Telus to start sell­ing iPhone 8 on Sept. 22

Stockwatch Daily - - TECHNOLOGY & TELECOM - Ms. Page Cas­miro re­ports

TELUS CORP. will of­fer the new gen­er­a­tion iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and Ap­ple Watch Series 3, which adds built-in cel­lu­lar to the world’s No. 1 watch. Cus­tomers will be able to pre­order iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus be­gin­ning Friday, Sept. 15, at the Telus web­site and Telus stores, and both will be avail­able in stores start­ing on Friday, Sept. 22. For com­plete pric­ing de­tails, please visit the com­pany’s web­site. Ap­ple Watch Series 3 (GPS plus cel­lu­lar) will be avail­able later this year.

“At Telus we are com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing re­mark­able hu­man out­comes. Cana­di­ans can ex­pect an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, given that we have Canada’s largest and fastest net­work, and mar­ket-lead­ing cus­tomer ser­vice,” said Kevin Ban­derk, vice-pres­i­dent of mo­bil­ity mar­ket­ing at Telus. “Com­bin­ing our net­work ex­cel­lence and cus­tomer first ap­proach with choices such as Pre­mium Plus rate plans, flex­i­ble Ap­pleCare+ pay­ment op­tions and ex­pert ad­vice from our Learn­ing Cen­tres set us apart as the best na­tional car­rier for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.”

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a new gen­er­a­tion of iPhone fea­tur­ing a new glass and alu­minum de­sign in three beau­ti­ful fin­ishes — space gray, sil­ver and a new gold — made with the most durable glass ever in a smart phone, Retina high-def­i­ni­tion dis­plays, A11 Bionic chip and is de­signed for the ul­ti­mate aug­mented ex­pe­ri­ence. The world’s most pop­u­lar cam­era gets even bet­ter and wire­less charg­ing brings a pow­er­ful new ca­pa­bil­ity to iPhone. iPhone 8 Plus fea­tures dual 12-megapixel cam­eras and in­tro­duces por­trait mode with por­trait light­ing, bring­ing dra­matic stu­dio light­ing ef­fects to iPhone, al­low­ing cus­tomers to cap­ture stun­ning por­traits with a shal­low depth of field ef­fect in five dif­fer­ent light­ing styles.

Ad­di­tion­ally, iPhone X, the fu­ture of the smart phone, will be avail­able to pre­order at Telus on Friday, Oct. 27. iPhone X fea­tures a gor­geous all-glass and stain­less steel de sign wit h a beau ti ful 5.8-inch su­per­retina dis­play, A11 Bionic chip, wire­less charg­ing, an im­proved rear cam­era with dual op­ti­cal im­age sta­bi­liza­tion and face ID, en­abled by the new TrueDepth cam­era.

Ap­ple Watch Series 3 adds built-in cel­lu­lar to the world’s No. 1 watch. Whether users are out for a run, at the pool or just try­ing to be more ac­tive through­out their day, Ap­ple Watch Series 3 with cel­lu­lar al­lows them to stay con­nected, make calls, re­ceive texts and more, even with­out iPhone nearby. The third-gen­er­a­tion Ap­ple Watch is an amaz­ing health and fit­ness com­pan­ion with in­tel­li­gent coach­ing fea­tures, wa­ter re­sis­tance 50 me­tres and a new baro­met­ric al­time­ter that mea­sures rel­a­tive el­e­va­tion. Ap­ple Watch Series 3 comes in two mod­els, one with GPS and cel­lu­lar, and one with GPS, both fea­tur­ing a 70-per-cent-faster dual-core pro­ces­sor and new wire­less chip.

Cana­di­ans de­serve to get the most out of their new

iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. As the best na­tional car­rier for iPhone, Telus pro­vides choices and ser­vices built to en­hance Cana­di­ans’ iPhone ex­pe­ri­ence. Pre­mium Plus rate plans give cus­tomers the op­tion to pay a lower up­front cost, while value-added ser­vices such as Ap­pleCare+ are avail­able with flex­i­ble pay­ment op­tions, in-store di­ag­nos­tics and re­place­ments. Telus cus­tomers can also take ad­van­tage of per­son­al­ized one-on-one Telus Learn­ing Cen­tre ses­sions lead by the Ap­ple Mas­ters. Most im­por­tantly, cus­tomers can ex­pe­ri­ence Canada’s largest and fastest net­work as ranked by PCMag. This recog­ni­tion by PCMag fol­lows wire­less lead­er­ship ac­knowl­edge­ments made by both OpenSig­nal and J.D. Power ear­lier this year.

About Telus Corp.

Telus is Canada’s fastest-grow­ing na­tional telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany, with $13-bil­lion of an­nual rev­enue and 12.8 mil­lion sub­scriber con­nec­tions, in­clud­ing 8.7 mil­lion wire­less sub­scribers, 1.7 mil­lion high-speed In­ter­net sub­scribers, 1.3 mil­lion res­i­den­tial net­work ac­cess lines and 1.1 mil­lion Telus TV cus­tomers. Telus pro­vides a wide range of com­mu­ni­ca­tions prod­ucts and ser­vices, in­clud­ing wire­less, data, In­ter­net pro­to­col (IP), voice, tele­vi­sion, en­ter­tain­ment and video. Telus is also Canada’s largest health care IT provider, and Telus In­ter­na­tional de­liv­ers business process so­lu­tions around the globe.

Richard H Auchin­leck, Ray­mond Tat­sun Chan, Stock­well Burt Jr Day, Lisa de Wilde, Darren En­twistle, Mary Jo Had­dad, Kathy Kin­loch, John Ste­wart Lacey, Wil­liam A MacKin­non, John Paul Man­ley, Sarab­jit S Mar­wah, Claude Mongeau, David L Mowat

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