Prepare your communications equipment for changes to Daylight Savings Time

    TELUS recommends simple steps to ensure smooth transition

    TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - TELUS has been working hard to make this year's
early transition to Daylight Saving Time (DST) as simple as possible for
    TELUS has re-programmed all its networks to account for the new time
switch, taking place Sunday. Most mobile phones and landline telephones
equipped with call display take their time settings automatically from the
network so there is no action required from users.
    However, customers with handheld data devices like the Blackberry that
don't take their time from the TELUS network will have to download software
patches from the manufacturer's website or manually change the time on their
device. To make things easier for those customers, TELUS has created a website
- - with information about the change, a list of
devices impacted, and links to manufacturer websites.
    Beginning this year, DST will be four weeks longer. It will start three
weeks earlier than in previous years on March 11 and end one week later on
November 4.
    The transition to DST will affect time processing functions in computers,
applications, communications equipment, mobiles and PDA's, including the
equipment driving TELUS' landline and wireless networks for consumers and
businesses. TELUS has been working on the DST changes since August 2006 to
ensure all time-sensitive network and system clocks align with the new 2007
DST schedule. The TELUS network is ready, and the transition to the new rules
will be smooth.
    For TELUS business customers with equipment maintenance agreements, TELUS
will complete all necessary changes to its customers equipment by March 11 to
ensure a seamless transition to the new DST rules.
    TELUS is advising businesses that maintain their own telecommunications
equipment and networks to analyze their systems to determine potential impacts
and consult with their equipment manufacturers to implement appropriate
changes. Failure to make the necessary changes could impact processes such as
alarm generation, reporting and billing.
    For detailed information on the current DST schedule in Canada, see the
National Research Council of Canada website at

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million
customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 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, over the last six years TELUS has
contributed more than $76 million to charitable and non-profit organizations,
and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its
local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please

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For further information: Allison Vale, TELUS Media Relations, (416)

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