On the twelfth day of Christmas TELUS gave to me: free rides in a taxi

TELUS offers free taxi rides and phone calls to Montrealers

MONTREAL, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Starting this weekend, a fleet of TELUS branded taxis will storm the streets of Montreal offering free rides and phone calls to anyone--whether they are last minute shoppers or holiday party-goers. From December 18 to December 25, ten TELUS branded taxis will cruise Montreal's downtown between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Whether it's to the store around the corner or to a festive evening out, Montrealers will have the opportunity to take advantage of this perk from TELUS. En route, passengers will also be offered a free holiday call anywhere in North America on Canada's fastest coast-to-coast mobile network.

"The last week before the Holidays is hectic, holiday shoppers have their hands full between social commitments and picking out that perfect gift for their loved ones. We want to help make the holiday rush a little easier for Montrealers with a stress-free ride on us," said Anne-Marie LaBerge, vice-president, Brand & Marketing Communications, TELUS. "The holiday season is also a time to share with family and friends and we believe it's important to connect with them, so we are also offering free calls on TELUS' 3G+ network while being driven home."

The TELUS taxi's are driving into other cities across Canada including; Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Toronto to bring a helping hand to shoppers across Canada.

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 12.1 million customer connections including 6.9 million wireless subscribers, 3.8 million wireline network access lines, 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 266,000 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 $185 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.5 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.

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

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

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