Canada's fastest* 4G mobile network roars into Winnipeg with Dual Cell HSPA+ network
access, world class mobile devices and clear and simple services
WINNIPEG, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced that Winnipeggers can
now enjoy the latest and greatest mobile devices running on its
advanced 4G network, offering manufacturers rated peak speeds of 21.1
Megabits per second (Mbps). Further, in March TELUS will be the first
to bring Winnipeg the most advanced Dual Cell HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+)
technology, giving customers even faster manufacturer's rated wireless
download speeds of up to 42 Mbps**.
TELUS consumers and businesses in Winnipeg now have access to world
class mobile devices to stay connected on-the-go, including iconic
smartphones such as the iPhone 4, BlackBerry Torch, HTC Desire HD, and
lightning-fast 4G Mobile Internet keys, all available at TELUS stores.
Customers can also enjoy a host of unique, future friendly TELUS
services, such as unlimited calling plans designed specifically for
Winnipeggers, in store Learning Centres, as well as TELUS' unique Clear
and Simple services that include early device upgrades, rate plans
without system access and carrier 911 fees, and device unlocking for
TELUS SIM-based devices.
"TELUS is pleased to bring Winnipeggers more choice and flexibility than
ever before, combined with access to the latest and greatest mobile
devices on the planet and advanced 4G network speeds," said Brent
Johnston, vice-president of Mobile Solutions at TELUS. "Our commitment
is to offer value, flexibility, simplicity and transparency to our
Winnipeg customers and we are excited about doing that on our new
blazing fast 4G network."
TELUS' 4G network is a unique zoned service covering the City of
Winnipeg, offering more than 60 per cent of Manitobans access to the
most advanced wireless technology available. Over the next two years,
TELUS' nationwide coverage will expand to include even more Manitoba
TELUS' Dual Cell upgrade doubles the manufacturers rated speed of HSPA+
from 21.1 Mbps to 42.2 Mbps. An industry-recognized 4G technology,
HSPA+ provides an interim step towards the deployment of Long Term
Evolution (LTE) wireless network technology. For more information about
TELUS' 4G network, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4G.
* Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban
centres available from national HSPA+ service providers. Internet
access speed provided by the network operator may vary due to the
device being used, network congestion, distance from the cell site,
local conditions and other factors. Speed on the Internet is beyond the
wireless network operator's control and may vary with your
configuration, Internet traffic, website server and management
policies, and other factors. Coverage maps are approximate. Actual
coverage and network services can vary and are subject to change.
** Speed may vary due to the device being used, network congestion,
distance from the cell site, local conditions and other factors.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.8 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 300,000 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 $211 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.7 million hours of
service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards
across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was
honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation
globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
SOURCE TELUS Corporation
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TELUS Media Relations