Back in August, Telus dropped the price of the 8GB iPhone 3GS to $49 on a 3-year term. This week, Telus has again discounted the 8GB iPhone 3GS to $0.00 on a 3-year voice and data agreement. That is, if you’re looking for an iPhone 3GS!
Purchased at a Telus Store
As the iPhone 4 passes the half-year mark in its product cycle, retailers are most likely trying to remove all iPhone 3GS, and eventually iPhone 4, inventory as fast as possible.
If you are looking for a good price and do not care much for theÂ iPhone 4, then check out the iPhone 3GS from Telus:
- iPhone 3GS 8GB Black (on contract): $0.00 (was $49.00; $50 price drop)
- iPhone 3GS 8GB Black (without contract): $549.00 (locked to Telus)
All new iPhone 3GS units already have iOS 4.0 or later preloaded, so the device is ready to go out of the box.
Purchased at an Apple Store
Users who purchase the 8GB iPhone 3GS outright (no contract) at $549 from an Apple Store will have the device unlocked. Users who purchase the 8GB iPhone 3GS on contract for $49 from an Apple Store will have the device locked to Telus (just as if you bought the device at Telus for $0). The $50 discount seems to be a Telus store promotion at this time and does not apply to Apple Store purchases.
Customers purchasing at an Apple Store will receive a Telus SIM card in-store when purchasing on contract, or will get to choose any carrier SIM card if purchased outright.