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
(Voice includes Unlimited Nationwide Talk and
Text)
Step 2 - Pick your Data
(All data is sharable on the primary account; 5
cents/MB for overage)
Smartphone $55 $15 250 MB
Smartphone Lite1 $45 $25 500MB
BYOD/SIM-only2 $35 $30 1GB
Tablet $20 $45 2GB
Tablet (BYOD) $10 $50 (previously $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
Minutes
500 150 350 500 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Shared
Data
Included
N/A 150MB 1GB 1GB 3GB 3GB 3GB
US Roam
Features Included
50MB
50mins
Unlimited SMS
200MB
200mins
Unlimited 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.

SOURCE TELUS Corporation




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