TELUS has brought the world s fastest and most advanced wireless technology to Swift Current. This expansion of TELUS 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage means customers in the community can take advantage of dramatically faster wireless Internet speeds when surfing the web, reading emails or accessing the latest chart topping music and social media sites.
TELUS blazing fast 4G LTE service now covers almost 80 per cent of the Canadian population across approximately 200 markets.
We re pleased our customers in Swift Current are now among the more than 27 million Canadians who can enjoy access to the world s fastest wireless technology from TELUS, said Brent Johnston, vice-president, TELUS Mobility Solutions. We continue to invest in expanding and improving our network service, community by community across Saskatchewan. Now, with our new TELUS Network Experience app, customers can help us invest in their service by easily providing network feedback while on-the-go through their mobile devices for the ultimate network experience.
4G LTE is the new standard for wireless technology around the world, with most new handsets built to take advantage of its superior speed. TELUS customers can already experience the full capabilities of TELUS 4G LTE network service on popular devices such as the recently launched Samsung GALAXY S4, BlackBerry Q10, HTC One, and BlackBerry Z10. Other LTE-enabled devices in TELUS lineup include: Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Rugby LTE, Samsung ATIV S, LG Optimus G, HTC One X+, as well as the Huawei E397 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.
In Saskatchewan, TELUS 4G LTE network service supports manufacturers rated peak download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 10 to 15 Mbps. This means downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device could take as few as three and a half to seven minutes and a 1.2GB HD movie from iTunes could happen as quickly as between seven and 14 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to the existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption of service.
4G LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS wireless network technology plan made possible by the 2009 launch of its coast-to-coast 4G HSPA wireless network service. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced broadband networks in the world.
Customers can download the TELUS Network Experience (TNE) application for free through app stores on 4G phones including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones other than BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 devices.