Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > TELUS

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old March 16th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
zildj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 126
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default ATTN: Canada Subscribers (TELUS)

Hi all.

I recently moved to TELUS because of the HTC Desire HD and I didnt get the Call Display hoping I can get it for free with an app. Turns out, I cant and its uberly hard not to have a call display. So it got me thinking and found that we save almost $300 for your whole contract if you change your plan.

Before:
Voice/data
plan available to Telus right now. Its $49.99/mo (includes 350 daytime mins, unlimited text, unlimited calling after 6pm&weekends, 500mb data, voicemail, call waiting, conference all), with Taxes and all, its gonna be around $56. (pricing shouldnt be that far for other cities/provinces)

NOW:
Unlimited Voice - unlimited Local Calling, voicemail, call waiting, conference call for $30
Data Lite Package 20 - unlimited message,picture,video, Caller ID, 100 MB data for $20

Since the net price is still $50, i am still gonna be paying the same fee, with the caller ID. YAY! BUT, i am losing 400 MB of data which for myself, I really dont need. I usually connect wifi. If I HAVE to go online, I can just run to my nearest mall/starbucks/safeway if i am outside. :P

Kinda a hassle if youre running close to your 100MB limit, but I dont see myself doing that more often. What I see is havin that $300 extra after this contract expires.

It got me excited switching from Rogers (Previous Bill $70) WHAT A RIP OFF! HAHA!

I hope this helps out some of my fellow Canadian Androids.

peaceout!

zildj is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zildj For This Useful Post:
Abdur (March 17th, 2011)
sponsored links
Old March 17th, 2011, 01:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Outlaw71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 2,482
 
Device(s): Droid eXtreme... running the leaked Gingerbread 2.3.3./LG G2x running Bionix2 + Trinity kernel
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 263
Thanked 483 Times in 315 Posts
Default

Say do any of the Canadian carriers offer unlimited data?
__________________
Check out my apps...
Outlaw71 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
zildj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 126
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Outlaw71 View Post
Say do any of the Canadian carriers offer unlimited data?
Yes. I believe its a Data plan for $40. But not all carriers offer it.
zildj is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zildj For This Useful Post:
Outlaw71 (March 17th, 2011)
Old March 17th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Outlaw71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 2,482
 
Device(s): Droid eXtreme... running the leaked Gingerbread 2.3.3./LG G2x running Bionix2 + Trinity kernel
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 263
Thanked 483 Times in 315 Posts
Default

Cool, and is it truly unlimited on any of them? Or is there a cap like down here in the states where they bill you for unlimited and then cap it at 5 gigs or something?
Outlaw71 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
zildj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 126
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

its really hard to tell. i think we both have the same definition of unlimited when it comes to data plan - limited. heheh!

According to MTS, one of the carrier here, they have unlimited data and no cap really. Its a case-2-case basis on how they would flag an account as "excessive" use and may suspend your account. (like 10gb/mo is what they classify as excessive)

But they guaranteed no extra charges if you go over since its an "unlimited" plan. So I guess its alot better in some ways, but again, the definition of unlimited being "no restriction" still does not match.
zildj is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 13th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Abdur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 252
 
Device(s): HTC Desire Rooted S-off dGB with custom HBOOT
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 231
Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts
Default

I have the $40 (with taxes around 45) plan: includes 100 daytime mins, unlimited text, unlimited calling after 6pm&weekends, 100mb data, voicemail, call waiting, conference all. also 10 numbers I can unlimited call and text within canada. I do not have Caller ID. But I only pay that much. I do not use that much data, since everywhere I go I have WiFi.
__________________
Feel free to thank people if you like their post.

This is true speed.



Abdur is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 13th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TelusMilestone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Earth
Posts: 663
 
Device(s): SGS2X Motorola Milestone, HTC HD
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 34 Times in 34 Posts
Default

I have the data flex 55+ which includes 200 day time minutes, 10 numbers unlimited in Canada, unlimited text/video picture msg's, unlimited local calling after 6pm and 1gb of data the can flex to 5gb. I added caller ID for 8$ and device protection for 7$. 70$/m providing I don't go over the 1gb of data if I do its 20$ from 1-2gb, and from 2-5gb is another 20$ Which I never get to because I use wi-fi for any heavy usage.
__________________
You sure are a fast talker... Good thing I'm a faster thinker!
TelusMilestone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
DarkSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 191
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 21
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zildj View Post
Hi all.

I recently moved to TELUS because of the HTC Desire HD and I didnt get the Call Display hoping I can get it for free with an app. Turns out, I cant and its uberly hard not to have a call display. So it got me thinking and found that we save almost $300 for your whole contract if you change your plan.

