I'm feeling the need to share a warm fuzzy...

I don't know about most of you but one of my biggest challenges has always been finding a phone service provider that I'm happy with. I really never wanted a lot just dependable service and a phone bill that's right once in a while? Honest that's really all it takes to make me happy with my phone company. Finally after more years than I care to admit I found that. I've been with Telus for around 2 years now and not once have I had a problem with my bill and as dependable service goes no complaints. So I'm a happy camper right? Right. But tonight when I came into my office to check my e-mail I got a surprise there was an e-mail from Telus. I figured advertising of some kind and honestly I was just going to delete it but then I saw a word that caught my attention and that word was 'Nepal' so I kept reading and I was so impressed with what I read that here I am blogging about it because...

 

I felt the need to tip my hat to my phone company. Telus you have got class. Sometimes it really pays to read the e-mails you get from your phone company or where ever. I just got one from Telus telling me that from Apr. 25 to May 10 they are providing their customers with free long distance and texting to Nepal and while I admit I don't know anyone there if I did have friends or family there right now this would probably reduce me to tears because hey I could call them and make sure they were ok, I could find out if they needed something, I could just hear their voice and know that someone who mattered to me was ok had survived this horrific disaster with a certainty but Telus hasn't stopped there they've also donated $100,000 to Nepal's Relief Effort and made it as simple as a text message for staff and customers to make a donation of their own in support of Nepal's Relief Effort you can text a donation to the Red Cross or UNICEF if you are a Telus customer and Telus will bill in back to you on your monthly bill no worries about where to send the cheque or getting it into the mail just easy peasy send a text message I like it. I really just wanted to share this because to be honest it impressed the hell out of me.

 

My last phone company in the over 5 years that I was with them never once did anything like this and I'm sure there had to have been at least one natural disaster somewhere in the world in those 5 years. Of course they never managed to get my phone bill right from one month to the next either. So Telus, here's to you for not only doing it right but doing it with class.