Telus: SIM Card Pricing to Increase 33% to $20, But No ‘Connection Fee’ Yet
New subscribers looking to sign up with Telus are set to pay more for a SIM card, as the company has noted in an internal document (via MobileSyrup) the price is set to increase from $15 to $20, a 33% price hike, starting October 17th.
Back in August, Telus doubled the price of SIM cards for their prepaid wireless brand, Public Mobile, with prices jumping from $5 to $10, matching the cost of a SIM from their flanker brand, Koodo Mobile.
Telus reiterates they will not charge a ‘connection fee’ like rivals Rogers and Bell, which impose $25 for customers to activate a new smartphone (Rogers adds a $10 SIM cost on top).
With the CRTC set to impose free cellphone unlocking and a ban on the sale of locked cellphones in Canada starting December 1, some would see this extra cost as one way to possibly make up for lost revenue.