With Apple recently raising iPhone 6 prices in Canada, Big 3 carriers are already starting to follow suit to reflect the change, with Rogers and Fido similarly increasing their prices on contract.
Buying an iPhone 6 is more expensive now, but if you’re willing to accept ‘refreshed’ (i.e. refurbished or open box returns) models from TELUS and sign a 2-year term, there are some savings to be had.
Right now, the TELUS web store shows the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6 available for $150 and $250 respectively (meanwhile, the 16GB iPhone 5s is $0) on contract. With new iPhone 6 contract prices to start at $349 soon, you’re ‘saving’ $200 or so here off the regular price, albeit the phone is not new in box.
Of course, you’ll have to sign a minimum $70 monthly plan with TELUS (starting at $50 for 300 daytime minutes; $20 for 300MB data). There is no activation fee and there is free shipping on the phone.
Let us know if this is something you’re going to consider.