide du terminal intelligent 3G+ de TELUS offert à 0 $ avec une entente de trois ans.

 

Le président du RCGIM, monsieur Roland Auger, se réjouit de l'annonce officielle de la tarification du service Internet Haute Vitesse de TELUS : « Le plan tarifaire développé par TELUS particulièrement pour les communautés de la Gaspésie visées par le projet permettra aux utilisateurs d'avoir accès à une variété de forfaits pouvant s'ajuster à leur besoin. »

 

Grâce à des investissements de près de huit milliards de dollars au Québec depuis 2000, TELUS se démarque à l'échelle internationale pour l'importance de la desserte de ses services en milieux ruraux. Une fois le prolongement de son réseau 3G+ effectué dans les MRC de La Haute-Gaspésie, de La Côte-de-Gaspé et d'Avignon, l'entreprise offrira des services Internet Haute Vitesse à plus de 85 % de la population de son territoire titulaire au Québec, majoritairement rural, et son réseau de téléphonie mobile couvrira 94 % des ménages de ce territoire titulaire.

 

À propos de TELUS

 

TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com.

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:
Jacinthe Beaulieu
Relations médias de TELUS
514-730-9410
Jacinthe.Beaulieu@telus.com

  • Posted on 22/6/2010

TELUS tops up Jeneece Place campaign to $1 million

Victoria, B.C. – As the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game (TWSG) comes to a close, TELUS announced it has raised $925,000 towards building Jeneece Place through its donations and fundraisers, and is topping that up to an even $1 million.

 

“Jeneece Place will make life easier for families during very challenging times in their lives, and we are committed to seeing it built,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. “Our entire team is deeply inspired by Jeneece Edroff, and delighted we can help her realize her dream of building Jeneece Place.”

 

Jeneece Place will be located on the grounds of Victoria General Hospital, providing a home away from home for families who have to travel to Victoria for medical care.

 

TELUS started its fundraising efforts for Jeneece Place last July, when Mr. Entwistle announced the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game would be held at Bear Mountain. Mr. Entwistle also announced that the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children would be the charity supported by the game, with all funds raised going towards Jeneece Place. He kicked off the campaign with a $100,000 donation.

 

Since then, TELUS has donated an additional $100 on behalf of every new TELUS TV customer, partnered with Samsung to jointly donate $25 for every Samsung handset sold on the island, has donated all money raised during the TELUS World Skins Game's fundraising initiatives, and has matched employee donations to the Queen Alexandra Foundation to help build Jeneece Place.

 

“We are so grateful for the generosity of Vancouver Island residents and TELUS. I could never have dreamed we would raise $1 million so quickly,” said Jeneece Edroff, the inspiration for Jeneece Place. “This amazing donation will go a long way toward making life a little easier for families in challenging times, and far sooner than we would have ever dared dream.”

 

For more information about Jeneece Place, please visit www.jeneeceplace.org or www.queenalexandra.org.

 

To read more about what TELUS is doing in B.C., visit http://www.telusevents.com/bc.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 19/6/2010

TELUS investment expands wireless service in Gulf Islands

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS has invested $250,000 to enhance its wireless coverage in the southern Gulf Islands. TELUS turned on a new cellsite on Saturna Island this week that will provide enhanced coverage to the western part of Saturna as well as much of Pender Island, Mayne Island, and the surrounding water.

 

“This new tower will provide wireless voice and broadband Internet service to a broad swath of the southern Gulf Islands and surrounding water,” said Ray Lawson, TELUS director of TELUS Home Team for the islands. “At TELUS, we know how important wireless services are, and are investing billions of dollars in bringing it to our customers across Canada. Not only does this new service give people the convenience of making wireless calls from their homes, boats, and recreational property, it expands their access to 911 and gives them great broadband service where it may not be possible to build wired Internet access.”

 

TELUS placed the new cellsite is on an existing TV tower. It is one of more than 80 TELUS is installing across B.C. this year to continue enhancing its service. TELUS is investing $650 million in B.C. this year on wired and wireless infrastructure.


About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 17/6/2010

Jeneece Place to be built at Victoria General Hospital

Victoria, B.C. – Families with sick children travelling to Victoria for care will soon have a place to stay near the Victoria General Hospital, thanks to VIHA giving the Queen Alexandra Foundation (QAFC) for Children access to 2,960 square metres, or about three-quarters of an acre, upon which to build Jeneece Place.

 

“We are committed to providing the best care possible for our youngest patients and their families – and we're pleased to provide support for Jeneece Place,” said Health Services Minister Kevin Falcon. “The land allocation will ensure Jeneece Place has a home within walking distance to Victoria General Hospital and allow all dollars raised to go towards the building.”

 

“Many Vancouver Island and Gulf Island children alongside their families make the trip to Victoria each year for specialized paediatric care,” said Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong. “Jeneece Place will help reduce the personal and financial burden of these trips and will provide a place of comfort during a stressful time.”

 

The long-term provision of land fulfils a goal set by QAFC to build a facility within walking distance to VGH, the Vancouver Island Health Authority's main paediatric care hospital. The location is at the far south of the property, adjacent to the Galloping Goose trail and Helmcken Road.

 

“We are pleased to support the Queen Alexandra Foundation on this important project. Jeneece Place will help reduce the burden on families during very trying times, while keeping them close to the specialized paediatric care and services offered at VGH,” noted Jac Kreut, board chair for VIHA. “Miss Edroff is an incredibly brave young woman, and her work on behalf of other sick children is truly inspirational.”

 

Jeneece Place will provide accommodation for children and their families who need to travel to Victoria for care at VGH, the Queen Alexandra Centre or for specialist appointments and lab tests. Initial plans also include respite care, which will provide parents with children with special needs the opportunity for much-needed rest.

 

"Our foundation is delighted to be working alongside the ministry, VIHA and TELUS to make the dream of Jeneece Place a reality,” said Graeme Lee, QAFC board chair. “Jeneece Place will provide a safe, comfortable refuge for families who have to travel to Victoria for care. If we can help ease their burden somewhat, our goal will have been accomplished.”

 

The land has an estimated value of about $400,000, which will enable funds raised to be dedicated toward the building of the new facility and its operational needs. A major supporter of this project, TELUS has been working with QAFC to raise more than $700,000 since last July when TELUS president and CEO Darren Entwistle announced the company was bringing the TELUS World Skins Game to Bear Mountain June 21-22 of this year. TELUS selected QAFC as the benefiting charity of the game, kicking off fundraising with a $100,000 donation during the TELUS World Skins Game announcement.

 

“Jeneece Edroff is a phenomenal young lady who has an extraordinary goal to spread kindness in the world and help other children and families in need,” said Entwistle. “The TELUS team is deeply inspired by Jeneece and delighted to work with the Queen Alexandra Foundation to help her realize her dream of Jeneece Place. This special home will give families peace of mind as their loved ones are undergoing treatment and testing.”

 

Jeneece Place is being spearheaded by Jeneece Edroff, a teenage girl who was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at the age of three. Jeneece continues to undergo treatments and surgeries, which help her attend school, spend time with her family and friends and of course, set ambitious goals, which she has proven time and time again that she can achieve.

