Rogers, Fido, Bell and Virgin Mobile currently charge $45 for a ‘connection fee’, which takes place when a user activates a new line.
Now, it appears Koodo (and most likely parent company Telus) will join the mix, as the company is set to raise its connection fee to $45 starting November 6, reports MobileSyrup.
Back in September, we told you Shaw’s Freedom Mobile raised its connection fee to $30, up from $20, a 50% increase. Bell and Virgin hiked its connection fee last month to $45.
It’s not getting any cheaper to activate a new cellphone in Canada from incumbents. With some possible holiday promos around the corner, the increase in connection fees is an easy way to generate wireless revenue when customers sign up for a phone line.