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Bell and Telus 5G Network Goes Live Unofficially in Ottawa

It appears Telus and Bell have turned on their 5G networks in Ottawa, Ontario, over the past week or so. According to numerous iPhone in Canada readers, they have let us know they’re now seeing 5G cell signals in the nation’s capital from both wireless carriers, despite coverage maps indicating it's not available yet. In...

Telus Named Fastest Network in the World, 5G Expands to More Cities

Telus has announced it has been named the fastest network in the world, according to OpenSignal, as the wireless company took the crown for the Global Award for Download Speed Experience. Telus today also announced its 5G network has expanded to more cities across Canada. According to OpenSignal, the company’s average 4G LTE download speeds...

Telus LTE Network Speedtest Sees Nearly 900 Mbps Download Speeds [u]

Last month, Bell and Telus launched their initial 5G networks in Canada. We saw some initial speed tests hitting nearly 500 Mbps download speeds on Bell, but now we’re seeing some impressive speeds on the Telus LTE network. According to speedtests performed in Kingston, Ontario, Devin Rabey was able to hit 879 Mbps download speeds...

Telus Launches 5G Network in Five Canadian Cities [u]

The Telus 5G network is starting to roll out in five launch cities, specifically Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and the Greater Toronto Area. Beyond this initial launch, Telus says 5G will make its way to 26 additional markets across Canada throughout 2020. Telus 5G availability will have no cost for customers subscribed to a Telus...

Rogers, Telus and Bell Offering Promo $75/20GB Unlimited Data Plans [u]

The ‘Big 3’ wireless carriers in Canada are at it again with yet another $75/20GB promo plan on their ‘unlimited data’ plans. Rogers is offering its 20GB Infinite plan for $75 with shareable data, while Telus has its 20GB Peace of Mind plan (no shareable data) for $75 as well. Bell has an Unlimited 20...

Telus Price Increase: Data Blocking Add-On Jumps 50% to $2.99 [u]

Telus has increased the price of its Data Block feature, jumping from $2 to $2.99, an increase of 50%, starting in February 2020. The feature blocks data usage other than for sending picture and video text messages, and can be enabled via Telus online self-serve. If you’re a Telus customer via its subsidiary, Koodo, data...

Telus Launches Promo $95/25GB BYOD Plan in Response to Rogers, Bell

Telus launched a promo $75/15GB BYOD plan, in response to Rogers Infinite plans, which start at $75 for 10GB of data with no overages, as extra data is available throttled at 256 kbps, marketed as “unlimited data plans." Rogers also offers $95/20GB and $125/50GB Infinite plans and now Telus this morning has introduced another promo...

Telus Investing $60 Million in Airdrie, Alberta for PureFibre Network

Telus announced earlier this week it will be investing $60 million in Airdrie, Alberta, to connect "more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Airdrie directly to its fibreoptic network." According to Telus, construction will begin this spring when weather permits, with a completion date to connect the “majority” of homes and businesses by...

Telus Warns Huawei Ban Could Increase Cost, Timeline of 5G Network Deployment

Telus announced their Q4 2018 earnings today, which saw profit increase at the company by 4% to $368 million. The company also released a filing detailing its upcoming 5G plans and how a potential government ban on Huawei would affect the future of their next-generation network. The federal government has not decided on whether or...