 

“Thank you all for helping me make my dream come true,” said Jeneece. “I am so excited – as the sooner we can get started, the sooner families can have a home away from home to stay close to the hospital.”

 

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bernadette Murphy
Media Relations Manager
Ministry of Health Services
250 952-1887 (media line)

 

Shannon Marshall
VIHA Communications
250 370-8270

 

For more information on government services or to subscribe to the Province's news feeds using RSS, visit the Province's website at www.gov.bc.ca.

  • Posted on 11/6/2010

TELUS to give $100 to Grande Prairie's For Me. For Life. Capital campaign for every new Optik TV customer

Grande Prairie, AB – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live”, for every new Optik TV customer in Grande Prairie, TELUS will give $100 to the For Me. For Life. Capital campaign, in support of the new Aquatics and Wellness Multiplex.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. I, along with all of our team members in Grande Prairie, am so pleased to support the For Me. For Life. Capital campaign with a gift of $100 in the name of every new OptikTV customer in the area,” said Rob McCullough, TELUS director of Customer Solutions Delivery. “TELUS team members are proud to enable important community infrastructure projects that benefit the communities where they live, work and serve.”

 

The For Me. For Life. Campaign is supported by the City of Grande Prairie for a new recreation centre temporarily called the “multiplex”. The centre is located in the Community Knowledge Campus in Grande Prairie that is also home to St. Joseph Catholic high school and the Coca-Cola Centre (which offers two full ice rinks, the Gymniks Gymnastics Club, and the upcoming public high school). The City of Grande Prairie wants to focus on making the recreational centre all about community. The centre will be home to full International and national-sized facilities and is expected to open in July 2011.

 

“The City of Grande Prairie and the “For Me. For Life. Capital Campaign for the new Aquatics and Wellness Multiplex are thrilled to have TELUS onboard as a sponsor, through their Optik TV promotion,” said Mayor Dwight Logan. “We appreciate how much TELUS has invested and continues to contribute into our community with its “give where we live” philosophy. This gift will go towards creating a Multiplex that will help benefit every citizen of our city and region to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. We thank TELUS for its continued support and look forward to a successful partnership with this corporate citizen.”

 

This new program begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS recently began offering Optik TV, powered by award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom, which offers never before seen functionality, features and over 450 channels, including over 45 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now one PVR is all you need to watch and record your shows on any TV in your home with a digital box, record up to three shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Video On Demand and HD Pay Per View, so you can order movies and live events from the comfort of your couch.

 

The offer also applies to new TELUS Satellite TV customers beginning today and running for one year. TELUS began offering TELUS Satellite TV in June 2009. TELUS Satellite TV service complements TELUS' Optik TV service by expanding the availability of TELUS home bundles including TV, Home Phone and High Speed Internet to more than 90 per cent of households across British Columbia and Alberta.

 

To order Optik TV or for more information, go to telus.com/tv or call 310-MYTV (6988).

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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

  • Posted on 11/6/2010

TELUS to give $100 to the G.H. Dawe Community Centre for every new Optik TV customer

Red Deer, AB – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live”, TELUS will donate $100 to the G.H. Dawe Community Centre for every new Optik TV customer in Red Deer, Penhold, Sylvan Lake and Blackfalds.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. I, along with all of our team members in Red Deer, am so pleased to support the G.H. Dawe Community Centre with a gift of $100 in the name of every new Optik TV customer in the area,” said Jeff Foss, TELUS director of Network Assurance. “TELUS team members are proud to enable important community infrastructure projects that benefit the communities where they live, work and serve.”

 

The G.H. Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer, Alberta is a 12,000 square-metre complex that includes four organizations along with The City of Red Deer: St. Patrick's Community College, G.H. Dawe Community School, Red Deer Public Library, and the G.H. Dawe Centre Recreation Facility. The donation from TELUS will be made to the City of Red Deer to help with the remodeling of the community centre and to the four partnering organizations of the G.H. Dawe Centre, which impacts the lives of all who live in Red Deer. The centre is looking forward to upgrading both indoor and outdoor areas that will include an aquatic area suitable for all ages, two water slides, a steam room and sauna, an exercise area, change rooms, three multi-purpose rooms, and food services. A large renovation to the public library is also underway, including the incorporation of green initiatives into the revitalization to further support healthy living.

 

"The G.H. Dawe Community Centre has undergone a significant revitalization," said Greg Scott, Manager of The City of Red Deer's Recreation, Parks and Culture department. "Once open in August, Red Deer residents will enjoy an additional 94,000 square feet of space including an enhanced water park, a new fitness area and a revamped library. We are thankful for TELUS' commitment to the project and to the health and well-being of our community."

 

This new program begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS recently began offering Optik TV, powered by award- winning Microsoft Mediaroom, which offers never before seen functionality, features and over 450 channels, including over 45 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now 1 PVR is all you need to watch and record your shows on any TV in your home with a digital box, record up to 3 shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Video On Demand and HD Pay Per View, so you can order movies and live events from the comfort of your couch.

 

The offer also applies to new TELUS Satellite TV customers beginning today and running for one year. TELUS began offering TELUS Satellite TV in June 2009. TELUS Satellite TV service complements TELUS' Optik TV service by expanding the availability of TELUS home bundles including TV, Home Phone and High Speed Internet to more than 90 per cent of households across British Columbia and Alberta.

 

To order Optik TV or for more information, go to telus.com/tv or call 310-MYTV (6988).

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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

  • Posted on 11/6/2010

TELUS to give $100 to the Northern Lights Health Foundation for every new Optik TV customer

Fort McMurray, AB – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live”, TELUS will give $100 to the Northern Lights Health Foundation for every new Optik TV customer in Fort McMurray.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. I, along with all of our team members in Fort McMurray, am so pleased to support the Northern Lights Health Foundation with a gift of $100 in the name of every new Optik TV customer in the area,” said TELUS general manager Derek Keturakis. “TELUS team members are proud to enable important community infrastructure projects that benefit the communities where they live, work and serve.”

 

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is a non-profit Alberta Health Services organization in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The foundation was established in 1985 and prides itself on using health initiatives that will have the most extensive benefits to the community, as well as optimizing health care in a continuous change environment. The funding made through this program will help support the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.

 

The support from every new TELUS TV client will aid the Northern Lights Health Foundation in reaching their goals to provide better health services in their community.

 

“We are extremely grateful and honoured that TELUS and their team has chosen to support local health care right here in the Wood Buffalo Region through their Optik TV program. This commitment to investing in a healthier, stronger community is truly appreciated and will touch the lives of so many. The funds raised will fund priority medical equipment, programs, and services here in our Region,” said Joe MacNeil, Chair of the Northern Lights Health Foundation Board of Directors. “The health and wellbeing of our entire community is enhanced by the generosity extended to us by community minded companies like TELUS. Thank you for giving where you live and for being a leader in our community!”

 

This new program begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS recently began offering Optik TV, powered by award- winning Microsoft Mediaroom, which offers never before seen functionality, features and over 450 channels, including over 45 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now one PVR is all you need to watch and record your shows on any TV in your home with a digital box, record up to three shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Video On Demand and HD Pay Per View, so you can order movies and live events from the comfort of your couch.

