Saint John is now home to the fastest wireless technology in the world
SAINT JOHN, NB, March 12, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced it is offering
service on Canada's largest 4G LTE network to customers in Saint John. This
expansion of TELUS' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network means that even more
customers in Atlantic Canada can experience dramatically faster downloads when
surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music.
TELUS' 4G LTE service now covers nearly 70 per cent of the Canadian
population. Recently, TELUS launched its 4G LTE network in other Atlantic
regions including St. John's, Moncton, Charlottetown and Halifax.
"Whether it's on our latest smartphone like the BlackBerry Z10, a tablet or
wireless Internet key, more than 24 million Canadian customers in communities
like Saint John are now covered by our blazing fast 4G LTE wireless network,"
said Ken Power, director of sales, TELUS. "For the best possible wireless
experience we've also recently launched our TELUS Network Experience app which
gives our customers an easy way to report any network issues while on-the-go
right from their mobile device."
Customers can download the TELUS Network Experience (TNE) application for free
through app stores on 4G devices including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry
smartphones. TNE will be available on BlackBerry Z10 devices in the coming
4G LTE is rapidly emerging as the new standard for wireless technology around
the world, with most new handsets built to take advantage of its superior
speed. TELUS customers can already experience the full capabilities of TELUS'
4G LTE network on popular devices such as the BlackBerry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S
III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Rugby LTE, Samsung ATIV S, LG Optimus G,
HTC One X+, and the Huawei E397 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key and Samsung Galaxy
Tab 8.9 LTE.
TELUS' 4G LTE network supports manufacturers' rated peak download speeds of up
to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps.
This means downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable
device will take only three and a half to seven minutes and a 1.2GB HD movie
from iTunes will take between seven and 14 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS
customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move
seamlessly from 4G LTE to the existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption of
4G LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS' wireless network technology plan made
possible by the 2009 launch of its coast-to-coast 4G HSPA wireless network
service. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since
2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the
most advanced wireless networks in the world.
Additionally, TELUS is putting customers first and embracing new ideas to make
the TELUS experience even better. By listening to customers, TELUS has not
only launched Canada's first network experience mobile application to report
network issues, it has also eliminated activation fees and dramatically
simplified its entire fee schedule. This builds on a series of improvements
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 travel roaming packages; 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.
For more information on TELUS 4G LTE or to sign up for network coverage
updates, please visit: telusmobility.com/4GLTE or check out our coverage map
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1million
customer connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers,
3.4million wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers
and 678,000 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 $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 telus.com.
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further LTE
coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library growth. By
their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make
assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject to inherent
risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes to differ
materially from that expressed or implied by the forward looking statements.
Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise forward-looking statements.
Jill Yetman TELUS Media Relations firstname.lastname@example.org 416-992-2639
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