Earlier today it was noted Rogers, TELUS and Bell had discounted the iPhone 4S to $0 on a three year contract (Fido has had the same offer for over a week now). But what’s interesting to note is Fido now also offers the older iPhone 4 for $0 on a two year term, which makes it the first fully subsidized iPhone offer we’ve seen from Rogers/Fido not on a three year contract. Yes it’s now the cheapest iPhone available, but previously older iPhones remained at three years for max subsidies.
You may recall TELUS was the first carrier to offer an iPhone 4 on a two year term, which doesn’t seem like much, but when the rest of the world has subsidized iPhone plans on two years max, it could be a sign of good things to come.
Initial consumer input to the CRTC’s draft wireless code focused on the fact three year terms were the norm here in Canada, whereas other countries such as the US and Australia have two year terms max on the same subsidized handsets.
Thanks Sheldon, Mikeb