Sydney residents now among more than 24 million Canadians enjoying access to
4G LTE technology from TELUS
SYDNEY, NS, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS has brought the world's fastest and
most advanced wireless technology to Sydney. This expansion of TELUS' 4G Long
Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage means customers in the community can
take advantage of dramatically faster wireless Internet speeds when surfing
the web, reading emails or accessing the latest chart topping music and social
TELUS' blazing fast 4G LTE service now covers more than 70 per cent of the
Canadian population across approximately 170 markets.
"We're pleased our customers in Sydney are now among the more than 24 million
Canadians who can enjoy access to the world's fastest wireless technology from
TELUS," said Ken Power, director of sales, TELUS. "We continue to invest in
expanding and improving our network, community by community across Nova
Scotia. Now, with our new TELUS Network Experience app, customers can help us
invest in their service by easily reporting network issues while on-the-go
through their mobile devices for the ultimate network experience."
4G LTE is 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 recently launched Samsung GALAXY S4, BlackBerry
Q10, HTC One, and BlackBerry Z10. Other LTE-enabled devices in TELUS' lineup
include: Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Rugby LTE,
Samsung ATIV S, LG Optimus G, HTC One X+, as well as 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 could take as few as three and a half to seven minutes and a 1.2GB HD
movie from iTunes could happen as quickly as 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 service.
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 broadband networks in the world.
Customers can download the TELUS Network Experience (TNE) application for free
through app stores on 4G phones including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry
smartphones other than BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 devices. The TNE app
is expected to be available on BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones
in the coming months.
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 please visit: telusmobility.com/4GLTE or
check out our coverage map at: telusmobility.com/coverage.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2million customer
connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers, 3.4million
wireline network access lines, 1.4million 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
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. 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
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