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Telus, the Canadian wireless company, has announced that it will be providing Canadians with free taxi services in selected cities across Canada.
You’d assume this offer would be exclusive to Telus customers however, we spoke with Telus earlier today to find out that anyone can get a free ride in one of their Telus branded cabs.
Canadians can grab a free ride by flagging down a taxi sporting a picture of a frog with the phrase “Hop In”. According to the representative we spoke with, when a passenger enters the car, they’ll also receive a free phone call to anywhere in North America using a Telus phone provided by the cab driver. Plus, passengers will receive a ride to anywhere in the city free. Pretty sweet!
The offer will only be running during specific hours (11am-11pm) and will last until December 25th, Christmas day. The few cities selected include; Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Montreal.
Telus seems to have the Christmas spirit. Earlier today, Telus brought children from Ronald McDonalds House, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and McMaster Children’s Hospital on a Santa sleigh ride, on one of their private jets. Children were treated to a holiday party and were flown over Niagara Falls, Hamilton and Toronto.
The last week before the Holidays is hectic, holiday shoppers have their hands full between social commitments and picking out that perfect gift for their loved ones. We want to help make the holiday rush a little easier for Torontonians with a stress-free ride on us,” said Anne-Marie LaBerge, vice-president, Brand & Marketing Communications, TELUS. “The holiday season is also a time to share with family and friends and we believe it’s important to connect with them, so we are also offering free calls on TELUS’ 3G+ network while being driven home.
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