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  • Posted on 19/4/2010

National Volunteer Week kicks off with donations for two programs supporting young people

Victoria BC - Thanks to $50,000 in funding from the TELUS Victoria Community Board and the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, Victoria-area children and teenagers who are living with autism will be able to connect with nature and express their creativity.

 

TELUS Victoria Community Board Chair Mel Cooper announced the funding at a breakfast held to mark the start of National Volunteer Week in Victoria.
This money will enable dozens of young people who are struggling with autism to take part in life-changing nature programs offered by the volunteer-driven “Power To Be” Adventure Therapy Society.

 

The TELUS Victoria Community Board is also providing $8,300 to the Kids in Touch With Literacy program, which helps parents of children with visual impairments learn how to encourage their kids to ‘read' books with their ears and hands.

 

“We're delighted the TELUS Victoria Community Board has chosen National Volunteer Week to make these donations, because these are volunteer-driven programs,” said Lori Elder, Volunteer Victoria's Public Relations Coordinator. “138,000 Victorians – that's 1 in 3 people -- volunteer their time with at least one organization, and National Volunteer Week is when we take time to celebrate their invaluable contributions.”
Cooper said additional donations will be announced later in the week as part of $300,000 which TELUS has allocated the local board to distribute in 2010 to worthwhile community projects benefiting local youth and showcasing innovation.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

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

 

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

  • Posted on 19/4/2010

TELUS investing $9 million in Ottawa this year to expand advanced broadband services

Ottawa, ON – TELUS today announced it is investing $9 million in Ottawa in 2010 as it continues extending the reach and speed of its advanced wireline and wireless broadband services.

 

“Since 2000, TELUS has made $18.6 billion in operating and capital investments to deliver advanced technology and services across Ontario,” said Terry Nemeth, vice-president of sales, public sector for Ontario and Atlantic. “This year, as part of our investment across Ontario, we are focusing $9 million on bringing the benefits of some of the world's best telecommunications technology to our customers right here in Ottawa.”

 

“TELUS' massive investment in information, communications and technology is also delivering advances in priority areas such as healthcare, the environment and small business. TELUS is contributing to improved patient outcomes and efficiency in the health care sector with new technologies such as electronic health records and TeleHealth that help shift the focus from remediation to prevention of disease. We are also helping our customers reduce their impact on the environment by providing the latest telecommuting, conferencing and data management solutions enabling the movement of ideas and information instead of people, vehicles and paper. Additionally, access to our leading connectivity, collaboration and network services is changing the game for businesses in Ontario, improving their efficiency, competitiveness and productivity,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO.

 

This year TELUS will also continue to expand its wireless broadband network throughout the province, building on the November 2009 launch of the fastest and biggest wireless network in Ontario and Canada*. TELUS' HSPA network enables speeds of up to 21 Mbps† and reaches 93 per cent of the Canadian population (http://www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/network/about.shtml).

 

“Having one of the world's most advanced wireless networks gives our customers in Ottawa the choice of iconic devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry devices, Android-powered smartphones, and our high speed wireless internet keys,” said Mr. Nemeth.

 

Janet Yale, Chair of the TELUS Ottawa community board, added TELUS' commitment to Ottawa extends beyond infrastructure and new services.

 

“Since 2000, TELUS, our team members and retirees in Ottawa have contributed more than $5 million to charitable and community organizations in Ottawa, including The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, the Great Canadian Theatre Company and the Education Foundation of Ottawa,” said Ms. Yale.

 

TELUS was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2010 Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally, the first time a Canadian company has ever received this international honour.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2010.

 

*Comparing HSPA/HSPA+ national networks: “fastest” according to tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres and “biggest” based on population covered. † Based on manufacturers' rated download speed of up to 21 Megabits per second. Compatible device required. Actual speed may vary by device being used, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion, signal strength and other factors.


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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further capital investments, network expansion, technology and TELUS services. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including assumptions and risks regarding the Company's 2010 targets, capital expenditures, technology and network build, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

 

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

  • Posted on 17/4/2010

La chaîne de télévision polonaise TVP Polonia

TELUS offre un accès sans frais à la chaîne polonaise à l'occasion des obsèques présidentielles en Pologne

 

Vancouver, C.-B. – Jusqu'à lundi, TELUS offre à tous les abonnés de TELUS TV un accès sans frais à la chaîne de télévision polonaise TVP Polonia en témoignage de sa compassion.

 

« Au nom de TELUS, nous présentons du fond du cœur nos condoléances à la communauté polonaise du Canada en cette période de deuil national », a déclaré Greg Goodwin, vice président, Marketing Solutions consommateurs, TELUS. « TELUS accorde une réelle importance à la communauté et fournit gratuitement l'accès à la chaîne TVP Polonia aux clients de TELUS TV pour qu'ils puissent visionner avec le reste du monde les obsèques nationales du président polonais Lech Kaczynski et de son épouse, la première dame Maria Kaczynski, qui auront lieu dimanche. »

 

Il est possible d'accéder à TVP Polonia en syntonisant la chaîne 570 ou la chaîne 14.

 

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 12,0 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 170 000 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 plus de 3 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 été honorée 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 17/4/2010

Poland's TVP Polonia free on TELUS TV

TELUS offers channel free in honour of Polish Presidential funeral

 

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS is offering Poland's TVP Polonia for free to all TELUS TV subscribers as an act of goodwill now through Monday.

 

“On behalf of TELUS, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the Polish community across Canada in this time of mourning” said Greg Goodwin, vice-president, TELUS Consumer Solutions Marketing. “TELUS believes in the importance of community and is providing TVP Polonia free for TELUS TV customers so they can watch with the rest of the world on Sunday the state funeral for Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, First Lady Maria Kaczynski.”

 

Poland's TVP Polonia is available on Channel 570 or Channel 14.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever 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 16/4/2010

TELUS aide les enfants malades grâce à ses téléphones intelligents et clés Internet mobile

Québec (Québec) – TELUS est ravie d'annoncer qu'elle lance une campagne au profit d'Opération Enfant Soleil dans tous ses points de ventes au Québec. Du 19 avril au 4 juin, TELUS remettra 25 $ à l'organisme lors de tout achat d'un téléphone intelligent ou d'une clé Internet mobile. TELUS invite tous les Québécois à visiter les boutiques TELUS pour contribuer au développement des soins de santé offerts aux enfants de la province.

 

« TELUS a à cœur la santé des jeunes de nos communautés, souligne François Gratton, premier vice-président, Marché Affaires de TELUS Québec, et président d'honneur des Toqués du vin d'Opération Enfant Soleil. Le bien-être d'un enfant commence tout d'abord par une bonne santé physique. Il est primordial pour TELUS de tout mettre en œuvre pour que les enfants puissent accéder à des soins de qualité. »

 

Fidèle à sa devise « nous donnons où nous vivons », TELUS a remis à Opération Enfant Soleil plus de 1,5 million de dollars depuis 1998. Ce partenariat de plus de douze ans a permis à l'organisme d'investir des sommes importantes dans le développement de soins pédiatriques de qualité au Québec.

 

« Grâce au soutien essentiel de partenaires comme TELUS, Opération Enfant Soleil peut fournir aux enfants malades des soins dans leur région ainsi que des traitements de pointe dans les quatre grands centres pédiatriques de la province », affirme Ginette Charest, présidente-directrice générale d'Opération Enfant Soleil.

 

Plusieurs initiatives antérieures de TELUS ont contribué au rayonnement d'Opération Enfant Soleil et au bien-être des enfants, notamment:

 

o TELUS a mis sur pied différents événements majeurs au profit d'Opération Enfant Soleil. L'édition 2009 du Skins mondial TELUS a permis d'amasser un total de 202 000 $ pour doter le Centre mère-enfant du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ) d'une technologie multimédia de pointe pour les interventions cardiaques pédiatriques complexes.

 

o Depuis 12 ans, TELUS appuie le Téléthon Opération Enfant Soleil en fournissant les lignes téléphoniques et les centres d'appels essentiels à la réalisation de l'activité ainsi que des employés bénévoles dédiés à la collecte de dons par téléphone.

 

o À chaque année durant la période des Fêtes, les représentants dans les boutiques TELUS vendent des peluches à l'image des animaux-vedettes de l'entreprise au profit de l'organisme.

 

o TELUS est un partenaire important d'événements d'Opération Enfant Soleil tels que les Toqués du vin et de la soirée des Fous Gourmands.

 

À propos d'Opération Enfant Soleil
Opération Enfant Soleil est une organisation sans but lucratif fondée en 1988. Sa mission est de soutenir le développement d'une pédiatrie de qualité et de contribuer à la réalisation de projets d'intervention sociale pour tous les enfants du Québec. Les contributions octroyées par Opération Enfant Soleil permettent d'offrir aux enfants malades des soins de haute qualité par l'acquisition de technologies de pointe. De plus, ils bénéficient, en période d'hospitalisation, d'une meilleure qualité de vie grâce à l'aménagement d'espaces favorables à leur guérison. Le rayonnement provincial d'Opération Enfant Soleil est soutenu, chaque année, par des milliers de bénévoles, collaborateurs et partenaires. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur Opération Enfant Soleil, veuillez consulter le site www.operationenfantsoleil.ca

 

À propos de TELUS
TELUS (TSX : T, T.A; NYSE : TU) 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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès au réseau filaire et 1,2 million d'abonnés aux services Internet ainsi que 170 000 abonnés au service TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par le président et chef de la direction, Darren Entwistle, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication mobile et filaire, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP, et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant son objectif consistant à donner dans les collectivités, TELUS et les membres de son équipe actuels et retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait plus de 3 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. Neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays dirigent les initiatives philanthropiques de TELUS. TELUS a eu l'insigne honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au monde en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette marque de 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

 

Anne Hudon
Opération Enfant Soleil
(418) 683-3637 ext. 102
ahudon@operationenfantsoleil.ca

  • Posted on 16/4/2010

TELUS helps sick children with every smartphone, Internet key

Québec City (Québec) – TELUS is delighted to announce that it is launching a campaign for the benefit of Opération Enfant Soleil in all of its retail outlets in Québec. From April 19 to June 4, TELUS will donate $25 to the charity every time a customer purchases a smartphone or mobile Internet key. TELUS invites everyone to visit a TELUS store to help support the health care of all children across the province.

 

“TELUS cares about the health of young people in our communities,” said François Gratton, Senior Vice-President, Business Market of TELUS Québec and honourary chair of the Toqués du vin, fundraiser for Opération Enfant Soleil. “A child's well-being starts first and foremost with good physical health. It is essential for TELUS that we do everything possible to ensure that all children can access quality health care.”

 

Faithful to its motto - ‘we give where we live', TELUS has donated over $1.5 million to Opération Enfant Soleil since 1998. This partnership, spanning more than 12 years, has enabled the charity to invest substantial amounts in the development of quality pediatric health care in Québec.

 

“Thanks to the essential support from partners like TELUS, Opération Enfant Soleil is able to provide sick children with care in their own region, as well as advanced treatments in the province's four major pediatric centres,” said Ginette Charest, President and CEO of Opération Enfant Soleil.

 

Some of the historical initiatives by undertaken by TELUS to raise awareness of Opération Enfant Soleil in support of the well-being of children include:

 

o The 2009 TELUS World Skins Game raised $202,000 to equip the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ) with cutting-edge multimedia technology for complex pediatric cardiac surgery.

 

o TELUS has been supporting the Opération Enfant Soleil telethon for the past 12 years, supplying the telephone lines and call centres essential to the event, as well as dedicated volunteers staffing the phones to collect donations.

 

o Every year, TELUS store representatives sell stuffed TELUS critters during the holiday season, with the proceeds going to Opération Enfant Soleil.

 

o TELUS is a major partner of Opération Enfant Soleil's fundraising events, such as Les Toqués du vin and Les Fous Gourmands evening.

