TELUS has launched a new service for their over eight million mobile subscribers today that gives them the option to check their data usage while traveling outside of Canada.
The “Travel Tracker” is a web portal that can be accessed when you’re roaming in the United States or overseas by visiting t.telusroam.com from any 4G device. Data usage is posted in real-time, and also calculates your roaming costs.
If you’re a TELUS customer traveling outside the country, and sign up for one of their roaming passes, you’ll first receive a free text that that tells you the country voice, text and data rates, plus a link to the Travel Tracker portal.
Probably the most important addition is that TELUS will send you a follow-up text of when data usage begins. TELUS said the new Travel Tracker will help “avoid bill shock” and give customers “peace of mind,” although the mobile web interface also gives users the option to override those CRTC-enforced overage limits.