Bell and Telus Drop the 8GB iPhone 4 to $49 on a 3 Year Contract


Bell and Telus have lowered their price of the 8GB iPhone 4 on a 3 year contract to $49, a reduction from $99, as noted on their websites. The 8GB iPhone 4 is a model with a lower capacity, compared to the 16GB and 32GB sizes when the iPhone 4 first launched.

Rogers recently lowered their price of the 8GB iPhone 4 (along with allowing monthly terms for voice and data plans and the launch of Rogers One Number) to $0 on a 3 year contract, to counter this offering from Bell and Telus. This is a decent ‘deal’ for those looking to get their first iPhone for cheap, aside from the iPhone 3GS which is already free on contract.

Like always, telcos move in unison here in Canada, and it sure is fantastic to have ‘real’ competition, right?


  • Mike

    So, competition to you, Gary, would involve a cascading array of prices-where one carrier is more expensive than another, where one carrier is cheaper than another-right?

    The carriers can’t price as they please?

  • Is it really true competition when the ‘big 3’ make moves in unison? They can certainly price as they please. They can all ‘match’ each other, but there’s no real ‘deal’ here for Canadians.

    Evidence of this is the lack of competitive monthly plans for iPhone users. The base price of $70 (6GB, etc) equals the exact same plan features from each carrier. That feels like collusion to most people.