TELUS launches next generation of Push To Talk, TELUS Link

TELUS Link connects teams faster, in more places and on more devices 
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS Link, the next generation Push To Talk 
(PTT) service over TELUS' 4G HSPA and LTE networks as well as Wi-Fi, will be 
available to customers in mid-October. TELUS Link will provide instant 
'walkie-talkie' voice communication with an individual or a team as well as 
standard wireless service, enabling members of a work team to connect in less 
than one second wherever they are. Customers can also roam in the U.S. and 
around the world with enhanced coverage via PTT over Wi-Fi. 
"TELUS' constant innovation allows us to meet and exceed the extremely high 
standards our business customers have come to expect from our technology," 
said Jim Senko, vice-president of Small Business Solutions, TELUS. "TELUS Link 
is the natural evolution of our industry-leading Mike service and is Canada's 
only Push To Talk service available over Wi-Fi. With access to our blazing 
fast 4G LTE data speeds, TELUS Link customers will experience expanded 
services as well as a seamless transition to all major smartphone operating 
TELUS Link will allow people working for Canadian businesses in fields such as 
construction, transport, energy, utilities and manufacturing to connect 
quickly with individuals or large groups in less than one second on the TELUS 
4G network, which now covers 97 per cent of Canada's population from 
coast-to-coast. It combines the best features of a walkie-talkie with the 
advantages of today's latest smartphones including extremely high speeds and 
bandwidth for data, excellent sound quality, and increased productivity 
Compatible with smartphones on all major operating systems, TELUS Link can 
also be downloaded and used on rugged phones like the Samsung Galaxy Rugby 
LTE. In addition, TELUS' new ultra-rugged voice phone available this month, 
the Sonim XP5560, will soon be able to access the TELUS Link service. 
Unlimited Canadian PTT features and plans start at only $15 per month, with 
offers such as $0 hardware available for existing Mike customers interested in 
moving to TELUS Link, U.S. roaming, and shared data across a team. To learn 
more about TELUS Link, please visit 
For customers who wish to remain on the iDEN network, TELUS intends to support 
the Mike service over at least the next couple of years. 4G LTE networks 
feature device data speeds of up to 75 Mbps - up to 3.5 times faster than 
HSPA+ speeds. This translates into incredibly fast Push To Talk call setup 
time and increased data flexibility. 
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 
Elisabeth Napolano TELUSMedia Relations 416-906-9830  
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