Bell, Rogers, and Telus all waive their ‘activation fee’ (for a little while, anyway)

First it was Bell. Then Telus. Finally Rogers. Within just a couple of days of each other, all three major Canadian telcos have axed their $35 “activation fees”—Bell until March 16, and the other two until March 31.

Of course if one did it, the others must follow—after all, that’s how an oligopoly works. But really, this is how it should always be, because activation fees are purely a money grab. It’s like buying a Big Mac and being charged an extra dollar to activate the cash register. 

Nonetheless, if you feel compelled to sign with them, saving 35 bucks is saving 35 bucks.