True North Strong and Fast - TELUS arriving in Northern Canada

TELUS committed to communities - kicks off Phones for Good campaign in 
Yellowknife and Whitehorse 
YELOWKNIFE, N.W.T., Aug. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS has arrived in Northern 
Canada. Customers in the Northwest Territories and Yukon will now be able to 
sign up for TELUS wireless products and services, including SharePlus plans 
with unlimited nationwide talk and text and shared data - at the same price 
offered anywhere else in Canada. Local residents can take advantage of blazing 
fast wireless Internet speeds when surfing the web, reading emails or 
accessing the latest chart-topping music and social media through TELUS' 4G 
and 4G LTE technology. 
"TELUS is tremendously proud to offer its full suite of wireless products and 
services to residents of the Northwest Territories and Yukon. For the very 
first time, starting September 6, you will be able to purchase a smartphone or 
other device from TELUS and activate a local Yellowknife or Whitehorse phone 
number," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. "At TELUS, we're on a 
mission to lead the world in customer service reflecting our passion for 
excellence in caring for our clients. We are committed to bringing all 
Canadians, whether urban or rural, in the spectacular north and from coast to 
coast, our world-class network and broad range of the latest smartphones and 
devices. We look forward to serving even more communities across Yukon, 
Northwest Territories and Nunavut as TELUS' 4G and 4G LTE coverage expands." 
TELUS is proud to be a part of the Northern Canadian community. In celebration 
of today's launch, for every TELUS customer in the Northwest Territories who 
purchases a new smartphone and activates a Yellowknife phone number, TELUS 
will contribute $25 to the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation in 
Yellowknife. Funds raised will go toward the purchase of new equipment for the 
Obstetrics Unit. In the Yukon, $25 from every Whitehorse phone number 
activation will support new technology to aid in the early detection of 
developmental disabilities at Yukon Child Development Centre. Both of these 
TELUS Phones for Good campaigns will run September 6, 2013 to May 6, 2014, 
contributing up to a maximum of $25,000 for each charity. 
"With patients from all 33 communities across the Northwest Territories, plus 
the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut - the largest geographic area in Canada - the 
Obstetrics Unit at the Stanton Territorial Hospital helps deliver more than 
600 babies a year," said Rebecca Alty, Executive Director of the Stanton 
Territorial Hospital Foundation. "To maintain the excellent level of care we 
provide to patients, the Hospital needs constant upgrades and it's through 
generous partners like TELUS that we can accomplish this. We're incredibly 
grateful for their support." 
Customers in the Northwest Territories and Yukon will be able to sign up for 
TELUS services starting September 6, but this is only the beginning of TELUS' 
continued expansion into Canada's north. Petron Communications, a long-time 
TELUS authorized dealer serving rural communities in northern B.C., will open 
stores in Yellowknife and Whitehorse later in 2013. These stores will feature 
the popular TELUS Learning Centres soon after opening. Customers looking to 
get the most from their smartphones or tablets can come into the stores and 
get personalized tutorials so they can learn how to get the most from their 
Local customers will be able to take advantage of TELUS' new SharePlus plans. 
The plans come with unlimited nationwide talk and text, four popular calling 
features including voicemail and call display, and a data package of their 
choice that can be shared across multiple devices and people in the same 
household. With unlimited nationwide talk and text, customers can talk to 
family and friends all over the country without worrying about overages or 
long distance charges. 
Shareplus builds on a drive to put customers at the core of TELUS' pricing 
plans that began with Clear and Simple plans launched in 2009 - the first 
wireless plans in Canada to do away with the system access fee. Since then, 
TELUS has eliminated activation fees, introduced data notifications and caps 
to eliminate bill shock when travelling, introduced device unlocking, 
re-written contracts in plain language, added caller ID and voicemail as 
standard on all TELUS rate plans, and eliminated contract cancellation charges 
in favour of a device balance. 
TELUS also recently launched Canada's first network experience mobile 
application, giving customers an easy way to report network issues, as well as 
the TELUS My Account app, an easy-to-use mobility app that lets customers 
conveniently make changes to accounts while on the go. Customers can monitor 
monthly data, text or voice usage, check account balances, device balances and 
contract status. Plus, there are no data charges for using the app, even when 
you're out of Canada, on a 4G (HSPA) device. 
TELUS has a proud history of servicing urban, suburban and rural Canada with 
the most advanced wireless services in the world. TELUS plans to continuously 
progress its track record in this regard as long as the company is able to 
obtain the necessary wireless spectrum in near-term and future Industry Canada 
To sign up for TELUS services, please visit or call 
About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in 
Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer 
connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline 
network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 743,000 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 $300 million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 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

SOURCE  TELUS Corporation 
For media inquiries, please contact: 
Chris Gerritsen TELUS Media Relations 403-808-9591 
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