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TELUS Announces ANOTHER “No Overage” Plan…. $145 for 50GB

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 20, 2019 by itnerd

It now seems that TELUS is upping the stakes in the data wars that Canadian telco carriers are participating in. Hot off the heels of this announcement from TELUS comes this tweak to what they put on the table. They are now offering 50GB of data for $145. I have no clue who on Earth would need that much data. But if you do, TELUS can hook you up. Here’s the highlights that you need to know:

  • Like the other TELUS plans, this one is throttled at a speed of 512 kbps once you hit your monthly data cap which is twice what Rogers or Bell offers.
  • Like the other TELUS plans, this is a time limited promotional offer that ends on July 2, 2019.
  • And finally like the other TELUS plans, the data is non-sharable which is different than the Rogers offering.

You can learn more, or sign up for this plan here.

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TELUS Announces “No Overage” Plan To Match Rogers “Unlimited” Plan

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 18, 2019 by itnerd

Well color me shocked as it seems that we may actually have some semblance of competition in the Canadian wireless market. But before I get to why I say that, let me do a quick recap:

Fast forward to day and it seems that TELUS has decided to come out with two new “no overage” data plans starting at $75 for 10GB and $95 for 20GB of high-speed data when customers bring their own device. And here’s what got my attention. These plans are throttled at a speed of 512 kbps once you hit your monthly data cap which is twice what Rogers or Bell offers. Also what’s interesting is that the previous promotional offers have been removed from their website. However, what hasn’t changed is that this is a time limited promotional offer that ends on July 2, 2019. Also worth noting is that the data is non-sharable which is different than the Rogers offering.

While this is interesting, I have to say that the advantage is still with Rogers as their “Unlimited” plan is not time limited and the offerings from the other two of the “big 3” are time limited. If TELUS were to make what the announced today a standard offering, I may be forced to rethink that.

TELUS Serves Up Another Promo Plan In Response To Rogers

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 14, 2019 by itnerd

Hot off the heels of serving up this plan which was a direct result to what Rogers surprisingly came out with a couple of days ago, TELUS has served up another promo plan.

If you click here, you’ll notice that there is now a 20GB plan with a 5GB bonus for 24 months starting at $95 a month for new, renewing and existing BYOD customers. Like the original plan that I linked to, this plan is time limited as it expires on July 2nd. So if you’re interested, you may want to act quickly.

TELUS Matches Rogers In Offering An $75 Data Plan…. With A Twist

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 12, 2019 by itnerd

Earlier today Rogers served up a 10GB for $75 “unlimited” plan that made news because of the fact that Canadian wireless consumers had never seen a plan like that before. In the article that I wrote, I said this:

Now the Rogers announcement should trigger similar announcements from Bell and Telus as the so called “big 3” tend to be in lockstep with each other rather than truly competing against each other. Thus any customer who is with the “big 3” will likely benefit from this. I expect to see that response come quickly. As in the next day or two.

Well, according to iPhone In Canada, TELUS is going to be offering a plan that is better than what Rogers offers:

A Telus spokesperson said in a statement, “We’re always making enhancements to our customer experience. Launching tomorrow, we have a promotional offer for new, renewing and existing BYOD customers who can get 10GB plus 5GB bonus data starting at $75 for BYOD on Canada’s largest and fastest network with the best customer service.”

Beyond your 15GB of LTE data, Telus says customers “will be charged our usual pay-per-use overage rate of $10/100MB.”

So this is a promotional offer. And this offer is serving up more data than Rogers is offering for the same price. And it’s aimed at BYOD customers. In my mind, this may be the better deal as it doesn’t appear to be throttled like Rogers offering is, and you get more data. Seeing as I am a TELUS customer, and I am in the range of paying that kind of money for my data, this is totally worth looking into for me. I suspect that many other TELUS customers may feel the same way. I’ll let you know what happens when I try to sign up for this plan.

That leaves Bell as the the only one of the “big 3” that doesn’t have a plan like this. One suspects that this will change tomorrow.

