Telus Corp. on Friday reported higher third-quarter earnings as it managed to slow the churn rate of its wireless postpaid customers to the lowest level in more than six years. The company said it earned a profit of $356 million in the three months ended Sept. 30, up from $323 million one year earlier. Revenue was $2.87 billion, up 3.6 per cent from the same quarter in 2012. Telus said the monthly churn rate of postpaid wireless subscribers had fallen to 0.99 per cent from 1.1 per cent a year earlier. It said this was its lowest churn rate since the first quarter of 2007. A report by the Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services released Tuesday showed a lower number of complaints about Telus were accepted in 2012-13 in comparison to the previous year, as Telus’ main competitors saw their complaint volume increase. Telus said its average revenue per wireless user was up $1.07, or 1.7 per cent, to $62.49 a month. A 5.8 per cent decline in revenue per user on voice service was offset by a 13 per cent gain in data charges. Telus reported a gain of 106,000 postpaid wireless customers for the quarter, or a total of 6,732,000. It also added 34,000 TV-service subscribers, for a total of 776,000, and 19,000 high-speed Internet subscribers, for a total of 1,374,000. \t \tIn a conference call with analysts Friday, Telus’ president and CEO Darren Entwistle said the company will shut down its older CDMA network over the next two years. “We will start the process of decommissioning, the preparation of decommissioning our CDMA network in 2014 with a look to decommission and turn down our CDMA network in the 2015 timeframe,” he said. The Wire Report reported in September that Telus and other mobile carriers could save up to $40 million a year by decommissioning their older networks.