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10GB PLAN for $60 and phone upgrade question?

Jonny123
Neighbour

I got the 10GB plan but paying $85 because of a phone upgrade. I also had to pay an upfront fee for the phone as well. My question is after the 2 years and the phone is paid off will the plan revert back to $60? I am basically paying $25 more a month but that is too pay the phone off ($600 over 2 years). If the plan won't revert back to $60 after the 2 years then its better to buy a phone out right and pay $60 a month. I can't get a hold of TELUS online chat and I can't even get through on *611. 

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SteveD
Just Moved In

I just sent them a long email about the same thing.  Long time customer, they should be giving us this plan without us even having to ask.  Seriously, savings like this, I have no issues paying off my contract and switching providers.  The savings pay for itself in less than a year.

Aj5335
Just Moved In
You got it all wrong.
Offer is clear Bring your own phone, Paid off phone and get the offer. If your in contract that mean you can’t, unless u have few months to go and you can pay off your remaining contract balance and get the deal. I have IPhone 7Plus and still have few months to go and they told me I can pay off remaining balance $280.00 and get the offer .
If you would had out of contract on ur old phone, offer is yours.

RE
Just Moved In

It is amazing to me how short sighted Telus has been with the 10gb $60 promotional plan for it's existing customers.  Historically my wife and I had very good service from Telus and have been with them for over 5 years for mobility, TV, and internet.  Over this period we spoke highly of them and even had friends and family sign up due to our positive comments.  Now we have both cancelled our mobility accounts as of yesterday due to poor service surrounding the $60/month 10 gig plan.  We will also be cancelling our Telus internet out of principal as we have no intent of supporting them any longer. 

 

My wife and I spent at least 8 hours on hold/trying to get a hold of Telus over the weekend trying to switch to the promotional plan (we were not on contract).  Eventually we went into a Telus store after getting fed up with calls to customer service getting dropped.  We had also tried online chat dozens of times but it kept freezing.  At the store they told us we had to call in as we were already customers.  That was after waiting in line for almost an hour at the store!  At this point the BYOD plan seemed like false advertising as there was no way to actually switch onto the advertised plan if you were an existing customer.  Unable to switch over phone, unable to switch over chat, unable to switch at an actual Telus store.  My wife gave up on Monday night and switched to Freedom and I was finally able to get through to a customer service representative via phone on Wednesday but they would absolutely not budge on the offer since it had ended on the 19th.  I explained that we had spent literally an entire day trying to swap our plans on the weekend when the deal was on offer but that made no difference.  Truly unbelievable.  I switched to Fido yesterday and look forward to cancelling our internet plan as well.  Congrats to those who managed to get on this plan.   

Sorry to hear that. All carriers were overwhelmingly congested over the past few days...not just Telus. And it seems you got a bad rep at the store. Regardless if you were new or an existing customer, stores were able to apply this promo. The Vaughan Mills store in GTA (Ontario) was fantastic. They had a great system going. Four reps were working...one to handle existing customers who wanted to switch to the promo, another to handle new customers who wanted to switch to Telus on the promo, and two more reps to deal with other customer needs. They had two Telus reps on the phone too. For those who wanted the promo, they asked who was existing and who wasn’t. They took down all relavent info from a few people in line simultaneously and worked in batches. It worked really well. YMMV I guess.

Hi thank you for the reply.
I was able to talk to someone today and they HONOURED it!!

I had my own device was paying $65 for 3GS now $60 for 10Gs.
I’m so happy with them.

Denise

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Try be a customer for over 20 yrs and just renewed my contact last month and finding out they won't budge one bit unless I by out my new contract. I'm done, next contract is not getting renewed, I'm going elsewhere, they don't care one bit about their customers. Just like they set up these forums and don't read them

Edmontonuser, no other carrier would treat you differently if you were under contract. This offer was for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) customers only.

 

Telus gave you the option to buy out your contract, in effect giving you full ownership of your phone, so you could take advantage of the offer but you refused. All the other carriers were treat their contract customers the same way. I know because I spoke to a lot of people who were in the same boat as you and none of them could make the move unless they bought out their contracts.

 

If you are looking for an excuse to leave Telus this isn't it.

