TELUS Link connects teams faster, in more places and on more devices
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS Link, the next generation Push To
Talk (PTT) service over TELUS' 4G HSPA and LTE networks as well as
Wi-Fi, will be available to customers in mid-October. TELUS Link will
provide instant 'walkie-talkie' voice communication with an individual
or a team as well as standard wireless service, enabling members of a
work team to connect in less than one second wherever they are.
Customers can also roam in the U.S. and around the world with enhanced
coverage via PTT over Wi-Fi.
"TELUS' constant innovation allows us to meet and exceed the extremely
high standards our business customers have come to expect from our
technology," said Jim Senko, vice-president of Small Business
Solutions, TELUS. "TELUS Link is the natural evolution of our
industry-leading Mike service and is Canada's only Push To Talk service
available over Wi-Fi. With access to our blazing fast 4G LTE data
speeds, TELUS Link customers will experience expanded services as well
as a seamless transition to all major smartphone operating systems."
TELUS Link will allow people working for Canadian businesses in fields
such as construction, transport, energy, utilities and manufacturing to
connect quickly with individuals or large groups in less than one
second on the TELUS 4G network, which now covers 97 per cent of
Canada's population from coast-to-coast. It combines the best features
of a walkie-talkie with the advantages of today's latest smartphones
including extremely high speeds and bandwidth for data, excellent sound
quality, and increased productivity advantages.
Compatible with smartphones on all major operating systems, TELUS Link
can also be downloaded and used on rugged phones like the Samsung
Galaxy Rugby LTE. In addition, TELUS' new ultra-rugged voice phone
available this month, the Sonim XP5560, will soon be able to access the
TELUS Link service.
Unlimited Canadian PTT features and plans start at only $15 per month,
with offers such as $0 hardware available for existing Mike customers
interested in moving to TELUS Link, U.S. roaming, and shared data
across a team. To learn more about TELUS Link, please visit www.telus.com/teluslink.
For customers who wish to remain on the iDEN network, TELUS intends to
support the Mike service over at least the next couple of years. 4G LTE
networks feature device data speeds of up to 75 Mbps - up to 3.5 times
faster than HSPA+ speeds. This translates into incredibly fast Push To
Talk call setup time and increased data flexibility.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2
million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless
subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million
Internet subscribers and 743,000 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.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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