Can you believe it? The holidays are almost here – parties, family dinners and catching up with friends – it’s such an exciting time of year! But it’s pretty hard to really catch up when everyone is glued to their devices. And although technology has the ability to connect us all, no matter where or when, one thing technology cannot replicate is that face-to-face connection that means so much, especially during the holidays.

It seems logical that we’d spend less time on our devices when we’re with our loved ones, but that’s not necessarily the case. A survey we conducted earlier this year found that Canadians are twice as likely to be on their phones around family and friends (83 per cent) than when they’re at work (41 per cent)!

Since we could all use a break from our devices, this year we’re inviting Canadians to join us and enter #HolidayMode by unplugging from our devices and embracing the real face-to-face moments with those that mean the most to us.

It may be easier said than done for many people, but don’t worry. To help ensure Holiday Mode success, we’ve compiled some helpful tips on how to get in the Holiday Mode spirit. Check them out below. We’ll also be sharing some Holiday Mode inspiration through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts using #HolidayMode throughout the season.

Find out how badly you need Holiday Mode

Unsure whether or not you need Holiday Mode? Take our quiz to find out if you’re a Smartphone Scrooge or a Texting Tiny Tim!

How will you go into Holiday Mode?

If you plan on taking advantage of Holiday Mode this season, or you’re one of those people who has no trouble unplugging, we want to hear from you! Share your plans for the holidays with @TELUS and help us inspire everyone to find Holiday Mode success using the #HolidayMode hashtag (but only up until it’s time to be with your loved ones, of course!)

Happy #HolidayMode from all of us at TELUS!


Holiday Mode Tips - Short Version