 

About Opération Enfant Soleil
Founded in 1988, Opération Enfant Soleil is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the development of high-quality pediatric care and to contribute to social intervention projects for the benefit of all Quebec children. Opération Enfant Soleil provides grants for the purchase of cutting-edge medical equipment, thereby providing a high quality of care for sick children. Thanks to Opération Enfant Soleil, children in hospital also benefit from interior spaces optimally designed to encourage their healing and improve their quality of life. The organization's province-wide activities are supported each year by thousands of volunteers, contributors and partners. For more information on Opération Enfant Soleil, please visit www.operationenfantsoleil.ca.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit our web site, 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 12/4/2010

TELUS investing $250 million in Quebec this year to expand advanced broadband services

Montreal, QC – TELUS today announced it is investing $250 million in Quebec in 2010 as it continues extending the reach and speed of its advanced wireline and wireless broadband services to more communities in Quebec.

 

“Since 2000, TELUS has made more than $7.6 billion in operating and capital investments in Quebec,” said François Côté, executive vice-president and president of TELUS Québec and TELUS Health Solutions. “By implementing fibre optic broadband networks, TELUS shows a massive commitment to the province and is providing Quebec communities with residential or business services leveraging some of the world's best telecommunications technologies."

 

Mr. Côté added, “TELUS' significant and ongoing investment in technology is also delivering advances in priority areas such as health care and the environment. TELUS is contributing to improved patient outcomes and efficiency in the health care sector with new technologies such as electronic health records and TeleHealth that help shift the focus from remediation to prevention of disease. We are also helping our clients reduce their impact on the environment by providing the latest telecommuting, conferencing and data management solutions enabling the movement of ideas and information instead of people, vehicles and paper.”

 

In 2010, TELUS is continuing to invest heavily in its broadband infrastructures to deliver a wide range of advanced Internet and data services. Launched recently in Western Canada, one of TELUS' innovative new services is an enhanced version of high definition TELUS TV (www.telus.com/tv) powered by Microsoft Mediaroom, an advanced IP technology renowned around the world.

 

TELUS will also continue to expand its wireless broadband network throughout the province, building on the November 2009 launch of the fastest and biggest wireless network in Quebec and Canada* (http://www.telusmobility.com/en/QC/network/about.shtml).

 

“TELUS' new wireless network enables speeds of up to 21 Mbps† and reaches 93 per cent of Canada's population, including clients in Quebec from Gatineau to Gaspé, Rimouski to Havre-Saint-Pierre,” said Mr. Côté. “Having one of the world's most advanced wireless networks gives our clients in Quebec the choice of iconic devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry devices, Android-powered smartphones, and our high speed wireless internet keys.”

 

Mr. Bernard Lamarre, chairman of the TELUS Montreal Community Board, added TELUS' commitment to Quebec communities extends beyond infrastructure and new services.

 

“In just 10 years, from 2000 to the end of 2010, TELUS, our team members and retirees will have contributed $22 million and 180,000 volunteer hours to charitable and community organizations in Quebec. Building on our heartfelt tradition of community giving, TELUS has supported more than 340 Quebec charitable and non-profit organizations, including Le Phare - Enfants et Familles, the Fondation de l'Université du Québec a Rimouski Inc., the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, the Association des Soins Palliatifs de l'Est du Québec, Centraide du Grand Montréal, Opération Enfant Soleil, and the Association du Cancer de l'Est du Quebec.”

 

TELUS was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2010 Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally, the first time a Canadian company has ever received this international honour.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2010.

 

*Comparing HSPA/HSPA+ national networks: “fastest” according to tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres and “biggest” based on population covered. † Based on manufacturers' rated download speed of up to 21 Megabits per second. Compatible device required. Actual speed may vary by device being used, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion, signal strength, and other factors.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further capital investments, network expansion, technology and TELUS services. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including assumptions and risks regarding the Company's 2010 targets, capital expenditures, technology and network build, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

 

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

  • Posted on 12/4/2010

TELUS investit 250 millions de dollars au Québec cette année pour étendre ses services à large bande évolués

Montréal (Québec) – TELUS a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle investit 250 millions de dollars au Québec en 2010 pour continuer à étendre la portée et la vitesse de ses services filaires et mobiles évolués à large bande à plus de collectivités du Québec.

 

« Depuis l'an 2000, TELUS a fait des dépenses en immobilisations et d'exploitation de plus de 7,6 milliards de dollars au Québec, affirme François Côté, vice-président à la direction et président de TELUS Québec et de TELUS Solutions en santé. En déployant des réseaux large bande de fibres optiques, TELUS démontre son engagement profond envers la province et donne aux collectivités du Québec accès à certaines des meilleures technologies de télécommunications mondiales à la maison et en entreprise. »

 

M. Côté ajoute que « l'investissement technologique massif de TELUS permet de nouvelles possibilités dans des secteurs prioritaires tels que la santé et l'environnement. TELUS met en place des technologies novatrices comme les dossiers médicaux informatisés et le service Télésanté qui mettent l'accent sur la prévention des maladies plutôt que sur les traitements seulement. Nous aidons également nos abonnés à réduire leur empreinte environnementale en leur fournissant les toutes dernières solutions de télétravail, de conférence et de gestion de données qui favorisent la circulation des idées et de l'information plutôt que celle des gens, des véhicules et des documents papier. »

 

En 2010, TELUS continuera à investir des sommes colossales dans ses infrastructures à large bande qui prendront en charge une gamme de services Internet évolués et ses services de transmission de données. Un des nouveaux services novateurs de TELUS, lancé récemment dans l'Ouest du pays, est une version évoluée du service de télévision numérique Haute Définition TELUS TV (www.telus.com/tv), fonctionnant à l'aide de Mediaroom de Microsoft, une technologie IP de pointe qui se démarque à l'échelle mondiale.

 

Dans la foulée du lancement du réseau mobile le plus vaste et le plus rapide au Québec et au Canada* annoncé en novembre 2009 (http://www.telusmobility.com/fr/QC/network/about.shtml), TELUS continuera cette année d'étendre son réseau mobile à large bande au Québec.

 

« Le nouveau réseau mobile de TELUS permet de bénéficier d'une vitesse pouvant aller jusqu'à 21 Mbit/s† et couvre 93 pour cent de la population canadienne, y compris les collectivités de Gatineau à Gaspé, de Rimouski et jusqu'à Havre-Saint-Pierre, indique M. Côté. Grâce à l'un des réseaux mobiles les plus avancés au monde, nos clients du Québec ont désormais accès aux appareils les plus notoires tels que le iPhone, les appareils BlackBerry, les téléphones intelligents fonctionnant avec Android et nos clés Internet haute vitesse mobile. »

 

M. Bernard Lamarre, président du Comité d'investissement communautaire de TELUS à Montréal explique que l'engagement de TELUS envers les collectivités du Québec va bien au-delà de l'infrastructure et des nouveaux services qu'elle offre.

 

« En seulement dix ans, de 2000 jusqu'à la fin de l'année 2010, TELUS et les membres de son équipe actuels et retraités auront accompli 180 000 heures de bénévolat auprès d'organismes communautaires du Québec et remis des dons totalisant 22 millions de dollars. Par le biais de cette tradition de bienfaisance communautaire, TELUS a appuyé plus de 340 organismes de bienfaisance et sans but lucratif québécois, notamment Le Phare – Enfants et familles, la Fondation de l'Université du Québec à Rimouski, la Fondation de l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants, l'Association des Soins Palliatifs de l'Est du Québec, Centraide du Grand Montréal, Opération Enfant Soleil et l'Association du cancer de l'Est du Québec. »

 

TELUS a récemment été nommée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au monde en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals. C'est la première fois qu'une entreprise canadienne reçoit cet honneur international.

 

Les investissements annoncés dans le présent communiqué sont conformes aux directives globales en matière de dépenses en capital de TELUS pour l'année 2010.

 

* Selon la comparaison des réseaux HSPA et HSPA+ au pays : le réseau « le plus rapide » d'après des tests de débit de données effectués dans de grands centres urbains au Canada et « le plus gros » d'après la population desservie au pays. † Selon la vitesse de téléchargement maximale de 21 Mégabits par seconde affichée par le fabricant. Appareil compatible requis. La vitesse réelle peut varier selon l'appareil utilisé, la topographie, les conditions environnementales, la congestion du réseau, la force du signal et d'autres facteurs.

 

À propos de TELUS
TELUS (TSX : T, T.A; NYSE : TU) 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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès au réseau filaire et 1,2 million d'abonnés aux services Internet ainsi que 170 000 abonnés au service TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par le président et chef de la direction, Darren Entwistle, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication mobile et filaire, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP, et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

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

 

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

 

ÉNONCÉS PROSPECTIFS
Le présent communiqué contient des énoncés prospectifs quant aux dépenses en immobilisations, à l'expansion du réseau, à la technologie et aux services de TELUS. De par leur nature, les énoncés prospectifs exigent de la société qu'elle émette des hypothèses, et à ce titre, ils sont soumis à des risques et à des incertitudes, notamment en ce qui a trait aux objectifs de l'entreprise, aux dépenses en immobilisations, à la technologie et à la construction du réseau en 2010, qui pourraient faire en sorte que les résultats réels diffèrent de façon importante des résultats exprimés ou projetés dans les énoncés prospectifs. Les lecteurs sont instamment priés de ne pas se fier indûment à ces énoncés prospectifs. TELUS n'a ni l'intention ni l'obligation de mettre à jour ou de réviser les énoncés prospectifs.

 

 

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Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:
Jacinthe Beaulieu
Relations médiatiques, TELUS
(514) 730-9410
Jacinthe.beaulieu@telus.com

  • Posted on 6/4/2010

TELUS investing $650 million in British Columbia this year to expand advanced broadband services

Vancouver, BC – TELUS is investing $650 million in British Columbia in 2010 as it continues extending the reach and speed of its advanced wireline and wireless broadband services to more British Columbians.

 

“Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $22 billion in technology and operations in British Columbia. This significant commitment is bringing the benefits of one of the world's most advanced wireless networks, high speed internet and high definition TELUS TV to more people in our home province,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO.

 

Mr. Entwistle added, “TELUS' massive investment in information, communications and technology is also delivering advances in priority areas such as healthcare, the environment and the quality of life for Aboriginal people. TELUS is contributing to improved patient outcomes and efficiency in the health care sector with new technologies such as electronic health records and TeleHealth that help shift the focus from remediation to prevention of disease. We are also helping our clients reduce their impact on the environment by providing the latest telecommuting, conferencing and data management solutions enabling the movement of ideas and information instead of people, vehicles and paper. TELUS' commitment to expanding the reach of advanced broadband services is also enabling new education and commerce opportunities for dozens of Aboriginal communities in British Columbia.”

 

In 2010, TELUS is continuing to invest heavily in broadband networks across B.C. to deliver advanced Internet services and high definition digital TELUS TV. One of TELUS' innovative new services is an enhanced version of TELUS TV (www.telus.com/tv) powered by Microsoft Mediaroom. This new platform offers customers a single personal video recorder (PVR) solution for the whole home. PVR Anywhere can record and play back shows on up to six TVs in a home, record three programs simultaneously from any room, and pause or record a show in one room and continue from the same spot in a different room.

 

This year TELUS will also continue to expand its wireless broadband network throughout the province, building on the November 2009 launch of the fastest and biggest wireless network in B.C. and Canada*(http://www.telusmobility.com/en/BC/network/about.shtml).

 

“TELUS' new wireless network enables speeds of up to 21 Mbps† and reaches 93 per cent of Canada's population, including British Columbians from Fort Nelson to the Haida Gwaii**, from Fernie to Tofino,” said Mr. Entwistle. “Having one of the world's most advanced wireless networks gives our clients in British Columbia the choice of iconic devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry devices, Android-powered smartphones, and our high speed wireless internet keys.”

 

Nini Baird, chair of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board, added TELUS' commitment to B.C. communities extends beyond infrastructure and new services.

 

“In just 10 years from 2000 to the end of 2010, TELUS, our team members and retirees will have contributed nearly $80 million and 2 million volunteer hours to charitable and community organizations in British Columbia. Building on our heartfelt tradition of community giving, TELUS has supported more than 1,000 British Columbia charitable and non-profit organizations, including the BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, BC Cancer Foundation, MoreSports, Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, ArtStarts in Schools, Union Gospel Mission, Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, Covenant House, Gymnastics BC, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), and the Take a Hike Youth At Risk Foundation.”

