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New TELUS SharePlus plans now available

July 30, 2013

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

“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

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 Lite1 $45                 $25              500MB

    BYOD/SIM-only2   $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

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+


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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