Sydney residents now among more than 24 million Canadians enjoying
access to 4G LTE technology from TELUS
SYDNEY, NS, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS has brought the world's fastest
and most advanced wireless technology to Sydney. This expansion of
TELUS' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage means customers in
the community can take advantage of dramatically faster wireless
Internet speeds when surfing the web, reading emails or accessing the
latest chart topping music and social media sites.
TELUS' blazing fast 4G LTE service now covers more than 70 per cent of
the Canadian population across approximately 170 markets.
"We're pleased our customers in Sydney are now among the more than 24
million Canadians who can enjoy access to the world's fastest wireless
technology from TELUS," said Ken Power, director of sales, TELUS. "We
continue to invest in expanding and improving our network, community by
community across Nova Scotia. Now, with our new TELUS Network
Experience app, customers can help us invest in their service by easily
reporting network issues while on-the-go through their mobile devices
for the ultimate network experience."
4G LTE is the new standard for wireless technology around the world,
with most new handsets built to take advantage of its superior speed.
TELUS customers can already experience the full capabilities of TELUS'
4G LTE network on popular devices such as the recently launched Samsung
GALAXY S4, BlackBerry Q10, HTC One, and BlackBerry Z10. Other
LTE-enabled devices in TELUS' lineup include: Samsung Galaxy S III,
Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Rugby LTE, Samsung ATIV S, LG Optimus
G, HTC One X+, as well as the Huawei E397 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key
and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.
TELUS' 4G LTE network supports manufacturers' rated peak download speeds
of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12
to 25 Mbps. This means downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a
4G LTE-capable device could take as few as three and a half to seven
minutes and a 1.2GB HD movie from iTunes could happen as quickly as
between seven and 14 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel
outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas they will move seamlessly from
4G LTE to the existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption of service.
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. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion
to bring Canadians some of the most advanced broadband networks in the
Customers can download the TELUS Network Experience (TNE) application for free through app stores on 4G phones including Android,
iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones other than BlackBerry Z10 and
BlackBerry Q10 devices. The TNE app is expected to be available on
BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones in the coming months.
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.
For more information on TELUS 4G LTE please visit: telusmobility.com/4GLTE or check out our coverage map at: telusmobility.com/coverage.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million
customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers,
3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet
subscribers and 712,000 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
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
This news release contains forward looking statements. By their nature,
forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and
predictions about future events and are subject to inherent risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially
from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements.
Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation
to update or revise forward-looking statements.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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Holly Dunn, for TELUS