New Program from Telus to help low-income Seniors connect.
Cell phone service with unlimited talk and chat in Canada at $25 per month plus taxes.
Seniors receiving GIS are eligible for Telus’s Cell Mobility For Good Seniors Program.
GIS is Guaranteed Income Supplement from Federal Pensions, Service Canada
Seniors can use their own cell phone (Android or iPhone 7) or apply for a free refurbished device while supplies last.
There is 3GB of data and once approved you will receive a free sim card or device.
There is no connection fee, or transfer fee (within Telus)
NOTE: If you have an existing contract with another cell phone provider, you can wait until your contract expires before you apply for this program, or you can pay the penalty fee for breaking your contract.
1. Confirm that you are eligible. Seniors can apply if they:
• Receive the GIS benefit
• Can provide their Old Age Security statement, also known as the T4A(OAS), indicating an amount paid to the senior in box 21 (net supplements paid)
2. Send your approved documentation [T4A (OAS) Old Age Security statement with an amount in Box 21] via E-mail or Mail
Also needed: full name, return address, email address (if applicable) and contact phone number so they can contact the senior about the application.
E-mail is preferred by Telus – it is faster
Mailing Address – TELUS, Attention: Mobility for Good Program
510 West Georgia Street – Floor 23, Vancouver, BC, V6B 0M3
What to expect after you apply
Telus will review and respond to all applications within 2 weeks (response may be slower for mail-ins)
If approved, the senior will be sent a code and a TELUS call centre phone number to sign up or transfer from another plan with Telus.