 

TELUS was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2010 Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally, the first time a Canadian company has ever received this international honour.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2010.

 

*Comparing HSPA/HSPA+ national networks: “fastest” according to tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres and “biggest” based on population covered. † Based on manufacturers' rated download speed of up to 21 Megabits per second. Compatible device required. Actual speed may vary by device being used, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion, signal strength, and other factors. ** TELUS provides broadband internet service to the Haida Gwaii islands over the world's longest over-water radio Internet transmission.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further capital investments, network expansion, technology and TELUS services. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including assumptions and risks regarding the Company's 2010 targets, capital expenditures, technology and network build, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-7913
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 6/4/2010

TELUS investing more than $70 million in Victoria this year to expand advanced broadband services

Victoria, B.C. – TELUS is investing more than $70 million in Greater Victoria in 2010 to expand the region's advanced wireline and wireless broadband services.

 

“Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $22 billion in technology and operations in British Columbia. This year, we are investing more than $70 million to bring the benefits of the most advanced broadband services to our clients in Victoria, the capital of our company's home province,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO.

 

Mr. Entwistle added, “TELUS' massive investment in information, communications and technology is also delivering advances in priority areas such as healthcare, the environment and the quality of life for Aboriginal people. TELUS is contributing to improved patient outcomes and efficiency in the health care sector with new technologies such as electronic health records and TeleHealth that help shift the focus from remediation to prevention of disease. We are also helping our clients reduce their impact on the environment by providing the latest telecommuting, conferencing and data management solutions enabling the movement of ideas and information instead of people, vehicles and paper. TELUS' commitment to expanding the reach of advanced broadband services is also enabling new education and commerce opportunities for dozens of Aboriginal communities in British Columbia.”

 

TELUS is investing heavily in its wireline broadband network in Victoria to enable the launch of next generation, high definition digital TELUS TV (www.telus.com/tv), which the company expects to offer Victoria clients later this year. This new platform is powered by Microsoft Mediaroom and it will offer customers in Victoria a single personal video recorder (PVR) solution for the whole home. PVR Anywhere can record and play back shows on up to six TVs in a home, record three programs simultaneously from any room, and pause or record a show in one room and continue from the same spot in a different room.

 

This year TELUS will also continue to expand its wireless broadband network in Victoria, building on the November 2009 launch of the fastest and biggest wireless network in British Columbia and Canada* (http://www.telusmobility.com/en/BC/network/about.shtml).

 

“TELUS' new wireless network enables speeds of up to 21 mbps† and reaches 93 per cent of Canada's population,” said Mr. Entwistle. “Having one of the world's most advanced wireless networks gives our clients in Victoria the choice of iconic devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry devices, Android-powered smartphones, and our high speed wireless internet keys.”

 

Mel Cooper, chair of the TELUS Victoria Community Board added TELUS' commitment to Greater Victoria extends beyond infrastructure and new services.

 

“Building on our heartfelt tradition of community giving, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $1 million in the last year alone to local organizations, including the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, the Greater Victoria Volunteer Society, Help Fill a Dream and KidSport.”

 

TELUS currently offers TELUS Satellite TV and is donating $100 to the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children in support of Jeneece Place for every new client who signs-up in Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island up until the TELUS World Skins Game at Bear Mountain June 21 and 22. The campaign has already raised more than $400,000.

 

The TELUS Satellite TV campaign is just one of TELUS' many fundraising efforts supporting the creation of Jeneece Place, a home-away-from-home for children and their families who have to travel to Victoria for care, specialist appointments or lab tests at Victoria General Hospital, the Queen Alexandra Centre or another healthcare facility. TELUS also provided a $100,000 donation from the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game to support Jeneece Place this past June, to ensure the important planning and development of Jeneece Place could begin right away.

 

TELUS was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2010 Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally, the first time a Canadian company has ever received this international honour.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2010.

 

*Comparing HSPA/HSPA+ national networks: “fastest” according to tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres and “biggest” based on population covered. † Based on manufacturers' rated download speed of up to 21 Megabits per second. Compatible device required. Actual speed may vary by device being used, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion, signal strength, and other factors.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further capital investments, network expansion, technology and TELUS services. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including assumptions and risks regarding the Company's 2010 targets, capital expenditures, technology and network build, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-7913
shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 5/4/2010

IAN POULTER AND RETIEF GOOSEN ROUND OUT THE FIELD FOR 2010 TELUS WORLD SKINS GAME

Tickets for star-studded Canadian golf showcase go on sale next Monday

 

Victoria, B.C. The TELUS World Skins Game, renowned for bringing some of the top names in golf to Canada each summer, rounded out the 2010 field today with the addition of two players ranked in the Top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Ian Poulter of England (ranked 7th) and Retief Goosen of South Africa (ranked 16th) will be joining the previously announced trio of Camilo Villegas of Colombia, Fred Couples of the United States and Canada's own Mike Weir when the event visits Victoria, B.C.'s Bear Mountain Resort in June.

 

A two-day pass for the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game is priced at $165 (plus applicable taxes), with a 50 per cent discount for children 12 and under. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, April 12 at 9 a.m. (Pacific Time) and can be purchased online by visiting telusskins.com. or by calling 1-866-60SKIN1 (1-866-607-5461).

 

Poulter, who earned his first PGA TOUR victory in February at the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play, made his first appearance in the TELUS World Skins Game last summer and was an instant hit with the fans in Quèbec City. Known as one of the most colourful players in golf for radical outfits he sometimes wears on the course and his engaging personality, Poulter can be looked at as a serious contender for the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game title.

 

“I had a great time last year playing in the TELUS World Skins Game, and really appreciate the invitation to play again as the event heads to the West Coast of Canada,” said Poulter. “I've obviously enjoyed the start to the 2010 season, but now this return trip to Canada, with the chance to help a great local charity, is sure to go down as one of the highlights of my season.”

 

Like Poulter, Retief Goosen will also be making his second appearance in the TELUS World Skins Game, having played in 2007 when the event was held in Collingwood, Ontario. With 30 international victories to his credit, including U.S. Open Championships in 2001 and 2004, Goosen is one of the top stars of the game.

 

“Any time you have the chance to play alongside such great players, and in front of such supportive fans, as the fans in Canada have been whenever I've played there, you look forward to it,” said Goosen. “The event comes at the perfect time, where we can enjoy the time on the golf course after a challenging U.S. Open, and I know both the players and the fans there will enjoy it.”

 

The two-day event will be held on June 21 and 22, 2010 and will feature five of the top names in international golf each
representing a different country. The intimate, relaxed setting of the Skins Game format allows players to engage with the cameras and the crowds as they compete against each other for pride, prize money and the event's designated charity, Jeneece Place.

 

The TELUS World Skins Game is always a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule for the country's most passionate golf fans, as well as the community that hosts it. Fulfilling its promise to ‘give where we live', TELUS partners with local charitable organizations to make a difference as the event travels from coast-to-coast. Funds are generated through the 'Charity on the Course' program which includes donations made for every birdie and eagle played by the professional golfers during the two days of competition, as well as an online charity auction through eBay.

 


This summer's game will improve the quality of life for Vancouver Island's sick kids and their families for years to come as the money raised during the event will benefit the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children in support of Jeneece Place, a home-away-from-home for families staying in Victoria to be near their children being treated at Victoria General Hospital.

 

“The TELUS team is thrilled we can bring some of the world's top golfers to Victoria to help make Jeneece Edroff's dream a reality while supporting the local economy through an influx of tourists and impactful television coverage,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO. “Jeneece Place is an important project that will make life easier for families during very challenging times in their lives, and we are committed to seeing it built.”

 

TELUS, the Jeneece Place Foundation, the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children and their partners have already raised more than $400,000 for this important project, jump-starting the planning and architecture work. The Jeneece Place Foundation is close to finalizing the site for the facility. In July of last year, Darren Entwistle announced TELUS would also contribute $100 to the creation of Jeneece Place for every new TELUS TV customer on Vancouver Island. TELUS' long-standing commitment to local charities such as Jeneece Place recently won international recognition when the Association for Fundraising Professionals named TELUS the world's top philanthropic corporation for 2010.

 

Bear Mountain Resort's Mountain Course was co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve and opened in August 2003. In June of 2009 the new Nicklaus Design Valley Course opened, giving Bear Mountain the distinction as the only resort in Canada with 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf. The TELUS World Skins Game will take place on the Mountain Course - a masterpiece, offering challenging terrain and spectacular natural beauty. A par 72 playing at 7,212 yards, the course takes full advantage of its setting atop a 1,100-foot mountain, exhibiting dramatic elevation changes and awe-inspiring views.

 

The par 71, 6,807 yard Valley Course is more forgiving and plays at a lower elevation than the Mountain Course. It alternates between 300 and 400 feet above sea level with different vistas and scenery, but is equally spectacular. Bear Mountain also features a Westin Hotel, Spa, Athletic Club, a variety of restaurants and a Village to round out the complete resort experience.

 

Owned and operated by IMG in Canada for 18 years, the TELUS World Skins Game has included many of the biggest names in the game including Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Greg Norman. Regular updates about the 2010 tournament will be posted on telusskins.com.

 

About IMG Sports & Entertainment
Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever 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

 

Dave Haggith
IMG
(416) 960-5312 ext. 120
dave.haggith@imgworld.com

 

Kerri Moore
Bear Mountain Resort
(250) 391-7191
kmoore@bearmountain.ca

  • Posted on 31/3/2010

Innovez et gagnez!

TELUS récompense les projets communautaires les plus novateurs à Québec

 

Québec (Québec) – Le comité d'investissement communautaire de TELUS est ravi d'annoncer aujourd'hui qu'il remettra pour une première fois cette année les Prix Innovation TELUS, des récompenses qui souligneront l'aspect novateur des projets de bienfaisance à Québec et dans la région. Les organismes qui se seront démarqués sur le plan de l'originalité recevront l'une des trois bourses publicitaires d'une valeur de 3 000 $ chacune qu'ils pourront utiliser pour contribuer au rayonnement de leur organisation.

 

« L'innovation est au cœur de la stratégie d'investissement communautaire de TELUS, souligne Hugues St-Pierre, président du comité d'investissement communautaire de TELUS. En 2010, nous encourageons toutes les organisations de bienfaisance locales à se démarquer et à mettre à l'honneur création et originalité. Les vrais gagnants de cette initiative seront les collectivités qui pourront compter sur de nouveaux services et programmes communautaires adaptés à leurs besoins. »

 

Les organismes locaux enregistrés qui souhaitent participer au concours et courir la chance de remporter un des Prix Innovation TELUS ont jusqu'au 2 novembre pour soumettre leur candidature par l'entremise du site telus.com/communautaire. Les récompenses seront remises d'ici la fin de l'année 2010 et permettront de souligner l'innovation technologique et sociale pour trois différents piliers prioritaires du comité d'investissement communautaire de TELUS: l'éducation et le sport, les arts et la culture et la santé et le mieux-être dans notre environnement.

 

Depuis 2005, TELUS, son comité d'investissement communautaire et les membres de son équipe ont remis près de 900 000 $ à des organismes locaux de Québec et de la région et accompli près de 8 500 heures de bénévolat. Chaque année, le comité, qui est composé de chefs de file régionaux et de membres de l'équipe de direction de l'entreprise, accorde des dons à plusieurs dizaines organismes québécois pour financer des projets novateurs qui viennent en aide aux jeunes.

