TELUS Scratches Incoming Roaming Text Fee


International roaming is something that is always on the back burner for those of us who travel frequently. There’s nothing worse than getting a huge phone bill, or having to leave your phone behind and miss out on sharing your experiences with friends and family. Well, if you’re one of the millions who uses TELUS Mobility for your Canadian wireless carrier, then I have good news for you. TELUS has finally announced that incoming text messages will no longer ping your account for an extra fee. Prior to this change, any customers who received a text message while roaming outside of Canada would be charged $0.60 per message–a fee that would rack up pretty quickly. The free incoming roaming text messages are included with all roaming packages, although customers will still be charged for any replies sent while roaming. Video and picture messages will still be charged both for incoming and outgoing. According to Mobile Syrup, TELUS stated that it decided to nix this fee “as a result of customer feedback” and judging by some of the responses to the article, I can’t say I’m surprised that the company finally made this move. Roaming has been a hot topic in Canada lately, and the government recently stepped in to try and help regulate the cost of domestic and international roaming. If you are intending on leaving the country, TELUS has a variety of passes designed for travelers, ranging from $25 – $80. You can take a look at them here. For more information on TELUS, visit their website.]]>