Telus Q2 2017 wireless results top $1.8 billion, subscriber base reaches 8,700,000

Revenue jump was due to "increased adoption of larger data buckets"

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  • Ipse

    I bet the number will be lower next time around due to the misguided changes they made to Public Mobile plans. That was their way to steal customers and now it’s gone.

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      Article says prepaid subscriber is actually on a decline, I’m sure Public Mobile numbers are lumped there instead. It is a prepaid service after all.

    • Ipse

      Hmmm…good point.

    • Matt

      And the award for the most polite point – counter point argument on the internet for 2017 goes to Ipse and ToniCipriani

  • Andrew Holt

    So basically Telus made data overages pretty much criminally excessive to the point where they scared people into buying larger data plans to avoid having to take out a second mortgage that would be needed to pay said overage fees. So either way, Telus makes bank. This Sh*t is legal in Canada! I think it’s time the CRTC made data overage charges in line with the price for data in the plan. So say you have 5GB in your plan and pay $50 for that data bucket. That works out to $10/GB. Any data overages should be regulated to be no more than 25% more expensive than the included data bucket price…so in this example it would be capped at $12.50/GB.

    • John Lofwire

      I agree with the principle but the % amount would need to be revised based on others factors as well.

      I know as a fact network congestion is an issue a real one.
      Equipement themselve if pushed harder will break more often ect ect ect.

      IF all is taken into account i agree this model would be very good but not based on the data bucket size you take but still could be much more interesting than now.

      Based on information i have and cannot share ( sorry corporate policy ) i would say 40 to 50% more instead of 25% would make sense if compared to a 4 gb package only.

      So 4 gb at 40$ ( just an example ) would end up with 15$ per extra gb.
      I would then apply thats as a flat rate no matter what plan you have and i would even give an option thats you can take just a voice part and get charged 15$ per GB thats you use so if a month you use 1 gb you pay 15$ so you only pay for what you use.

      Thats would be amazing.

    • Victor Creed

      “I know as a fact network congestion is an issue a real one.
      Equipement themselve if pushed harder will break more often ect ect ect.”

      Wow, you’re one of the bigger shills we’ve had here in a while. Tell me, and explain it to me like I’m mentally challenged. How is it a network like Verizon with 100x as many subs and far less spectrum than any of the Big 3 have, can offer unlimited data plans with huge data buckets before throttling, is able to maintain their network just fine but according to you and your shills our networks are congested and will break?

      I’ll wait.

    • John Lofwire

      Here my lil kid let daddy explain to you how the wireless carrier world work okay?

      A wireless network have some main part you know like a computer do?

      The servers.
      The transport network.
      The antenna.
      And the carriers wave.

      Each have a maximal amount of bandwidth they can support.

      Verizon server are easily 10 to 20 times bigger than all big 3 together.

      They also have bigger cable on the transport network.

      You do know how computer work a bit my lil kid?

      You can’t expect a weaker computer to handle more load than a faster one right?

      The end.

    • Victor Creed

      Lol. Network congestion and the “fastest networks in north America”

      Seems legit.

    • John Lofwire

      Is that your only argument? If there was no network congestion we could achieve the maximum speed some phone going to 750 mb sec by example.

      Go to sleep its getting late 🙂

    • Victor Creed

      Youre math doesnt add up. Keep trying. You’ll get there.

    • John Lofwire

      How so? If you cannot explain yourself how its dont add up? You have inner knowledge of how network work? Plz explain give us your wisdom 🙂

    • John Lofwire

      What happen if you push a computer too much? Cpu overheat then need to replace more part.

      Simple logic.

      Plz read on google on what is network congestion.

      Good night kid.

  • ComplacencyKills

    but but 2 year contracts are bad the telecoms cried.