Telus to increase SIM card price from $15 to $20 on October 17 [Update]


Telus is increasing the price of its SIM cards from $15 CAD to $20 on October 17th, according to an internal document obtained by MobileSyrup.

The document also indicates that Telus will continue to abstain from charging a ‘connection fee,’ like its main competitors, Bell and Rogers.

While Telus now charges $20 for its SIM cards, the carrier’s pricing is still less than the cost of a smartphone activation at Bell, which charges a $25 connection fee, and Rogers, which charges a $25 connection fee and $10 for the SIM card. On the other hand, Telus’ sub brand, Koodo, currently sells its SIM cards for $10 with no connection fee.

Telus SIM cards have a limited lifetime warranty against defects, which is voided if damaged, modified or tampered with.

Update: TELUS is now showing the increased cost for a SIM card at $20.