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Apple Mentions These 8 Canadian Carriers as iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s Retailers

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Earlier today we received confirmation Rogers, TELUS and Bell will be offering the iPhone 5c for pre-order on September 13, while official sales will begin for iPhone 5s on September 20. Apple has revised its iPhone page to list 8 Canadian carriers as authorized retailers of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c (they were all existing retailers of the iPhone 5):

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Six of these are owned by three companies (Rogers/Fido; TELUS/Koodo; Bell/Virgin Mobile), then one crown corporation (SaskTel) in Saskatchewan and MTS in Manitoba.

No word on two-year pricing has been revealed yet from our carriers. Apple advertised the iPhone 5c starting at $99 on a two-year term for the 16GB model. Outright and unlocked, the device starts at $599 in Canada, which is $100 less than last year’s iPhone 5, but higher than the expectations set by analysts who predicted a price range of $300-$350 outright.

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  • TheOnlyAdvantageToLiveInQuebec

    Videotron, always the last one to get the phones people really want.

  • Kaitlyn

    Damn, no Eastlink.

  • Aydreean

    just buy an unlocked one and a nano sim

  • TheOnlyAdvantageToLiveInQuebec

    Yeah but they don’t lower your bill when you bring your own phone so why would I pay 55$/month and have to pay the full price of my device ? I guess I’ll have to switch to Koodo.

  • OliChabot

    Have you thought about Virgin Mobile ?

  • TheOnlyAdvantageToLiveInQuebec

    Yes I thought about it, but the 1gb promo for Quebec is at 45$ with Koodo which means 40.50$ with BYOD and Virgin is 50$ (45$ BYOD). Since I don’t want a balance and get the i5S unlocked (with a balance or not, after 24 months there’s only a 30$ difference) I want the lower monthly price.

  • OliChabot

    J’assume que tu parles frnçais aussi 😉 ? Ouai j’avoue que le forfait promo de Koodo est vraiment avantageux, moi dès que Bell sort ces prix pour le 5S je les apelles et leur demande leur meilleure offre pour un nouveau téléphone et un forfait pas trop cher, s’ils ont rien à me proposer il m’en coûte 230$ pour annuler mon contrat, je vais m’acheter un iPhone 5 neuf ou presque et aller avec Koodo ! Mais j’avoue que même si je ne serais probablement pas aller avec Vidéotron, j’ai bien hâte qu’ils entrent dans le marché iPhone pour faire concurrence un minimum…

  • TheOnlyAdvantageToLiveInQuebec

    J’ai entendu dire que si tu appelles à la rétention et que tu demandes à avoir un meilleur forfait parce que tu comptes partir chez Vidéotron avec leur forfait à 6go pour 60$ qu’ils vont t’offrir quelque chose dans le genre. Quelqu’un m’a dit que Koodo avaient offert le forfait à 55$ avec tout illimité et 5go qui n’est disponible normalement que pour la Saskatchewan et le Manitoba. C’est à essayer 😛

    Enfin bref, moi aussi j’aimerais bien que Vidéotron offrent enfin l’iPhone, ça ferait effectivement pas de mal un peu plus de compétition.

  • OliChabot

    J’espérait l’arrivée de Verizon mais bon… Oui Bell est assez flexible pour la rétention (qu’ils apellent maintenant la loyauté) et c’est là que ce souhaite apeller. Je suis content de mon forfait, ce que je souhaites baissé c’est le prix !

  • MTS isn’t a crown corporation. Hasn’t been for a long time. It’s a public company trading on the TSX as MBT.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    So I guessing the new iPhones won’t support WIND’s AWS?

  • Oh lord it’s a fire. Fixed, thanks.

  • DaveyDave

    I think the Canadian carriers above are listed there because they are authorized iPhone retailers. It doesn’t mean the iPhone 5c/5s won’t work with Eastlink or other Canadian carriers. For example, any GSM iPhone 5 manufactured after mid-April 2013 will work with Eastlink as those newly manufactured phones now support the AWS band. The new iPhone 5c/5s also support AWS (and other LTE bands), so I can’t see why they also won’t work with Eastlink. For a list of LTE bands supported see:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

  • DaveyDave

    Of course, you will need an unlocked phone in order to use it with Eastlink.

  • Aydreean

    it actually will. form twitter “@WINDmobile: @LABcrab Based on current information, it appears that both new iphone’s should be compatible on our network. #yay Stay tuned for more info.”

  • Kaitlyn

    Of course, but that doesn’t work for me. For one, I don’t have an unlocked phone currently. Also, I want full support with features like Visual Voicemail, so until Eastlink becomes an “official” carrier (if they ever do) I guess I’m stick with Virgin Mobile.

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