TELUS’ 4G LTE wireless service launches in Saskatchewan

Regina and Saskatoon now home to the fastest wireless technology in the world

Regina/Saskatoon, SK, 2013-04-11, press-release via LTE Depot – TELUS today announced it is offering service on Canada’s largest 4G LTE network to customers in Regina and Saskatoon. Now even more customers in Saskatchewan can experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music and social media sites.

“Already enjoying Saskatchewan’s largest 4G network, we are pleased to welcome residents of Regina and Saskatoon to our 4G LTE wireless network service, which now covers more than 24 million Canadians across the country,” said Brent Johnston, vice-president, TELUS Mobility Solutions. “TELUS is committed to putting customers in Saskatchewan first by providing the best service, the fastest wireless technology available in the world today and the latest devices to keep connected while on the go.”

TELUS’ blazing fast 4G LTE service now covers more than 70 per cent of the Canadian population across approximately 170 markets. TELUS will launch its 4G LTE service in other regions of Saskatchewan in the coming months.

4G LTE is the new global standard for wireless technology with most new handsets built to take advantage of its superior speed with manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 10 to 15 Mbps.  TELUS customers can already experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network service on  popular devices such as the BlackBerry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Rugby LTE, Samsung ATIV S, LG Optimus G, HTC One X+, and the Huawei E397 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.

For the best possible wireless experience, TELUS also recently launched the TELUS Network Experience app which gives customers an easy way to report any network issues while on-the-go right from their mobile device. Customers can download the TELUS Network Experience (TNE) application for free through app stores on 4G phones including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. TNE will be available on BlackBerry Z10 devices in the coming months.

4G LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology plan made possible by the 2009 launch of its coast-to-coast 4G HSPA wireless network service. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. The 4G HSPA network in Saskatchewan covers 99 per cent of the province’s population. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless networks in the world.

Putting Customers First:
Additionally, TELUS is putting customers first and embracing new ideas to make the TELUS experience even better. By listening to customers, TELUS has not only launched Canada’s first network experience mobile application to report network issues, it has also eliminated activation fees and dramatically simplified its entire fee schedule. This builds on a series of improvements where TELUS has also eliminated carrier 911 and system access fees on all its Clear and Simple rate plans; reduced bill shock with Flex Data Plans, Data Notifications and travel roaming packages; added Caller ID and Voicemail as standard on all TELUS rate plans; simplified device pricing with Anytime Upgrades; and revolutionized mobility contracts by introducing a Device Balance instead of a contract termination fee. Plus starting April 17, TELUS customers can get a one-to-one or group learning session at select TELUS stores in Saskatchewan to learn how to get the most out of their new device.

TELUS is committed to the community in Saskatchewan and every customer helps us give where we live. When customers activate a new smartphone with TELUS, good things happen. For every new smartphone activated on the TELUS network by August 7, 2013, we will give $25 to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, up to a maximum donation of $100,000. Since the Phones for Good campaign began in 2011, TELUS has given more than $2 million to 20 local community projects across Canada.

For more information on TELUS 4G LTE or to sign up for network coverage updates, please visit: telusmobility.com/4GLTE or check out our coverage map at: www.telusmobility.com/coverage.

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 678,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

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


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