 

À propos de TELUS
TELUS (TSX : T, T.A; NYSE : TU) 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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès au réseau filaire et 1,2 million d'abonnés aux services Internet ainsi que 170 000 abonnés au service TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par le président et chef de la direction, Darren Entwistle, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication mobile et filaire, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP, et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

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

 

Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:

Jacinthe Beaulieu
Relations médiatiques, TELUS
(514) 730-9410
Jacinthe.beaulieu@telus.com


Yves Landry
Directeurs des Affaires communautaires de TELUS
418-722-5577
Yves.Landry@telus.com

  • Posted on 29/3/2010

CAMILO VILLEGAS ET FRED COUPLES SERONT DU TOURNOI SKINS MONDIAL TELUS 2010

Les billets pour cette tradition canadienne qui attire les plus grands noms du golf seront mis en vente le lundi 12 avril, au prix de 165 $ pour un laissez-passer de deux jours

 

AVIS AUX M DIAS – CONF RENCE T L PHONIQUE : Camilo Villegas répondra aux questions des médias canadiens le mercredi 31 mars à midi, heure de l'Est/9 h, heure du Pacifique, concernant sa participation au tournoi Skins mondial TELUS 2010. Les représentants des médias sont priés de composer le 1-877-353-9586 et le code d'accès 48220, suivi du carré, pour participer à la conférence téléphonique.

 

Victoria, C.-B. – Camilo Villegas et Fred Couples ont tous deux remporté des victoires lors de leurs tournois respectifs au début du mois et, cet été, ils tenteront d'ajouter le titre de champion du Skins mondial TELUS à leur liste d'exploits pour 2010. Les noms des deux golfeurs vedettes ont aujourd'hui été ajoutés au groupe de participants, dont Mike Weir, de cette année. L'événement se tiendra pour la première fois à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique, en juin. Les noms des deux derniers joueurs seront annoncés au cours des prochaines semaines.

 

Un laissez-passer de deux jours pour le tournoi Skins mondial TELUS 2010 coûte 165 $ (taxes applicables en sus), et les enfants de 12 ans et moins ont droit à un rabais de 50 %. Les billets seront mis en vente le lundi 12 avril, à 9 h (heure du Pacifique) et pourront être achetés en ligne sur le site www.telusskins.com ou au 1-866-60SKIN1 (1-866-607-5461).

 

Villegas, qui a connu un brillant début de saison, est l'un des joueurs du circuit de la PGA qui a fait le plus couler d'encre jusqu'à présent, remportant une victoire par pas moins de cinq coups à la Classique Honda il y a trois semaines. Le Colombien, qui a remporté en barrage le tournoi Skins mondial TELUS en 2008, n'avait pu défendre son titre l'an dernier en raison d'un conflit d'horaire.

 

« J'ai adoré participer au tournoi Skins mondial TELUS de 2008 et j'ai été déçu de ne pouvoir défendre mon titre l'an dernier, alors j'espère pouvoir me reprendre cet été », a expliqué Villegas. « J'ai beaucoup aimé la formule de cet événement qui attire les plus grands noms, ainsi que jouer devant le public canadien. Je suis ravi d'y être invité de nouveau. Nous attachons également tous une grande importance au fait que cet événement est une formidable occasion d'amasser des fonds pour un organisme de bienfaisance local. »

 

Quant à Fred Couples, il est bien entendu un habitué du tournoi Skins mondial TELUS et est bien connu des amateurs canadiens. Il établira un record en participant pour la dixième fois à l'événement, remportant plus de 1,2 M$ en prix durant cette période. Couples connaît une année historique dans le circuit, mais cette fois en tant que recrue dans le circuit des Champions. Lors de ses trois premiers départs sur le circuit, il a fini deuxième, puis a connu deux victoires de suite, devenant le sixième joueur seulement du circuit des Champions à remporter deux de ses trois premiers départs.

 

« tant donné le succès précoce que j'ai connu dans le cadre du circuit, c'est évidemment très agréable pour moi de jouer au golf maintenant, et je m'attends à ce que cela se poursuive cet été quand je viendrai au Canada pour prendre part au tournoi Skins mondial TELUS », a indiqué M. Couples. « Cet événement est un de mes préférés année après année, et le fait qu'il aura lieu à Victoria pour la première fois rendra ces deux jours très agréables à la fois pour les joueurs comme pour les amateurs. »

 

L'événement de deux jours aura lieu les 21 et 22 juin 2010 et réunira cinq des plus grands golfeurs du monde, chacun représentant un pays différent. Le cadre intime et décontracté du tournoi Skins est propice à l'interaction des joueurs avec les caméras et le public, alors qu'ils se mesurent les uns aux autres pour l'honneur, pour l'argent et au bénéfice de l'organisme de bienfaisance désigné, à savoir Janeece Place.

 

Le tournoi Skins mondial TELUS demeure un événement incontournable du calendrier sportif canadien des amateurs de golf les plus passionnés au pays, de même que de la localité hôte. Concrétisant sa promesse de « donner où nous vivons », TELUS fait équipe avec des organismes de bienfaisance locaux pour changer les choses au fil des déplacements de l'événement d'un bout à l'autre du pays. Dans le cadre du programme de bienfaisance sur le terrain (« Charity on the Course »), des dons sont versés pour chaque oiselet et chaque aigle réussi par les golfeurs professionnels durant les deux jours de compétition, et une vente aux enchères est organisée sur eBay.

 

Le tournoi de cet été permettra d'améliorer la qualité de vie d'enfants malades de l'île de Vancouver et de leurs familles pour les années à venir puisque les fonds amassés pendant l'événement seront remis à la Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children en appui à Jeneece Place, un second chez soi qui sera situé à proximité de l'hôpital Victoria General.

 

« Jeneece Place est un projet important qui facilitera la vie des familles qui traversent des épreuves très difficiles. L'équipe TELUS est ravie de réaliser le rêve de Jeneece Edroff », a souligné Darren Entwistle, président et chef de la direction de TELUS. « Nous sommes également enchantés de pouvoir amener le tournoi Skins mondial TELUS à Victoria durant cette période économique difficile. L'afflux de touristes amateurs de golf et de caméras de télé donnera un bon coup de pouce à l'économie locale. »

 

TELUS, la Jeneece Place Foundation, la Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children et leurs partenaires ont d'ores et déjà amassé plus de 400 000 $ pour cet important projet, avant même le début des travaux de planification et d'architecture. L'emplacement définitif de la Jeneece Place Foundation est sur le point d'être choisi.

 

Le terrain Mountain Course du centre de villégiature en montagne Bear Mountain, conçu conjointement par Jack Nicklaus et son fils Steve, a été inauguré en août 2003. En juin 2009, le nouveau terrain Valley Course signé Nicklaus Design était ouvert, permettant à Bear Mountain de se distinguer en tant que seul centre de villégiature au Canada comptant 36 trous de golf conçus par Nicklaus Design. Le tournoi Skins mondial TELUS se déroulera sur le terrain Mountain Course, véritable chef-d'œuvre offrant un parcours exigeant et une beauté naturelle spectaculaire. Le parcours par 72 de 7 212 verges tire pleinement parti de son emplacement au sommet d'une montagne de 1 100 pieds, présente des dénivellations marquées et offre des panoramas à couper le souffle.

 

Le parcours Valley Course par 71 de 6 807 verges est moins exigeant et se situe à une élévation moindre que le Mountain Course. Situé entre 300 et 400 pieds au-dessus du niveau de la mer, il offre une diversité de vues et de paysages tout aussi magnifiques. Bear Mountain accueille également un hôtel Westin, un établissement thermal, un club d'athlétisme, une diversité de restaurants et un village, bref tous les éléments du centre de villégiature parfait.

 

Le Skins mondial TELUS, depuis 18 ans la propriété d'IMG au Canada, qui en assure également la gestion, a accueilli de nombreuses légendes du golf, dont Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples et Greg Norman. D'autres joueurs du tournoi 2010 seront annoncés dans les semaines à venir et des mises à jour régulières seront affichées à www.telusskins.com (en anglais seulement).

 

IMG Sports & Entertainment
Présente dans 30 pays, IMG Sports & Entertainment offre différents services : consultation, gestion et propriété d'événements, défilés de mode et représentation de mannequins, obtention de licences, conception de terrains de golf et représentation de clients dans les domaines suivants : golf, tennis, diffusion, conférences, football européen, rugby, cricket, sports motorisés, entraînement, sports olympiques et sports d'aventure. De plus, les IMG Academies forment annuellement plus de 12 000 athlètes de niveau junior, collégial, adulte et professionnel dans des centres d'entraînement et de formation multisports à la fine pointe de la technologie et parmi les plus évolués au monde.

 

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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 170 000 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 plus de 3 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 été honorée d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable à l'échelle mondiale 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.

 

Pour plus d'information, entrer en contact svp:
Shawn Hall
TELUS
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com

 

Dave Haggith
IMG
(416) 960-5312 ext. 120
dave.haggith@imgworld.com

 

Jennifer Jasechko
The Queen Alexandra Foundation
(250) 721-6890
Jennifer.Jasechko@viha.ca

  • Posted on 29/3/2010

CAMILO VILLEGAS AND FRED COUPLES ADDED TO FIELD FOR 2010 TELUS WORLD SKINS GAME

Tickets for star-studded Canadian golf tradition, priced at $165 for a two-day pass, go on sale Monday, April 12

 

MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL ADVISORY: Camilo Villegas will be available to Canadian media on Wednesday, March 31 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time/9 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss his participation in the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game. Media are asked to call 1-877-353-9586 and use participant pass code 48220 # to access the call.

 

Victoria, B.C. – Camilo Villegas and Fred Couples have both earned victories on their respective tours earlier this month, and this summer they will be hoping to add the title of TELUS World Skins Game champion to their list of accomplishments in 2010. The two golf superstars were added to the field for this year's event today, joining Mike Weir, when it comes to Victoria, British Columbia for the first time in June. The final two players will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

A two-day pass for the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game is priced at $165 (plus applicable taxes), with a 50 per cent discount for children 12 and under. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, April 12 at 9 a.m. (Pacific Time) and can be purchased online by visiting telusskins.com or by calling 1-866-60SKIN1 (1-866-607-5461).

 

With an incredibly strong start, Villegas has been one of the most talked about players on the PGA TOUR so far this season, and justified the accolades with an impressive five-stroke victory at The Honda Classic three weeks ago. The Colombian native won his TELUS World Skins Game debut in a playoff in 2008 but was unable to defend his championship last year due to a scheduling conflict.

 

“I really enjoyed my time playing in the TELUS World Skins Game in 2008, and was disappointed to not be able to defend my title last year, so I'm hoping to make up for it this summer,” said Villegas. “I really enjoyed the format, the strong field the event attracts, and playing in front of the Canadian fans, so I'm excited about being invited to return. The fact that the event also does a wonderful job raising money for a local charity means a lot to all of us.”

 

Couples, of course, is no stranger to the TELUS World Skins Game and to Canadian fans. He will be making a record tenth appearance in the event, having earned more than $1.2 Million in prize money during that time. Couples is enjoying an historic year on Tour, but this time as a rookie on the Champions Tour. In his first three starts on Tour, he has finished second followed by back to back victories, becoming only the sixth player in Champions Tour history to win two of his first three starts.

 

“With my early success on Tour, it's obviously a lot of fun playing golf right now, and I look forward to that continuing this summer when I come to Canada to play in the TELUS World Skins Game,” said Couples. “It has been one of my favourite events to play each year, and the fact that it will be visiting Victoria for the first time will make for an exciting two days for both the players and the fans there.”

 

The two-day event will be held on June 21 and 22, 2010 and will feature five of the top names in international golf each representing a different country. The intimate, relaxed setting of the Skins Game format allows players to engage with the cameras and the crowds as they compete against each other for pride, prize money and the event's designated charity, Janeece Place.

 

The TELUS World Skins Game is always a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule for the country's most passionate golf fans, as well as the community that hosts it. Fulfilling its promise to ‘give where we live', TELUS partners with local charitable organizations to make a difference as the event travels from coast-to-coast. Funds are generated through the 'Charity on the Course' program which includes donations made for every birdie and eagle played by the professional golfers during the two days of competition, as well as an online charity auction through eBay.

 

This summer's game will improve the quality of life for Vancouver Island's sick kids and their families for years to come as the money raised during the event will benefit the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children in support of Jeneece Place, a home-away-from-home to be located near the Victoria General Hospital.

