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Telus Corporation

March 17, 2015 08:00 ET

TELUS Answers the Call With New Integrated Business-Communications Solution

TELUS joins forces with RingCentral to launch TELUS Business Connect™, an advanced suite of cloud-based communications tools for small businesses

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) today announced the launch of TELUS Business Connect, a complete integrated communications solution designed to meet the specific needs of small businesses. Within a single offering, businesses have access to a full suite of communications tools to help them stay connected to their customers - in the office or on the go - and ensure they never miss a call.

The TELUS Business Connect solution includes local and toll-free numbers; an automated attendant and call routing; unlimited Canadian and U.S. calling; audio and video conferencing; plus the added peace of mind of wireless back-up for office internet access. For employees on the go, the solution offers a single number that can be used across a mobile phone, tablet, IP desk phone or PC; as well as mobile apps that help them stay connected to business tools like voicemail, fax and conferencing, no matter where they are.

With the rapid adoption of smartphones in the workplace and the increasing trend of flexible working, small businesses can't rely on traditional business phone systems. TELUS Business Connect meets the evolving needs of today's nimble organizations with a cloud-based solution that removes the cost, complexity and rigidity of on-premise systems.

"The way we work is changing, and traditional enterprise phone systems can be complicated, costly and ineffective for small businesses," said Jim Senko, senior-vice president of small business and emerging markets at TELUS. "TELUS Business Connect provides an affordable, fully-featured suite of communications tools; so our customers can spend less time worrying about their phone system and more time concentrating on growing their business."

With the TELUS Business Connect solution, small businesses can enjoy enterprise-grade functionality with minimal upfront investment and without the need for additional technical resources. As a cloud-based offering, service can be purchased on a per-user basis, providing the ability to add and remove users quickly as a business grows or to meet seasonal shifts in demand. TELUS also helps businesses manage cash flow by offering payment plans for IP desk phones: new users can be added as a monthly operating expense without any upfront costs.

TELUS Business Connect is offered in conjunction with RingCentral, a leading provider of cloud-based communications solutions.

"RingCentral is proud to work with TELUS to bring a unique cloud-based solution combined with unparalleled functionality and ease of management to the Canadian market," said Marty Piombo, vice-president of strategic partnerships at RingCentral. "This is a further validation of RingCentral's platform and ability to help major carriers to address the rapidly evolving needs of their business customers."

For more information about the TELUS Business Connect solution, visit telus.com/getbusinessconnect.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12 billion of annual revenue and 13.7 million customer connections, including 8.1 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.5 million Internet subscribers and 916,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $396 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered and more than 6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 11 community boards across Canada have led the company's support of grassroots charities and will have contributed $47 million in support of 3,700 local charities organizations by the end of 2014, enriching the lives of more than two million Canadian children and youth. 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.

About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications solutions. Easier to manage and more flexible than on-premises communications systems, RingCentral's cloud solution meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces, while eliminating the expense and complications of on-premises traditional hardware-based systems and software. RingCentral is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.

RingCentral, the RingCentral logo and RingCentral Office are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.

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