UPDATE: Just a quick clarification. The TELUS plan is a promotional plan that expires on July 2nd. The Rogers plan is part of their standard offering going forward. So in effect, TELUS is on matching or beating Rogers for a limited time. Another point is that TELUS is only offering the 5GB bonus for two years. Then presumably you drop back to the 10GB of data a month.

UPDATE #2: TELUS has updated their website with this time limited promotion. Interestingly there’s pricing for BYOD customers and customers on contract.

Samsung Galaxy A Series Devices Now Available at TELUS

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 7, 2019 by itnerd

TELUS dropped me a note to say that the Samsung Galaxy A20, A50, and A70 are now available at TELUS in-store and online at telus.com/GalaxyA, starting at $0 when customers select a two-year Premium+ rate plan on all three models.

Here are a few key features to highlight on the Samsung Galaxy A70 device:

  • 6.7” Infinity U-Display –  The Super AMOLED Display extends to every edge of the device, providing an enhanced viewing, gaming and browsing experience.
  • Triple Rear Camera – The 32 MP main camera takes clear, bright photos in any setting. The Ultra-Wide camera lets you capture scenes at a 123-degree angle, just as you see with your own eyes. The Scene Optimizer automatically enhances the colour tones of your shot for professional results without complicated settings.
  • Long-Lasting, Super Fast-Charging Battery – The Galaxy A70 features a large 4,500 mAh battery that lets you enjoy your phone for a long time. When your battery power is low, its 25W Super Fast- Charging technology gets your phone back to 100% quickly.

Check out telus.com/GalaxyA for more information.

Google Pixel 3a/3a XL Arrive At TELUS

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 10, 2019 by itnerd

TELUS has announced that the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL models are now available at TELUS in-store and online at telus.com/pixel3a, starting at $0 for both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL 64 GB models when customers select a two-year Premium+ rate plan.

Users can enjoy the Google Pixel’s amazing technology and core features, including:

  • Extraordinary Camera –  Capture stunning photos with features like Night Sight, Portrait Mode and HDR+.
  • Adaptive Battery – Charges fast and lasts all day. Get more done with an Adaptive Battery that delivers seven hours of use on just a 15-minute charge.
  • Google Assistant – Do more with the Google Assistant like send texts, get directions, and even get help screening calls.

Visit a TELUS store or telus.com/pixel3a for more details.

TELUS ranked first in Canada for Network Quality Performance

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 9, 2019 by itnerd

TELUS proudly announced today that it has been recognized as first in Network Quality Performance in Canada according to the 2019 J.D. Power Canada Wireless Network Quality Performance Study. The study reinforces the strength of TELUS’ network across the country, marking five years that TELUS has won a J.D. Power Award for its network quality across one or more of the three regions evaluated. This is also the second time the company has earned all three regional awards in the same year.

Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $215 billion in network infrastructure and spectrum to enhance the coverage, speed and reliability of its world-class network and connect our customers across Canada. In an increasingly global and digital economy, TELUS continues to invest in critical technology components that will drive future enablement of TELUS PureFibre and 5G networks which will support innovation and help drive digital development across industries in a new age of hyper-connectedness.

The gigabit-enabled TELUS PureFibre network is among the most advanced communications infrastructure available in the world today. Since 2013, TELUS has connected 116 communities in B.C., Alberta and eastern Quebec to the TELUS PureFibre network, and will have connected more than 50 Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta by the end of next year. TELUS PureFibre network is also the backbone of TELUS’ wireless network, enabling more wireless capacity and faster speeds throughout Western Canada and Eastern Quebec, laying the groundwork for 5G technologies in the years ahead.

TELUS has also been recognized for its network superiority by other industry-leading experts, including the H2 OpenSignal Awards in 2018, where TELUS secured the top spot for 4G LTE network speeds in Canada for the second year in a row. In September 2018, TELUS was named Canada’s fastest mobile network by PC Mag, spotlighting its highly optimized core network. Lastly, Ookla recognized TELUS as having Canada’s Fastest Mobile Network during Q3-Q4 2018.

The J.D. Power Canada Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM measures satisfaction based on recent customer usage activities in three areas that impact network performance: calling, messaging, and data connections.

For information about the Canada Wireless Network Quality Study, visit https://www.jdpower.com/business/resource/canadian-wireless-network-quality-performance-study.