 

“Jeneece Place is an important project that will make life easier for families during very challenging times in their lives. The TELUS team is thrilled we can help make Jeneece Edroff's dream a reality,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO. “We're also pleased we can bring the TELUS World Skins game to Victoria during economically challenging times, when the influx of golf tourists and TV cameras will give the local economy an important hand-up.”

 

TELUS, the Jeneece Place Foundation, the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children and their partners have already raised more than $400,000 for this important project, jump-starting the planning and architecture work. The Jeneece Place Foundation is close to finalizing the site for the facility.

 

Bear Mountain Resort's Mountain Course was co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve and opened in August 2003. In June of 2009 the new Nicklaus Design Valley Course opened, giving Bear Mountain the distinction as the only resort in Canada with 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf. The TELUS World Skins Game will take place on the Mountain Course - a masterpiece, offering challenging terrain and spectacular natural beauty. A par 72 playing at 7,212 yards, the course takes full advantage of its setting atop a 1,100-foot mountain, exhibiting dramatic elevation changes and awe-inspiring views.

 

The par 71, 6,807 yard Valley Course is more forgiving and plays at a lower elevation than the Mountain Course. It alternates between 300 and 400 feet above sea level with different vistas and scenery, but is equally spectacular. Bear Mountain also features a Westin Hotel, Spa, Athletic Club, a variety of restaurants and a Village to round out the complete resort experience.

 

Owned and operated by IMG in Canada for 18 years, the TELUS World Skins Game has included many of the biggest names in the game including Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Greg Norman. Additional players for the 2009 tournament will be announced in the coming weeks and regular updates will be posted on telusskins.com.

 

About IMG Sports & Entertainment
Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever 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

 

Dave Haggith
IMG
(416) 960-5312 ext. 120
dave.haggith@imgworld.com

 

Kerri Moore
Bear Mountain Resort
(250) 391-7191
kmoore@bearmountain.ca

  • Posted on 26/3/2010

TELUS éteint les lumières et se tourne vers la messagerie pour appuyer L'Heure pour la Terre 2010 au Canada

TELUS soutient le WWF-Canada en éteignant les lumières et en lançant une campagne de dons par messagerie texte

 

Vancouver (Colombie-Britannique) – Les clients de TELUS peuvent maintenant contribuer au Fonds mondial pour la nature Canada (WWF) en participant à la campagne de dons par messagerie texte et ainsi appuyer le mouvement L'Heure pour la Terre 2010.

 

TELUS, en collaboration avec la Fondation des dons sans fil, a fait en sorte qu'il soit simple pour les Canadiens de faire des dons par messagerie texte au WWF-Canada, organisateur officiel de L'Heure pour la Terre au Canada. Au moyen de leur appareil sans fil, les clients peuvent ainsi envoyer le mot « earth » à 45678 pour faire un don de 5 $ jusqu'à concurrence de 30 $ par mois.

 

De plus, samedi soir prochain, TELUS et les membres de son équipe se joindront à des dizaines de milliers d'entreprises et à des millions de gens partout dans le monde qui éteindront leurs lumières pendant 60 minutes dans le cadre de l'événement l'Heure pour la Terre 2010.

 

« Je suis très fier de l'engagement de TELUS pour le développement durable et du soutien enthousiaste des membres de notre équipe à l'Heure pour la Terre », affirme Andrew Wilczynski, directeur, Environnement et responsabilité sociale de la société, TELUS. « Pour notre propre bien et celui des générations futures, nous avons tous la responsabilité de trouver de nouveaux moyens de protéger l'environnement. »

 

Samedi soir, TELUS éteindra toutes les lumières qui ne sont pas essentielles à 20 h 30 (heure locale) dans 32 de ses édifices principaux au Canada. Cette initiative vise à appuyer l'Heure pour la Terre 2010, une invitation internationale à agir conte le réchauffement planétaire.

 

Plus de 2 500 villes dans 120 pays du monde participeront à l'Heure pour la Terre 2010.

 

« L'Heure pour la Terre est la célébration mondiale de notre engagement à lutter contre le changement climatique et à réduire notre empreinte environnementale individuelle sur la planète », ajoute Gerald Butts, président et directeur général du WWF-Canada. « Nous sommes très heureux que TELUS ait permis aux Canadiens d'envoyer un message texte en appui au WWF-Canada afin que notre organisme poursuive son important travail de conservation. »

 

TELUS encourage également les membres de son équipe de partout au pays à participer à l'événement en éteignant tout dispositif d'éclairage et tout autre appareil électrique non nécessaire à l'occasion de l'Heure pour la Terre, samedi soir, pour soutenir cette cause.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur l'Heure pour la Terre, veuillez visiter le site www.earthhour.org (en anglais) ou la page canadienne du WWF (en français) consacrée à ce sujet.

 

TELUS et l'environnement

 

TELUS a fait des gestes verts l'une de ses priorités d'entreprise; peu importe qu'il s'agisse d'aider la collectivité ou de prendre des décisions d'affaires, nous pensons vert.

 

• TELUS a mis sur pied 12 quipes vertes au Canada, des groupes de personnes dévouées qui s'occupent de transmettre des messages et d'échanger des idées écologiques un peu partout dans l'entreprise, tant pour le travail que pour la vie quotidienne.

 

• La Journée du bénévolat de TELUS, qui se déroule chaque année, vise à créer des liens entre les membres de l'équipe TELUS – employés, retraités et membres de leur famille –et des organismes bénévoles locaux à l'échelle du pays dans le but d'offrir des services communautaires. Ces services sont principalement axés sur les activités écologiques, telles que l'assainissement de parcs et de rivières, la plantation d'arbres et les projets de revitalisation des parcs.

 

• Le programme Styles de travail de TELUS permet au personnel de devenir des travailleurs mobiles et de travailler là où ça leur convient le mieux. Ce programme contribue non seulement à équilibrer le travail et la vie personnelle, mais il permet aussi de minimiser notre empreinte environnementale en diminuant les déplacements.

 

• Le Programme de navette intelligent de TELUS encourage le covoiturage entre les membres de notre équipe ou le transport en commun.

 

• En 2009, plus de 128 000 arbres ont été plantés dans le cadre du partenariat entre TELUS et Arbres Canada.

 

• TELUS a réduit sa consommation de papier de 24 % en 2009, sauvant ainsi plus de 15 millions de feuilles de papier.

 

• En 2009, TELUS a aidé ses clients à recycler 108 000 appareils sans fil.

 

• En 2008 et 2009, TELUS a réduit ses émissions de carbone de près de 27 % en réduisant au minimum les déplacements.

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur les engagements de TELUS en matière d'environnement et de durabilité, veuillez consulter notre rapport sur la RSS sur le site TELUS.com/rss.

 

À propos du WWF-Canada
Le WWF-Canada (pour World Wildlife Fund Canada) est membre du WWF, l'un des organismes de conservation indépendants les plus importants au monde qui exerce ses activités dans plus d'une centaine de pays. Le WWF s'attaque à certains des défis les plus audacieux en matière de conservation auxquels doit faire face la planète et aide les gens et la nature à survivre. Au Canada, nous apportons des solutions aux enjeux liés à la conservation qui importent pour les Canadiens et le monde. Le WWF-Canada collabore avec les gouvernements, les entreprises et la population pour lutter contre le changement climatique, la menace la plus sérieuse pour notre planète; s'emploie à conserver nos océans et nos ressources d'eau douce; et sensibilise et mobilise les gens pour bâtir une culture de la conservation. Pour obtenir plus de renseignements, consultez le site Web wwf.ca.

 

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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire et 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 170 000 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 mobile et filaire, 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 plus de 3 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 été honorée d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au monde 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, TELUS
514-730-9410
Jacinthe.beaulieu@telus.com

  • Posted on 26/3/2010

TELUS turns out the lights and turns on the texts for Earth Hour 2010 Canada

TELUS supports WWF-Canada by turning out the lights and launching text-to-donate campaign

 

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS customers can now text-to-donate to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada to further show their support for Earth Hour 2010.

 

TELUS, in cooperation with the Mobile Giving Foundation, has created an easy way for Canadians to text-to-donate funds to the WWF-Canada, the official organizer of Canada's Earth Hour. Through their mobile devices, customers can text the word “earth” to 45678 to donate $5, to a maximum of $30 each month.

 

Additionally, this Saturday night, TELUS and its team members will join tens of thousands of businesses and millions of people around the world in turning out the lights for 60 minutes in support of Earth Hour 2010.

 

“I'm very proud of TELUS' commitment to environmental sustainability and our team members' enthusiastic support of Earth Hour,” says Andrew Wilczynski, TELUS director of Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility. “For our sake and for future generations, we all have a responsibility to continue to explore new ways of protecting our environment.”

 

TELUS will turn off all non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday night at 32 of its major buildings across Canada in support of Earth Hour 2010's global call to action against global warming.

 

More than 2,500 cities in 120 countries around the globe have already signed up to participate in Earth Hour 2010.

 

“Earth Hour is a global celebration of our commitment to help fight climate change and reduce our individual footprint on the planet,” says Gerald Butts, president and CEO, WWF-Canada
“We are so pleased that TELUS has initiated this great opportunity for Canadians to text their support and help WWF-Canada continue its important conservation work.”

 

TELUS is also encouraging its team members across the country to get involved and turn out the lights and other electricity-consuming devices in their homes during Earth Hour on Saturday night in support of the cause.

 

More on Earth Hour can be found online at www.earthhourcanada.org.

 

TELUS Means Green

 

TELUS has made green initiatives an enterprise-wide priority; from helping out in the community to integrated business decisions, we mean green.

 

• TELUS has 12 Green Teams across Canada, each team comprised of a group of committed individuals spreading environmental sustainability messages across the company and sharing ideas for working and living green.

 

• The annual TELUS Day of Service connects team members, retirees and their families with local volunteer organizations across the country to perform community service with an emphasis on environmental activities including; river valley clean-ups, tree planting and park revitalizations projects.

 

• The TELUS Work Styles program equips team members to be mobile workers and work where it suits them best. This program not only contributes to better work/life balance but also minimizes our environmental footprint by cutting commuting times.

 

• TELUS' Smart Commute program encourages team members to carpool, or utilize public transit.

 

• In 2009, TELUS' partnership with Tree Canada supported the planting of more than 128,000 trees.

 

• TELUS reduced paper consumption by 24 per cent in 2009, saving more than 15 million sheets of paper.

 

• In 2009, TELUS helped our customers recycle 108,000 wireless devices.

 

• From 2008 to 2009, TELUS reduced carbon emissions nearly 27 per cent through reduced travel.

 

 

To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the environment and sustainability, please visit our CSR report at TELUS.com/csr.

 

About WWF-Canada
WWF-Canada (World Wildlife Fund Canada) is a member of WWF, one of the world's largest independent conservation organizations, active in more than 100 countries. WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature to thrive. In Canada, we create solutions to conservation issues important to Canadians and the world. WWF-Canada works collaboratively with governments, businesses and the public to help fight climate change, the single biggest environmental threat to our planet; conserve our oceans and freshwater resources; and educate and mobilize people to build a conservation culture. For more information visit wwf.ca.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

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

 

 

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

  • Posted on 23/3/2010

MIKE WEIR HEADLINING 2010 TELUS WORLD SKINS GAME

Annual Canadian golf showcase coming to Victoria, raising funds for Jeneece Place

 

Victoria, B.C. – Mike Weir will headline the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game when it comes to Victoria, British Columbia for the first time on June 21 and 22.

 

Weir, who was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame last year, will make his eighth appearance at the TELUS World Skins Game. In his previous seven appearances he has earned 22 skins for a total of $450,000 while also being instrumental in the event's charitable efforts. In the last nine years, TELUS World Skins games have raised almost $1.3 million for local charities.

 

“I'm looking forward to visiting Victoria this summer to compete in the TELUS World Skins Game, but more importantly to help raise funds to build a home-away-from-home for sick kids and their families at Jeneece Place,” said Weir. “I'm especially proud to participate in this incredible event which has offered me the chance to visit many of the country's top golf destinations over the years and support some great causes. I'm excited to be able to play in front of the fans in British Columbia who have always been very supportive of me.”