 

The offer also applies to new TELUS Satellite TV customers beginning today and running for one year. TELUS began offering TELUS Satellite TV in June 2009. TELUS Satellite TV service complements TELUS' Optik TV service by expanding the availability of TELUS home bundles including TV, Home Phone and High Speed Internet to more than 90 per cent of households across British Columbia and Alberta.

 

To order Optik TV or for more information, go to telus.com/tv or call 310-MYTV (6988).

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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

  • Posted on 11/6/2010

TELUS to donate $100 to the North Shore Kamloops Library for every new TELUS TV customer

Kamloops, B.C. – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live,” TELUS will donate $100 to the North Shore Kamloops Library for every new TELUS TV customer in Kamloops, Aspen Park, Dallas, North Kamloops, and Westsyde.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. I, along with all of our team members in Kamloops, am so pleased to support the North Shore Kamloops Library's Computer lab with a donation of $100 in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in the area,” said Bert Braybrook, director of Customer Solutions Delivery at TELUS. “TELUS team members are proud to enable important community infrastructure projects that benefit the communities where they live, work and serve.”

 

Kamloops is excited to announce its new North Shore Kamloops Library that officially opened April 19. The library is located in Library Square, which is also home to commercial space and 140 residential units, making for a unique community and living area suitable for all. The library is 20,000 square-feet, almost double the size of the old North Kamloops Library. The new library is located just up the street from the old location, providing convenience for those in the area. Inside, the new building has a multipurpose room, a lab with 9 computers, a reading garden, study rooms, a lounge including a fireplace, two self check-out stations, and a garage for the bookmobile. The donations given by TELUS will support the computer laboratory.

 

"On behalf of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the many patrons of the North Kamloops Library, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to TELUS for its community involvement and generosity with this project,” said Peter Milobar, Chair of the TNRD. "The equipment in the Computer Lab of this new library was funded by TELUS. The Lab will offer free courses and learning opportunities for all residents to become computer and information literate, and to fully participate in the 'digital age.'"

 

This new program begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS TV offers over 450 channels, including over 45 in High Definition (HD); an HD Personal Video Recorder (PVR) allowing you to record, pause and replay live TV and HD Pay Per View, so you can order movies and live events from the comfort of your couch. TELUS TV also offers onscreen Call Display right on your TV and time shifting so that there are more chances to catch your favourite programs outside your local time zone.

 

TELUS began offering TELUS Satellite TV in June 2009. TELUS Satellite TV service complements TELUS' TV service by expanding the availability of TELUS home bundles including TELUS TV, Home Phone and High Speed Internet to more than 90 per cent of households across British Columbia and Alberta.

 

To order TELUS TV or for more information, go to telus.com/tv or call 310-MYTV (6988).


About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 10/6/2010

TELUS launches SMS alert to help customers manage data usage

TELUS Data Notifications sends customers free SMS updates on data consumption

 

Toronto, ON – TELUS today announced the launch of TELUS Data Notifications, a SMS text message notification system that informs wireless customers when they reach thresholds of data consumption. The notification service is automatic and free for all customers to help manage their data usage.

 

“TELUS continues to make industry-leading investments to deliver an enhanced customer experience. We were the first of the leading Canadian carriers to fully remove the System Access Fee and introduce clear and simple pricing as part of our unyielding commitment to our customers,” said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer, TELUS Customer Solutions. “Today, we are excited to launch TELUS Data Notifications, a new service to proactively and transparently inform our customers of their data usage. This will help ensure they are receiving the best value and experience from our services.”

 

TELUS Data Notifications alert wireless customers when they are close to using all of the data included with their monthly rate plan or add-on feature. For customers with data packages, free SMS notifications will be sent informing them when they have reached both 75 per cent and 95 per cent of their data thresholds. For customers using pay-per-use data, free SMS notifications will be sent when customers have used $10 and $50. These alerts will work in Canada and while roaming in the United States and internationally.

 

Available for all TELUS wireless devices on our 3G and our 3G+ networks, TELUS Data Notifications help customers make the right usage decisions and avoid surprises in their monthly bill. For more information visit telusmobility.com/data.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Megan Fielding
TELUS Media Relations
(416) 894-0817
Megan.Fielding@telus.com

  • Posted on 10/6/2010

TELUS lance le service d'avis par message texte pour aider les clients à gérer leur utilisation de données

Les clients recevront gratuitement des avis par message texte de TELUS les informant de leur consommation de données

 

Toronto (Ontario) – TELUS a annoncé aujourd'hui le lancement de l'avis d'utilisation de données, un système d'avis par message texte qui informe les clients des services mobiles lorsqu'ils atteignent certains seuils de consommation de données. Automatisé et gratuit pour tous les clients, ce service les aide à gérer leur consommation de données.

 

« TELUS continue à faire des investissements de premier ordre dans l'industrie afin d'offrir une expérience client améliorée. Nous avons été le premier des principaux fournisseurs de services canadiens à supprimer complètement les frais d'accès au réseau et à proposer des tarifs clairs et nets, des mesures qui honorent la fermeté de notre engagement envers nos clients, affirme David Fuller, chef du marketing, TELUS Solutions clients. Aujourd'hui, nous sommes ravis de lancer le service d'avis d'utilisation de données, un nouveau service qui nous permettra d'informer nos clients de manière transparente et proactive sur leur utilisation de données. Nous pourrons ainsi nous assurer que nos services leur offrent la meilleure valeur et la meilleure expérience client possibles. »

 

L'avis d'utilisation de données informe les clients des services mobiles lorsqu'ils sont sur le point d'atteindre le nombre de données inclus dans leur forfait mensuel ou offert avec une fonction complémentaire. Les clients abonnés à un ensemble de données recevront un avis par message texte gratuit lorsqu'ils auront consommé 75 % et 95 % du lot de données de leur ensemble. Pour leur part, les clients qui paient leurs données à l'usage recevront des messages texte gratuits lorsque leur consommation de données aura atteint les montants de 10 $ et de 50 $. Ces avis fonctionneront au Canada et en itinérance aux tats-Unis et à l'étranger.

 

Conçu pour tous les appareils mobiles de TELUS fonctionnant sur les réseaux 3G et 3G+, l'avis d'utilisation de données de TELUS aidera les clients à faire une utilisation judicieuse de leurs données et leur évitera des frais inattendus sur leur facture mensuelle. Pour obtenir plus de renseignements à ce sujet, visitez le site telusmobilite.com/donnees.

 

TELUS
TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès au réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com.

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:
Anne-Julie Gratton
Relations médiatiques de TELUS
416-320-0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 8/6/2010

TELUS offers CBC's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

A television first: games in 3D

 

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS is pleased to offer CBC's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ to TELUS TV customers from June 11 – July 11 including, for the first time ever, the final two games in 3D. TELUS viewers will have the chance to catch up with games they missed or re-live their favourite FIFA World Cup™ moments with TELUS' offering of fifty-six games in High Definition (HD) on Video on Demand (VOD).

