If you’re a Bell or Virgin Mobile customer, Telus wants your business. The latter is currently offering a promo where switchers from its rival Bell can get $100 off any smartphone on a 2-year TELUS SharePlus Plan, according to a doc obtained by MobileSyrup which reads:
Make the switch from Bell or Virgin and save.
Get up to $100 off any smartphone on a 2 year TELUS SharePlus Plan when you switch your Bell or Virgin mobile number to TELUS.
Update: This promo is only for BC and Alberta.
This means if you wanted a 16GB iPhone 5s on contract, it would only cost you $129.99 after the discount. For those deciding against renewing into another contract, check out our article comparing the costs of an unlocked iPhone versus a carrier subsidized one.
Telus Wireless Growing More Than Bell and Rogers
Telus reported their 2013 Q4 earnings earlier this week which revealed a 4.1% rise in wireless network revenue (the largest growth of the ‘Big 3’) and 3.4% increase in wireline revenue compared to a year ago.
The growth of Telus has turned it into the country’s second largest wireless carrier with 7.807 million subscribers (not including Public Mobile subscribers which it acquired last fall), surpassing Bell (currently at 7.78 million) for two quarters in a row.
Rogers currently leads all wireless carriers with 9.5 million subscribers, but only garnered 34,000 postpaid subscribers in the same quarter, compared to 113,000 gained by Telus and 119,520 by Bell.
Telus also revealed in an interview with Bloomberg it is still looking to acquire struggling wireless entrant Mobilicity:
“We’ve been quite clear that we’d still be interested in owning that company,” Chief Financial Officer John Gossling said yesterday in a phone interview from Vancouver. “Any better utilization of Canadian spectrum, to us, is a good thing.”
Despite the interest by Telus to possibly place a third bid for Mobilicity, Ottawa earlier reiterated it has no plans to approve such a sale of spectrum transfers as it would result in “undue concentration” of spectrum.