TELUS first to bring LG Touch Phone to Canada



    Only from TELUS, the LG VENUS brings the next generation of the cell
    phone user interface to life for Canadians

    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced that it will be the first
Canadian carrier to bring the next generation of the cell phone interface to
life with the LG VENUS touchscreen phone. The LG Venus is the first in a
series of LG Electronics touch screen phones TELUS will bring to Canadians
this year. Touch screen user interfaces are typically reserved for high-end
entertainment and productivity tools such as Smartphones and personal digital
assistants (PDAs) and this marks the first time that Canadians will be able to
own a touch screen phone.
    "Today's cell phones are incredibly powerful communications and
entertainment devices. To better utilize the capabilities of these devices, we
believe the touchscreen interface is the future," said Rizwan Jamal, senior
vice-president of TELUS Consumer Solutions. "We are very excited to introduce
the LG VENUS, the first of the LG Touch series. The LG VENUS will be followed
by additional touchscreen phones later in the year to help keep our customers
entertained and connected whenever they want, wherever they are."
    "LG is excited to launch our LG VENUS Touch phone in Canada with TELUS.
Canadians looking for style and state-of-the-art technology will love this
phone," said, Andrew Barrett, vice-president of Marketing, LG Electronics
Canada. "With the release of the LG VENUS, Canadians will be able to
experience touch technology while they listen to their favourite songs and
view videos, all packaged in a very attractive two-screen design."
    Designed to impress, the LG Touch series has everything to satisfy
Canadian appetites for style and entertainment. The LG VENUS is the first of
the LG Touch series available this year from TELUS and is the only LG Touch
phone that features dual LCD screens and intuitive touchscreen navigation. The
LG VENUS is the perfect accessory for fashion conscious consumers on the prowl
for the latest must-have phone.
    The touchscreen user interface represents the biggest innovation in the
cell phone user interface in years. The touchscreen simplifies the traditional
phone keypad by eliminating up to a dozen keys that were previously used for
navigating the menus of traditional cell phones. To further simplify the user
interface, the touchscreen interface only displays user options that are
relevant to the task.
    The LG Touch series will support a wide range of entertainment services
including TELUS mobile music, TELUS Mobile Radio, TELUS Mobile TV and TELUS
Navigator.
    The LG VENUS from TELUS is expected to be available by mid-April in black
with silver trim, with a pink version available later in the spring. For more
information about the LG VENUS from TELUS, please visit: www.telus.com

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.1 billion of annual revenue and 11.1 million
customer connections including 5.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $113 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
visit telus.com.

    Forward-looking statements

    This document contains statements about expected future events and
financial and operating results of TELUS Corporation ("TELUS" or the
"Company") that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking
statements require the Company to make assumptions and are subject to inherent
risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the assumptions (see
key assumptions listed above), predictions and other forward-looking
statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could
cause actual future results, conditions, actions or events to differ
materially from the targets, guidance, expectations, estimates or intentions
expressed in the forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as
required by law.
    Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include but
are not limited to: competition (including more active price competition);
handset availability; economic growth and fluctuations; capital expenditure
levels; financing and debt requirements; human resource developments; business
integrations and internal reorganizations; technology; regulatory approvals;
regulatory developments (including the spectrum auction, tower sharing and
roaming rules, and new media proceedings); process risks (including conversion
of legacy systems and billing system integrations); health, safety and
environmental developments; litigation and legal matters; business continuity
events (including man-made and natural threats); any prospective acquisitions
or divestitures; and other risk factors discussed herein and listed from time
to time in TELUS' reports, comprehensive public disclosure documents including
the 2006 Annual Report, 2007 quarterly reports and in other filings with
securities commissions in Canada (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com) and the
United States (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov).
    For further information, see Section 10: Risks and risk management in
TELUS' annual 2007 Management discussion and analysis.

    About LG Electronics, Inc.

    The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global force in
electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000
employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual total revenues
of more than US $35-billion (non-consolidated). LG Canada has offices in
Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning
products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products
include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and digital appliances.
For more information please visit www.lg.ca.

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For further information:

For further information: TELUS Media Relations: Anne-Julie Gratton,
(416) 279-8522, aj.gratton@telus.com; For LG Electronics: Katherine Dyriw,
High Road Communications, kdyriw@highroad.com, (416) 644-2288

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