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Telus Boo Boo

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Eclectic, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

  2. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    hey a bit of honestly on the part of the telcos is a good thing!
     
  3. Pottsie

    Pottsie TRIBE Member

    I love when companies show a sense on humour too
     
  4. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    and it's gone.
     
  5. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

  6. Beer babe

    Beer babe TRIBE Member

    What did it say?
     
  7. Jam

    Jam TRIBE Member

    Telus reads Tribe?
     
  8. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    It basically said:

    "Why do I need a credit check?"

    Because you may be broke and unable to pay your bill.
    We're here to make money you dead beat.
     
  9. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    "Why do I need a credit check?"

    -"You may be broke, therefore highly unlikely to pay your bill.
    We just don't want to lose money, you dead beat. You know how it is..." "
     
  10. Pottsie

    Pottsie TRIBE Member

    I sent the link to a friend and they have changed it so that there is no mention of the credit check at all...
     
  11. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    apparently it's still in the page source - just commented out
     
  12. Dirty Girl

    Dirty Girl TRIBE Member

    telus has tv now? like rogers tv? what?

    I like the pussy cats ;)
     
  13. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    They had their own (problematic) IPTV service (probably still do somewhere), in the West they are a reseller of Bell TV with Telus branded dishes/boxes/GUI
     
  14. Phat Buddha

    Phat Buddha TRIBE Member

    Telus removes "errant text" from its website

    Telus tells its online visitors "the future is friendly."

    But for a few moments Wednesday the telecommunications giant used "broke" and "dead beats" to describe consumers.

    A wider audience became aware of the Telus post, which was quickly taken down, with the help of the social networking site Twitter — where dozens of users tweeted about the incident.

    The company also apologized.

    "As soon as this came to our attention we immediately removed it," Telus spokesman Jim Johannsson said in an e-mail to Postmedia News. "The errant text does not represent Telus' policy or our view and we apologize for the error."

    According to online postings the words in question appeared on a webpage that offered to explain why consumers needed a credit check. The response was: "You may be broke, therefore highly unlikely to pay your bill. We just don't want to lose money, you dead beat. You know how it is . . ."

    The company, which has millions of customers, did not offer an explanation about how the incident happened.
     
  15. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    why do they care if they offend the deadbeats?
     
  16. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    Nope. Telus TV is up and running out here. They are finally rolling out VDSL with enough backbone to support it. They have some ridiculous package deals to puch out Shaw right now. Like $20 for cable, high speed internet and phone.
     
  17. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    In both Alberta and BC TELUS offers TELUS IPTV through residential DSL, not satellite dishes. TELUS is an incumbent in western Canada, and as such, sells wholesale access to its infrastructure to CLEC carriers, such as BELL (not the other way around). In Edmonton I was a TELUS TV subscriber for 3 years and it was great, I never had any problems.

    I know a few people at TELUS, BELL, and ROGERS, and just felt like pointing out that your original post was entirely wrong. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  18. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    because they're trying to recruit Rogers staff
     
  19. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    In Alberta Telus is more than just a cell phone provider. They have TV, Internet, and home phone, and in the days of telephone booths, they were all Telus here, like Bell in Ontario.
     

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