Before:
Voice/data
plan available to Telus right now. Its $49.99/mo (includes 350 daytime mins, unlimited text, unlimited calling after 6pm&weekends, 500mb data, voicemail, call waiting, conference all), with Taxes and all, its gonna be around $56. (pricing shouldnt be that far for other cities/provinces)

NOW:
Unlimited Voice - unlimited Local Calling, voicemail, call waiting, conference call for $30
Data Lite Package 20 - unlimited message,picture,video, Caller ID, 100 MB data for $20

Since the net price is still $50, i am still gonna be paying the same fee, with the caller ID. YAY! BUT, i am losing 400 MB of data which for myself, I really dont need. I usually connect wifi. If I HAVE to go online, I can just run to my nearest mall/starbucks/safeway if i am outside. :P

Kinda a hassle if youre running close to your 100MB limit, but I dont see myself doing that more often. What I see is havin that $300 extra after this contract expires.

It got me excited switching from Rogers (Previous Bill $70) WHAT A RIP OFF! HAHA!

I hope this helps out some of my fellow Canadian Androids.

peaceout!
Great post! Unfortunately I use more than 100MB the odd month here and there (sometimes over 200). And since Canadian carriers usually charge an arm and legs per megabyte over, it would be too risky. But I really hate not having caller ID. I don't know why just ONE carrier doesn't offer it for FREE. Everyone would jump to them. It costs the carrier NOTHING to let the number come through. It already KNOWS the number - they just purposely block it from you unless you pay to see it. Nazis.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Outlaw71 View Post
Say do any of the Canadian carriers offer unlimited data?
In CAnada!? GAWD NO. We've never had unlimited data when it comes to data as far as I know. Heck we pay like $100 for 5GB on Telus.
DarkSky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 69
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TelusMilestone View Post
I have the data flex 55+ which includes 200 day time minutes, 10 numbers unlimited in Canada, unlimited text/video picture msg's, unlimited local calling after 6pm and 1gb of data the can flex to 5gb. I added caller ID for 8$ and device protection for 7$. 70$/m providing I don't go over the 1gb of data if I do its 20$ from 1-2gb, and from 2-5gb is another 20$ Which I never get to because I use wi-fi for any heavy usage.
I am on the same plan. I pay about 77 Dollars after all is said and done. I came from Bell, which was charging me $65 for 500 daytime minutes, unlimited weekends and after 6 with 250 texts...no data.

Needless to say I got a much better phone coming to Telus, better plan, better service and I don't have to deal with their bullshit any longer. The $12 was justified. And the 10 free numbers works great for me I really only talk to about that many people on a regular basis.

I also have no experience any dropped calls from Telus. They have been just as reliable as my Bell connection in Montreal/Ottawa.
Joelzinho is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
DarkSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 191
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 21
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joelzinho View Post
I also have no experience any dropped calls from Telus. They have been just as reliable as my Bell connection in Montreal/Ottawa.
Bell / Telus = same physical network.

I started off on Bell years ago, switched to Rogers for a few years, now I'm on Telus and have been for about 3 years. I go to whoever has the phone I want. But now I've got a phone which works on all networks, although I'll probably just stick with Telus.
DarkSky is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default im with pc mobile i just switched over

its the sim cards u buy at grocerystores . i pay 35 a mounth free incomeing. callerdisplaye, free after 7 and weekends. 150 daytime mins. free texting and picture text. 10$ more for 100mb.

this is pay as you go also. so no risk. lol if i go over it will run out of date n haning masive bill. pay as u go way better
. lol
thcmike420 is offline  
Last edited by thcmike420; July 22nd, 2011 at 01:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 28th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkSky View Post
Bell / Telus = same physical network.

I started off on Bell years ago, switched to Rogers for a few years, now I'm on Telus and have been for about 3 years. I go to whoever has the phone I want. But now I've got a phone which works on all networks, although I'll probably just stick with Telus.
I thought Telus/Bell made their network so that their phones couldn't go over to Rogers?
Lenerdosy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 28th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
DarkSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 191
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 21
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lenerdosy View Post
I thought Telus/Bell made their network so that their phones couldn't go over to Rogers?
Their networks operate on different frequencies, but if you have a phone that operates on them, you're fine. The Galaxy S2 has all the freqs of Bell and Rogers.
DarkSky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2011, 12:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkSky View Post
Their networks operate on different frequencies, but if you have a phone that operates on them, you're fine. The Galaxy S2 has all the freqs of Bell and Rogers.
Ok I am with Telus and they have crap phones when my upgrade comes up in a few months so might try to craigslist one and put it on their network.
Lenerdosy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 16th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sookster54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 906
 
Device(s): HTC Desire, LG Shine Plus, LG Optimus One
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Unlimited data can be found at Videotron or WIND Mobile I think, Telus got rid of unlimited data over 2 years ago but there are still people with grandfathered unlimited plans.

I could care less about caller ID, I don't talk on the cell as often as I text, but I got a notice from Telus about 3 months free caller ID after ignoring about 200 messages advertising caller ID for $8/mo from them, Telus is the type of company that wants to squeeze every penny out of their customers so they spam the caller ID on those that don't have it with their plan.
__________________
Useful Downloads (for root users)
LG Optimus LTE P935 / 2.3.5
HTC Desire / CyanogenMod 7.1
Motorola can kiss my a##
sookster54 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > TELUS
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.