Halifax businesses gaining "big-business" technology and telecom advantages
from new consulting business store
New business consulting model eclipses old 'figure-it-out-yourself' approach
HALIFAX, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - On April 18(th), TELUS and Advantage Wireless
of Dartmouth will officially open Atlantic Canada's first TELUS Business
Centre, a new concept in bringing affordable "big business" technology and
telecommunications consulting, sales, service and training to small to
medium-sized businesses in the Halifax-Dartmouth region.
Small to medium-sized business customers will discover a completely different
experience from the moment they walk into the store. Instead of choosing their
devices or plans from the other side of a counter, they will be invited to
discuss their needs with a dedicated TELUS Business Specialist.
The joint TELUS-Advantage Wireless venture is already helping businesses
understand and take advantage of new, powerful, affordable technologies and
services to help them save time, reduce stress, save and make more money.
Offerings include Google Apps for Business; Moneris POS and mobile payment
systems; digital IP phone systems; web/mobile site development, management and
hosting; computers, smart phones, and tablets; and airtime.
Blomidon Nurseries General Manager Andrew Palmer knew that cash register
lineups at his Wolfville, Nova Scotia operation hurt sales, especially on busy
"We'd wince as people walked away rather than wait in line at the cash," said
Palmer. "Now our sales staff have iPhones with mobile payment systems so they
can help customers find what they need, load merchandise into their trunks,
and complete credit and debit card transactions in the parking lot. Everyone
loves the benefits our new technologies bring - speed, convenience,
reliability, intelligence, and a serious cool factor."
Backing up Blomidon's e-commerce-enabled iPhones is Google Apps, a cloud-based
suite of tools that includes email, calendar, documents and online storage
that allows the company to connect with everyone, work faster, and stay
With the zeal of the newly converted, Palmer added, "Now we have more time to
spend with customers, less cash to handle, fewer errors, accounts are updated
automatically, reduced software or hardware costs, and everything's networked
and generating data to help us better understand and serve our market. And it
was easier than I imagined."
"Small business owners don't have time to become tech experts," said Carl
Launt, president, Advantage Wireless. "So it's rewarding to help liberate them
from the limitations and headaches of their old clunkers so they can harness
new technologies to take their businesses to the next level in an accessible,
TELUS chose to partner with Advantage Wireless in creating this store because
of their outstanding track record and reputation with businesses in the
Atlantic region. "Our two organizations have been working together for more
than a decade, so we know each other well," said Walter Andri, vice president,
small & medium business, TELUS. "The new store combines the power and depth of
TELUS with the local knowledge, understanding and expertise of Advantage
Wireless to offer businesses in this part of the country an unparalleled
choice of solutions and services."
The TELUS Business Centre, powered by Advantage Wireless, is located at 202
Brownlow Avenue in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
About Advantage Wireless
Advantage Wireless is Atlantic Canada's premier provider of wireless solutions
for business. Founded in 2000 by industry veteran Carl Launt, the company has
become the go-to source for thousands of regional businesses of all sizes who
depend on Advantage to help them grow revenues, better serve customers, and
drive new efficiencies. Built on exceptional customer service, flexible
pricing and constant innovation, Advantage Wireless consistently ranks as one
of the region's top-performing TELUS dealers, and boasts some of the highest
customer satisfaction rates in the country. For more information on
Advantage Wireless, please visit www.advantagewireless.caor call
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.
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