TELUS Launches BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10 in Canada

TELUS Launches BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10 in Canada 
TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today launched the new BlackBerry® Z10 
smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10 in Canada. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the 
first smartphone to launch with the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented 
BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a powerful and unique new mobile 
computing experience. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is the fastest and most 
advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, and offers a smarter experience that 
continuously adapts to a customer's needs. 
The new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone will be available in-store at TELUS on 
February 5, 2013 for $149 on a 3-year term with a minimum $50 monthly plan* 
before tax or $650 month-to-month. Customers can also pre-order the new 
BlackBerry Z10 from TELUS starting today at 
"Our customers want smartphones that help them be faster, more efficient, and 
more effective," said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer, TELUS. "We 
carefully select only the best products for our customers and focus on giving 
them the best possible start with distinctive supporting services and programs 
like our TELUS Learning Centres, Anytime Upgrades, Device Trade-in and Flex 
Data Plans. We're excited about the potential the new BlackBerry 10 platform 
brings to the marketplace and to our customers." 
"The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry 
customers. Combined with 4G LTE network and service plans from TELUS, 
BlackBerry Z10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication 
experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks, 
and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them," said Carlo 
Chiarello, EVP, Global Smartphone Business at RIM. 
BlackBerry 10 isa re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented 
BlackBerryplatform that creates a powerful and unique new mobile computing 
experience. BlackBerry 10 gives customers a faster and smarter experience that 
continuously adapts to their needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every 
detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as: 

    --  Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub -  A new mobile computing
        paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one
        swipe away
    --  Keyboard -  Understands and adapts to customers, so they can
        type faster and more accurately
    --  BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) -  Allows customers to share
        things with the people that matter to them in an instant
    --  BlackBerry® Balance™ technology - Protects what is
        important to customers and the businesses they work for

TELUS is putting customers first and embracing new ideas to make the TELUS 
experience better. 
Part of our superior customer experience is helping customers learn how to get 
the most out of their new device such as the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. 
TELUS Learning Centres are unique to the Canadian market. Found in more than 
200 TELUS locations across Canada, Learning Centres are there to provide 
personalized, one-on-one training sessions to new BlackBerry Z10 customers 
with a TELUS Learning Specialist. 
In addition, after listening to customers, TELUS has eliminated activation 
fees while dramatically simplifying its entire fee schedule. This builds on a 
series of improvements made over the past several years where TELUS has also 
eliminated carrier 911 and system access fees on all its Clear and Simple rate 
plans, reduced bill shock with Flex Data Plans, Data Notifications and 
Worry-free Travel, added Caller ID and Voicemail as standard on all TELUS rate 
plans, simplified device pricing with Anytime Upgrades, and revolutionized 
mobility contracts by introducing a Device Balance instead of a contract 
termination fee. 
TELUS customers can also get 4G LTE coverage in more places with an expanding 
network that now covers nearly 70 per cent of the Canadian population. 
TELUS'4G LTE coverage provides peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits 
(Mbps) per second, with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps ** and if a TELUS 
customer travelsoutside of 4G LTE network coverageareas, they will move 
seamlessly to the existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption ofservice. 
* BlackBerry customers with unlimited Social, unlimited Email & IM, or
unlimited BBM plans migrating to BlackBerry Z10 must choose a new
smartphone rate plan to avoid overage charges.
**According to manufacturer's rating.  Expected average speeds of 12 to
25 Mbps, with compatible devices. 
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company 
in Canada, with $10.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.0million customer 
connections including 7.6million wireless subscribers, 3.4million wireline 
network access lines, 1.3million Internet subscribers and more than 635,000 
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 
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members 
and retirees have contributed more than $300million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million 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 international recognition. 
For more information about TELUS, please visit 
BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos 
are the property of Research In Motion Limited. RIM is not responsible for any 
third party products or services. 
Media Contact: Donna Ramirez TELUS Social and Media Relations 416-320-9309 
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation 
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