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[Telus] BC/AB Internet for Good program for K-12 Students. $9.95/month

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[Telus] BC/AB Internet for Good program for K-12 Students. $9.95/month

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TELUS launches new Internet for Good program for K-12 Students offering high speed internet at home for only $9.95 per month
Local school boards to work with TELUS to ensure all K-12 students get high speed access to the internet to continue learning from safety of their home
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As British Columbians adjust to new ways of living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and teachers work with parents to enable their children to learn from home, TELUS announced it is working in partnership with local school boards across the province to offer its Internet for Good program to students in need. TELUS’ Internet for Good provides high speed broadband internet at home for only $9.95 per month. Previously, eligibility for the program was focused on families that were receiving the maximum Child Care Benefit from the federal government. Now TELUS and the school boards have partnered to expand and expedite the process of bringing this critical connectivity to all students who need it for learning in the comfort of their home.
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School Boards working with TELUS will be responsible for identifying families in need of an internet connection at home, and will provide that family with a unique TELUS Internet for Good promotion code, which the family can use to call TELUS and register for the program. Families will also have access to free educational activities through TELUS WISE and the ‘Learn, Do and Share’ educational hub through a partnership between TELUS and Microsoft.
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Awesome job Telus.

Let's see if Rogers and Bell follow suit. In this time, it's important that every child has access to their school.
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Not exactly sure how you qualify for this but hopefully it's not hard for those who need it to get in.
School Boards working with TELUS will be responsible for identifying families in need of an internet connection at home, and will provide that family with a unique TELUS Internet for Good promotion code, which the family can use to call TELUS and register for the program.
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Only for low income families and you have to get the code from the government first, and you cannot manually apply
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User381785 wrote: Only for low income families and you have to get the code from the government first, and you cannot manually apply
Is this not a diff program?
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Leverage wrote: Reminder that TELUS only offers ISP services in Western Canada + Quebec. The telecoms have the country divided where TELUS/Shaw service the west and Bell/Rogers service the east.
From OP post, seems its in BC
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Is Telus subsidizing this or are they asking the school boards to pitch in?
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Shaw has the same program as well for low income families needing internet. You get a letter from the Government of Canada with a code and you call the participating ISP's. From what I read last Winter, its a Internet 10 package for 10 dollars a month
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That's great, but you need to post information on how to get this deal.
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FrostyButters wrote: That's great, but you need to post information on how to get this deal.
It's literally in the OP.

School Boards working with TELUS will be responsible for identifying families in need of an internet connection at home, and will provide that family with a unique TELUS Internet for Good promotion code, which the family can use to call TELUS and register for the program.
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So many people need to stop mixing this with the Federal Program for low income families. This is I assume another Temp Program where the School Board can confirm with the ISP to say that you guys do need Internet, etc and your child is enrolled and helps you out. The Federal Program is a code you get and works with a half a dozen or so ISP's maybe more...
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tofinoguy wrote: It's literally in the OP.

School Boards working with TELUS will be responsible for identifying families in need of an internet connection at home, and will provide that family with a unique TELUS Internet for Good promotion code, which the family can use to call TELUS and register for the program.
I would hardly call this a deal... seems silly to post this. Only a small percentage of people will be waiting to receive for a call to say if they are eligible for the $9.95 Internet subsidy program.

Make no mistake TELUS does NOTHING unless there is money in it for them somehow. This is most likely being subsidized by the taxpayer as well being used a tax write off
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Wouldn't call this a deal but a great PSA for those who need it.
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do they ask if you have kids?
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This isn't new, both Telus & Shaw had similar offers for BC; however, it was for those with low income or on government assistance.

Basically their old Internet 6 "high" speed package (6Mbps/250Kbps) or Shaw's Internet package (10Mbps/512Kbps).

However, they just made it easier to obtain for everyone during this crisis.

It's not government subsidized and they don't make money, as they still need to invest in the equipment at the office to support.

They use to give you an old DLINK ADSL modem for free (included in the $10 monthly).

It's NOT limited to those with children and it's NOT for new customers only. I believe payment has to be automatic "credit card" or "pre-payment" through bank.

With many who cannot make rent; I think this is a very good option. Previously, all you need to do is call them up and inquire about it.
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iownyou wrote: do they ask if you have kids?
No, but it's hard for the school board to contact you with a code if you don't have one...
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rf134a wrote: No, but it's hard for the school board to contact you with a code if you don't have one...
Previously one did not need a code. See my post above for more details.

Most of the more senior customer service representatives should know about this package. It's not sold often, so the newer customer service representatives may not have heard of it.

Sometimes, the first month's payment is waived too.

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