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TELUS offers Canadians clear and simple two-year wireless plans

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
        device balances
    --  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
                                          for overage)

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
                                          $100 6GB
                                          $150 10GB

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

Examples:
    --  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
        family.
    --  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.

About TELUS 
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 
video.

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 
donna.ramirez@telus.com

Darrell Rae Investor Relations 604-697-8192 ir@telus.com

SOURCE: TELUS Corporation

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