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‘I feel cheated’: Big telcos hike prices for $60 plans with 10 GB, sparking complaints | CBC News

When Telus, Rogers and Bell each briefly offered a monthly $60 phone plan with 10 GB of data, it sparked pandemonium as customers waited in long lines, determined to snag the deal.

Now, some of those customers feel burned because, a little more than a year later, the plans are going up in price.

“It’s no longer a great deal,” said Ravind Nanubhai of Brampton, Ont., after learning that his monthly $60 plan with Telus is jumping to $70 in March.

Starting in March, Telus is upping the monthly price by $10.

Bell and its discount brand, Virgin, will hike the price by $5 a month, also in March.

Already this month, Rogers and its discount brand, Fido, raised the plan’s monthly price by $5.

“It’s such a customer-B.S. move,” said Steve Mann of Vancouver who got his notice in January that his $60 Fido bill would soon climb to $65.

“These are fantastically profitable companies and you’re telling me you have to impose an eight per cent increase?”

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‘I feel cheated’: Big telcos hike prices for $60 plans with 10 GB, sparking complaints | CBC News.