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Bell, Telus iPhone plans leaked?

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.

by MacNN Staff




  1. aristotles

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What a rip off.

    On FIdo, I pay 79.95 CAD after fees but before taxes which includes the following: 150 regular minutes + Some texts + Unlimited Evenings/Weekends (7pm) + Unlimited Incoming calls, 6 GB data, original iPhone Value Pack (Who Call, Call Display, 5pm Evenings and Weekends) plus Visual Voice Mail

  1. Athens

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The Phone Companies are a fail

    The Phone companies are epic fails for cell phone service because they dont want to risk there land line service. They give such pathetic minute amounts.

    I pay $96.00 a month for
    Unlimited Incoming and Outgoing (Original City Fido Package)
    6GB Data
    iPhone Value Pack for 2500 txt messages, visual voice mail, call display, who called
    Auto option (road side assistance)

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Canada too?

    OK, how come it seems like every other country gets multiple carriers, but the US gets stuck with the ATT mire? (Oh, right, because Apple could never make a CDMA phone because its soooooo expensive to make two models).

    Although some of ATT's problems are definitely iPhone related. I had ATT since last April, and it worked great on my RAZR. I don't recall ever dropping a call (although I'm sure it probably happened once or twice in the year+ I used it). Got an iPhone in September, and I've had numerous dropped calls since.

    Hey, Apple, can we get an "app for that"?

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969



    And how is that benefitting consumers when all the plans are all the same s***? Leave it Canada to lead the pack in how not to run a capitalist business. Bunch of socialist morons.

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