So you are complaining because:

A: You have a cheaper rate because you came from Saskatchewan and to keep that cheaper rate that's not offered where you live you can't change plans.  They are being nice letting you keep that cheaper rate and although I wish the rates were the same across the country they are not.

 

B  You are taking issue with the 10 gig $60 plan because it is BYOD (Bring your own device), which is exactly the SAME as the other carriers are offering.

 

So you are going to someone else as a provider, who would have treated you exactly the same as Telus did?

 

Business is a numbers game, and especially when you have 9 million customers, you have to get those numbers right, or you fail.  I'm not defending any particular carrier here, they all have to run their numbers on anything they do - and yes, I know they make a lot of profit....that's not related to this story.

 

Telus has pretty good service and pretty good coverage.  They treat me fairly.  I also deal with Rogers, and they treat me fairly too.  I don't see how jumping ship is going to change things.  The next time your new provider comes out with a special and you aren't willing to adhere to the terms, are you going to leave them too?

 

Your "great loyalty" extends as far as you want special treatment and don't think they should be allowed to treat you exactly the same as another carrier would, which in this case, is BYOD.  I just don't get it.

Bill, I don't get it either...why you're trolling. Time to step away from this forum (and/or the internet altogether) and take off, eh!

Not trolling.

 

The original poster is complaining about Telus merely doing what every other carrier did, which is adhere to the plan.  Not trolling, it is pointing out the obvious.  The customer was not "wronged" in any way.

Please take a minute to read the Block rules.

You mean this one?  this would mean that the original post does not comply with the rules, which is my point...the original post is taking out frustrations on Telus and kicking up a storm over them doing nothing wrong.

 

"We are here to listen and to help. Please try to help us focus on what we can do to help you rather than simply taking out your frustrations on us. Making you happy is our goal."

Rimz
Neighbour
Does 10GB for $60 plans allow Tethering? I just switched from Rogers to Telus. My friends that are same plan with Rogers say tethering works fine for then. Please let me know if it doesn't work I would like to Port back to Rogers.

NFtoBC
Community Power User
Community Power User

Why not give it a try and see?

 

NFtoBC
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I have and it's not working. Spoke with CS they said it's not included. Read somewhere on web it is.. then contacted support they say it is however not working at the moment.. So not sure now who is correct.. and Rogers end there Promotion tommorow so I would like to know sooner then later..

WestCoasterBC
Community Power User
Community Power User
Telus was aware of the tethering issue and should be fixed in a few days as per what a CSR rep stated.

I'm pretty sure I was told long ago that they don't view tethered data any differently than handset data.  So the answer should be yes, it is allowed.

I would see it the same way... To me share plan means. Sharing the data between 2 phones. Something like a family plan. However customer service rep explained it as...it means sharing data between 2 devices not allowed. Hoping to have a Telus representative clear this out.

WestCoasterBC
Community Power User
Community Power User
The plan includes tethering, currently isn’t working on the new plan but will be fixed in a few days. That was yesterday according to a CSR rep so should be sorted out today or Tuesday.

The 10GB plan is Not Shareable data between other cellphones on an account like a family plan (shareable data between phones). Making a hotspot tethering is allowed.

Yes, that's the same thing I was told on Saturday.

 

I am an existing Telus customer, on month to month, and I was on hold for 2hrs to talk to a CSR about switching to the $60/10GB plan.  Once I got through, the CSR was very courteous and answered all of my questions professionally.  One of my key questions was whether tethering/personal hot spot was allowed on this new plan.  He did not know the answer, so he forwarded it to their own internal Tech Support team (who were also slammed on the weekend).  I waited another 10min with the CSR, then he offered to call me back once he heard back.  I was nervous that i'd lose my place, but he assured me he had my info down and would call me right back.

 

Long story short, he called me back in another 10 minutes to CONFIRM that tethering/personal hot spot was allowed on this new plan.  He said that's exactly what the team told him.  As discussed, the "non-shareable" part of this deal is in relation to family plan sharing, where multiple people share pooled data.  Sharing with your own devices is fine.  That's when I agreed to switch to the new $60/10GB plan.

 

However, after I was switched over, I also get the message about contacting Telus to enable Personal Hot Spot on my iPhone X right now.  I emailed customer service yesterday, and expect a follow up response today (response eta is 24hrs).

Thank you for your response. So it's not me alone.