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Telus Updates iPhone Plans With More Minutes & Flex Data For Q4 2010

With Holiday 2010 approaching, the Canadian wireless carriers are beginning to update their plans and offer additional features.

For Q4 2010, Telus has reworked some of their iPhone plans to include more minutes and a new flex data option.

Bonus Minutes

For Q4 2010, Telus has added the bonus minutes from all iPhone plans into the base minutes of each plan.

For example, the $50 plan that used to have 150 minutes + 50 Bonus minutes now has 200 minutes total.

The benefit of this comes for users who want to do non-contract iPhone plans with Telus (they get 200 minutes now vs. 150 minutes before) and for users who choose the Double Your Minutes promotion (they get 400 minutes now vs. 300 minutes before, since bonus minutes are not doubled).

Flex Data

Telus has also introduced a new $65 iPhone voice and data plan with flex data. In other words, the previous four available iPhone voice and data plans have now become three plans and the $65 per month plan includes flex data. The $50 plan stayed the same.

$65 iPhone plan

The new $65 iPhone voice & data plan with flex data keeps the same base voice plan such as the minutes, evenings, and three promotions to choose but now has flexible data.

What flexible data means is at the $65 price, users get 1GB of data. If that data amount is exceeded, instead of paying per MB overage fees, the plan is automatically bumped to $80 with 2GB of data. If 2GB of data is exceeded, the plan is bumped to $105 with 5GB of data. Anything over 5GB however is charged at $0.05/MB.

Each month, the $65 plan resets back to the lowest $65/1GB tier and then increases again when the data is exceeded during the month.

$100 iPhone plan

There has also been changes to the $100 iPhone voice and data plan.

The $100 iPhone voice and data plan now includes 600 minutes (vs. 550 + 50 minutes before) and 5GB of data (vs. 3GB of data before). The price of the plan remained the same at $100.

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  • Anonymous

    Screw Telus! They really effed up the iPhone 4 launch! I was a costumer of theirs for 7 years and I went to get the 6GB for $30 deal and they didnt have it, or any sort of promotion until WAY later that day. I left them for Virgin and am really happy.

  • Anonymous

    Less talk…. More data

    When carriers get this in their heads I’ll think about switching.

    With FaceTime over cell data coming soon and other options available now…. I’m using less mins and way more data to communicate.

  • Anonymous

    Telus could give me a iPhone for free no contract and give me 5,000 bucks i still wouldnt join them,they fucked me over so bad before i would never join them even again, I will never join them again,i banned them

  • Anonymous

    A lot less talk and cheaper data would be nice. I might use 10 minutes of talk time a month – max 20. I am forced to have ridiculous minutes I’ll never use.

    If Rogers would actually allow me to truly tailor a plan to what I actually use and fold in flex data for occasional overages I’d be a satisfied customer for the first time ever!

  • http://twitter.com/chrisroy Chris Roy

    I had almost the exact same situation with telus, only they wouldn’t let me upgrade for 2 more weeks. They would let me upgrade to any other phone, but not the iPhone 4, even though I was with them for 8 years. I told them where to stick it, and went to Virgin and got a better plan for cheaper, and couldn’t be happier!

  • Frankie

    Telus and Bell have the least flexibility when it comes to smartphones. Rogers is offering unlimited voice, 2500 text, voicemail, call display and other extras for $45.00+HST (not listed, you’ll have to ask for it). Add a 3 GB data plan for $30. Fido does the same for $7.00 less. Telus and Bell however don’t even get close. They don’t even want to match the competition plans.
    P.S. If you want to get the Rogers/Fido plan, call them and ask to renew your contract and ask them if they have something similar to Wind Mobile, Mobilicity or Chatr. They will offer you the above plan themselves. You don’t even have ro bargain with them.

  • Frankie

    Telus and Bell have the least flexibility when it comes to smartphones. Rogers is offering unlimited voice, 2500 text, voicemail, call display and other extras for $45.00+HST (not listed, you’ll have to ask for it). Add a 3 GB data plan for $30. Fido does the same for $7.00 less. Telus and Bell however don’t even get close. They don’t even want to match the competition plans.
    P.S. If you want to get the Rogers/Fido plan, call them and ask to renew your contract and ask them if they have something similar to Wind Mobile, Mobilicity or Chatr. They will offer you the above plan themselves. You don’t even have ro bargain with them.

  • Frankie

    Telus and Bell have the least flexibility when it comes to smartphones. Rogers is offering unlimited voice, 2500 text, voicemail, call display and other extras for $45.00+HST (not listed, you’ll have to ask for it). Add a 3 GB data plan for $30. Fido does the same for $7.00 less. Telus and Bell however don’t even get close. They don’t even want to match the competition plans.
    P.S. If you want to get the Rogers/Fido plan, call them and ask to renew your contract and ask them if they have something similar to Wind Mobile, Mobilicity or Chatr. They will offer you the above plan themselves. You don’t even have ro bargain with them.

  • Frankie

    Telus and Bell have the least flexibility when it comes to smartphones. Rogers is offering unlimited voice, 2500 text, voicemail, call display and other extras for $45.00+HST (not listed, you’ll have to ask for it). Add a 3 GB data plan for $30. Fido does the same for $7.00 less. Telus and Bell however don’t even get close. They don’t even want to match the competition plans.
    P.S. If you want to get the Rogers/Fido plan, call them and ask to renew your contract and ask them if they have something similar to Wind Mobile, Mobilicity or Chatr. They will offer you the above plan themselves. You don’t even have ro bargain with them.

  • SMARTY

    Are you sure of this about Rogers and Fido..?? I haven’t heard anything about non-listed plans. Usually retention is able to give you some good deals but Rogers/Fido offering unlisted plans during contract renewal is unheard of..!! Anybody tried this…??

  • Brian

    These re-vamped prices make me glad I’m with Rogers. Their $100 plan doesn’t even compare to what I get for half the price. And the flex plan is basically asking people to bend over. $20/GB if you go over… ouch. How kind of them.

  • squirmy

    oh wow, 50 minutes, what a deal, and, wait a minute a calendar. telus should just go away

  • Joeh

    All 3 companies are the same, none of them is better than the other, we got burnt then switch, until we got burnt again then switch again…the only thing that ticks me off is no matter how expensive your plan is, call display is still f-king extra $10 or more a month, but those call-waiting & conference call both I MAY use once a year features are free.