January 16, 2014 1:44pm
TELUS introduced their SharePlus plans back in July and brought customers unlimited talk, texts and an allotment of shareable data. The prices started at $45 per month per device for a “Smartphone Lite” device, which includes the Moto G and BlackBerry Q5, and increases to $55 a month for higher-end devices like the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z1.
According to an internal doc we received, TELUS is poised to increase the price of its SharePlus plans. The doc notes that “effective January 20, TELUS will be introducing new pricing for the Unlimited Nationwide Talk and Text component of SharePlus.” The pricing will jump up $5/per month and will see the Smartphone Lite hit $50/month and the Smartphone to $60/month.
This, however, seems to be a primer as TELUS will also immediately share a new SharePlus promo. The doc notes that “as a promotional offer until February 28th, 2014, new and renewing customers offers will remain at the same price point as today. Customers will receive double data on the 1GB and 3GB tiers as well as a $5 discount to their SharePlus talk and text rate.” It looks like the permanent price increase will take effect on March 1st, just in time for the spring rush of new device announcements.
No word on whether Rogers or Bell will follow suit on their own shared data plans. Look for all this to go into effect on Monday.