Dec. 17, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
TELUS offers free taxi rides and phone calls to Edmontonians
EDMONTON, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Starting this weekend, a fleet of TELUS branded taxis will storm the streets of Edmonton offering free rides and phone calls to anyone--whether they are last minute shoppers or holiday party-goers. From December 18 to December 25, ten TELUS branded taxis cruise Edmonton's downtown between 11 am and 11 pm. Whether it's to the store around the corner or to a festive evening out, Edmonton will have the opportunity to take advantage of this perk from TELUS. En route, passengers will have the opportunity to make a free holiday call anywhere in North America on Canada's fastest coast-to-coast mobile network.
"The last week of before the Holidays is hectic, holiday shoppers have their hands full between social commitments and picking out that perfect gift for their love ones. We want to help make the holiday rush a little easier for Edmontonians with a stress-free ride on us," said Anne-Marie Laberge, vice president, Marketing Communications, TELUS Customer Solutions. "For me the holiday season is also a time to share with my family and friends. We thought that a free chat on TELUS' 3G+ network while being driven home would be a great opportunity to connect and share some holiday joy."
The TELUS taxi's are driving into other cities across Canada including; Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto and Montreal to bring a helping hand to shoppers across Canada.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 12.1 million customer connections including 6.9 million wireless subscribers, 3.8 million wireline network access lines, 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 266,000 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 $185 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.5 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.
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