Communication products and services

As a Doctors of BC member, you are eligible for substantial savings compared with consumer pricing on current mobility devices and data plans, as well as home and business services.

Mobility services

Through our partnership with Telus’s Exclusive Partner Program, Doctors of BC members are offered special savings on mobile devices and cellphone rate plans. We are able to provide member-only discounts of up to 30%. Best of all, Doctors of BC’s “unlimited” mobility plans include unlimited nationwide talk and text, including picture and video messaging, meaning no more overage fees! Choose your monthly allotment of full-speed data, with reduced-speed access for the rest of your billing cycle at no additional cost. Alternatively, if you’re frequently calling or traveling to the United States, we offer unlimited Canada–US talk and text plans.

Interested in devices and data for your family? Doctors of BC’s mobility plan allows users to add up to nine family members under your own account. Data is shareable between devices on your account, meaning even more data for your entire family.

Home and business services

You can access potential cost savings on home services, including home Internet, Optik TV, and security. After a few years’ hiatus, we are pleased to have member offers available for office phone and Internet services such as Business Connect and Voice over Internet Protocol.

All of the above services are available via your Telus account, meaning you can access and amend the services as required 24/7. Our friendly team is also here to assist along the way. Contact the Doctors of BC office to learn more at, 604 638-2898, or (login required).
—Chris Bankonin
Member Services Manager, Members’ Products & Services


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Chris Bankonin. Communication products and services. BCMJ, Vol. 64, No. 6, July, August, 2022, Page(s) 254 - News.

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Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

About the ICMJE and citation styles

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