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Telus Launches New Student Plan & 6GB Data Plan

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To coincide with the iPhone 4 launch, and to match Rogers/Fido and Bell, Telus has also launched their own 6GB data plan.

The Telus 6GB data plan is similar to the other carrier 6GB data offers in that it requires a 3-year agreement, however it is different by not being a standalone $30 feature like it is with the other carriers. The offer also expires on October 5, 2010, after which it will no longer be available. Any customers who opt for it before then, will have the 6GB data plan for the duration of the contract.

The Telus 6GB data plan is actually absorbed into each of their three iPhone plans starting at $65.00 per month. This may sound confusing, so let’s break it down.

Telus 6GB Data Plan Offer

If you subscribe on a 3-year agreement to any Telus iPhone plan at or above $65.00 per month, the 6GB data option is included as part of the plan.

$65.00 iPhone Plan

  • Minutes: 200 daytime + 100 bonus minutes
  • Data: 1GB + 5GB (6GB)
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 6PM (6PM is a limited time promotion; evenings normally start at 9PM)
  • Choose one of: Unlimited Text Messages, Double Your Minutes (500), Free Talk/Talk to 5 Numbers Nationwide
  • Included features: Visual Voicemail, Call Waiting, Conference Calling
  • Promotion: Six months unlimited local calling, $35 activation fee waived

$80.00 iPhone Plan

  • Minutes: 350 daytime + 100 bonus minutes
  • Data: 2GB + 4GB (6GB)
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 6PM (6PM is a limited time promotion; evenings normally start at 9PM)
  • Choose one of: Unlimited Text Messages, Double Your Minutes (800), Free Talk/Talk to 5 Numbers Nationwide
  • Included features: Visual Voicemail, Call Waiting, Conference Calling
  • Promotion: Six months unlimited local calling, $35 activation fee waived

$100.00 iPhone Plan

  • Minutes: 450 daytime + 100 bonus minutes
  • Data: 3GB + 3GB (6GB)
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 6PM (6PM is a limited time promotion; evenings normally start at 9PM)
  • Choose one of: Unlimited Text Messages, Double Your Minutes (1,000), Free Talk/Talk to 5 Numbers Nationwide
  • Included features: Visual Voicemail, Call Waiting, Conference Calling
  • Promotion: Six months unlimited local calling, $35 activation fee waived

So as you can see, the 6GB data plan is not added to any plan (like Rogers/Fido/Bell) and is instead included in $65.00 and higher iPhone plans.

If you plan on going with Telus, don’t worry if the 6GB data option does not show up on the paperwork. It won’t be written but it’s on the account and it is also not written on the website (it is now on the Telus website). This is similar to the $35 activation fee waiver. You’ll get the $35 credited but it just won’t be visible on the paperwork.

Existing Telus Customers

The 6GB data plan is also available to existing customers who opt for one of the eligible plans. Existing Telus customers may call Telus starting August 3, 2010 to modify their plan for the 6GB offer (confirmed by speaking to Telus directly and receiving information from Telus store sales reps). If you call in and get push back, just call back.

Telus Student Plan

Along side the 6GB data option, Telus will also soon launch a new student plan. The plan is available only on a 3-year agreement. Details are as follows:

  • $50.00 iPhone Plan
  • Minutes: 100 daytime + 100 bonus minutes
  • Data: 500MB
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Included features: Unlimited talk and text to 10 numbers nationwide, Visual Voicemail, Call Waiting, Conference Calling
  • Promotion: Six months unlimited local calling, $35 activation fee waived

The student plan will be available soon and will require student identification from a Canadian post-secondary institution.

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