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iPhone 5 Launches September 21 in Canada: Who Has It, And For How Much

iPhone 5 Launches September 21
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The iPhone 5 is coming with a September 21 release so we took a look at the various options from Canadian carriers -- here's what we found out (all prices are for the 16GB model):

  • Rogers: the iPhone 5 will be $179 with a three-year contract. If the phone does not ship within 14 days of launch/reservation you'll get a $50 credit to your account. There is no monthly plan requirement, however, there is a one-time $35 activation fee.
  • Telus: the iPhone 5 will be $179 with a three-year contract and a minimum spend of $50/month for your plan. However, they are currently waiving the $40 activation fee that usually accompanies a new device.
  • Bell: the iPhone 5 will be $179.95 with a three-year contract. There's no information about monthly plan requirements, but it's worth noting that most Bell smartphones come with a minimum spend requirement of $50/month for the voice/data plan.
  • Virgin: the iPhone 5 will be $179.99 with a three-year contract and a "combo" plan -- combo plans start at $50/month. From what we can see, there's no activation fee.
  • Fido: as you might expect, Fido falls in line with the offer from Rogers. The iPhone 5 will be $179 with select three-year plans and if the phone does not ship within 14 days of launch/reservation you'll get a $50 credit.
  • SaskTel: the iPhone 5 will be available September 28, but there's currently no pricing information.
  • MTS: the iPhone 5 will be available, but there's no real information yet.

If you're not interested in a contract commitment or have plans to use the iPhone 5 on another carrier, you can buy the phone, unlocked (meaning, it has no contract commitment) directly from Apple for $699.99 and get 1.5% cash back from RFD. It will work on all GSM wireless networks but not on CDMA-based carriers. There is actually another iPhone 5 model (A1429) available in Europe and Japan that works with CDMA networks, but you're on your own with that!

While it's unlikely you'll have much room for negotiation on such a new and in-demand product, it is worth noting that we've found one location might offer you a better deal than another, even if you're dealing with the same carrier.

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  • AVATAR
    • thelights
    • Everyone is selling it for the same price! Hooray! Competition! :/
  • AVATAR
    • Kate M
    • There's a ton of variation! Everything from $179 all the way up to $179.95 or $179.99!
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    • bradleymor
    • Wind, Moblicity and Videotron have nothing to do with CDMA... they all use HSPA+ on the AWS band and GSM. So an unlocked GSM model will work just fine.
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    • wanner2a
    • Apple regulates this and enforce it heavily. You cannot carry and sell an Apple product on whatever deal you would like. They pretty much manage everything about the phone and all their products for that fact.
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    • Kate M
    • Wind, Moblicity and Videotron have nothing to do with CDMA... they all use HSPA+ on the AWS band and GSM. So an unlocked GSM model will work just fine.
      Oh, thanks! I'll update the post.
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    • fly1611
    • saddened by the fact that unlocked iphone now costs 50 more
  • AVATAR
    • ykshum
    • So where do I go to apply the coupon deal mentioned in the post? Oh wait..
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    • Richard1986
    • I pre-ordered it at Future Shop; Can't wait to get the 64GB behemoth!
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    • krnpker
    • whoa whoa, the iphone 5 is not pentaband,
      will not work with mobi, videotron, or wind
  • AVATAR
    • fyrefly
    • Just to note - if you want the unlocked iPhone 5 from Apple, you need to order it online (currently 3-4 week wait). They will NOT be selling unlocked phones in the Apple Stores on launch day - or in the near future. They're trying to keep scalpers at bay by locking them all into contracts unless you buy online. So don't go the Apple Store on launch day and wait in a huge line for an unlocked one - you won't get it!
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    • fanfaron
    • for Rogers it says here: "There is no monthly plan requirement,", I don't think this is possible. Maybe in my dreams, even in my dreams. They all require a 50$+ plan, all canadian company.
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    • dbielak
    • WINNIPEG, MB, September 14, 2012 - MTS today announced it will offer iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, to customers in Canada beginning Friday, September 28.

      Not up on mts.ca as yet...
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    • ikeny
    • Telus only waive activation fee for pre-ordered iPhone; i.e., online activation. Activation fees still apply for in-store and over-the-phone activations.
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    • potverdomme
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5-Prx19ZM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
      This is a pretty funny commercial!
  • AVATAR
    • littleman78
    • Who is going to have cases on launch day ? I am waiting for deal extreme to buy bulk the adapters, they're $45.00 in store. Yikes
  • AVATAR
    • littleman78
    • Who is going to have cases on launch day ? I am waiting for deal extreme to buy bulk the adapters, they're $45.00 in store. Yikes
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    • cstars
    • Just a note for Rogers, they are offering it at $229, and then after a $50 hardware upgrade (if eligible) it's $179
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    • dstylez
    • There's a lot in stock at Walmart for both iPhone 5, and iPhone 4s at $58.

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