It is so rare to find good tips on prepaid on Telus forum here, and this thread is one of those gems! Thank you to AahH who shared about this trick.
My mom has a Telus prepaid but she rare uses it and the credit accumulates above $170. now and in 2 months I will need to refill again (usually $100/year, and not all places sell this voucher!), and it's a bit wasted. But first I need to change the name and address to me as she doesn't drive, before I will get the Roadside Assistance option. Good as I don't use BCAA (I don't like them at all), as this will be one way to extend it without paying. Wish I knew last year! But with this rate, I hope I don't have to refill for the next 3 to even 4 years, as she makes very few calls :-) .
The Text option is also good, at a slightly higher depletion rate, but my mom doesn't use texting at all.
What is interesting is why this works. Why would certain options trump the credit expiry which should be a straight forward date based on deposit time and value?
No longer on a leash by Fido