Pay-per-use rates for monthly subscribers

Learn about domestic and long distance rates for phone, text and data

Pay-per-use rates for monthly subscribers

Learn about domestic and long distance rates for phone, text and data

We offer a variety of domestic and long distance phone, text and data services to our postpaid customers on a pay-per-use basis. Pay per use rates vary, depending on where you are and whether you’re calling, texting or using data.

While you are in Canada

Domestic pay-per-use rates

These rates are based on calling, texting or data within Canada.

  • Local airtime $0.50/minute
  • Canadian Long Distance (Can to Can; applies in addition to local airtime) $0.50/minute
  • Canadian SMS (Can to Can) $0.30/message
  • Canadian MMS (Can to Can) $0.30/message
  • Data $5/100 MB for the first 1000 MB (rounded up to the closest 100 MB at the end of the billing cycle). Usage thereafter at 10¢/MB

Canada to US rates

These rates are based on calling, texting or MMS messaging from Canada to a U.S. number.

  • CAN to US airtime $0.50/message
  • CAN to US SMS $0.40/message
  • CAN to US MMS $0.30/message + $0.20/premium message

Canada to international rates

These rates are based on calling, texting or MMS messaging from Canada to an international number (other than a U.S. number). Canada to international long distance varies by country and are dependent on: the time of day, terminating to landline or mobile, and charged rates from the foreign carrier.

  • CAN to International SMS $0.40/message
  • CAN to International MMS $0.30/message + $0.20/premium message

When you are roaming outside of Canada

These rates are based on calling, texting or data usage when you’re travelling outside Canada and vary depending upon the zone you’re in. With Easy Roam, you can avoid paying the higher international roaming rates.

TELUS Easy Roam

For an extra daily fee you can continue to use the voice, text and data included in your monthly rate plan, and the PPU rates for domestic service. The fee only applies when you make or receive a call, send a text or use data in an eligible destination* and is valid for 24 hours.

  • USA $7/day
  • International (outside the USA) $10/day

*International rate only applies to eligible destinations listed on telus.com/travel

USA

Includes US, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

  • Airtime: $1.50/minute
  • Messaging: $0.60/message (incoming SMS is free)
  • Data: $5/MB

Zone 1

Includes Europe (excluding Eurasia), Mexico, Oceania, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon

  • Airtime: $1.50/minute
  • Messaging: $0.60/message (incoming SMS is free)
  • Data: $5/MB

Zone 2

Includes Eurasia (Asia and the Middle East, plus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine), Africa, Caribbean, Central and South America

  • Airtime: $2.50/minute
  • Messaging: $0.60/message (incoming SMS is free)
  • Data: $10/MB

Satellite

Includes cruise ships and in-flight

  • Airtime: $7/minute
  • Messaging: $0.60/message (incoming SMS is free)
  • Data: $15/MB

TELUS Drive+

When using your TELUS Drive+ Wi-Fi hotspot outside of Canada*, for an extra daily fee you can continue to use the data included in your TELUS Drive+ rate plan, and the pay-per-use rates for domestic data. The fee only applies when you use your TELUS Drive+ Wi-Fi hotspot in one of the listed destinations and is valid for 24 hours.

  • USA $7/day
  • Mexico $10/day

*TELUS Drive+ service is currently not available outside of Canada. We will let you know when this part of the service is activated.

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