 

The two-day event will be held on June 21 and 22, 2010 and will feature the top names in international golf each representing a different country. The intimate, relaxed setting of the Skins Game format allows players to engage with the cameras and the crowds as they compete against each other for pride, prize money and the event's designated charity, Jeneece Place.

 

“Not only will the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game create tremendous local economic benefit for Victoria during these challenging times, it will help support an important cause near to all of our hearts – the construction of Jeneece Place,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO. “Jeneece Edroff is a very special young woman and TELUS is thrilled to help make her dream of a safe, happy home-away-from-home for Vancouver Island children visiting the Victoria General Hospital a reality.”

 

The TELUS World Skins Game is always a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule for the country's most passionate golf fans, as well as the community that hosts it. Fulfilling its promise to ‘give where we live', TELUS partners with local charitable organizations to make a difference as the event travels from coast-to-coast. Funds are generated through the 'Charity on the Course' program which includes donations made for every birdie and eagle played by the professional golfers during the two days of competition, as well as an online charity auction through eBay.

 

This summer's game will improve the quality of life for Vancouver Island's sick kids and their families for years to come as the money raised during the event will benefit the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children in support of Jeneece Place, a home-away-from-home to be located near the Victoria General Hospital.

 

TELUS, the Jeneece Place Foundation, the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children and their partners have already raised more than $400,000 for this important project, jump-starting the planning and architecture work. The Jeneece Place Foundation is close to finalizing the site for the facility. In July of last year, Darren Entwistle announced TELUS would also contribute $100 to the creation of Jeneece Place for every new TELUS TV customer on Vancouver Island. TELUS' long-standing commitment to local charities such as Jeneece Place recently won international recognition when the Association for Fundraising Professionals named TELUS the world's top philanthropic corporation for 2010.

 

Bear Mountain Resort's Mountain Course was co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve. In June of 2009, the new Nicklaus Design Valley Course opened, adding another 18 holes to the existing Mountain Course. The addition gives Bear Mountain the distinction of being the only resort in Canada with 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf.

 

The TELUS World Skins Game will take place on the Mountain Course - a masterpiece, offering challenging terrain and spectacular natural beauty. A par 72 playing at 7,212 yards, the course takes full advantage of its setting atop a 1,100-foot mountain, exhibiting dramatic elevation changes and awe-inspiring views. The par 71, 6,807 yard Valley Course is more forgiving and plays at a lower elevation than the Mountain Course. It alternates between 300 and 400 feet above sea level with different vistas and scenery, but is equally spectacular. Bear Mountain also features a Westin Hotel, Spa, Athletic Club, a variety of restaurants and a Village to round out the complete resort experience.

 

“We're very proud of Bear Mountain Resort and look forward to the opportunity to welcome five of the top golfers in the world, including Canada's very own Mike Weir, when we host the TELUS World Skins Game,” said Len Barrie, president and CEO of Bear Mountain Resort. “We know that Bear Mountain will provide a world-class test of golf for these players and that it will be a thrill of a lifetime for British Columbia golf fans to witness them play in their own backyard.”

 

“There is obviously plenty of excitement surrounding sports in British Columbia right now, and we're looking forward to that carrying over to this summer when the TELUS World Skins Game comes to Victoria for the first time in the event's 18-year history,” said Danny Fritz, vice-president, IMG Canada. “With a spectacular host course at Bear Mountain Resort and a spectacular field, we expect another world-class event in June.”

 

Owned and operated by IMG in Canada for 18 years, the TELUS World Skins Game has included many of the biggest names in the game including Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Greg Norman. Additional players for the 2010 tournament will be announced in the coming weeks and regular updates will be posted on telusskins.com.

 

About IMG Sports & Entertainment
Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

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

 

 

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Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com

 

Dave Haggith
IMG
(416) 960-5312 ext. 120
dave.haggith@imgworld.com

 

Kerri Moore
Bear Mountain Resort
(250) 391-7191
kmoore@bearmountain.ca

  • Posted on 17/3/2010

TELUS investing $650 million in Alberta this year to expand advanced broadband services

Edmonton and Calgary, AB – TELUS today announced it is investing $650 million in Alberta in 2010 as it continues extending the reach and speed of its advanced wireline and wireless broadband services to more Albertans.

 

“Since 2000, TELUS has made more than $21 billion in operating and capital investments in Alberta,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO. “This massive commitment to the province is enabling one of the world's leading wireless networks and the widespread availability of high definition TELUS TV. This year's capital investment continues TELUS' longstanding commitment to providing Albertans with access to some of the world's best telecommunications technology, including the fastest and biggest wireless network that Albertans can access*.”

 

In 2010, TELUS is continuing to invest heavily in broadband networks across Alberta to deliver advanced Internet services and high definition digital TELUS TV. One of TELUS' innovative new services is an enhanced version of TELUS TV, powered by Microsoft Mediaroom. This new platform offers customers a single personal video recorder (PVR) solution for the whole home. PVR Anywhere can record and play back shows on up to six TVs in a home, record three programs simultaneously from any room, and pause or record a show in one room and continue from the same spot in a different room.

 

This year TELUS will also continue to expand its wireless broadband network throughout the province, building on the November 2009 launch of the fastest and biggest wireless network in Alberta and Canada*. The new network enables speeds of up to 21 mbps† and reaches 93 per cent of Canada's population, including Albertans from Slave Lake to Pincher Creek, Grande Cache to Lloydminster.

 

Mr. Entwistle added TELUS' commitment to Alberta communities extends beyond infrastructure and new services.

 

“Since 2000, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $56 million and one million volunteer hours to charitable and community organizations in Alberta. Building on our heartfelt tradition of community giving, this year TELUS plans to contribute $14 million to charitable organizations and community initiatives in the province.”

 

TELUS was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2010 Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally, the first time a Canadian company has ever received this international honour. TELUS has supported more than 1,000 Alberta charitable and non-profit organizations, including the TELUS World of Science in Calgary and Edmonton, the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, the Calgary Humane Society, the Canadian Cancer Society (Alberta/North West Territories Division) and the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2010.

 

*Comparing HSPA/HSPA+ national networks: “fastest” according to tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres and “biggest” based on population covered. † Based on manufacturers' rated download speed of up to 21 Megabits per second. Compatible device required. Actual speed may vary by device being used, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion, signal strength, and other factors.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

Forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further capital investments, network expansion, technology and TELUS services. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including assumptions and risks regarding the Company's 2010 targets, capital expenditures, technology and network build, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.


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403-530-4919
chris.gerritsen@telus.com

  • Posted on 12/3/2010

TELUS renouvelle son régime de droits des actionnaires venant à échéance

Vancouver, C.-B. – TELUS a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle a renouvelé son actuel régime de droits des actionnaires qui arrive à échéance le 20 mars 2010.

 

La Société avait un régime de droits des actionnaires en place depuis 2000 (le « régime de 2000 »). Le régime de droits des actionnaires de 2010 (le « régime de 2010 ») maintient la protection offerte aux actionnaires par le régime de 2000; il n'a pas été adopté en prévision d'une quelconque offre publique d'achat. Le régime de 2010 est, pour l'essentiel, analogue au régime de 2000 et aux régimes qui ont été récemment adoptés par d'autres sociétés canadiennes et approuvés par leurs actionnaires.

 

Le régime de 2010 entre en vigueur immédiatement et sera soumis à l'approbation des détenteurs des actions ordinaires et des actions sans droit de vote de TELUS à l'occasion de l'assemblée générale annuelle des actionnaires de TELUS qui aura lieu le 5 mai 2010. La version intégrale du régime de 2010 sera déposée sur sedar.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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 170 000 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 plus de 3 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 été honorée 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.

 

ÉNONCÉS PROSPECTIFS
Le présent communiqué contient des énoncés prospectifs fondés sur des attentes actuelles, telles que l'obtention de l'approbation des actionnaires pour la ratification et la confirmation du régime de 2010 et l'hypothèse selon laquelle aucun fait nouveau important d'ordre juridique n'aura une incidence négative sur le régime de droits des actionnaires; ces énoncés sont donc soumis à des risques et à des incertitudes qui pourraient entraîner un écart considérable entre les résultats réels et les résultats futurs exprimés de façon explicite ou implicite par ces énoncés prospectifs. De tels énoncés sont entièrement assujettis aux facteurs de risque et d'incertitude inhérents aux prévisions. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com.

 

 

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  • Posted on 12/3/2010

TELUS renews expiring shareholder rights plan

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS today announced that the Company has renewed its current shareholder rights plan which is due to expire on March 20, 2010.

 

The company has had a shareholder rights plan in place since 2000 (the 2000 plan). The 2010 shareholder rights plan (the 2010 plan) maintains the protection afforded to shareholders under the 2000 plan and was not adopted in response to any anticipated take-over bid. The 2010 plan is substantially similar to the 2000 plan and to plans recently adopted by other Canadian companies and approved by their shareholders.

 

The 2010 plan is effective immediately and will be submitted to the holders of TELUS' Common Shares and Non-Voting Shares for approval at the TELUS annual shareholders' meeting to be held on May 5, 2010. A complete copy of the 2010 plan will be filed on sedar.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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

Forward looking statements
This news release contains forward looking statements based on current expectations, such as obtaining shareholder approval for the ratification and confirmation of the 2010 plan and there being no significant legal developments adversely impacting shareholder rights plans, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from the future outcomes expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

 

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shawn.hall@telus.com

  • Posted on 4/3/2010

TELUS offrira le MOTOROLA BACKFLIP Android avec MOTOBLUR

Premier fournisseur de services mobiles au Canada à offrir MOTOBLUR

 

Toronto (Ontario) – TELUS a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle mettra en marché plus tard cette année le très attendu MOTOROLA BACKFLIP Android avec MOTOBLUR, offert en exclusivité sur son réseau 3G+.

 

Couronné par le prix CNET du meilleur téléphone mobile et téléphone intelligent lors du salon « Consumer Electronic Show 2010 », le Motorola BACKFLIP est sans aucun doute le téléphone intelligent par excellence, combinant en un seul appareil les aspects les plus avantageux du réseautage social, de la personnalisation et du mode multitâche. Ce modèle novateur possède un pavé tactile à l'endos de son écran tactile ainsi qu'un grand clavier QWERTY convivial qui se rabat vers l'arrière. Le BACKFLIP fonctionne avec l'environnement MOTOBLUR, la seule solution capable de synchroniser tous vos amis, babillards électroniques, fils de nouvelles, messages, courriels, photos et plus encore, à partir de différentes sources telles que Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, votre courriel au travail et bien plus. Toutes les mises à jour son affichées sur votre écran d'accueil de façon continue pour que vous puissiez répondre à vos contacts immédiatement. Avec MOTOBLUR, vous pouvez consulter aisément les mises à jour et vous n'avez donc plus besoin de passer d'une application mobile à l'autre pour demeurer au courant des toutes dernières nouvelles.

 

« Être un chef de file dans le marché des téléphones intelligents signifie offrir aux Canadiens les meilleurs appareils, tels que le fameux Motorola BACKFLIP, affirme David Fuller, premier vice-président des produits et services à TELUS. La gamme d'appareils 3G+ dernier cri de TELUS comprend déjà un bon nombre de téléphones intelligents avant-gardistes dotés de la plateforme Android avec lesquels les Canadiens peuvent rester en contact et se divertir en tout temps. Nous sommes très heureux d'ajouter le Motorola BACKFLIP à la liste d'appareils exclusifs à TELUS. »

 

Les téléphones intelligents Android de TELUS procurent une navigation web hautement performante et des options personnalisables et multitâches grâce auxquelles les utilisateurs peuvent organiser leur appareil pour qu'il réponde parfaitement à leurs besoins. Nos téléphones permettent aussi aux utilisateurs de profiter sur un seul et même appareil de leurs applications et services Google préférés : YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps ou Google Talk ainsi que des avis en temps réel de réception de courriels, de messages instantanés et de messages Twitter ou Facebook. De plus, avec Android Market, les utilisateurs ont accès à plus de 20 000 applications.

