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Text messaging

Have something to say? Text it.

Text messaging is a fun and simple way to stay connected with friends and family in Canada, US and in over 160 countries around the world.


Text from a TELUS phone, PC or Mac

Sending text messages from your TELUS phone, PC or Mac is fast and easy. Just choose a phone number, type a short message, press 'send'.

From your TELUS phone, you can send a text messages to:

  • another wireless phone1
  • landline phone (across Canada and the US only)
  • email2

From your PC or Mac, send free2 text messages to any TELUS phone using TELUS' Send a Message portal3.


Pay for every text, or pay less with monthly packages

 

Pay per use

No monthly commitment. Pay for every text message sent and received. See pricing table.

Monthly text packages

Add any of these messaging packages to your monthly rate plan, and text with family and friends for less:

Monthly rate plans

Text messaging can be chosen as an option in the following rate plans: Clear Choice™ Voice Plans, Prepaid messaging packages.


Not available with pre-paid service.

1 From your phone, you can send text messages to any wireless number in Canada and US, and to the following international destinations.
2 The option of sending text messages from a TELUS phone to email is available on picture & video messaging capable phones, by sending to email addresses as a picture & video message.
3 Text messages sent from your PC or Mac, using Send a Message telusmobility.com web portal are free of charge for the sender.

 

Terms and Conditions

Pay per use
Please refer to the pay per use pricing table. Premium messages are not included in the pay per use prices and are extra.

Monthly subscription
The charge for sending/receiving text messages is included in the price of monthly text packages: Text messaging packages, Feature packages, International text messaging packages, International roaming pass, Prepaid messaging packages; and if text messaging is chosen as an option, the charge is included in the price of the following monthly rate plans: Clear Choice™ Voice and Data Plans, Clear Choice™ Voice Plans, Clear Choice™ BlackBerry® Plans.

Pay per use prices (see pricing table) apply if you exceed the number of sent/received text messages allocated in your monthly subscription. Please check plan details.

Roaming and international charges
With the exception of subscribers to International text messaging packages, International roaming pass, roaming and international charges are not included in any other text messaging package or monthly rate plan, and will be charged on pay per use basis, as follows:

In addition to the charge for sending/receiving text messages that is included in the price of either your monthly text package or monthly rate plan subscription (see Monthly subscription):

• *Premium and subscription messages are not included. Text messages sent from Canada to a non-Canadian phone number will be charged at 40¢/message. Text messages sent or received while roaming outside of Canada will be charged at 60¢/message.
New! Save with International text messaging packages.
 • **Text messages sent or received while anywhere outside of Canada will be charged at 60¢ per message.
Learn more about International Travel rates.

Prepaid subscribers: roaming services are available only on Prepaid messaging packages.

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Pay per use prices

Sending pay per use text messages To
A Canadian Phone Number An International Phone Number (includes U.S. Phone Numbers)
While In Canada 30¢ 40¢
Outside of Canada (includes U.S. and International) 60¢ 60¢

Rate for receiving text messages while in Canada is 30¢/message.
Rate for receiving text messages while outside of Canada is 60¢/message.

Spam free guarantee

TELUS maintains a stringent spam filtering system and will continue to protect you against these unsolicited types of text messages. If you receive an unwanted text message, forward it to 7726 with the word SPAM in the body and we will adjust your bill. No questions asked. That’s our TELUS Spam Free Guarantee.

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