 

“TELUS is bringing the excitement of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ to our TELUS TV customers like never before - in 3D,” said Greg Goodwin, vice-president Home Solutions, TELUS. “The opportunity to watch thrilling soccer with the world's best players on TELUS' all-digital television is a perfect match.”

 

Viewers will be able to watch the FIFA World Cup™ games in a number of ways on TELUS TV:

• live on CBC in English and French, CBC HD and bold;

• recorded on their Personal Video Recorder (PVR);

• VOD (HD);

• watch the final two games in 3D.

 

TELUS has launched Optik™ TV, powered by award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom™, which offers never before seen functionality, features and over 450 channels, including more than 45 in HD. Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now one PVR is all customers need to watch and record shows on any TV in their home with a digital box, record up to three shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Video On Demand and HD Pay Per View, so customers can order movies and live events, including the FIFA World Cup™, from the comfort of their couch.

 

TELUS television services hit a notable milestone in April 2010 when the TELUS TV subscriber base surpassed 200,000 customers.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines, 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 8/6/2010

TELUS unleashes Optik – a new breed of home entertainment and communications

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS is revolutionizing home entertainment and communications with a new suite of advanced TV and High Speed Internet services. Starting today, this new and exciting capability will be known as Optik.

 

“Seeing is believing. Optik is a TV and high speed internet service like nothing you've seen before. Our TELUS team has tapped the latest fibre optic and IP technologies to bring our customers a compelling set of home entertainment and communications services that can be tailored to their lifestyles,” said Joe Natale, TELUS' Chief Commercial officer.

 

Optik brings together TELUS' most advanced home services – Optik TV, powered by the award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom, and Optik High Speed, offering Internet access speeds of up to 25 megabits per second that can be accessed anywhere in your home with home Wi-Fi.

 

“Optik represents years of work and billions of dollars invested by TELUS to build one of Canada's fastest and most extensive fibre optic networks, redefining what home entertainment and communications means to our customers and our company,” Mr. Natale said. “Optik is the realization of the dream of flexible, two-way entertainment on your TV screen over blazing fast Internet connections, and an entertainment experience that provides more connectivity, control and choice to our customers whether surfing the Web in their home office or catching a movie in HD with their family.”

 

Mr. Natale added that TELUS' investment in the expansion of its fibre optic network has given the company the capacity needed to introduce Western Canadians to the most compelling home entertainment services on the market.

 

“With our Microsoft Mediaroom-based Optik TV, only TELUS customers can record up to three programs simultaneously on a single Personal Video Recorder and then play them back on any TV in the home with a digital box, even switching TVs mid-program when life calls for a little flexibility,” Mr. Natale said. “The cable monopoly on TV is over and Optik now provides consumers with choice and innovation.”

 

Optik TV offers:

• PVR Anywhere, networking all TVs in the home with one multi-tuner PVR so customers can pause a recorded show or movie in one room and pick it up in another from where they left off

• Video On Demand with DVD-style controls

• Picture-in-Picture browsing

• Fast channel changing

• Call Display on your TV.

 

In the near future TELUS will introduce Remote Recording, the ability to program your Optik TV PVR from a wireless smartphone or Web-enabled computer.

 

As for broadband, TELUS' new fibre network is bringing Internet speeds of up to 25 megabits per second to customers in B.C. and Alberta. In addition to raw speed, TELUS' new Optik High Speed Internet service includes in-home WiFi at no additional cost. With one easy-to-install box in their home, customers can use their computers and printers wherever it suits them without being tethered to a wire.

 

These advancements are made possible by $25 billion in infrastructure investment TELUS has made across Canada since 2000. TELUS is investing another $1.7 billion this year to continue expanding its network and bringing faster Internet and Optik TV to even more homes in Alberta and British Columbia.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 7/6/2010

François Gratton, Senior Vice-President, Business Markets at TELUS, selected for “Top 40 Under 40”

Montréal (Quebec) – TELUS is delighted to announce that François Gratton, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions, TELUS Québec, has been named to Canada's “Top 40 Under 40” for 2009. François Gratton is one of 40 Canadians and seven Quebeckers under 40 to be chosen from among 1,200 leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors across the country.

 

“TELUS and the 5,000 members of the Quebec team are celebrating François Gratton's excellence and commitment,” said François Côté, President of TELUS Québec and TELUS Health Solutions, who has worked with François for the past eight years. “François's leadership, his passion for our customers and team members as well as his commitment to our communities help drive our success. His major achievements have helped position TELUS as a leader in an industry where competition is increasingly stiff.”

 

François is responsible for developing the business segment for TELUS in Quebec by offering integrated wireline, wireless, information technology and communications solutions. François has played an important role in the growth of TELUS and TELUS Health Solutions. His achievements include the integration of seven acquired companies into a single profitable division in the pharmacy software industry for Emergis, now TELUS Health Solutions. In just four years, TELUS Health Solutions has distinguished itself to become a leader in technology and information solutions for the pharmacy market in Canada.

 

François Gratton holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of laws from Université de Montréal. He is a board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada Health (ITAC Health) and the Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse. François is also vice-chair of the TELUS Montréal Community Board.

 

François and the winners of the Top 40 Under 40 were chosen by an independent advisory board of 25 Canadian business leaders. The judges based their choices on five key criteria: vision and leadership, innovation and achievement, impact, community involvement and growth strategy.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Jacinthe Beaulieu
TELUS Media Relations
514-730-9410
Jacinthe.Beaulieu@telus.com

  • Posted on 31/5/2010

CJGA TELUS JR. SKINS GAME WILL HELP DEVELOP FUTURE CANADIAN GOLF STARS

Grassroots event allows 80 aspiring junior golfers to experience the thrill of competition on Bear Mountain, host course to the TELUS World Skins Game two weeks later

 

Two weeks before Canadian golf hero Mike Weir and his fellow pros tee it up at Bear Mountain Resort for the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game, 80 junior golfers will get the chance to tackle the golf course and experience the thrill of competition in the CJGA TELUS Junior Skins Game. While they take on the course, they will help TELUS and the Queen Alexandra Foundation raise money to build Jeneece Place.

 

This unique two-day event, taking place June 5-6, will be conducted under Stableford format in which the juniors will receive ‘skins' for their score, coinciding with the TELUS World Skins Game theme.

 

“The CJGA is thrilled to partner with TELUS and the TELUS World Skins Game to offer this experience to Canadian junior golfers and further contribute to the development of the game,” said Brad Parkins, COO of the CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association). “Not only will this event give them valuable playing experience but it will also provide them with a lifetime of unique memories.”

 

Every junior who participates in the event will receive a pair of tickets to the TELUS World Skins Game later that month, enabling them to see their golf heroes in person, as well as a chance at some special golf experiences, including the opportunity to be a walking standard bearer for the pros during the main event at Bear Mountain.

 

“Role-models like Mike Weir help inspire Canada's children to get involved in sport, to stay fit, healthy, and focused on positive activities,” said Marshall Berkin, TELUS general manager for Vancouver Island. “At TELUS we believe in supporting Canada's young athletes at all ages, from playground to podium, in pursuit of a healthier nation. We could not be happier that 80 junior golfers will experience this thrill as we set the stage for the TELUS World Skins Game at Bear Mountain.”