 

TELUS est le seul fournisseur de services mobiles au Canada à offrir les meilleurs appareils Android au monde, dont le Motorola Milestone, doté du clavier rétractable sur écran tactile le plus mince, le HTC Hero, le premier téléphone intelligent au Canada doté de l'interface intuitive HTC Sense et élu le meilleur appareil mobile en 2010 lors du « Mobile World Congress 2010 » à Barcelone; et prochainement, le fameux Motorola BACKFLIP avec MOTOBLUR sur le réseau 3G+ le plus gros et le plus rapide au pays. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur les produits et services de TELUS, rendez-vous au www.telus.com.

 

À propos de TELUS
TELUS (TSX : T, T.A; NYSE : TU) 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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire et 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet ainsi que 170 000 abonnés au service TELUS TV. Dirigée depuis 2000 par le président et chef de la direction, Darren Entwistle, TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication mobile et filaire, notamment des services de transmission de données et de la voix, des services IP, et des services vidéo et de divertissement.

 

Poursuivant son objectif consistant à donner dans les collectivités, TELUS et les membres de son équipe actuels et retraités ont versé 158 millions de dollars à de nombreux organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et fait plus de 3 millions d'heures de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. Neuf comités d'investissement communautaire d'un bout à l'autre du pays dirigent les initiatives philanthropiques de TELUS. TELUS a eu l'insigne honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au monde en 2010 par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir une telle marque de reconnaissance internationale.

 

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

 

 

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416-320-0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 4/3/2010

TELUS to offer the Android-powered MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR

First mobile carrier in Canada to offer MOTOBLUR

 

Toronto, ON – TELUS today announced that it will be offering the acclaimed Android-powered MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR later this year, available in Canada only on the TELUS 3G+ network.

 

Awarded 2010 CNET Best of Consumer Electronic Show award in the Cell phones and Smartphones category, the MOTOROLA BACKFLIP is the ultimate smartphone, combining the best in social networking, personalization, and multi-tasking all in one place. The BACKFLIP also has an innovative backward flip design, which features a touchpad on the back of the touchscreen and a large user-friendly QWERTY keyboard. BACKFLIP features MOTOBLUR, the only solution to sync all your friends, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and much more – from sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, work e-mail and more – with continuous updates, automatically delivering them to your home screen for immediate reply. MOTOBLUR delivers these updates in easy-to-view streams, so there is no need to switch between different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content.

 

“Leading the smartphone market means offering Canadians the best-in-class devices such as the acclaimed MOTOROLA BACKFLIP,” said David Fuller, senior vice-president of Product and Services at TELUS. “TELUS' state-of-the-art 3G+ device line-up already includes industry leading Android-powered smartphones that helps Canadians stay connected and entertained on-the-go. We're thrilled to add the MOTOROLA BACKFLIP to our list of TELUS exclusive devices.”

 

TELUS Android-powered smartphones offer a high-performance browsing experience with personalization and multi-tasking options that enables users to organize their device to best suit their needs. Users get their favourite Google applications and services – YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, and more – and get real-time notification of new e-mails, IM, Twitter and Facebook in one device. Plus, users can access more than 20,000 applications on Android Market.

 

TELUS is the only mobile carrier in Canada to offer the world's best Android-powered phones including the Motorola Milestone, the thinnest touchscreen QWERTY slider; the HTC Hero, the first smartphone in Canada featuring the intuitive HTC Sense user interface and named Best Mobile Handset of 2010 at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress; and soon the acclaimed MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR on Canada's biggest and fastest 3G+ network. For more information about TELUS product and services, please visit www.telus.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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

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

 

 

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TELUS Media Relations
(416) 320 0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

  • Posted on 2/3/2010

TELUS to give $100 to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign in support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for every new TELUS TV customer

Vernon, B.C. – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live”, TELUS will give $100 to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign in support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for every new TELUS TV customer in Vernon, Coldstream, Lavington and Lumby.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. I, along with all of our team members in the Greater Vernon area, am so pleased to support the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation with a gift of $100 in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in the area,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS General Manager. “TELUS team members are proud to enable important community infrastructure projects that benefit the communities where they live, work and serve.”

 

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation's $7 Million Building a Tower of Care Campaign will provide the financial resources to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment to better serve residents who visit the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

 

“We are very excited and pleased that TELUS has thrown its support behind our Building a Tower of Care campaign. Through our campaign over 120,000 residents in the North Okanagan & Columbia-Shuswap will benefit from improvements to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Our campaign will purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment for our Emergency, Ambulatory Care, Maternity, Pediatrics, Cardiac and Intensive Care and Surgical departments. Our success is dependent on the generosity of philanthropic companies like TELUS. I would like to extend a big thank you to the TELUS team for their caring support,” said Joanne Kineshanko, Campaign co-chair.

 

“We wish to congratulate TELUS on having been recognized globally, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, with the 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award, for TELUS' corporate philosophy of “We give where we live,” added Ms. Kineshanko.

 

This new $100 gift in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in support for the Building a Tower of Care Campaign in support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS TV offers over 400 channels, including 40 in High Definition (HD); an HD Personal Video Recorder (PVR) allowing you to record, pause and replay live TV; HD Video On Demand 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 also began offering TELUS Satellite TV in June 2009. TELUS Satellite TV service complements TELUS' IP-based 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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever 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 2/3/2010

TELUS to give $100 to support the Powell River General Hospital Foundation for every new TELUS TV customer in Powell River

Powell River, B.C. – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live”, TELUS will give $100 to the Powell River General Hospital Foundation for every new TELUS TV customer in Powell River.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. We're pleased to support the Powell River General Hospital Foundation with a gift of $100 in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in this community,” said Mike Black, General Manager, Customer Solutions Delivery at TELUS.

 

"The Powell River General Hospital Foundation is very grateful for the generosity of TELUS in helping fund our next hospital project," said Rod Tysdal, President of the Power River General Hospital Foundation. "All Telus employees should be rightfully proud for being honoured with the Association of Fundraising Professionals' 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation, The Powell River Hospital Foundation is fortunate for your efforts on our behalf."

 

The Powell River General Hospital Foundation raises much-needed funds for equipment to support the Powell River Hospital. It is run by volunteers concerned about the quality of health care in Powell River.

 

This new $100 gift in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in support of the Powell River General Hospital Foundation begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS TV offers over 400 channels, including 40 in High Definition (HD); an HD Personal Video Recorder (PVR) allowing you to record, pause and replay live TV and Pay Per View, so you can order 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' IP-based 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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever 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 2/3/2010

TELUS to give $100 to support the Okanagan College's Centre of Excellence for every new TELUS TV customer

Penticton, B.C. – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live”, TELUS will give $100 to the Okanagan College's Centre of Excellence for every new TELUS TV customer in Penticton, Summerland, Naramata and Okanagan Falls.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. I, along with all of our team members in the Penticton and South Okanagan area, am so pleased to support the Okanagan College Foundation with a gift of $100 in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in the area,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS General Manager. “TELUS team members are proud to enable important community infrastructure projects that benefit the communities where they live, work and serve.”

 

"We're excited that TELUS has chosen to support the Centre of Excellence through its campaign in the South Okanagan," says Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton. "The commitment of TELUS and its employees to the communities they serve is well-known. They have been recognized internationally by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their philanthropic leadership, with the 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award. Their choice of this project as a beneficiary shows how committed they are to education and sustainability."

 

The Okanagan College's new Centre of Excellence, a LEED certified building, will increase the college's capacity and will teach sustainable construction and energy conservation.

 

This new $100 gift in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in support of Okanagan College's new Centre of Excellence begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS TV offers over 400 channels, including 40 in High Definition (HD); an HD Personal Video Recorder (PVR) allowing you to record, pause and replay live TV and Pay Per View, so you can order 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' IP-based 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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever 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 2/3/2010

TELUS to give $100 to support the University of Lethbridge's hockey program for every new TELUS TV customer in Lethbridge

Lethbridge, AB – In support of TELUS' philosophy to “give where we live”, TELUS will give $100 to the University of Lethbridge's Pronghorn hockey program for every new TELUS TV customer in Lethbridge.

 

“TELUS believes in the importance of community. We're pleased to support the University of Lethbridge's men's and women's hockey program with a gift of $100 in the name of every new TELUS TV customer,” said Fred Weinheimer, TELUS General Manager.

 

“This gift from TELUS enables the University of Lethbridge to support the renovations at Nicolas Sheran Arena. This retrofit will provide the Pronghorn Women's Hockey Team with a new team room and both our hockey programs with improved training facilities. These improvements will not only greatly enhance the Pronghorn hockey programs but will benefit local minor hockey as well,” said Sandy Slavin, Executive Director, Sport and Recreation Service, University of Lethbridge.

 

“In recognition of TELUS' diversity in its giving, and the impact its support is having on communities across Canada, TELUS was recently presented with the Freeman Philanthropic Services Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognizing them as the top philanthropic corporation for 2010. The University of Lethbridge applauds TELUS' “We Give Where We Live” philosophy and appreciate that they have extended their support to this community-based project in Lethbridge,” Ms. Slavin added.

 

The Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre's planned expansion includes the construction of dressing rooms and a fitness and training room to meet the needs of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Hockey program.

 

This new $100 gift in the name of every new TELUS TV customer in support of the University of Lethbridge's Pronghorn hockey program begins today and will run for one full year.

 

TELUS TV offers more than 400 channels, including 40 in High Definition (HD); an HD Personal Video Recorder (PVR) allowing you to record, pause and replay live TV; HD Video On Demand 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 also began offering TELUS Satellite TV in June 2009. TELUS Satellite TV service complements TELUS' IP-based 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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever 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 1/3/2010

Progressive Employers of Canada – March 2010

TELUS is among 28 Canadian organizations to make the second annual Progressive Employers of Canada list. The list includes diverse companies that offer flexibility, supportive leadership and progressive programs for working parents and their families.

 

TELUS is recognized for offering a range of programs such as:

 

  • Work Styles, enabling many team members to work where they are most effective
  • Flexible benefits
  • Maternity benefits
  • Child care options through TELUS’ partnership with Kids & Company
  • Leaves of absence, including personal and medical
  • Team TELUS Cares, including the Employee Charitable Giving program, Dollars for Doers, TELUS Day of Service and TELUS Community Ambassadors
  • Posted on 24/2/2010

Les télécommunicateurs canadiens terminent les essais de l'appel vidéo sans fil bidirectionnel

Le service créera la plus grande communauté en Amérique du Nord pour l'appel vidéo.

 

Toronto (Ontario) – Les utilisateurs de téléphones mobiles canadiens sont un peu plus près de pouvoir établir des communications vidéo avec leurs parents, leurs amis et leurs clients sur des réseaux mobiles concurrents. En effet, Bell, Rogers et TELUS ont annoncé aujourd'hui la conclusion réussie des essais de l'appel vidéo mobile bidirectionnel entre télécommunicateurs. L'appel vidéo permet au client d'établir une communication visuelle avec son interlocuteur et de lui montrer ce qu'il voit afin, par exemple, de partager des moments spéciaux ou d'obtenir son avis sur un cadeau d'anniversaire avant de l'acheter.

 

Le service d'appel vidéo mobile est actuellement offert par plusieurs télécommunicateurs au Canada, mais les deux interlocuteurs doivent utiliser le même réseau et un téléphone compatible. Lorsque l'appel vidéo mobile intertélécommunicateurs sera lancé, les clients pourront faire des appels vidéo entre différents réseaux, ce qui créera la plus grande communauté en Amérique du Nord pour l'appel vidéo.

