Press Release from Telus

July 11th, 2008

We now have official word from Telus that they will be charging for incoming text messages starting August 24th unless the customer subscribes to a texting plan.

From a press released issued today (July 11th) by Telus Mobility:

Beginning August 24, the $0.15 per charge will also apply to text messages that originate from other cell phones. Charging for incoming text messages is a standard practice in North America with most of the ma

jor U.S. carriers charging $0.20. That is a 33% premium compared to TELUS.TELUS customers who subscribe to any text messaging plans will continue to receive unlimited incoming text messages free of charge. Customers can choose to subscribe to a text messaging plan from prices starting as low as $3 per month which includes 30 outgoing text messages and unlimited incoming messages.

Telus also mentioned in the press release a new method of reporting spam messages.  If a client receives a spam text they can forward the message to 7726 with the word SPAM in the body of the message and be credited the “cost” of the message to their account.  This feature will launch August 24th.


Press Release


Entry Filed under: Canadian Wireless Industry,Telus Mobility

1 Comment Add your own

    carlton grant  |  July 12th, 2009 at 1:56 am

    just trying to enter the contest for the palm pre

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