I've been charged this "SMB Hardware Purchase" for the last 3 months. It was never part of my original invoice or anything, I've been on hold for the last 2 hours and trying to get someone to chat with. I need these charges reversed.
I'd suggest waiting until later in the week, as they are currently overwhelmed with the calls about the 10GB for $60 offer.
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I just went through this myself as I was thrown off when this showed on my first bill
This charge is a one time charge that is the total taxes on the Easy Payment balance for your device purchase. Telus charges you the total taxes up front on your first bill
For example if you’re in Ontario:
Let’s say you have an Easy Payment balance of $200 on your device on a 2 year plan
Your monthly Easy Payment would be $8.33/mth for 24mths
Total taxes (13% in this scenario) on the $200 device balance would be $26
$26 would show up as SMB Hardware Purchase on your first Bill