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Has anyone seen Telus' news release on their July 30 pricing?  Smiley Frustrated

 

 


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You can save by bringing your own device, sharing data, or going Smartphone Lite. The lite plan will be less expensive since they'll be used on basic smartphones.http://about.telus.com/community/english/news_centre/news_releases/blog/2013/07/15/telus-offers-cana...

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@lerxst wrote:
 they're about to get a real rude awakening once these prices hit market.

Doubt it. What's the alternative? The subsidiaries upped their prices a bit too. Wind/Mobi are not viable for many people.
I suspect we'll see a lot more BYOD (in some cases the extra you pay for the share plans on a 2 year exceeds the discount you get on the device!) but, dealers aside, that really does not affect their revenue.

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It's not ideal, but unfortunately that's the natural progression since now Telus needs to recoup (roughly) the same device discount over 1/3 less the time. That's why many of the higher end devices require at least $50 a month, some of that monthly rate plan is to pay back the device balance (which is also why BYOD give you a 10% discount on the monthly rate plan).

 

The HTC One on a 3 year term gives you a discount of $501 ($149 up front) which works out to $13.92 a month. If you put that on a 2 year term at $501 it works out to $20.88 a month. Bump the 2 year cost to $199 ($449 device discount) and that's still $18.71 a month.

 

I think the price increases are still a bit steep compared to Telus' current lineup, but there may still be promotional offers that will give Telus customers a better deal. And another reasoning behind the large increase could be due to current customers upgrading and keeping their cheaper legacy plans which don't provide as much of a device balance return.

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It's funny how comparable carriers in Europe don't seem to have that issue (Vodafone UK, Orange UK etc.)  Why is that?  Why is it I can get a brand new GS4 on a 2yr plan that includes 4gb, unlimited everything, early upgrade 75 days prior to the end of my contract, 2gb of free UK wifi, and I get to keep the device after the 24 months.  Surely they aren't about to go under.  I'd love to hear this.  Oh and please don't tell me about the cost of building towers when they barely cover 20% of Canada's land mass.

 

http://openmedia.ca/blog/why-your-high-cell-phone-bills-have-nothing-do-size-canada

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People are looking at one thing too much.
Its not one thing that builds up its every little thing.
Gotta pay the employees.
Gotta make the towers.
gotta ship materials to towers.
gotta buy new phones from carriers.

As well Vodafone is half owned by Verizon (us company)
so they got major backing and can always rely on Verizon
as a major support
you gotta look at more then just the main point.
theres lots of factors that make up the prices telus chooses. As well Home services and Mobility are seperate companys
So its not like they have the same employees building towers and doing home services.
Because of the competeive market telus has to always keep on top on bringing in new phones and having all the options as well as being able to buy cases to bring in to stock to sell. then you gotta consider how long it sits on the shelf for. thats money not spent. So if there not making profit there losing money.

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As well looking at Orange Uk they want me to pay 40$ a month for 1 gb a month and 250$ for the phone upfront.
Canadan id be pay 100$ for the phone upfront and do 70$ a month for 2 gb.

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What I like is Bell ups the price of devices for like $30 and increased the plans by $10 a month while Telus increased the rates by around $20. And you can NOT uupgrade and keep your current plan. So I will never be signing a contract with Telus again might be a BYOD though. 

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You can save by bringing your own device, sharing data, or going Smartphone Lite. The lite plan will be less expensive since they'll be used on basic smartphones.http://about.telus.com/community/english/news_centre/news_releases/blog/2013/07/15/telus-offers-cana...

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'People are looking at one thing too much.
Its not one thing that builds up its every little thing.
Gotta pay the employees.
Gotta make the towers.
gotta ship materials to towers.
gotta buy new phones from carriers."

 

So does every other telco on Earth.  All of these points are beyond irrelevant.  Next.

 

"As well Vodafone is half owned by Verizon (us company)
so they got major backing and can always rely on Verizon
as a major support"

 

This statement is what convinced me that you really don't know what you're talking about.  For the record, Verizon Wireless is partly owned by Vodafone (45%), not the other way around.

 

"As well Home services and Mobility are seperate companys"

What does this have to do with anything?  We're talking about Telus Mobility.  I don't even think we get Home services in Ontario.

 

You know what Orle?  You need to educate yourself more on what's really going on.  Here's just one of dozens of articles out there: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6910/125/.

You can thank me later.

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"As well looking at Orange Uk they want me to pay 40$ a month for 1 gb a month and 250$ for the phone upfront.
Canadan id be pay 100$ for the phone upfront and do 70$ a month for 2 gb."

 

Do you mean the same Orange UK where a plan that includes 10GB - yes...that's right....10GB...let me say that again...10GB - is $46£ and the upfront costs are 19.99£ for a 16GB SGS4?  Come on man. lol

 

 

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"sharing data"

 

I'm a single user.  Now what?  I guess I'm not saving now am I.  In fact the majority of users out there won't be.

 

Telus, Rogers and Bell better get their heads out of the sand because they're about to get a real rude awakening once these prices hit market.

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@lerxst wrote:
 they're about to get a real rude awakening once these prices hit market.

Doubt it. What's the alternative? The subsidiaries upped their prices a bit too. Wind/Mobi are not viable for many people.
I suspect we'll see a lot more BYOD (in some cases the extra you pay for the share plans on a 2 year exceeds the discount you get on the device!) but, dealers aside, that really does not affect their revenue.

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"Doubt it. What's the alternative? The subsidiaries upped their prices a bit too. Wind/Mobi are not viable for many people.


I suspect we'll see a lot more BYOD (in some cases the extra you pay for the share plans on a 2 year exceeds the discount you get on the device!) but, dealers aside, that really does not affect their revenue."


Well if the little sucks at Telus, Bell and Rogers can stop investing millions into crying to the general public about their "woes" over foreign competiion having an unfair advantage, you will see an alternative.  And believe it or not, the new entrants are viable solutions for about 10% of the population.