Rogers, TELUS, and Bell announce new unlimited talk and text plans

If you're doing some shopping for a new rate plan in Canada, Rogers, TELUS, and Bell have now gone ahead and introduced several new unlimited talk and text plans to choose from. Sadly, looking at the plans there is very little difference between them all in terms of pricing and included offerings. In fact, the plans are pretty much identical to each other. Let's take a look at them individually:

Rogers:

  • $55/month: 1000 minutes, unlimited text and MMS, 200 MB data
  • $65/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 1 GB data
  • $75/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 3 GB data
  • $95/month: unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited text and MMS, 5 GB data

TELUS:

  • $70/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 1 GB data
  • $80/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 3 GB data
  • $100/month: unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited text and MMS, 5 GB data

Bell:

  • $55/month: 1000 minutes, unlimited text and MMS, 200 MB broadband data
  • $65/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 1 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV
  • $75/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 3 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV
  • $95/month: unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited text and MMS, 5 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV

You'll notice TELUS has set their pricing at $5 more than Rogers and Bell. The reason for that is because included in their package is caller ID, voicemail, and unlimited family calling on all the plans.

Personally speaking, with the plans offering so very little differences between them I'd be more concerned with who has better coverage and compare their other service offerings before fully deciding.

It seems pretty clear they're not competing at the plan level in any sort of way, which makes the decisions even harder for Canadian wireless consumers. If you're looking for more info, you can hit the source links below.

Source: Rogers, Bell, TELUS

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Rogers, TELUS, and Bell announce new unlimited talk and text plans

7 Comments

Should consider Fido here, which uses Rogers network. Thinking about this one myself. 'Value pack' ends Nov 25th.

$57/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited (with outgoing US and Canada) text and MMS, 1 GB data Plus 'value pack' - Canada wide talk, Call Display, Visual Voicemail and 2,500 Call Forwarding minutes.

https://www.fido.ca/web/content/monthly/smartplans

Fido's plan although good is only a 2 year plan meaning it's only valid if you bringing your own device and not if you want to get a new iphone.

Wow, these are expensive plans, especially if you want data. makes my $57 tax in (with 6GB 3G data) seems like a steal - and I didn't even think my plan was all that special if I'm honest.

Yet another example of the collusion that is taking place among the big 3 cell providers in Canada.

What a f@ucking joke !

Where is the CRTC investigation?

Where is the competition?

Do these companies have monthly meetings to set rates and plans....WTF ?

Complete rip off. I pay $50 a month to get 1 gig, 250 minutes, nationwide my5, unlimited text, voicemail caller ID. These services aren't any different than before other than the big 3 trying to scam people with these ridiculous offers with horrible prices. Go ahead, please your shareholders at the cost of hardworking Canadians. I'll never budge from my current plan and go data-less if they try anything stupid.

All the major cell phone carriers come out with basically the same plans and pricing at the same time? How can this be? Sheer coincidence I'm sure. Oh yeah that's right, we have a duopoly (not sure if multopoly is a word) in Canada where competition is a dirty word and they are allowed to collude and gouge customers. Welcome to Canada. :s