TELUS this morning has revamped their wireless plans, giving them new names and offering less data amounts than before.
The former Smartphone, Smartphone Lite and Feature plans are now called Premium Smartphone, Smartphone and Voice. Despite the re-branding, these new ‘Your Choice’ rate plans will follow the same structure as the former SharePlus plans, where you pick a voice plan, data plan and have the option to add up to four lines.
The new voice plans have three options: 300 local minutes (6PM evenings), unlimited local minutes and unlimited nationwide minutes, priced to start at $30 for BYOD, $40 for Smartphone and $50 for Premium smartphone (all $10 cheaper than before). But where TELUS will make this up is with their changes in data pricing, offering less data than before.
Below is a summary of the changes according to an internal TELUS document we received, as employees were informed of these changes yesterday:
Below are old prices for the voice plans (as of March 2014):
Below are old prices for data (as of March 2014):
Note the new data amounts are smaller, yet remain at the same price as before. Previously it was 500MB for $25 and 1GB for $25, but now there is also a 1.5GB option at $30. Ouch.
If users opt for pre-authorized payments, a $2 discount will be given off their rate plan every month. If you are planning to add additional lines, do note the first line will be required to have a $70/month spend.
What do you think of these new ‘Your Choice’ plans from TELUS?