As a Canadian, most stories about our mobile telecommunication giants usually ends with consumers having to pay more. Imagine my surprise when one of the big players (Telus) announced that it will be trashing its $35 activation fee and its $25 equipment exchange fee (as of today). Hopefully the other major carriers will follow Telus’ lead (Rogers, Bell).
The new entrants (Wind, Mobilicity and Public Mobile) never charged these fees so they are already one step ahead of the game.
Telus will be charging $10 for customers that need a new SIM card (since this was originally part of the activation fee).
Full Press Release here.