TELUS expands 4G wireless coverage in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canadians can now enjoy some of the best wireless devices on Canada's fastest coast-to-coast 4G network*

HALIFAX, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced it has upgraded its wireless network to HSPA+ dual cell in Atlantic Canada and is now offering faster wireless internet speeds in Moncton, New Brunswick; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. John's, Newfoundland, and more.

TELUS' HSPA+ dual cell network now online in Atlantic Canada offers manufacturer's rated peak wireless internet download speeds of up to 42 megabits per second with an expected average of 7-14 megabits per second** and is now available to 70 per cent of Canadians coast-to-coast.

This year alone, TELUS is investing approximately $1.8 billion in Canada to further expand and enhance its broadband networks including its 4G wireless services for consumers, businesses and healthcare providers everywhere, including in Atlantic Canada.

"We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars year after year to bring the most advanced network technologies to our customers across Canada," said Brent Johnston, vice-president of mobility solutions at TELUS. "Our investment this year will enable Atlantic Canada consumers and businesses to enjoy TELUS' latest and greatest devices, such as the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, on Canada's fastest coast-to-coast 4G network, with exceptional speeds and reliability."

TELUS is committed to offering a transparent, fair and reliable customer experience by continuing to make friendly changes to services and rate plans. TELUS has launched a series of Clear and Simple initiatives including Clear Choice rate plans with no system access and carrier 911 fees, free SMS data usage notifications, device unlocking services, international roaming rates that have been reduced by up to 60 per cent and are available without a complex travel pass, and redefined device ownership terms that make it easy to upgrade to the latest and greatest smartphones anytime.

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*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

**Speed may vary due to the device being used, network congestion, distance from the cell site, local conditions and other factors.

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.1 billion of annual revenue and 12.4 million customer connections including 7.1 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 400,000 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 will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten 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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