Telus joins Rogers in asking for extension to December 1 Wireless Code deadline


  • Leif Shantz

    Truth is they’re trying to find ways to screw us over….

    • It’s Me

      Yup. And that’s the only reason the want an extension. More time to screw over Canadians.

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    Not sure wht Telus needs this extension, maybe it’s for phones no longer attached to accounts. Telus has been giving free unlocks on all 3 brands since Nov 9.

  • Smanny

    This is BS. It’s not like Rogers or any of the carriers didn’t see this coming. They had ample time to get ready for this.

  • Ricky Bobby

    I’m sure Ian Scott has Telus’s back on this request. Heck might as well update the story and add Bell to the list.

    We all know it’s coming, along with their political wireless pricing against the old regime

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      If you look at Bells media arm CTV they have always fawning coverage over the current regime, so I’m not expecting miracles here.

  • Nino Bonifacio

    Why they are asking for extension? all cellphone coming to Canada are factory unlock, when carrier received it on their Warehouse they reprogram it and lock the phone.

    • pegger1

      No, they’re not opening, unlocking and repackaging the phone.

    • John Lofwire

      its the 50$ and 100$ limit the issue not the unlocking of phone..

    • Ryan Fitzpatrick

      The phones themselves are actually programmed to Lock to the carrier of the first sim card inserted

  • the bill was first in discussion back in March this year, and announced in June, they have more than half a year to get ready. How hard is to get the phone unlocked? they should not lock them in the first place especially after the CRTC passed the bill. and also they could simply just provide the unlock code if the phone is locked.

    • John Lofwire

      its not the unlock… they already started to unlock them for free.

      The issue is with the 50$ and 100$ overuse block that harder to code and make it work with all legacy plans as well.

    • as far as I knew, Rogers’ reason/execuse to extension the deadline is about unlocking, not sure what Telus’ reason

    • Stephen_81

      Rogers issue was in part the unlocking, they have to much prelocked inventory, though my last 2 devices I purchased from Rogers came unlocked. They just can’t guarantee all inventory will be moved by Dec 1st and wanted some provisions to avoid fines.

      As long as they are actively moving forward to implement the changes I don’t see a problem with giving an extension.

  • malingerer

    Ya. Sure.

  • SV650

    Ummmm…. this is not about unlocking; the carriers have already started unlocking for free before the deadline. It is about the ability for the system to notify the account holder of overages attributed to a user of a shared account. A real problem if the account holder is not designated by device, or not readily contactable by email.

    • Kormakur Danielsson

      “…carriers have already started unlocking for free…”
      Not Bell. :-/

    • Stephen_81

      If you buy a NEW device now, most are coming unlocked in the box, they aren’t unlocking preexisting devices yet, but they also are ordering unlocked from their suppliers already.

  • basesloadedwalk

    Too bad, so sad. If they can’t get their billing system ready by December 1, then they should be forced to waive all overages until they are ready. That will stop them from dragging their feet real fast.

    • John Lofwire

      Telus has no excuses..

      Koodo use same systeme as Telus and they have shock free data (automatically cut when you reach 100% )

      So they could impliment this on Telus side until the issue is fixed in system for the overuse charge.

    • SV650

      Except Koodo does not have shared plans, so each user is individually capped, and they STILL have the problem of teens texting ‘Yes’ to buy more data against the wishes of hate parent paying the account.

    • John Lofwire

      I know from a source at Telus that the system work very well with shared plans as well.

      Nothing can be done for the text issue but at least it’s would give more time to Telus to comply.

  • Can’t Fix Stupid

    How about Dec 1 and $10 mln a day fine each day they are not compliant…with the proceeds of fines returned directly to customers?

  • Do Do

    To me this appears to be more collusion, they need more time to come together on how to appear on the same page when they stick it to us some how. I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough and I’m sure the CRTC will be right there to support them with an extension. These scum bags are so transparent and they’re fearless because of the CRTC. I’d call the CRTC a paper lion but they don’t even do a good job of pretending to care about the consumer.

    • Jack Bertrand

      They need more time to figure out a way to charge customers in a different way…

  • Bob Mcknight

    They already have had long enough and charged customers too much

    • Jack Bertrand

      “Can we please charge a few more customers before we stop charging everyone?”

  • Johnny wishbone

    There just stalling to late.

  • rudeboyx29 rudeboyx29

    The CRTC is a funny group. Without knowing what’s involved to make changes to internal systems and process, how did they come up with this deadline?