TELUS and Samsung pack power and portability with Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

4G Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 a perfect pair with new $5 TELUS Tablet Flex plan

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - The highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is available from TELUS today. To celebrate the launch of TELUS' first 4G tablet, TELUS is introducing a new $5 Tablet Flex Plan, giving customers flexible and convenient data buckets to help occasional data users avoid unexpected overage fees.

"Our Clear and Simple commitment means TELUS customers can experience the full power of the web, worry-free. With our new Tablet Flex Plan, TELUS customers can enjoy their Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 at a relatively low cost, without being concerned about overage," said David Fuller, TELUS' Chief Marketing Officer. "Whether you're using your tablet for business or just enjoying your favourite entertainment, we are committed to offering a superior experience. A visit to the TELUS Learning Centre is a great first step for Canadians looking to take the leap and purchase a tablet on Canada's fastest coast-to-coast 4G network*."

TELUS' first 4G (HSPA+) tablet is powered by a dual core processor and runs Android's latest operating system, 3.1. It is thinner and lighter than your average tablet, with a brilliant 10.1" screen. The tablet supports Adobe Flash 10.3, and features extremely fast download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second (Mbps). The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a range of rich multimedia features, refined multitasking capabilities, customized user interface options, unique Samsung Hub services, integrated productivity software, and more.

Additional Features of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Include:

  • Weighs only 565 grams and a mere 8.6 mm thick
  • Offers a stunning 10.1-inch screen for viewing and sharing Full HD multimedia contents
  • Download speeds up to 21 Mbps and the option to connect to Wi-Fi networks
  • High resolution (WXGA) screen showcases brilliant graphics with crystal clear clarity (149 PPI)
  • With the 2 megapixel frontal camera, users can video chat with friends, while the 3 megapixel rear camera with LED flash is perfect for taking pictures or recording videos
  • Dual speakers border both sides of the screen to create a surround sound effect for a cinematic movie watching experience
  • Video chat using Google Talk through 2MP VT Camera
  • Social Hub centralizes a user's on-line messages, contact and calendar information, from email, IM, and social networks, into a single center.
  • Music Hub organizes a user's music library and provides instant access to more than 13 million tracks to sample or purchase.
  • 16GB internal memory

Introducing the $5 TELUS Tablet Flex Plan

In response to customers' feedback, TELUS has launched a series of Clear and Simple initiatives including Clear Choice rate plans with no system access and carrier 911 fees, free SMS data notifications, device unlocking, and Clear and Simple international roaming rates reduced up to 60 per cent and available to anyone without a complicated travel pass.

TELUS' latest Clear and Simple initiative is the new Tablet Flex Plan, helping consumers avoid unexpected fees by offering a data plan designed for occasional use with the flexibility to accommodate spikes in data consumption without expensive overage charges. For only $5 per month for 10 megabytes (MB) of data, customers can enjoy peace of mind when using their tablet in areas without Wi-Fi coverage. If a customer goes over 10 MB in a month, the plan automatically flexes into the $10 tier offering up to 100 MB or, if needed, to the $20 tier with 500 MB or the $35 bucket with five Gigabytes (GB) per month.** This plan is perfect for customers who want a back-up to ensure they always have internet access even when Wi-Fi is unavailable.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is available at TELUS locations today for $649.99.

For more information please visit www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/samsung_galaxy_tab.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres.

**Offer available until November 1, 2011. Data is valid for 30 days from activation and cannot be carried over month to month. The Tablet Flex Plan will automatically renew every 30 days unless you change or cancel your plan.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.1 billion of annual revenue and 12.4 million customer connections including 7.1 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 400,000 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.

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

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

For further information:

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

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