05-21-2014 12:45 PM
Why exactly is Telus offering regular customers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba rate plans that are far far cheaper than what they offer in the rest of Canada?
BC / AB / ON / NS / NB / NL / PEI
So in most of Canada for the 10GB plan, we're paying almost double the cost of the Manitoba plan. Same for the 5GB plan even though most of Canada only has 4GB and 6GB share plans.
05-21-2014 04:00 PM
The main reason I've heard is to compete with more localized carriers such as SaskTel and MTS. You'll find similar plans in QC as well to compete with Videotron.
It's completely bogus, but that's how it is it seems.
05-22-2014 04:10 PM
The reason why is they are competing against local monopolies (SaskTel is a crown corp and MTS was very recently one, aka not profit driven) w/ HUGE market share (70+%). If TELUS want to win customers there they need to price at a discount and therefore have lower prices.
05-23-2014 08:30 PM
And the coverage in these provinces is not that good