Feb. 22, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
Canada's fastest* 4G mobile network roars into Winnipeg with Dual Cell HSPA+ network access, world class mobile devices and clear and simple services
WINNIPEG, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced that Winnipeggers can now enjoy the latest and greatest mobile devices running on its advanced 4G network, offering manufacturers rated peak speeds of 21.1 Megabits per second (Mbps). Further, in March TELUS will be the first to bring Winnipeg the most advanced Dual Cell HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) technology, giving customers even faster manufacturer's rated wireless download speeds of up to 42 Mbps**.
TELUS consumers and businesses in Winnipeg now have access to world class mobile devices to stay connected on-the-go, including iconic smartphones such as the iPhone 4, BlackBerry Torch, HTC Desire HD, and lightning-fast 4G Mobile Internet keys, all available at TELUS stores. Customers can also enjoy a host of unique, future friendly TELUS services, such as unlimited calling plans designed specifically for Winnipeggers, in store Learning Centres, as well as TELUS' unique Clear and Simple services that include early device upgrades, rate plans without system access and carrier 911 fees, and device unlocking for TELUS SIM-based devices.
"TELUS is pleased to bring Winnipeggers more choice and flexibility than ever before, combined with access to the latest and greatest mobile devices on the planet and advanced 4G network speeds," said Brent Johnston, vice-president of Mobile Solutions at TELUS. "Our commitment is to offer value, flexibility, simplicity and transparency to our Winnipeg customers and we are excited about doing that on our new blazing fast 4G network."
TELUS' 4G network is a unique zoned service covering the City of Winnipeg, offering more than 60 per cent of Manitobans access to the most advanced wireless technology available. Over the next two years, TELUS' nationwide coverage will expand to include even more Manitoba cities.
TELUS' Dual Cell upgrade doubles the manufacturers rated speed of HSPA+ from 21.1 Mbps to 42.2 Mbps. An industry-recognized 4G technology, HSPA+ provides an interim step towards the deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network technology. For more information about TELUS' 4G network, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4G.
* Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers. Internet access speed provided by the network operator may vary due to the device being used, network congestion, distance from the cell site, local conditions and other factors. Speed on the Internet is beyond the wireless network operator's control and may vary with your configuration, Internet traffic, website server and management policies, and other factors. Coverage maps are approximate. Actual coverage and network services can vary and are subject to change.
** Speed may vary due to the device being used, network congestion, distance from the cell site, local conditions and other factors.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.8 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 300,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $211 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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.
TELUS Media Relations