 

The junior tournament will also help raise funds in support of the creation of Jeneece Place, as TELUS will donate $100 for every skin won by the players during the two-day event. TELUS, The Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children and their partners have already raised more than $700,000 to help build Jeneece Place. TELUS initiated the fundraising for Jeneece Place with a $100,000 donation last July during the announcement that the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game would be at Bear Mountain. TELUS continues to donate $100 on behalf of every new TELUS TV customer on Vancouver Island, has partnered with Samsung to jointly donate $25 for every Samsung handset sold on the Island, is donating all money raised during the TELUS World Skins Game's fundraising initiatives, and has double-matched employee donations to the Queen Alexandra Foundation to help build Jeneece Place.

 

To submit your application for registration, please contact the CJGA at 1-877-508-1069 or by email at info@cjga.com.

 

For more information about Jeneece Place, please visit www.jeneeceplace.org or www.queenalexandra.org.

 

About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA TOUR professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information, please visit www.cjga.com.

 

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.

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For more information, please contact:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1-877-508-1069 ext. 221
brad.parkins@cjga.com

  • Posted on 31/5/2010

François Gratton, premier vice-président, Marché Affaires de TELUS : lauréat du « Top 40 Under 40 »

Montréal (Québec) – TELUS est ravie d'annoncer aujourd'hui que François Gratton, premier vice-président, Marchés affaires, TELUS Québec, est lauréat du « Top 40 Under 40 » au Canada pour 2009. François Gratton est l'un des 40 Canadiens et sept Québécois de moins de 40 ans à avoir été choisi parmi 1 200 chefs de file des secteurs privés, publics et sans but lucratif partout au pays.

 

« Aujourd'hui, TELUS et les 5 000 membres de l'équipe au Québec célèbrent l'excellence et l'engagement de François Gratton, souligne François Côté, président de TELUS Québec et de TELUS Solutions en santé, qui côtoie François depuis près de huit ans déjà. Le leadership de François, sa passion pour nos clients et les membres de notre équipe ainsi que son engagement envers les communautés contribuent à repousser les limites de notre succès. Ses grandes réalisations ont permis de positionner TELUS comme un chef de file dans un secteur où la concurrence est de plus en plus féroce. »

 

À TELUS, François est responsable du développement du secteur affaires de TELUS au Québec en offrant des solutions filaires, sans fil et de technologie de l'information et des communications intégrées. François a joué un rôle clé dans la croissance de TELUS et de TELUS Solutions en santé. Il a entre autre réalisé l'intégration de sept sociétés acquises en une seule division rentable dans le secteur logiciel en pharmacie pour Emergis maintenant TELUS Solutions en santé. Celle-ci s'est distinguée en l'espace de quatre ans seulement pour devenir un leader dans l'offre de solutions technologiques et de l'information pour le marché de la pharmacie au Canada.

 

Titulaire d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires de la Harvard Business School, François Gratton possède également un baccalauréat en droit de l'Université de Montréal. Il siège aux conseils d'administration de l'Association canadienne de la technologie de l'information en santé (ITAC Health) et de la Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse. François est également vice-président du comité d'investissement communautaire de TELUS à Montréal.

 

François et les lauréats du Top 40 ont été nommés par un comité consultatif indépendant constitué de 25 leaders canadiens du secteur des affaires. Les juges ont basé leur choix sur cinq critères clés : la vision et le leadership, l'innovation et les réalisations, les répercussions, l'engagement communautaire et la stratégie de croissance.

 

À propos de TELUS
TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:

Jacinthe Beaulieu
Relations médias de TELUS
514-730-9410
Jacinthe.Beaulieu@telus.com

  • Posted on 31/5/2010

La technologie TELUS permettra aux Canadiens de gérer leur dossier médical personnel par voie électronique

TELUS espace santé(MC), première plateforme au Canada à obtenir la certification pré-mise en œuvre d'Inforoute Santé du Canada

 

Vancouver, C.-B. – TELUS a annoncé aujourd'hui que les organisations actives dans le domaine de la santé, notamment les gouvernements provinciaux, les organisations de santé régionales, les hôpitaux, les assureurs, les praticiens et les employeurs peuvent maintenant obtenir une licence d'utilisation de TELUS espace santé. TELUS espace santé est la première plateforme santé grand public au Canada à obtenir la certification de pré-mise en oeuvre d'Inforoute Santé du Canada, ce qui démontre que la plateforme fonctionne de façon sécuritaire dans un environnement permettant l'interconnexion d'applications pour une meilleure gestion de la santé personnelle. TELUS est aussi ravie d'annoncer que 12 importantes organisations nationales du domaine de la santé collaborent avec TELUS afin d'incorporer des applications révolutionnaires, des dispositifs médicaux et des documents éducatifs à TELUS espace santé.

 

Service de pointe et de haute sécurité permettant le stockage et le partage de données, TELUS espace santé, optimisé par HealthVault(MC) de Microsoft, permettra aux Canadiens de conserver tous les renseignements relatifs à leur état de santé, comme les résultats d'analyse en laboratoire et les ordonnances, dans une base de données en ligne accessible par Internet.

 

« C'est un grand jour pour TELUS et ses partenaires du secteur de la santé puisque nous franchissons une étape importante dans notre engagement commun à révolutionner les soins de santé au Canada, a déclaré Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction de TELUS. Dans plusieurs aspects de notre vie, la technologie nous a apporté commodité, rapidité et accès à de l'information, que ce soit pour régler les factures en ligne, réserver un vol sur un appareil sans fil ou télécharger de la musique et des films sur un téléphone. Cependant, jusqu'à ce jour, les Canadiens ne pouvaient pas bénéficier d'un accès similaire à l'information relative à leurs soins de santé. Nous devrions pouvoir consulter en ligne nos programmes de traitement, prévoir des rendez-vous avec nos médecins, bénéficier d'un accès sécuritaire à l'information sur notre état de santé et la partager efficacement avec nos fournisseurs de soins de santé. »

 

Avec l'application conviviale TELUS espace santé, les Canadiens peuvent créer, enregistrer et gérer tous les aspects de l'information sur leur santé et sur celle des membres de leur famille, comme les immunisations, les allergies, les médicaments prescrits, la taille, le poids, les symptômes, les principales variables médicales, les maladies antérieures ainsi que leur dossier médical. Par exemple :
• Les patients dont l'état de santé doit être contrôlé pourront rassembler leurs résultats à la maison et partager ces renseignements avec leur médecin.
• La prise en charge de parents vieillissants sera simplifiée de beaucoup. Des membres de la famille pourront participer à la mise à jour, à l'analyse et au partage de l'information sur l'état de santé d'un parent âgé avec des fournisseurs de soins pour pouvoir prendre des décisions plus éclairées et bénéficier ainsi d'une plus grande tranquillité d'esprit.

