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Bell and Telus to Carry the iPhone This Fall?

Bell and Telus to Carry the iPhone This Fall?

Posted June 29, 2009 at 11:43pm by iClarified · 5852 views
The Toronto Star has learned that both Bell and Telus have negotiated deals with Apple to carry the iPhone as early as this fall.

One source suggested the price being paid by the networks "is going to hurt."

Currently, Rogers is the the only GSM carrier in Canada and consequently has used their position to price gouge customers. The situation has got so bad that recently the Canadian government auctioned off some cellular spectrum to allow for a new carrier to enter the market. The new carrier, Global Wireless, is set to launch in the 4th quarter of this year.

If Telus and Bell also are ready with their HSPA network by the fall it could mean some serious trouble to Rogers. With four carriers offering the iPhone prices will hopefully fall to a more reasonable rate and dissatisfied customers will finally be able to leave Rogers/Fido behind.

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ziad
ziad - June 30, 2009 at 12:50pm
its the first time In Canada we are getting something called competition , here in Canada Monopoly for big companies is allowed, i have no clue why this time the CRTC allowed competition, Check When Rogers purchased Fido, now fido is the worst company on Earth over all GSM Providers all this thanks to rogers. i hope all will continue like that.
T
T - June 30, 2009 at 12:28pm
Guys, this is Canada we are talking about. Competition doesn't exist. They might get the iPhone, but they will just fix the price between them. In the end, the consumer will still get the short end of the stick.
neile
neile - June 30, 2009 at 8:24am
Does this mean that Verizon will have the iPhone next since Telus is a CDMA carrier?
abc
abc - June 30, 2009 at 2:53pm
Maybe this will answer your question; from the link Officials at Bell and Telus declined to comment but noted that their proposal to jointly "overlay" an HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) network on their existing CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) networks would give them the technical capability to support the device.
ziad
ziad - June 30, 2009 at 12:29am
this is the best decision its been taken by telus and bell, finally we can leav ehose stupid fido company after being purchased buy rogers. they want to charge us big bills.
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