Whenever there are announcements of iPhones being sold by anyone or any place, rumors always start flying. Bell and Telus officially announced they would be selling the iPhone in Canada to compete with Rogers.
However, both companies have not specified any dates on when their iPhones will launch. Bell and Telus both have pre-registration pages that consumers can register for to get breaking release news.
Sources Say Bell Will Offer the iPhone on November 4th?
Well, let’s start off with the first unconfirmed iPhone rumour, shall we? Electronista reports according to their sources that Bell will start selling the iPhone on November 4th. Other tidbits include users with the Smartphone Combo plans will be able to use them with the iPhone. It’ll be interesting to see what else Bell will offer to give incentive for people on Rogers to switch over.
Telus HSPA Employee Training Ending Around the Same Time
There’s also word on the streets that Telus HSPA training will end on November 3rd. Also, shortly after Telus will be launching a full scale assault on Rogers by introducing some of their latest HSPA handsets. These will include such gems as the Nokia E71, HTC Hero, Blackberry Bold 9700, LG BL40, and of course the iPhone 3GS.
One thing we can bet on with these rumours, is that if the iPhone is really coming in the next few months, expect tonnes of advertising on all platforms. When Rogers officially announced they were selling the iPhone, we were bombarded with ads on TV, print, and online. Expect Telus and Bell to do the same. What’s interesting about all of this is that Apple hasn’t confirmed Bell and Telus selling the iPhone in Canada.
Rogers, Fido, Bell, and Telus. That’s four carriers selling the iPhone in Canada. Our neighbours down south? They get one: AT&T. 🙂