Posted September 2, 2014
Starting October 26, 2014, TELUS is changing the regular monthly rates for some of our High Speed Internet plans. Your new rate will be reflected on your first bill after October 26.
These rate changes impact all TELUS Internet customers.
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So anyone able to shed any light on what the new prices will be or which plans are affected? Telus' notice first says some plans are affected but in the following paragraph it reads that ALL Telus customers are affected. Which is it? With the ever decreasing cost for bandwidth also, will the caps be raised?
The increase is insane. They're also making record profits too so I'm not buying the need for another price increase to cover upgrades. I haven't seen any internet upgrades here. Speed is the same as 3 years ago. Cell upgrades still haven't been done in my area either. The population here (new area) has probably doubled in the last couple years and the 20 year old tower still hasn't been touched. Plus the signal reception indoors sucks badly.
We were paying $32 for Internet 6 at the start of the year. Then the price increased $5 in the spring.
Telus announced that Internet 15 was available in our town a month or two later for "only $5 more than Internet 6" and we upgraded because our Internet 6 was throttled to 2.72 Mbps -- not fast enough to stream Youtube and Netflix properly.
We discovered after the fact that our old plan was grandfathered and our rate actually increased by $18/month (ironically, had Internet 6 actually provided 6 Mbps service, we wouldn't have had to change). Now it looks like it's going up by another $4 in October.
That's an 84% increase. I am looking for another service provider.