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[Telus] Free smartphone, subsidized phone and internet plans for low income families, seniors and out of care youth [YMMV]

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[Telus] Free smartphone, subsidized phone and internet plans for low income families, seniors and out of care youth [YMMV]

Telus today launched "Mobility for good" and "Internet for good" programs for people with disabilities, low income families, seniors and out of care youth.

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This program provides eligible applicants with:

  • $0 per month plan (including applicable taxes) for two years
  • Unlimited Canada-wide talk and text
  • 3 GB of data per month with Peace of Mind
  • Access to a refurbished smartphone at no cost
  • No long-term contract or cancellation fees
  • Internet connectivity for $9.95/month (plus applicable taxes) for 24 months; regular pricing thereafter
  • Speeds of up to 25 megabits per second (where available) and unlimited monthly data
  • Option to purchase a low cost refurbished computer through BC Technology for Learning Society

Eligibility requirements:

For, low-income families:

  • Receive the maximum Child Care Benefit
  • Can provide a recent Canada Child Benefit (CCB) statement showing your family net income of less than or equal to $31,120

For, out of care youth:

  • Have lived experience in the child welfare system and can produce a letter of eligibility completed on your behalf by a ministry/agency representative
  • Are between the age of majority in the province where you currently reside (see below) and age 26 at the time of your application

For, low income seniors:

  • Receive the GIS benefit
  • Can provide your Old Age Security statement, also known as the T4A(OAS), indicating an amount paid to you in box 21 (net supplements paid)

Further information can be found here. If you have any questions about the Mobility for Good program, you may contact mobilityforgood@telus.com or 1-866-558-2273

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Last edited by Yel143 on Dec 9th, 2020 6:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
Thread Summary
Telus launched a subsidized program to support low income families, seniors and more.

Mobility Client Care team at 1-866-558-2273.
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Deal Addict
Apr 28, 2017
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You have to get a specific code from the government to redeem this.
I don't think this belongs on this site
Newbie
Nov 25, 2017
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thanks for posting.

where do you see the low-income family option? I only see the other two.
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Oct 20, 2013
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London
Thanks for posting! I will share this with my colleagues who work with these vulnerable populations in the community!
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Dec 17, 2013
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Who ever downvoted for 'unable to get the deal'. Be thankful that you are not a low income family and appreciate Telus that they are doing something better to the community. Your downvote doesnt mean anything.
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Jul 22, 2014
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User381785 wrote: You have to get a specific code from the government to redeem this.
I don't think this belongs on this site
That's like saying the people in the eligible categories don't belong on this forum, which is 100% false.
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User381785 wrote: You have to get a specific code from the government to redeem this.
I don't think this belongs on this site
where does it say you need to get a code from the government????
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Apr 26, 2013
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Looked into this for some seniors I work with, for them the plan cost is $25 per month plus taxes in case anyone was looking into it.
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User381785 wrote: I don't think this belongs on this site
Contrary to RFD lore not all members are 100K earners
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburders eat people
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Feb 25, 2020
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Wow, thanks for the information, this is perfect for my parents
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RFD income under-reporters/tax evaders are salivating.
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cec4111 wrote: Who ever downvoted for 'unable to get the deal'. Be thankful that you are not a low income family and appreciate Telus that they are doing something better to the community. Your downvote doesnt mean anything.
Yeah it is insane how people are downvoting this out of anything. This is exactly the kind of deal this site should promote.
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Great idea. Many people with multi-million homes and several apartments are low income. The income tax return is below $2000.

I'm not sure how they can buy a house and several apartments but they do qualify for this promotion.
Last edited by Thatdealguy on Dec 8th, 2020 1:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Costco is closed today (April 4th 2021) even in Quebec
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Apr 12, 2013
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For people with disabilities too (me, so thanks OP).

Great value Telus! (Has this ever been said on RFD before?)
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Thatdealguy wrote: Great idea. Many people with multi-million homes and several apartments are low income. The income tax return is below $2000.

I'm not sure how they can buy a house and several apartments but they do qualify for this promotion.
Because the CRA doesn’t check anything
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Apr 4, 2017
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Half the people of rfd names over 100k and they don’t qualify.
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Aug 6, 2012
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Hmm i'm looking at the page for seniors and it says $25 a month?

Is there various plan options?

Edit: Oh I guess the $0/month plans are just for youth?
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Can't get it but, I'm curious to know what phone you would get does anyone know ?
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For those who need a faster speed, I'd say you might as well just sign up with Fido for 75mpbs $32.50 deal. The Telus/Rogers/Bell Connecting Families program only provides up to 25mbps for $10. Roughly about the same if you sign with Fido, plus you get $150 Mastercard.
Either way, upvote big time for those of us who are low-income earners who try super hard to make ends meet and hunting for deals on RFD.

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