Telus Tells Us The Unvarnished Truth [Updated]

by Joey deVilla on July 28, 2010

I’ve got to hand it to Canadian telco Telus, who tell it like it is on their web page:

why do i need a credit check

(Click here to see the page, and scroll down to the “Why do I need a credit check?” section to see it for yourself.)

I like their forthrightness. My only complaint with their explanation is that “deadbeat” is one word,
not two.

Update: Wow, that didn’t take long – they’ve excised that section.

This article also appears in The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.

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1 Guillaume Theoret July 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

It isn’t on the page but it’s still in the source, albeit commented out:

<!– 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… –>

2 Joey deVilla July 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Guillaume Theoret: I wonder why they commented it out instead of simply deleting it.

3 Guillaume Theoret July 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Very good question, that’s what I was wondering too.

4 Hamish Grant July 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I think they’re just checking with legal and accounts receivable to see if deadbeat is in fact an accurate term to describe people with bad credit who don’t pay bills.

5 Mike Walker July 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Unfortunately the hilarious section has been completely removed from the site.. comments and all :(

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