updated 11:15 am EST, Mon November 2, 2009
New Canadian options start at $50 per month
Anonymous sources have leaked the iPhone plans of Canadian carriers Bell and Telus, a report claims. Bell is said to be launching on November 4th with three individual plans, beginning with one costing $55 per month. It includes 300 regular voice minutes, and free calling to local Fab 5 numbers as well as on evenings and weekends after 9PM. The plan also includes 1GB of data with tethering support, and unlimited Wi-Fi at Starbucks Coffee.
A $75 plan raises minutes to 400, and data allowance to 2GB. Fab 5 numbers can be nationwide, and by default the plan includes call display, Message Centre and Visual Voicemail. The $95 plan expands to include 500 minutes and 3GB of data, plus unlimited messages.
An optional $20 iPhone Fun Bundle includes call display, Message Centre and Visual Voicemail, along with 250 outgoing texts. iPhones are further said to be eligible for a Share Plan for two to five people, which pools regular minutes and data while allowing unlimited calling between members.
Telus' individual plans are believed to start at $50 per month, which grants 150 minutes, Visual Voicemail and unlimited evenings and weekends after 9PM. Only 500MB of data (with tethering) is provided, but subscribers also gain the option of My5 Local, 1,000 texts or a bump to 250 minutes.
A $65 plan includes 250 minutes and 1GB of data, and modifies bundles to support My5 Long Distance, unlimited texts or 450 minutes. Moving up to $80 provides 400 minutes, 2GB of data and another raise in the extra minutes package to 750. Finally, paying $100 per month nets 500 default minutes, a 950-minute option and 3GB of data.
All of the new Canadian plans are restricted by three-year contracts, but include promotional phone prices based on American ones. An iPhone 3G is $99, while a 16GB iPhone 3GS is $199, and a 32GB 3GS is $299.