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Internet FAQ

How do I set up my wireless network?

Watch this tutorial to resolve this issue.

What system requirements does your computer need to work with TELUS High Speed?

In order to work with TELUS High Speed, your computer must meet the minimum requirements listed below.

 High Speed Lite, High Speed, High Speed Turbo
Operating SystemXP, Vista, Windows 7OS X 10.1 - 10.6
ConnectionEthernet port and/or wireless network adapter*


* For use with wireless home networking, available on High Speed and High Speed Turbo.

Your service address & telephone number must be qualified to get TELUS High Speed. Final eligibility for the service will be determined by a TELUS representative at the point of installation.

What are my plan speeds and what does that mean to me?


High Speed Turbo 25

High Speed Turbo

High Speed

High Speed Lite

Download Speed 21.0 to 25.0 Mbps 10.0 to 15.0 Mbps 1.5 to 6.0 Mbps Up to 1 Mbps
Upload Speed Up to 2.5Mbps Up to 1.0Mbps Up to 1.0Mbps Up to 256Kbps

See what these speeds mean to you

Download/Upload Usage 500 GB/month 250 GB/month 150 GB/month 30 GB/month
Additional Download/Upload Usage $2/additional GB used $2/additional GB used $2/additional GB used $2/additional GB used
Email Accounts 10 10 10 1

Why does TELUS track and set limits for high speed Internet usage?

TELUS tracks high speed usage to manage and ensure network reliability. However, TELUS does not track the specific Internet sites you visit, files you download, or any other content you may access. Your privacy is important to us. Our dedication to safeguarding your privacy is reflected in our TELUS Privacy Commitment.

TELUS sets usage limits on its high speed Internet plans to help provide fast, reliable service for all high speed users. These limits will only impact a very small number of customers.

How much is a gigabyte (GB) of data?

A gigabyte (GB) is a unit of measure of computer data that is equivalent to 1,024 x 1,024 KB or 1,048,576 KB. Examples of approximately 1 GB of data include:

  • 100 large software programs
  • 250 music tracks (MP3 music files of 4 MB each)
  • 100 video clips (MPEG video clips of 10 MB each)
  • 20,000 pictures (JPEG images of 50 KB each)
  • 16,000 Web pages (Web page visits of 60 KB each)
  • 2 movies (approximately 500 MB) - note the size of movie can vary significantly.

How will I know when I have reached my monthly limit?

TELUS will contact you by e-mail if you significantly exceed your plan limit. The e-mail provides suggestions of potential causes of usage and information about TELUS plans that have higher usage limits.

What happens if I exceed my usage limit?

Customers who do not reduce their usage to reasonable levels will be contacted by TELUS and advised of their options, which may include suspension of service. TELUS may suspend service based on the TELUS Internet Services Account Agreement.

Why do I have significant usage?

Common reasons for excessive usage include:

  • Peer-to-peer file sharing programs
  • Internet servers
  • Viruses
  • Bugs in programs
  • Spyware and adware
  • E-mailing large files
  • Visiting many Web sites
  • Multiple users on the same network
  • Hackers
  • Online gaming
  • Compromised wireless network

Will I be able to carry forward any unused usage balance for future use?

No. You cannot carry forward any unused usage to the next month.

If I change plans in the middle of my billing cycle, will my monthly usage be increased/decreased?

Your usage is based on the new plan that you subscribe to. Usage is not prorated.

How can I track the equipment I am returning to TELUS?

Visit the Canada Post Web site and enter your tracking number.

How do I determine if I have a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows Operating System?

If you have Windows Vista or 7:

  1. Click Start, type system in the Start Search box, and then click System in the Programs list.
  2. The operating system is displayed as follows:
    • For a 64-bit version operating system: 64-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.
    • For a 32-bit version operating system: 32-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.