 

« Nous félicitons TELUS pour les efforts qu'elle déploie afin de rassembler le secteur des soins de santé et les citoyens sur la façon dont les Canadiens participent à la gestion de leur santé et de leur bien-être, a déclaré Eric Gales, président, Microsoft Canada. Permettre aux consommateurs d'interagir et de maîtriser de façon significative l'information relative à leur santé est essentiel à la transformation du secteur. Nous sommes ravis d'appuyer la plateforme TELUS espace santé et ses partenaires dans le développement d'une nouvelle génération d'applications de gestion en ligne de la santé optimisées par HealthVault de Microsoft, lesquelles accéléreront le passage vers des soins de santé centrés sur le consommateur. »

 

TELUS espace santé représente le premier déploiement international de la plateforme HealthVault de Microsoft et la première plateforme santé grand public à obtenir la certification de pré-mise en oeuvre d'Inforoute Santé du Canada. Les fournisseurs de soins de santé, les hôpitaux, les organismes régionaux de santé, les institutions et les employeurs peuvent utiliser la
plateforme sous licence et l'offrir à leurs patients ou à leurs employés.

 

« Pour nous, le moment est parfaitement choisi pour tirer tout le parti possible d'Internet, des téléphones intelligents et des technologies électroniques de pointe non seulement pour nous aider à gérer nos maladies, mais aussi pour vivre mieux et atteindre un bien-être optimal », affirme le docteur Kendall Ho, professeur agrégé au département de médecine d'urgence et directeur du bureau de la stratégie en télésanté de la faculté de médecine de l'Université de Colombie-Britannique.

 

Les partenaires et commanditaires de TELUS espace santé sont la Société canadienne de l'asthme, l'Association canadienne du diabète, l'Association canadienne pour la santé mentale, Dapasoft, HealthScreen, la Fondation des maladies du coeur, LifeScan de Johnson & Johnson, la Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, MedicAlert, OMRON, Shepell.fgi et Sunnybrook Health Sciences.

 

Microsoft
Fondée en 1975, Microsoft (MSFT au NASDAQ) est le leader mondial des logiciels, des services et des solutions qui aident les particuliers et les entreprises à atteindre tout leur potentiel.

 

TELUS Solutions en santé
TELUS Solutions en santé représente un ensemble unique de technologie, d'expertise et de ressources contribuant à transformer la façon dont l'information est utilisée dans le secteur des soins de santé. TELUS Solutions en santé bénéficie d'années d'expertise en déploiement d'applications et de procédés technologiques de communication de l'information dans le secteur de la santé, acquise en lien avec les solutions de premier plan et les services-conseils fournis aux clients canadiens et partout dans le monde. Elle est soutenue par plus de 1 600 membres de l'équipe TELUS Solutions en santé, parmi lesquels figurent des professionnels des soins de santé. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site www.telussante.com/ ou www.telusespacesante.com.

 

TELUS
TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com.

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:
Janice Murray
TELUS Solutions en santé
(416) 487-5007
janice.murray@telus.com

  • Posted on 31/5/2010

TELUS technology opens the way for Canadians to manage their personal healthcare records electronically

TELUS Health Space is first platform in Canada to achieve Canada Health Infoway pre-implementation certification

 

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS today announced that TELUS health space is now available for licensing by healthcare organizations including provincial governments, health authorities, hospitals, insurers, individual practitioners and employers. TELUS health space is the first consumer health platform in Canada to gain Canada Health Infoway pre-implementation certification for providing a secure, interoperable application environment and personal health information platform. TELUS is also pleased to announce that 12 leading national health organizations are collaborating with TELUS to embed life-changing applications, medical devices and educational materials into TELUS health space.

 

Powered by Microsoft HealthVault, TELUS health space is a cutting-edge, high-security data storage and sharing service where individual Canadians will be able to keep all their personal healthcare information – such as lab results and prescription information – in an online database for access over any Internet connection.

 

“Today is an important day for TELUS, and our partners in the health industry as we mark a significant milestone in our shared commitment to revolutionize healthcare in Canada,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS. “In other areas of our lives, technology has empowered us with convenience, speed and access to information whether it is paying bills online, changing a flight from your wireless device or downloading music and movies to your phone. Yet, up until now, Canadians have been inhibited from gaining similar access to information when it comes to their healthcare. We should be able to consult treatment plans electronically, schedule appointments online with our doctors, securely access our health information and share it effectively with our network of care providers.”

 

With the user-friendly TELUS health space application, Canadians can create, store and manage all aspects of their health information and that of their family, such as immunizations, allergies, medications, height, weight, symptoms, key medical measurements, pre-existing conditions, as well as their medical history. For example:

•Patients with health monitoring requirements will be able to aggregate their results in the privacy and comfort of their own home and share that information with their physician.

•Caring for aging parents will be much simpler. Responsible family members can help to update, review and share their aging parent's health information with healthcare providers to allow for more informed decision making and greater peace of mind.

 

“We congratulate TELUS on its efforts to rally both healthcare industry and citizen momentum around the way that Canadians engage and participate in their health and wellness,” said Eric Gales, President, Microsoft Canada. “Empowering consumers to have more meaningful interaction and control over their health information is critical to health transformation. We're pleased to support the TELUS health space platform and participating partners as they develop a new generation of online health management applications powered by Microsoft HealthVault, all of which focus on accelerating the move towards consumer-centric healthcare.”

 

TELUS health space is the first international deployment of Microsoft's HealthVault platform and the first consumer health platform to gain Canada Health Infoway pre-implementation certification. Health providers, hospitals, health regions, institutions and employers can license the platform and offer it to their patients and employees.

 

“It is absolutely a wonderful time for us to take full advantage of the Internet, smart phones, and advanced electronic technologies not only to help us to manage our diseases and illnesses, but also to live healthier lives and achieve optimal wellness,” said Dr. Kendall Ho, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Director, eHealth Strategy Office at the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

 

TELUS Health Solutions' partners and sponsors include Asthma Society of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Mental Health Association, Dapasoft, HealthScreen, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Johnson & Johnson LifeScan, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, MedicAlert, OMRON, Shepell.fgi and Sunnybrook Health Sciences.

 

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

 

About TELUS Health Solutions
TELUS Health Solutions represents a unique set of technology, expertise and resources to help transform how information is used in the healthcare industry. TELUS Health Solutions has years of expertise in successfully implementing healthcare applications and information communication technology processes through industry leading solutions and consulting services to customers in Canada and around the world. It is backed by more than 1,600 TELUS Health Solutions team members including healthcare professionals. For more information visit www.telushealth.com

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Janice Murray
TELUS Health Solutions
(416) 487-5007
janice.murray@telus.com

  • Posted on 29/5/2010

TELUS et L'Itinéraire célèbrent ensemble l'aide à la communauté

Près de 10 000 bénévoles de TELUS au Canada participent à la Journée annuelle du bénévolat

 

Montréal (Québec) – Le 29 mai, près de 1 000 membres actifs et retraités de l'équipe TELUS au Québec, accompagnés de leurs familles et amis, se sont rassemblés pour participer à la cinquième édition de la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS, une initiative annuelle qui vise à contribuer au mieux-être des communautés partout au pays. Dans le cadre de cette journée, 25 bénévoles de l'entreprise ont mis la main à la pâte et se sont joints au Groupe L'Itinéraire pour apporter leur aide aux sans-abris et aux personnes démunies de Montréal.

