TORONTO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - TELUS today announced an economical, end-to-end, communication solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The TELUS Future Friendly Office is a complete suite of products and services that gives small and mid-sized customers a communications system that is easy to manage and easy on the pocketbook. The suite is built in collaboration with Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and features Cisco Unified Communications technology that is purpose-built for companies with less than 100 employees.

Key Facts/ Highlights

  • The TELUS Future Friendly Office gives small and mid-sized businesses the chance to use communication technologies to help their businesses grow without having to manage a complex system. Future Friendly Office includes TELUS-supported Cisco office systems linked to TELUS wireline and wireless network services. The solution is now available nationwide.

  • Future Friendly Office is based on three of Cisco's latest small business product offerings -- Cisco Unified Communications 320W, Cisco Unified Communications 540 and Cisco Unified Communications 560. These products are purpose-built for small and mid-sized businesses and offer enterprise-class features such as wi-fi capability and extension mobility.

  • Both TELUS and Cisco have invested significant resources to help ensure Future Friendly Office customers have a quality experience in using technology to grow their business. Also, customers can take advantage of special offers for ordering multiple services and flexible payment options.

  • TELUS offers office and mobile communications solutions to more than 250,000 small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. SMBs doing business with TELUS can count on a large team dedicated to meeting their business needs 24/7, access to Canada's fastest coast-to-coast 4G wireless network**, Clear and Simple wireless rate plans, the most network and business device choices in Canada and customized solutions that enable them to work wherever they are.

Supporting Quotes:

Jim Senko, vice president, Small and Medium Business, TELUS
"TELUS Future Friendly Office transforms the way SMBs communicate by providing a complete solution designed to help small and medium companies set up and run their office phone and data networks. This end-to-end, purpose-built communications solution provides a cost-effective, simple package that eliminates the need for complex IT support."

Mark Kummer, vice president service provider operations, Cisco Canada
"Cisco is committed to small business innovation, building technology and services that are tailor-made for the needs and budgets of small businesses. The combination of Cisco and TELUS delivers peace-of-mind and technology innovation to Canadian small businesses from coast-to-coast."

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Supporting Resources

**Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres.

TELUS (TSX: T) (TSX: T.A) (NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.9 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 350,000 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 will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten 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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For more information please contact:

Elisabeth Napolano
TELUS Media Relations
(416) 906-9830

Karin Scott
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