New TELUS SharePlus plans now available

New two-year plans offer unlimited nationwide talk and text, household data 
sharing 
TORONTO, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS' new two-year SharePlus plans are now 
available for both consumers and small business customers, replacing all 
previous three-year plans. TELUS' new plans create unprecendented value with 
unlimited nationwide talk and text and the ability to share data with multiple 
subscribers or devices on the same account. New reduced rates for higher usage 
data plans are also now available. 
"Our new SharePlus plans deliver simplicity, choice and value for our 
customers," said TELUS Chief Commercial Officer, Joe Natale. "This continues 
our long standing journey to put customers first in everything we do at TELUS. 
SharePlus plans give customers peace of mind on their monthly bills with 
unlimited nationwide talk and text and the ability to share wireless data 
across multiple devices in the same household." 
Keeping it clear and simple with TELUS SharePlus
With the TELUS SharePlus plans customers first choose their smartphone with 
unlimited nationwide talk and text and four popular calling features including 
voicemail and call display, and then add a data option or join the existing 
data package of someone in their household. With unlimited nationwide talk and 
text, customers can talk to family and friends all over the country - no 
matter what network they are on - without worrying about overages or long 
distance charges. 
In the first step, if a customer brings their own smartphone they pay only $35 
for unlimited talk and text. If they want to get a discount on a new device 
and pay it off over two years on a device balance, they pay $45 a month for a 
lower-end smartphone or $55 a month for a high-end device, the additional 
charges reflecting the cost to repay the device balance over the two year 
agreement. 
The second step is to choose your data plan. With TELUS SharePlus, customers 
can share data across multiple devices and people in the same household or 
account. Additional smartphones and tablets can be added without having to add 
additional data,so the more devices added, the bigger the savings. In 
response to customer feedback following the announcement of this new approach, 
TELUS has reduced the rates of the higher-end data plans. For customers not 
looking for unlimited nationwide talk and text on shared data plans, TELUS 
will also offer three TELUS Lite plans with voice, text and data options 
between $35 to $55 a month to start. 
Read more about device pricing and other details at www.telus.com/shareplus. 
The TELUS SharePlus plan includes the following: 


                                                       

Step 1 - Pick your Device            Step 2 - Pick your Data
(Voice includes Unlimited Nationwide (All data is sharable on the
Talk and                             primary account; 5
Text)                                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)                        $50 (previously
                   $10               $60)             3GB
                                     $75 (previously
                                     $100)            6GB
                                     $100 (previously
                                     $150)            10GB

1 - The Smartphone category includes high-end devices such as the
Samsung GALAXY S4 and
BlackBerry Q10, while Smartphone Lite includes lower-tier smartphones
such as the 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

Share more so your business can do more with TELUS Small Business SharePlus
Similarly, TELUS has introduced new two-year TELUS Small Business SharePlus 
plans designed for small business customers. Small Business SharePlus plans 
cover the spectrum of small business communications requirements, giving 
business owners the ability to choose the right devices and plans for their 
needs and the flexibility to upgrade to the latest devices as those needs 
evolve. The plans all feature nationwide talk and text - with unlimited 
options and rich US roaming package options included in many plans. With data 
sharing, customers can share data across their team and devices, giving them 
the ability to effectively manage their costs with even greater protection 
against overages for their whole business.

"The new TELUS Small Business SharePlus plans are all about giving small 
businesses more flexibility and confidence so they can focus on doing what 
they do best," said Jim Senko, TELUS vice-president of Small Business 
Solutions. "Our motivation behind the new Small Business SharePlus plans was 
to bring the best possible value to our customers to help them effectively 
manage their costs and provide more flexibility and peace of mind on their 
monthly bills with unlimited nationwide talk and text, North American roaming 
packages and the convenience of data sharing."

The TELUS Small Business SharePlus plan includes the following:

 _____________________________________________________________________
|           |Mobile|Smartphone Lite*|                Smartphone3      |
|___________|______|________________|_________________________________|
|           |  $40 | $45 |     $60  |$70|    $85  |   $100  |   $120  |
|___________|______|_____|__________|___|_________|_________|_________|
|Shared     |      |     |          |   |         |         |         |
|Nationwide |  500 | 150 |     350  |500|Unlimited|Unlimited|Unlimited|
|Minutes    |      |     |          |   |         |         |         |
|___________|______|_____|__________|___|_________|_________|_________|
|Shared     |      |     |          |   |         |         |         |
|Data       |  N/A |150MB|     1GB  |1GB|    3GB  |    3GB  |    3GB  |
|Included   |      |     |          |   |         |         |         |
|___________|______|_____|__________|___|_________|_________|_________|
|                                                 |  50MB   |  200MB  |
|                                         US Roam | 50mins  | 200mins |
|                                Features Included|Unlimited|Unlimited|
|                                                 |   SMS   |   SMS   |
|_________________________________________________|_________|_________|

3 - Minimum $70 commitment applies

For more information on TELUS Small Business SharePlus plans visit 
www.telus.com/sbshareplus.

TELUS' Clear and Simple approach
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 call display 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 almost 80 per 
cent of Canadians, as well as Canada's most reliable 4G HSPA+ network.

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

Robert Mitchell Investor Relations 647-837-1606 ir@telus.com

SOURCE: TELUS Corporation

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