AUGUST 18, 2017

Essential Phone now available for pre-order in Canada, only from TELUS

TORONTO — TELUS announced today that Essential Phone is now available for pre-order at This new premium smartphone is the first product launch from Essential, the company recently created by Android co-founder, Andy Rubin. It will be available for purchase at TELUS locations across Canada and on in September, starting at $290 on a two-year Premium Plus plan or $1050 outright.

Essential Phone is expertly crafted using titanium and ceramic, and features an edge-to-edge full display and dual camera system that eliminates any ‘camera bump’ in the industrial design. It also comes with top-of-the-line specs and 128GB of memory. Essential Phone is part of a modular ecosystem of accessories, including the world’s smallest 4K 360 camera. The Essential 360 Camera, coming soon to TELUS retailing at $270, simply clicks onto the phone to easily point, shoot and share.

“We’re very pleased to bring Essential Phone to Canadians including the unique Essential 360 Camera, all backed by Canada’s largest and fastest mobile network and amazing customer service,” said Robert Currie, Vice-President Mobile Devices at TELUS. “We take pride in carrying the latest smartphones and technology, ensuring that our customers have the greatest selection of products to suit their lifestyle.”

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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) 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 healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 7.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. 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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