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. Natale added.
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
-- 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 HSPA+ network.
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 Step 2 - Pick your Data
(Voice includes Unlimited Nationwide Talk (All data is sharable on the
and Text) primary account; 5 cents/MB
Smartphone $55 $15 250 MB
Smartphone Lite(1) $45 $25 500MB
BYOD/SIM-only(2) $35 $30 1GB
Tablet $20 $45 2GB
Tablet (BYOD) $10 $60 3GB
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 network
-- 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
-- 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
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 international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
For media inquiries, contact:
Donna Ramirez TELUS Social and Media Relations 416-320-9309
Darrell Rae Investor Relations 604-697-8192 firstname.lastname@example.org
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