Unlimited Data Plans: Rogers + Bell + Telus

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For the longest time we stood by the fact that unlimited data plans would never exist in Canada. Rogers has surprised us by taking the first leap this June and releasing their Infinite plans which have unlimited data, with a little caveat. Bell and Telus quickly followed with their own iterations of the plans, which are exactly the same.

 
What is the caveat?
 

While the plans offered by Rogers, Bell and Telus do actually offer unlimited data, you will only get max speed on a certain amount of data after which your speed will be throttled down, but IT WILL still work.

So you get the allotted data amount as noted in the plans below to use at the full 4G LTE speeds you’re used to, once you hit your cap you will be reduced to a speed of 256 Kbps on Rogers and Bell and 512 Kbps on Telus and Bell. This is considerably slower and while your data will still work, it will be best suited for basic tasks like light email and messaging.

Here is a quick guide summarizing the offerings of each. Keep in mind, pricing in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is lower than what is noted here.

 

Rogers Unlimited Plans

Here are the Rogers unlimited plans in a side by side comparison. Same prices as Bell and Telus.

No Tab Premium Premium+ Ultra
Device Discount
$0 Up to $500 Up to $700 Up to $1000
Term
No 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year
10 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Calling & Messaging
$75 $95 $105 $115
20 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Calling & Messaging
$95 $115 $125 $135
50 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Calling & Messaging
$125 $145 $155 $165

Prices per month

 

Bell Unlimited Plans

Here are the Bell unlimited plans in a side by side comparison. Same prices as Rogers and Telus.
Update July 30, 2019: Bell has increased their prices as seen below as well as removing their 50 GB plan.

No Tab Smartphone Premium Premium Plus
Premium Ultra
Device Discount
$0 Varies Varies Varies Varies
Term
No 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year
10 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Calling & Text
$75
$85
$105 $95
$115
$105
$125
$115
$135
20 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Calling & Text
$95
$105
$125 $115
$135
$125
$145
$135
$155
50 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Calling & Text
$125 N/A $145 $155 $165

Prices per month

 

Telus Unlimited Plans

Last but not least, here are the Telus unlimited plans in a side by side comparison. Same prices as Rogers and Bell.

No Tab Premium Premium+ Platinum
Device Discount
$0 Varies Varies Varies
Term
No 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year
10 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Talk & Text
$75 $95 $105 $115
20 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Talk & Text
$95 $115 $125 $135
50 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Talk & Text
$125 $145 $155 $165

Prices per month

 

Rogers vs Bell vs Telus Unlimited Plans

So you’re probably wondering what the differences are between the 3 carriers as the prices are all the same. A few things to note:

  1. The major difference is with Telus, their throttling speed is higher at 512 Kbps vs Rogers and Bell which is 256 Kbps.
  2. In regards to existing customers, Rogers will allow you to switch onto their unlimited plans whereas Bell and Telus will not
  3. For Rogers this is not a limited time offer, Bell has it running as a promo until June 30 and Telus has it running as a promo until July 2
Rogers Bell Telus
10 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Talk & Text (BYOD)
$75 $75 $75
20 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Talk & Text (BYOD)
$95 $95 $95
50 GB of data at full speed +
Unlimited Canada Talk & Text (BYOD)
$125 $125 $125
Speed Cap Rate 256 Kbps 256 Kbps 512 Kbps
Available on New Activations
Yes Yes Yes
Available on Term Renewals Yes Yes Yes
Available to existing customers changing rate plans Yes No No

Prices per month
 

Recommendation

Since the pricing and offers from each carrier are almost identical, we do not have a strong recommendation on which carrier to choose. While Telus offers 512 Kbps speed once you reach your data allotment for the month, 512 Kbps vs 256 Kbps is not going to make a world of a difference especially after you just finished with your 4G LTE speeds.

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Shawn Gant

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4 thoughts on “Unlimited Data Plans: Rogers + Bell + Telus”

  1. Hello Shawn, when customer reach (Full Speed) limit, data is two-stage throttled and limited to use only on a phone, Tethering (Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB) will be disabled by Carrier.

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