August 29, 2011 1:51pm
The CLEARNET brand was brought back to life by TELUS in April, only available with limited coverage in British Columbia and Alberta. At the time of launch there were a couple plans: $45 Unlimited Talk B.C. and a $55 Unlimited Talk and Text Canada. The prices jumped $5 for the coverage in Alberta, $50 and $60/month. Now, months have passed and CLEARNET has streamlined the plans to have both provinces at the same rate. No reasons for the Alberta drop, but very welcomed I’m sure.
In addition to this news, we’ve been hearing that their data add-on will be launching soon, actually “within days”. This is unconfirmed, but apparently there will be 2 offerings. First is a “pay per use” option where customers will pay for only what data they consume. Then a “flex” plan where customers will pay a certain monthly amount (possibly $15) for 250MB, then will increase in price depending on how much data is used. Exact data prices are still being worked out.
Currently the Samsung Apollo is their best handset, but we are also getting tips that the LG Optimus Chat might make an appearance on CLEARNET too.