TELUS Mobility to drop roaming rates up to 60 percent starting June 27th


TELUS Mobility today announced that it will lower its roaming voice and data rates by up to 60 per cent starting on June 27th. Customers will also no longer require separate bundles and passes.

“After the launch of our new HSPA+ wireless network in late 2009, TELUS was able to offer our customers a true international roaming capability for the first time, ending Rogers’ monopoly in international roaming for Canadians. We quickly started working with carriers around the world to negotiate reduced roaming rates for our customers and we now want to make it as simple and affordable as possible for our customers to use their smartphones wherever they go, without coming home to a surprise on their bill,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer.

As one example, roaming rates when travelling in Western Europe will drop to CA$1.50 per minute (a reduction of up to 50%) for voice and CA$10 per MB (a reduction of 60%) for data.

The new international roaming rates will go into effect on June 27th, covering over 200 countries.

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