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 big name carriers is still Telus subsidiary Koodo, which sells its SIM cards at $10 with no connection fee.
MobileSyrup also points out that “Telus SIM cards have a limited lifetime warranty against defects, which is voided if damaged, modified or tampered with.”