TELUS brings HSPA+ network access and exclusive devices to tech hungry Saskatchewan
REGINA, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - TELUS' new wireless network is now available in Saskatchewan. TELUS' network uses the most advanced 3G+ mobile broadband technology, HSPA+ and offers customers increased wireless data download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second*, access to a world class selection of leading edge mobile devices, and international roaming service to more than 200 countries.
TELUS consumers and businesses in Saskatchewan now have access to the latest devices to stay connected on-the-go including iconic smartphones, lightning-fast Mobile Internet keys, and stylish feature phones. Many are available only from TELUS, such as the award winning HTC Desire, the MOTOROLA CHARM, the INQ CHAT 3G.
"TELUS is excited to bring its new blazing fast 3G+ network, the biggest in Saskatchewan, along with some of the coolest devices on the planet, many available only from TELUS," said Joe Natale, Chief Commercial Officer, TELUS. "Consumers and businesses in Saskatchewan now have more choice than ever before."
TELUS is also offering an exclusive 30-day money back guarantee on all its 3G+ devices, giving Saskatchewan customers a chance to upgrade to the latest and greatest smartphones and experience the coverage and speed of the TELUS mobile network.
As the official national wireless provider for the CFL, TELUS is also giving Canadian football fans the chance to enjoy TELUS CFL Mobile. TELUS CFL Mobile offers all Canadian wireless customers access to scoreboards, stats, standings, schedules and news articles. TELUS customers will have access to the application's advanced features, including live video-streaming of all CFL games and exciting in-game, on-demand features, a special scoreboard experience with live stats and a chance to win a trip to this year's sold-out 98th Grey Cup in Edmonton. Available now on most BlackBerry smartphones, the TELUS CFL Mobile experience is coming soon on more leading smartphone platforms, including the iPhone and Android.
As part of the company's investment in 3G+ wireless services this year, TELUS has entered into a enhanced network sharing agreement with SaskTel that builds on arrangements the companies have had in place since 1999. The network sharing agreement facilitates the deployment of next generation wireless voice and data services for TELUS customers in Saskatchewan, optimizes cell-site utilization, and maximizes the potential for operating efficiencies. Saskatchewan will also benefit from enhanced choice for roaming both domestically and internationally and access to new next generation data services and applications.
By leveraging the investment TELUS has already made in its 3G+ network, this launch is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2010.
* Manufacturer rated. Requires compatible device. Actual speed may vary by device being used, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion, signal strength, and other factors.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 12 million customer connections including 6.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.8 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 228,000 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 $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 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 international recognition.
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SOURCE TELUS Corporation
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