 

« Nous sommes fiers de faire partie du premier partenariat entre télécommunicateurs nord-américains qui permettra aux clients de communiquer entre eux par vidéo, a déclaré Stephen Howe, chef du développement technologique chez Bell Mobilité. En supprimant les barrières entre les clients du service d'appel vidéo au Canada, nous prévoyons une forte demande – comme c'est arrivé à la suite d'autres initiatives intertélécommunicateurs visant notamment la messagerie texte et la messagerie photo. »

 

« Cet essai permettra à l'appel vidéo mobile intertélécommunicateurs de franchir une autre étape, en créant une communauté beaucoup plus vaste d'utilisateurs de l'appel vidéo et en offrant aux clients plus de souplesse et de liberté dans leur façon de communiquer, a déclaré Upinder Saini, vice-président, Développement de nouveaux produits chez Rogers Communications. Ce développement très intéressant pour les utilisateurs canadiens de services sans fil est un important jalon pour l'appel vidéo. »

 

« L'appel vidéo mobile offre une expérience de communication plus riche avec les parents, les amis et les partenaires d'affaires, a déclaré Ibrahim Gedeon, chef de la technologie chez TELUS. La réussite de cet essai, fait en collaboration avec Bell et Rogers, est une étape clé pour les utilisateurs de services mobiles du Canada. »

 

Bell, Rogers et TELUS offrent chacune des téléphones qui prennent en charge la norme ouverte de vidéophonie 3G-324M. Cette norme acceptée à l'échelle internationale assure la compatibilité avec les autres systèmes et télécommunicateurs qui l'ont adoptée.

 

À propos de Bell
Bell, dont le siège social se trouve à Montréal, est la plus grande entreprise de communications du Canada. Elle offre aux consommateurs et aux entreprises des solutions à tous leurs besoins de communications, y compris les services sans fil de Bell Mobilité, les services haute vitesse Bell Internet, les services de télévision directe par satellite Bell Télé, le service local et interurbain Bell Téléphonie, les services IP-large bande, ainsi que les services des technologies de l'information et des communications. Bell est fière d'être un Grand partenaire national et le partenaire Exclusif en matière de télécommunications des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques d'hiver de 2010 à Vancouver.

 

Bell est la propriété exclusive de BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE : BCE). Pour plus d'information sur les produits et services de Bell, visitez le site www.bell.ca. Pour obtenir de l'information sur BCE, visitez le site www.bce.ca.

 

À propos de Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications Inc. est une société canadienne diversifiée de communications et de médias. Elle exerce ses activités dans le secteur des services sans fil de transmission de la voix et de données par l'intermédiaire de Rogers Sans-fil, le plus important fournisseur de services sans fil au Canada. Grâce à sa division Cable, Rogers est l'un des plus importants fournisseurs canadiens de services de télévision, d'accès Internet à haute vitesse et de téléphonie par câble. Par le truchement de sa division Media, la société œuvre dans les domaines de la radio et de la télévision, du télé-achat, des magazines, des revues spécialisées et du divertissement sportif. La société est inscrite à la Bourse de Toronto (RCI.a et RCI.b) et à la Bourse de New York (RCI). Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur le groupe Rogers, visitez le site www.rogers.com.

 

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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 170 000 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 plus de 3 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 été honorée 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 24/2/2010

Canadian carriers complete trials of two-way wireless video calling

Service will create largest video calling audience in North America

 

Toronto, ON – Canadian mobile phone users are one step closer to video calling friends, family, and clients across competing mobile networks as TELUS, Rogers and Bell today announced the successful completion of two-way mobile video calling trials between carriers. Video calling lets clients create a ‘see-what-I-can-see' connection with other callers, enabling them to do things like share special moments or get advice on a birthday gift before they buy.

 

Mobile video calling is currently available through several carriers in Canada, but both callers must be on the same carrier's network using compatible handsets. When inter-carrier mobile video calling is launched video calling will be possible across multiple carrier networks and will create North America's largest two-way mobile video calling community.

 

“Mobile video calling is a richer communications experience for family, friends and business contacts,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer at TELUS. “This successful trial involving TELUS, Bell and Rogers is a milestone in the Canadian mobile community.”

 

“We are proud to be part of the first inter-carrier partnership in North America to enable clients to call each other using video capabilities,” said Stephen Howe, chief technology officer for Bell Mobility. “By breaking down the barriers between video calling clients in Canada, we anticipate strong demand for the service – as we saw with past inter-carrier initiatives such as text and picture messaging.”

 

“The trial uses inter-carrier mobile video calling to take video communications to the next level, creating a much larger video-calling community, and providing customers with greater flexibility and freedom in the way they communicate,” said Upinder Saini, vice president of new product development at Rogers Communications. “This is an exciting development for wireless users in Canada and marks a major milestone for video calling.”

 

Bell, Rogers and TELUS each offer video calling handsets that support the internationally accepted open 3G-324M Video Telephony standard, ensuring compatibility with other systems and carriers supporting the standard.

 

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 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 more than 3 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

About Bell
Headquartered in Montréal, Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home Phone local and long distance phone services, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services.

 

Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.

 

About Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider. Through Cable, we are one of Canada's leading providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.

 

 

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For more information, please contact:
Jeremy Baxter
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 643-4059
jeremy.baxter@telus.com

  • Posted on 16/2/2010

Le très attendu téléphone MOTOROLA MILESTONE est maintenant disponible chez TELUS

L'appareil MOTOROLA MILESTONE établit une nouvelle norme en matière de téléphone intelligent

 

Montréal, Québec -TELUS et Motorola ont annoncé aujourd'hui le lancement du très attendu Motorola MILESTONE au Canada. Le Motorola MILESTONE, fonctionnant avec le système d'exploitation Android, offre une expérience Web mobile gratifiante, une fonction de messagerie supérieure et des caractéristiques multimédias haut de gamme, le tout, dans une conception novatrice propre à Motorola.

 

MILESTONE offre le meilleur des deux mondes, avec un clavier QWERTY complet et la navigation à écran tactile, ainsi que la possibilité pour les utilisateurs de personnaliser leur téléphone mobile avec des gadgets logiciels et la liberté d'exécuter simultanément de multiples applications.

 

« Nous sommes très enthousiastes d'offrir le Motorola MILESTONE au Canada, de dire Rick Gadd, vice-président, Appareils mobiles de Motorola Canada. Les Canadiens ont maintenant la chance de faire l'expérience d'un téléphone intelligent qui n'a pas de limites et permet d'exploiter la puissance du Web mobile avec la dernière version du système d'exploitation Android, plus Google Search, la fonction de messagerie simple et des caractéristiques multimédias d'enfer. »

 

« Le Motorola MILESTONE est un téléphone intelligent très puissant, qui conviendra aux Canadiens qui cherchent la façon intelligente de rester branchés à leur réseau social, a dit David Fuller, premier vice-président, Produits et services chez TELUS. L'accent que nous avons mis sur le leadership en matière de téléphone intelligent ces dernières années signifie que nous offrons à nos clients une gamme de produits à la pointe du progrès, qui les aide à rester branchés et divertis en tout temps. Le Motorola MILESTONE est un ajout fantastique à notre gamme de téléphones intelligents 3G+. »

 

Caractéristiques du MILESTONE

 

• Le Web mobile comme jamais auparavant : Le MILESTONE est toujours prêt à offrir la navigation à la vitesse de l'éclair, grâce à sa rapidité de traitement plus élevée, à la navigation HTML format Flash 10 et à la connexion 3G+ haute vitesse. La navigation n'a jamais été aussi facile, grâce à la technique du double-clic et du pincer et zoomer à l'écran WVGA de 3,7 pouces, qui offre une image plus claire et plus brillante avec une résolution deux fois plus grande que celle de ses concurrents.

 

• La puissance de Google Search directement dans le téléphone : Cherchez et extrayez des applications, des contacts, de la musique et bien plus encore à partir de l'écran d'accueil. Grâce à la fonction de recherche locale, Google fait des recommandations en fonction de l'endroit où se trouve l'utilisateur.

 

• La messagerie avec aisance : Avec le clavier QWERTY complet rétractable le plus fin au monde, un écran large et une capacité copier-coller, le MILESTONE peut envoyer et recevoir des textes, des MI et des courriels à la vitesse de l'éclair. En outre, grâce à l'option Quick Connect du MILESTONE, tapez simplement sur un contact et ayez instantanément accès à lui par téléphone, par MI, par courriel ou par texte.

 

• Intégration de la vie privée et de la vie professionnelle : Ayez accès au courriel professionnel et privé ensemble avec le MILESTONE grâce au soutien du serveur Exchange, à POP3, à IMAP et à Gmail. L'intégration continue des contacts synchronise la vie privée et la vie professionnelle, et donne accès aux amis par l'entremise des contacts d'Exchange et de Gmail.

 

• crans d'accueil personnalisés : Découvrez des milliers d'applications et des centaines de gadgets logiciels sur Android Market. Imaginez que l'écran d'accueil est un bureau personnalisé; téléchargez des applications donnant accès à la musique, aux nouvelles, aux sports, aux jeux ou aux outils et disposez-les à votre manière pour créer un écran d'accueil personnalisé.

 

• Une centrale multimédia : L'appareil photo numérique de 5 mégapixels du MILESTONE est doté de la mise au point automatique, d'un flash double DEL et de la stabilisation d'image. Vous souhaitez saisir des souvenirs en mouvement ? MILESTONE enregistre des séquences de qualité d'enregistrement vidéo d'un DVD (D1) avec lecture à touche unique de qualité de diffusion (30 images par seconde) et le téléchargement facile (en 3G ou Wi-Fi) vers YouTube.

 

• Stockage et gestion des médias en un tournemain : Stockez vos films, vos photos et votre musique favoris dans la carte mémoire de 16 Go du MILESTONE, incluant une boîte de réception. Gérez le tout en utilisant le Motorola Media Link, qui relie le MILESTONE à un ordinateur personnel ou au Web, offrant ainsi la capacité de gérer, de sécuriser, de partager et d'élargir des fichiers médias.

 

• Station d'accueil unique : Une fois placé dans sa station multimédia1, le MILESTONE se transforme automatiquement en une station pivot multimédia pour les films, la musique et les photos, et peut même faire office de réveil.

 

Autres points saillants du MILESTONE

 

• Fonctionne avec le système d'exploitation Android 2.0.

 

• Qualité d'appel supérieure grâce à CrystalTalk Plus, qui filtre le bruit de fond et améliore la qualité de la voix.

 

• cran large de 3,7 pouces avec une largeur de 854 pixels et plus de 400 000 pixels au total (plus du double de ce qu'offre le principal concurrent) pour que vous puissiez mieux voir le Web, les courriels, etc.

 

• Suite logicielle complète de Google, incluant Google Maps, Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube.

 

• Utilisez Bluetooth en stéréo pour prendre des appels et écouter de la musique en ayant les mains libres.

 

• Branchez vos écouteurs favoris dans la fiche de branchement pour écouteurs de 3,5 mm et écoutez votre musique ou vos films préférés.
Disponibilité

 

Le téléphone Motorola MILESTONE est disponible exclusivement chez TELUS au prix de 199,99 dollars avec un engagement de trois ans. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, visitez le site www.telusmobility.com ou www.motorola.ca.

 

Au sujet de Motorola
Connu dans le monde entier pour l'innovation dans le domaine des communications, Motorola s'attache à faire avancer la façon dont le monde se branche. De l'infrastructure de transmission à large bande, de la mobilité d'entreprise et de solutions en matière de sécurité publique à la vidéo haute définition et aux appareils mobiles, Motorola est le fer de lance de la prochaine vague d'innovations qui permet aux particuliers, aux entreprises et aux gouvernements d'être davantage branchés et plus mobiles. Motorola (NYSE : MOT) a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 22 milliards $US en 2009. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, visitez le www.motorola.com.

 

Au sujet 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 12 millions de connexions clients, dont 6,5 millions d'abonnés à des services mobiles, 4 millions de lignes d'accès pour réseau filaire, 1,2 million d'abonnés à des services Internet et 170 000 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 plus de 3 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 été honorée 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:

AJ Gratton
Relations médiatiques de TELUS
416-320-0364
aj.gratton@telus.com

 

Stéphanie Babin
HKDP - Communications et affaires publiques
Téléphone : 514-395-0375, poste 238
Courriel : sbabin@hkdp.qc.ca

 

Sophie Merven
HKDP - Communications et affaires publiques
Téléphone : 514-395-0375, poste 239
Courriel : smerven@hkdp.qc.ca

 
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