 

« À TELUS, nous donnons où nous vivons, souligne François Gratton, premier vice-président, Marché Affaires, TELUS Québec. Le don de soi et de son temps est inestimable pour L'Itinéraire et les organismes dans le besoin partout à Montréal et au pays. Dans le cadre de la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS, nous nous engageons à valoriser notre culture de générosité, en ralliant les cœurs et les esprits, toujours dans l'objectif de contribuer au mieux-être des communautés. »

 

Pour une deuxième année consécutive, des bénévoles de l'équipe TELUS présents au Café L'Itinéraire ont préparé et servi plus de 150 repas pour les sans-abris et les personnes démunies qui fréquentent quotidiennement l'organisme. À Montréal, 600 employés de TELUS et les membres de leur famille et amis ont aidé plusieurs organismes essentiels, notamment en confectionnant des repas qui seront redistribués dans les organismes alimentaires par la Tablée des Chefs, en triant différentes denrées alimentaires pour Moisson Montréal ou en réalisant une murale extérieure en mosaïque pour les résidents des Habitations Jeanne-Mance avec l'organisme MU.

 

« Nous sommes ravis d'accueillir les membres de l'équipe TELUS dans le quotidien du Café L'Itinéraire, souligne Serge Lareau, diteur et Directeur général du Groupe L'itinéraire. C'est un cadeau important que nous recevons de TELUS, un cadeau pour nous L'Itinéraire mais aussi pour tous les sans-abris et personnes dans le besoin de la métropole. »

 

Outre son appui à L'Itinéraire via la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS, le comité d'investissement communautaire de TELUS a remis, depuis 2005, près 25 000 $ pour le secteur d'insertion sociale et socioprofessionnelle jeunesse des Productions L'Itinéraire. Inspiré du concept de journal de rue qu'est le Magazine L'Itinéraire, ce secteur a permis à une quarantaine de jeunes par année de recevoir de la formation en employabilité dans un milieu de travail adapté et d'apprendre les rudiments de la production audiovisuelle.

 

En 2009, plus de 9 100 membres de l'équipe, retraités, parents et amis ont participé à la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS, ce qui correspond à 28 000 heures de bénévolat réparties dans 175 activités qui se sont déroulées dans 23 régions au Canada. Depuis ses débuts en 2006, la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS a mobilisé 30 200 personnes dans le cadre de 775 activités organisées par TELUS au profit des collectivités que nous servons et dans lesquelles nous vivons et travaillons.

 

À propos de L'Itinéraire
Le Groupe communautaire L'Itinéraire est un organisme à but non lucratif qui développe depuis 1990 des projets d'économie sociale dans le but d'améliorer les conditions de vie des personnes itinérantes vivant entre autres avec des problèmes d'alcoolisme et de toxicomanie à Montréal. La mission du Groupe est d'accroître l'autonomie, le savoir et la créativité des personnes qui connaissent des difficultés liées à la marginalité et à l'itinérance. L'Itinéraire aide les personnes à retrouver leur place dans la société et à développer leur estime de soi en participant à des projets concrets au sein du Magazine L'Itinéraire, du Café L'Itinéraire et des Productions L'Itinéraire (volet dédié aux jeunes âgés de18 à 30 ans) ainsi qu'à travers les activités d'insertion sociale, socioprofessionnelle et d'intervention psychosociale.

 

L'organisme accueille chaque année quelque 2 000 personnes dont 450 participent directement à des activités de réinsertion socioprofessionnelle en travaillant pour le Groupe. Après six mois de participation aux programmes de l'un des trois secteurs d'économie sociale, les personnes vulnérables développent leur autonomie et retrouve une stabilité résidentielle et financière.

 

À propos de TELUS
TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com.

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:

Jacinthe Beaulieu
Relations médias de TELUS
(514) 730-9410
Jacinthe.beaulieu@telus.com

  • Posted on 29/5/2010

TELUS offre un forfait de données pour le iPad Wi-Fi et 3G au Canada

Un appareil très attendu sur le réseau 3G+ le plus rapide au Canada

 

Toronto (Ontario) – TELUS annonce aujourd'hui qu'elle offre un forfait de transmission de données dédié au iPad Wi-Fi et 3G au Canada, à partir d'aujourd'hui. Le forfait sera offert sans entente de service sur le réseau 3G+ le plus rapide au Canada.

 

Le iPad permet aux utilisateurs d'accéder à leurs applications et à leur contenu d'une façon plus personnelle, intuitive et amusante qu'auparavant. Ils peuvent ainsi naviguer sur le web, lire et envoyer des courriels, regarder et partager des photos, regarder des vidéos HD, écouter de la musique, jouer à des jeux, lire des livres électroniques et encore plus, et ce, grâce à l'interface utilisateur multitouche révolutionnaire du iPad. Les modèles de iPad compatibles avec les réseaux Wi-Fi et 3G ne mesurent que 0,5 po d'épaisseur et ne pèsent que 1,6 lb. Ainsi, ils sont plus minces et plus légers que n'importe quel ordinateur portatif ou miniportatif. L'autonomie de la pile permet aux utilisateurs de naviguer sur le web, de regarder des vidéos ou d'écouter de la musique sur le réseau Wi-Fi pendant une période pouvant aller jusqu'à 10 heures, alors qu'elle permet de naviguer sur le web jusqu'à 9 heures en utilisant le réseau 3G+*.

 

« Le iPad est l'appareil le plus attendu par les consommateurs et nous nous réjouissons de pouvoir l'offrir aux Canadiens, souligne David Fuller, chef du marketing à TELUS. Notre réseau procure une couverture à 93% de la population Canadienne et couvre plus de 1,1 millions de kilomètres carrés.»

 

Forfait pour le iPad Wi-Fi et 3G de TELUS :

 

20 $ pour 500 Mo par mois – des frais de 5¢ par Mo s'appliquent, jusqu'à un maximum de 30 $, pour un total de 50 $ par mois. Veuillez visiter www.TELUS.com pour de plus amples renseignements.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements au sujet du iPad, veuillez visiter le site www.apple.com/ipad.

 

* La durée de vie de la pile dépend de la configuration, de l'utilisation et d'autres facteurs relatifs à l'appareil. Les résultats réels peuvent varier.

 

TELUS
TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès au réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:
AJ Gratton
Relations médiatiques de TELUS
416-320-0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 29/5/2010

TELUS offers Data Plan for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in Canada

Highly anticipated device to run on Canada's fastest 3G+ network

 

TORONTO, ON – TELUS announced that it is offering a dedicated data plan for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in Canada, beginning today. The data plan will be available without a contract, on Canada's fastest 3G+ network.

 

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad's revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G+ data network.*

 

"iPad is a highly anticipated device amongst consumers and we are excited to bring it to Canadians,” said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer at TELUS. “This network offers access to more than 93% of Canadians, and covers more than 1.1 million square kilometers.”

 

iPad Wi-Fi + 3G TELUS Plan:

 

$20 for 500MB per month - additional data is charged at 5¢ per MB up to a maximum of $30 for a total of $50 per month. Please visit www.TELUS.com for more details.

 

For more information about iPad please visit www.apple.com/ipad.

