New SharePlus plan offers unprecedented value on any smartphone or
tablet - unlimited nationwide talk and text, household data sharing
TORONTO, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today unveiled two-year clear and
simple rate plans for both consumers and small business customers.
Launching July 30, TELUS' new plans will feature unlimited nationwide
talk and text and the ability to share data with multiple subscribers
on the same account.
"In another significant step forward on our long-standing journey to put
customers first in everything we do, we are introducing our next
innovation in how we offer our wireless services," said Joe Natale,
TELUS Chief Commerical Officer. "Just as we did with our Clear and
Simple plans in 2009, we have listened to our customers and provided
them with a choice that offers the best of talk, data and text for
Canadians and their families.
"TELUS' new model will give customers peace of mind on their monthly
bills with unlimited nation-wide talk and text and the ability to share
wireless data across multiple devices in the same household," Mr.
TELUS' Clear and Simple approach started in 2009, when TELUS eliminated
system access fees and introduced all-in pricing plans. TELUS' clear
and simple philosophy has seen the company embrace a keen focus on
listening to customers and making real changes to its services based on
their input, including:
Eliminating contract cancellation charges in favour of simple device
Re-writing contracts in plain language
Reducing international roaming rates by 60 per cent
Introducing easy and inexpensive device unlocking
Introducing international roaming data notifications and caps to
eliminate bill shock
Creating flex plans
Eliminating device activation fees
Launching learning centres in our retail stores
Introducing a simple trade-in program
Adding caller ID and voicemail as standard in all plans
TELUS offers customers one of the world's largest 4G LTE networks - the
fastest wireless technology in the world - already available to more
than 70 per cent of Canadians, as well as Canada's most reliable 4G
Keeping it clear and simple with TELUS SharePlus
The new two-year TELUS SharePlus plan brings the best of talk, text and
data together. With the new plans you first select the smartphones and
tablets you want, with unlimited nationwide talk and text giving
customers more certainty on their monthy bills. You then select one
data plan that will cover all the wireless internet needs of you or
your entire household - including smartphones and tablets. The cost per
device goes down as more devices are added to the data plan on the
primary account. You can add an existing device you already have to the
plan, buy a new one outright and pay a lower monthly rate, or pay off a
new device on an easy-pay plan amortized over two years.
The TELUS SharePlus plan includes the following:
Step 1 - Pick your Device
(Voice includes Unlimited Nationwide Talk and Text)
Step 2 - Pick your Data
(All data is sharable on the primary account; 5 cents/MB for overage)
1 - The Smartphone category includes high-end devices such as the iPhone
5 and BlackBerry Q10, while Smartphone Lite includes lower-tier
smartphones such as the iPhone 4 and Samsung GALAXY Ace II X.
2 - Bring your own device or "BYOD" refers to devices purchased at the
month-to-month price or any unlocked device compatible with the TELUS
A single person gets a new iPhone 5 and a new Samsung tablet from
TELUS, both on two year terms at discounted prices, along with a shared
1 GB data plan - $105 a month.
A family of four gets a new iPhone 5, a new BlackBerry Q10 (both on the
Smartphone plan), and two new Samsung Galaxy Ace II X's (both on the
Smartphone Lite plan), all on two-year terms at discounted prices. They
already have a tablet, and add that to the data plan. They are fairly
heavy data users, so decide to share 3 GB's a month - $270 a month for
the entire family.
An individual already has their own smartphone they want to keep using
so opt for the BYOD plan. While they talk and text a lot they don't use
much data, just a bit of social media and a few apps. They go with the
250 MB plan - $50 a month total.
Similarly, TELUS will introduce two-year plans for Small Business. The
TELUS Small Business SharePlus suite of plans was designed with small
businesses in mind and offers fantastic value with unlimited nationwide
talk and text and shared data across smartphones and tablets. Plans
with U.S. roaming built in will complete the suite of plans for small
business customers with 15 wireless devices or less per account.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million
customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.4
million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers
and 712,000 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 $260 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 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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