TELUS cuts roaming rates up to 60 per cent for its seven million wireless customers
With the launch of new clear and simple international travel pricing, Canadians can travel abroad this summer knowing they automatically enjoy TELUS' most affordable roaming rates in more than 200 countries
TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Summer is right around the corner and TELUS is celebrating with Canadians who travel abroad by lowering its roaming voice and data rates by up to 60 per cent.
With the launch of TELUS' new clear and simple international travel pricing, all customers get the same low roaming rates when they're traveling. Separate bundles and passes are no longer required to take advantage of the lowest rate, making it easy and hassle-free for customers to use TELUS wireless services when overseas.
"After the launch of our new HSPA+ wireless network in late 2009, TELUS was able to offer our customers a true international roaming capability for the first time, ending Rogers' monopoly in international roaming for Canadians. We quickly started working with carriers around the world to negotiate reduced roaming rates for our customers and we now want to make it as simple and affordable as possible for our customers to use their smartphones wherever they go, without coming home to a surprise on their bill," said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. "We understand what our customers want and we've been working hard over the last few years to give them exactly what they are asking for - clear and simple rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, a free SMS data notification service so they know how much data they have used, and easier access to affordable long distance rates through our recently-announced Skype partnership. Today, we are adding clear, simple and affordable international roaming rates for all of our customers."
The combination of TELUS' device unlocking service, which allows TELUS customers to use local SIM cards overseas; the easy experience of using Skype for affordable long distance calling; and now greatly reduced international roaming rates add up to great news for Canadians planning to travel overseas this summer.
TELUS' new clear and simple international roaming rates will be available to all TELUS customers - business and consumer - in over 200 countries, starting June 27:
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For more information about traveling with your TELUS device, please visit www.telusmobility.com/.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 350,000 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 will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
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