TELUS offers free taxi rides and phone calls to Montrealers
MONTREAL, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Starting this weekend, a fleet of TELUS
branded taxis will storm the streets of Montreal offering free rides
and phone calls to anyone--whether they are last minute shoppers or
holiday party-goers. From December 18 to December 25, ten TELUS branded
taxis will cruise Montreal's downtown between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Whether it's to the store around the corner or to a festive evening
out, Montrealers will have the opportunity to take advantage of this
perk from TELUS. En route, passengers will also be offered a free
holiday call anywhere in North America on Canada's fastest
coast-to-coast mobile network.
"The last week before the Holidays is hectic, holiday shoppers have
their hands full between social commitments and picking out that
perfect gift for their loved ones. We want to help make the holiday
rush a little easier for Montrealers with a stress-free ride on us,"
said Anne-Marie LaBerge, vice-president, Brand & Marketing
Communications, TELUS. "The holiday season is also a time to share with
family and friends and we believe it's important to connect with them,
so we are also offering free calls on TELUS' 3G+ network while being
The TELUS taxi's are driving into other cities across Canada including;
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Toronto to bring a
helping hand to shoppers across Canada.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 12.1 million
customer connections including 6.9 million wireless subscribers, 3.8
million wireline network access lines, 1.2 million Internet subscribers
and 266,000 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 $185 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.5 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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