TELUS has announced today it has decided to axe incoming SMS fees for customers roaming outside of Canada. In a statement sent via email, the company explained its decision below:
TELUS has just made an adjustment to its roaming fees that will bring customers even more peace of mind during this busy travel season.
As a result of customer feedback, the company is no longer charging the $0.60 incoming SMS fee for TELUS customers roaming outside Canada. Now, customers can receive unlimited incoming text messages free of charge and feel more comfortable keeping their phones on while they travel abroad.
Typical incoming SMS fees for TELUS customers roaming outside Canada normally were at $0.60 per message. For travellers (or those who live near the U.S. border), this comes as a welcome move.