Bell and Telus Increase Price of Data Overages by 43% to $100/1GB

The latest plans from Telus and Bell now come with more expensive data overages, as Canadians will now pay the price for going over their allotted data buckets.

Bell recently increased their data overages from $0.07 per megabyte to $0.10 per megabyte, which works out to a jump from $7/100MB to $10/100MB, or $70/1GB to $100/1GB.

The company told MobileSyrup ^(https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/07/05/bell-increases-data-overage-charges-from-7%C2%A2-mb-to-10%C2%A2-mb/) these price increases only apply to new plans and will not affect existing customers on previous plans.

Bell’s website notes “additional data is $0.10/MB” at the bottom of their wireless plan page when selecting a data option:

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As for Telus, the company has followed suit with Bell at charging $100/1GB for data overages, but customers get charged $10/200MB for the first 1GB in overages (rounded up to the nearest 100MB), which works out to $50/1GB.

Any overages after that are billed at $0.10/MB, or $100/1GB.

Telus data overages

The company’s website now reads:

Additional data usage will be charged to the subscriber using the data at $10/200 MB for the first 1000 MB (rounded up to the closest 100 MB at the end of the billing cycle). Usage thereafter will be charged to the subscriber using the data at 10¢/MB.

As of writing, the Rogers website still notes data overages are billed at $7/100MB, but given how wireless prices surprisingly increase at the same time in Canada, expect a matching increase at some point in the near future.

As for flanker brands Fido, Virgin and Koodo? If parent companies increase the price of data overages, expect it to be a change across the board, but for now, they remain at $7/100MB.

Exactly one year ago, Rogers increased the price of its data overages from $50/1GB to $70/1GB ^(http://www.appmarsh.ca/carriers/rogers/rogers-70-1gb-data-overages/), and Bell and Telus followed shortly with the same increases.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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