Find out the charges applicable for device setup, rate plan change, late payment and more.
The following fees do not include applicable taxes.
Changes to your service may require a one-time fee. This list makes it easy to see if any of these charges apply to you. These fees may vary over time, so please check back prior to making your transaction to ensure you are looking at the most current info.
*Subject to change over time. Applicable taxes extra.
**The $50 fee is not charged in Quebec or Nova Scotia for activations after April 30, 2013, Newfoundland for activations after September 26, 2012, or Manitoba for activations after September 14, 2012, because of the consumer protection legislation in those provinces.
The $50 connection fee includes a SIM card and access to a TELUS team member to process your activation or renewal along with other exclusive TELUS services like Smart Start, Learning Sessions and the Device Checkup App.
: All Business and Exclusive Partner Program (EPP) activations & renewals will incur the standard connection fee charge.
Follow the prompts to either choose a new phone number or add a number being transferred
If your current number is from Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario, you can change your number to one from any province. If your current number is from any other province, you must choose a number from that same province.
If you request to change your phone number with an agent, there will be a charge of $50.
If you switch your device or SIM card in a TELUS store and receive full device setup without renewing the term of your service agreement, the charge is $35.
Switching from a 3G (CDMA) device to another 3G (CDMA) device or to a 4G device
Switching from a 4G device to another 4G device or to a 3G (CDMA) device
A full setup includes:
SIM card and device setup
Setup for all calling/data services, including email, voice mail and your online account
This fee does not apply when you:
Activate a device on a new service agreement
Renew your service on a new term commitment
Exchange an activated device within 14 days of purchase
Prepaid top-up/service changes
If a TELUS representative helps you top-up or purchase a rate plan or add-on by phone or in a TELUS store, the charge is $2.
You can change rate plans and add add-on plans yourself by
If you change your rate plan in a TELUS store or by phone, a $15 charge may apply. This fee includes a full consultation with a TELUS representative to learn how the rate plan change impacts your bill.
: You can change your rate plan online only once per bill cycle.
If your account is reconnected after suspension due to non-payment or suspension after reaching the credit limit, the charge is $50 per account.
When you cancel your TELUS services (by phone only) before your service term ends, you must pay your outstanding device balance. There is also a charge of $50 if you activated before November 17, 2013. Recurring charges such as your monthly plan and add-ons will be prorated to reflect only the portion of the month in which your wireless service was still active.
The $50 fee is not charged in these instances:
Quebec or Nova Scotia for activations after April 30, 2013
Newfoundland for activations after September 26, 2012
Manitoba for activations after September 14, 2012
Transfer of ownership
If you transfer your TELUS account to a new owner (by phone only), the charge is $50.
Payments returned due to insufficient or unavailable funds by cheque or pre-authorized chequing account are subject to a $25 administration fee.
If payment of an amount due is not received by us by the required payment date specified on your bill, it will be considered a delinquent amount. It will be subject to a late payment charge of 3% per month, calculated and compounded monthly on the delinquent amount (42.58% per year) from the date of the first invoice on which the delinquent amount appears until the date we receive the amount in full.
Credit Card Processing Fee
TELUS customers with Consumer Mobility and Home Services* will be charged a 1.5% Credit Card Processing Fee (plus tax) if they choose to make a bill payment by credit card. The Credit Card Processing Fee applies to both One Time and Pre-Authorized Credit Card bill payments, and is not higher than the fee TELUS pays to accept credit card payments. Learn more about the