Telus/Koodo $100 Promo: Switch to Our Network that ‘Won’t Leave You Hanging’

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Telus and its subsidiary Koodo are taking full advantage of the Rogers outage that left millions of Canadians offline for up to 24 hours and counting.

The front page of the company’s website is advertising a $100 online promo that seemingly targets Rogers customers to switch over.

“Join TELUS and stay connected on an award-winning network that won’t leave you hanging. Plus, get a $50 bill credit and save the $50 connection fee by switching online,” says the company.

“Koodo runs on Canada’s award-winning, largest 4G LTE network. Switch online today and save up to $100. Now is a good time,” details the Koodo website, noting the promo ends on July 11.

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During the Rogers outage yesterday, Telus also started emailing customers to switch over.

“Switch to an award-winning network you can rely on,” said the Telus email subject line. “Our mobile network won’t leave you hanging,” said Telus, according to an email received by Daily Hive reporter Kenneth Chan. “Switch to our award-winning network with this special offer,” explained the email.

On Saturday morning, Rogers announced services had been restored for the “vast majority” of its customers, but full 100% uptime would not be available just yet. The company did not explain the cause of the outage that affected debit payments, e-Transfers, and more.

Critics and consumer groups have called for a public inquiry into the Rogers outage, which saw multiple redundancies fail to kick in, according to a company senior vice president in a CBC News interview.