Telus is still Canada’s fastest network

For the second year in a row, Vancouver-based carrier Telus has secured the title of fastest mobile network in Canada, as rated by PC Mag. Bell Canada came in second place, followed by Rogers Communications in third. As explained by Mobile Syrup, “Telus averaged download speeds of 174.67Mbps across the country, and was able to achieve maximum download speeds of 742.26Mbps in select regions” and “in terms of average upload speeds, Telus came in first with speeds of 31.48Mbps, Bell came in second with 30.68Mbps and Rogers came in third with 27.63Mbps.” PC Mag’s report, where these statistics were published,

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Telus growing faster than expected in 2018

Canadian wireless giant Telus has recently revealed that its Q1 results were better than experts had predicted. According to Mobile Syrup, Telus “posted a consolidated operating revenue of 3.4 billion, an increase by six percent over the same period a year ago.” Telus says its growth comes from the success of its wireline and wireless businesses. Its wireless business made “$1.5 billion in revenue, an increase of four percent over last year.” Telus also added 48,000 new subscribers to its wireless service – which is 4,000 more than it added in Q1 of 2017. Most analysts predicted Telus would add

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Koodo hunts for new customers with new referral deal

Koodo – a subsidiary of the Canadian telecom giant Telus – has recently launched an enticing new refer-a-friend deal that rewards both the original customer as well as referral. Under this offer, both individuals would receive a $50 bill credit. Mobile Syrup explains that the deal “requires those interested to submit their name and email before activating with Koodo, in order to qualify for the credit. Once the new phone number has been activated, instructions will be sent to the subscriber’s email in order for them to claim their reward.” Koodo has specified that only when the customer is activated

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Telus increasing its SIM card prices this month

According to a document obtained by MobileSyrup, Canadian carrier Telus will be increasing the prices of its SIM cards from $15 CAD to $20 by October 17. This seems to be in place of Telus charging a ‘connection fee’ like their main competitors, Bell and Rogers. The increase in prices is frustrating, but not unreasonable in comparison. Activating a new phone with Telus currently costs the SIM fee of $20, while the same at Bell costs a $25 dollar connection fee. Rogers charges the most with a $25 activation fee plus a $10 SIM fee. The cheapest option of the

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Canadians Following the Cord-Cutting Trend

The last few years have seen a lot of people engage in cord-cutting behavior, retiring their landline phones to rely only on their mobile devices. Canada is no exception to this trend. New data from Bell, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, and MTS shows that carriers have lost a combined 540,000 landline subscribers in 2015 and 2016. This number only accounts for the major carriers. Convergence Consulting Group estimated, when taking into account smaller regional carriers, about 636,000 Canadians ditched their landlines in 2015. By the end of 2016, it’s expected that 37 percent of Canadians will be wireless-only households. This actually

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AT&T Roaming Better Than Canadian Plans

If you cross the U.S.-Canada border often for work, family, or whatever the reason, having a second phone to save on roaming fees may not be your best option. AT&T is now offering free roaming in Canada and Mexico to subscribers on a share plan of 15GB or higher. Considering how expensive roaming can get, this is a big deal for frequent travelers. To break it down, it would be $100 a month for the 15GB plan plus $15 for the phone line, adding up to $115 a month, or $150 CAD. This is less expensive than any of Canada’s

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Huge Bill for Cell Sold Online

Smartphones are expensive and it’s not unusual for someone to try to get back a few bucks by selling their old phone online. But one Canadian woman has learned an important lesson after receiving a bill for over $45,000 for a phone she no longer owned. Kelly Arsenault opened a business account with Telus several years ago and when her three-year contract was up, she posted the phone on Craigslist and promptly sold it. She thought the account had been closed. So imagine her surprise when she opened the outrageous bill. Turns out, as far as Telus was concerned, the

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