Telus Now Offering the iPhone 4 for $0 with a TWO Year Contract [u]

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TELUS has started to offer the iPhone 4 for $0 on…get ready for it…a two year contract, instead of three. Available in both white or black, 8GB models are available for free on two year terms with a minimum spend of $50 per month. Rogers and Bell are still offering the iPhone 4 for $0 on a three year term as of writing.

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If this trend continues for older iPhones, when your two year iPhone 4 contract is up, you could be in line for a $0 iPhone 5 on another two year term if things start to change?

The rest of the wireless world that offers subsidized pricing on iPhones are linked to two year contracts, but in Canada they have always been three years. 36 month contracts were noted as one of the top complaints by Canadians when the CRTC asked for public input regarding its wireless code consultation.

Could this be a sign of things to come for consumers? Shorter contract terms for subsidized iPhones?

Thanks @stanvx!

Update: A refreshed iPhone 4S can be had for $0 on a two year term as well (thanks gtasscarlo):

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  • http://twitter.com/erikkappel Erik Kappel

    I sure hope so. But for new phones too otherwise they’ll be missing the point. Hopefully this is the first step to all phones being available on 2 year contracts.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    This is definitely a move towards two year contracts it seems. Maybe the carriers are pre-empting any wireless code stipulations set to be announced soon.

  • gtasscarlo

    I’d be more suprised if I saw the iPhone5 on a two year. The 4 is just a incentive to join and have an iPhone.

  • wahgee

    I like the trend. May have to charge a wee bit more for current phone, but I’d rather see two year contracts.

  • gtasscarlo

    Just saw this now, you can get a refresh 4S for $0 on a two year. That’s the deal to look at.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shameer-Mulji/1685212657 Shameer Mulji

    It’s about time iPhones are available here on 2-year contracts, even if it is an older version. Hopefully that trickle down (or up) to newer versions eventually.