 

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
AJ Gratton
TELUS Media Relations
416.320.0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 29/5/2010

Together, TELUS and L'Itinéraire celebrate community help

Nearly 10,000 TELUS volunteers across Canada participate in the annual Day of Service

 

Montréal (Quebec) – On May 29, nearly 1,000 TELUS team members and retirees in Quebec, with their family and friends, participated in the 5th edition of the TELUS Day of Service, an annual initiative designed to make a positive difference in the communities across the country. On this day, 25 volunteers from the company lent a helping hand by joining Groupe L'Itinéraire in providing assistance to Montreal's homeless and disadvantaged.

 

“At TELUS, we give where we live,” noted François Gratton, Senior Vice-President, Business Markets of TELUS Quebec. “Giving of oneself and one's time are invaluable assets to L'Itinéraire as well as to needy organizations in Montréal and across the country. The TELUS Day of Service embodies our commitment to encourage our culture of generosity, by rallying hearts and minds towards our common goal of improving the health of our communities.”

 

For the second consecutive year, TELUS team volunteers at the Café L'Itinéraire prepared and served over 150 meals for homeless and les fortunate individuals who use the organization's services daily. In Montreal, 600 TELUS employees and retirees offered a helping hand to a number of essential social services organizations; they prepared meals to be redistributed to food banks by La Tablée des Chefs, sorted a variety of food items for Harvest Montreal and in conjunction with MU, created an outdoor mosaic mural for residents of the Corporation d'Habitation Jeanne-Mance.

 

“We are delighted to welcome TELUS team members to witness our day-to-day operations here at the Café L'Itinéraire,” stated Serge Lareault, Editor and Executive Director of Groupe L'Itinéraire. “TELUS has given us a real gift, not only to L'Itinéraire but also to every homeless and needy person in our city.”

 

In addition to supporting L'Itinéraire through the TELUS Day of Service, the TELUS Community Board has donated, since 2005, nearly $25,000 for the social and socio-professional integration sector of the youth. Drawing inspiration from the concept of street newspapers such as L'Itinéraire Magazine, this project allowed approximately forty homeless youths each year to receive job training and learn the basics of audiovisual production.

 

In 2009, over 9,100 team members, family, friends and retirees participated in the TELUS Day of Service, contributing 28,000 volunteer hours in 175 events held in 23 regions across Canada. Since its inception in 2006, the TELUS Day of Service has mobilized 30,200 individuals to volunteer at 775 TELUS-organized activities benefiting the communities where we live, work and serve.

 

About L'Itinéraire
Since 1990, Groupe communautaire L'Itinéraire, a Montréal not-for-profit organization, has developed social economy projects aimed at improving living conditions among the city's homeless population, many of who struggle with alcoholism and substance abuse. The Groupe's mission is to increase the knowledge, creativity and autonomy of individuals in crisis due to issues of marginalization and homelessness. L'Itinéraire helps these people find their place in society and develop self-esteem through participation in concrete projects such as L'Itinéraire newspaper, the Café and L'Itinéraire Productions (for 18-30 year olds), as well as reintegration initiatives and psychosocial interventions.

 

The organization welcomes nearly 2,000 individuals annually, of which 450 participate directly in socio-professional reintegration initiatives. After six months of participation in these programs, at-risk individuals typically experience a heightened sense of autonomy and their residential status stabilizes.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Jacinthe Beaulieu
Relations médias de TELUS
(514) 730-9410
Jacinthe.beaulieu@telus.com

  • Posted on 28/5/2010

L'équipe TELUS aux quatre coins du Canada s'unit dans le cadre de la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS

Les bénévoles de TELUS tendent la main aux collectivités à l'échelle nationale

 

Vancouver, C.-B. – Le samedi 29 mai, pour la cinquième année, la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS aura lieu partout au Canada. En cette journée spéciale, les membres de l'équipe TELUS ainsi que les retraités se mobiliseront dans le cadre d'un vaste effort de bénévolat pancanadien pour établir des liens véritables, sincères et durables avec leurs collectivités. Dix mille bénévoles de TELUS et leurs parents et amis, d'un océan à l'autre, s'unissent pour appuyer les collectivités où ils vivent, travaillent et offrent des services. La Journée du bénévolat de TELUS est un volet important de l'engagement global de TELUS en matière de responsabilité sociale de la société (RSS) et par lequel nous nous efforçons d'ancrer des pratiques avisées et durables sur les plans économique, social et environnemental dans toutes les facettes de nos activités commerciales.

 

« En unissant l'énergie de chacun en cette journée spéciale, des milliers de membres de l'équipe TELUS, leurs parents et leurs amis ainsi que les retraités et ambassadeurs communautaires de TELUS feront une différence notoire dans la vie de Canadiens, mentionne Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction de TELUS. C'est une journée spéciale au cours de laquelle nous redonnons aux collectivités. La Journée du bénévolat de TELUS est notre occasion d'aider avec notre cœur et nos mains et de partager notre passion qui vise à rendre les collectivités plus fortes et plus saines pour tous. »

 

À TELUS, nous sommes fiers de notre longue tradition de donner dans les communautés. TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes de bienfaisance et sans but lucratif et accompli 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000.

 

Au cours de la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS ce samedi, les bénévoles participeront à des activités dans les hôpitaux pour aider les enfants, serviront des repas aux sans-abris, trieront des milliers de kilos de nourriture dans les banques alimentaires, mettront la main à la pâte pour redonner vie de façon écologique à des parcs urbains, pour ne nommer que quelques-unes des activités. De plus, les membres de l'équipe TELUS participeront à la Marche pour la guérison du diabète de TELUS qui a lieu chaque année dans le cadre de notre partenariat avec la Fondation de la recherche sur le diabète juvénile.

 

Deux cents activités auront lieu dans différentes villes partout au pays, d'un océan à l'autre, notamment dans les villes de Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Rimouski et Halifax.

 

En 2009, plus de 9 100 membres de l'équipe, leurs parents et amis, ainsi que des retraités, ont participé à la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS, ce qui correspond à 28 000 heures réparties dans 175 activités qui se sont déroulées dans 23 régions au Canada. Depuis ses débuts en 2006, la Journée du bénévolat de TELUS a mobilisé 30 200 retraités et membres de l'équipe, ainsi que leurs parents et amis, qui ont participé à 775 activités de bénévolat organisées par TELUS pour le compte des collectivités que nous servons et dans lesquelles nous vivons et travaillons.

 


TELUS
TELUS (T et T.A à la Bourse de Toronto; TU à la Bourse de New York) est l'une des plus importantes sociétés de télécommunications au Canada, grâce à des produits d'exploitation annuels de 9,6 milliards de dollars et à 11,9 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,6 millions d'abonnés des services mobiles, 3,9 millions de lignes d'accès au réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés des services Internet et 200 000 clients de TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS, les membres de l'équipe et les retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait 3,1 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. En outre, TELUS a créé neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays, lesquels dirigent ses initiatives philanthropiques. TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au niveau mondial en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse reconnaissance internationale.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com.

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:

Jacinthe Beaulieu
Relations médias de TELUS
(514) 730-9410
Jacinthe.beaulieu@telus.com

 
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