Wanna know the best and cheapest iPhone X Plans in Canada in 2019?

Global News reports the best cellphone plans in Canada

Best iPhone X plans inCanada

Lately Global News  released its report for consumers, titled “the best, cheapest cellphone plans in Canada” but for 2019. In its report it finds the most affordable iPhone and cell phone plans to go with a premium smartphone on contract, using Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy S9 as part of examples, comparing prices from Rogers, Bell, Telus and Freedom Mobile.

In the Global News report, the emphasis is on finding the ‘best’ plan on a two-year contract, with a smartphone subsidy. These three telcos offered an iPhone X for $0 on a two-year term, on a $120-125 per month plan with 4GB of data and unlimited Canada-wide calling. The high monthly price on contract is essentially you paying back the cost of the iPhone blended into the monthly cost. If you can’t afford the best smartphone, getting one on contract for the allure of a cheap upfront cost is not the way to go, as you’ll be paying more for your phone over the long run.

Also if you have Freedom Mobile coverage in your area, Shaw’s wireless company offered the iPhone X for $0 upfront on a $95 per month plan with 7GB of data and Canada-wide calling.

Global News says among flanker brands, Koodo offers “the best plan rate deal overall”, while the “cheapest plan rate” goes to Chatr. Freedom Mobile offers the most data and the cheapest activation fee.

How to find the best cell phone plan in Canada?

Best Cell phone plans in Canada

To find the best cell phone plan in Canada then it’s no us comparing cellphone prices in Canada as it’s basically the same across the board when it comes to the Rogers, Bell, Telus. It’s best to buy a smartphone outright, then take your business to carriers as a free agent.

You’re better off going with other brand such as Fido, Virgin Mobile, or Koodo for the best BYOD deals.

You could also consider Telus prepaid brand Public Mobile and sell your soul to friends and family for the $1/month referral bonus, until your plan drops to $0 per month.

Flexible with your unlocked smartphone and paying month-to-month on BYOD, you can now jump to the best plan whenever it pops up as part of periodic promos. Also talk to your carrier’s retention department and ask for a deal to make you stay. Chances are they can provide you with a better plan to keep your business. If they don’t, just leave.

Over the time again repeat the above way of getting the best plan and eventually you should end up with a decent cellphone plan that’s not available publicly, that is until the the three telcos Rogers, Bell and Telus decide to raise prices arbitrarily like they are doing to the 2017 $60/10GB holiday BYOD plan.

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Globa News compared how Canada stacks up against cellphone plan pricing in other countries.

The report, the Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions 2018 Edition, is prepared by Wall Communications Inc. for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Much like the previous years, the report divides cellphone plan use into several categories, referred to in this report as “service baskets.” As a point of reference, Basket Level 2 was reported to be the most widely used plan by Canadians.

The service basket included 450 minutes of calling and 300 text messages. Because data wasn’t included in those types of plans, Service Basket Level 3 as another baseline comparison. It included 1,200 minutes of calling, 300 text messages and 1 GB of data.

According to the report, while Canadian mobile wireless service prices have decreased or remained unchanged this year compared to last year domestically, costs are still the priciest globally.

The lowest average plan prices were generally found in Winnipeg, Regina and Montreal, which is consistent with previous years. The most expensive plan prices are found in Ontario.

Michael Geist, the Canadian Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa notes this is due to the presence of regional providers like SaskTel, Eastlink, Freedom Mobile and Videotron who offer competitive services in certain provinces. Geist explains that other countries have more competition, which leads to lower prices.  Other countries also have Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MNVOs) who help reduce prices — but don’t see much of that in Canada. Hence the higher prices in Canada.

Bell, Rogers and Telus plans

Best Canadian phone plans in 2019

 

Here are the Rogers, Bell and Telus iPhone X plans

Rogers iPhone X plan

  • $120/month (without unlimited U.S. calling) or $135/month (with unlimited U.S. calling)
  • 2-year plan
  • Phone price: $0
  • Data: 1 GB + bonus 3 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB

Include unlimited Canada-wide calling and texts, call display, conference calling, voicemail, and call waiting. Activation fee for both phones: $35.

Bell iPhone X plan

  • $125/month
  • 2-year plan
  • Phone price: $0
  • Data: 1 GB + bonus 3 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB

Include unlimited Canada-wide calling and texts, call display, conference calling, voicemail and call waiting. No activation fees.

Telus iPhone X plan

  • $120/month
  • 2-year plan
  • Phone price: $0
  • Data: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB

Unlimited local and Canada-wide calling and text, caller ID and voicemail. Add $15/month to your bill for unlimited calling to the U.S. or if you’re vacationing in the U.S., add $7/day to your bill. Activation fee: $35

Best iPhone X Plans from other Discount carriers in Canada

Fido iPhone X plan

  • $123/month
  • 2-year plan
  • Phone price: $0
  • Data: 5 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB

Plan includes 500 minutes, Canada-wide calling, free calling evenings and weekends, unlimited text and video calling worldwide, call display, call waiting and voicemail. For calls to the U.S., you can include the add-on for $7 extra a month. Activation fee: $35

Virgin Mobile iPhone X plan

  • $123/month
  • 2-year plan
  • Phone price: $0
  • Data: 5 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB

Plan includes 500 Canada-wide calling minutes, unlimited calling evenings and weekends, unlimited worldwide text messaging, unlimited picture messaging to Canada and the U.S., voicemail and call display. Add on $3 a month to your bill to make calls to the U.S. Activation fee: $35 (waive the activation fee when you shop for your plan and phone online).

Chatr Plan

The rate: $40/month with No contract Data: 2 GB + bonus 2 GB

iPhone X not available through Chatr, but you may bring your own phone and have them apply the plan to it. Includes unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited text to Canada, U.S. and international, voicemail, call display, call forwarding and group calling. Outgoing calls to the U.S. are 40 cents/minute. SIM card: $10

Koodo iPhone X plan

  • Phone price: $0 (and put the rest of the $960 on your Tab)
  • Data: 5 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB

Pay an extra $40 monthly Tab charge on top of your $83/month plan rate for the first 2 years until phone is paid, then pay only your plan rate.

Freedom mobile iPhone X plan

  • Data: 5 GB plus bonus 2 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB

$50/month (plus an extra $40/month for 24 months to pay for the phone, then your plan drops to only the plan rate)

Note that discount carriers are not technically considered competition to the Rogers Telus and Bell.

According to Michael Geist “Most ‘discount carriers’ in Canada are actually flanker brands owned by the larger players,” “While there are some notable entrants in some markets — Videotron, Sasktel, Freedom Mobile — Canada still don’t have a strong fourth national carrier on the level of Bell, Rogers, and Telus.” They may be offering better pricing, but many Canadians buy bundles that may include other services, and if those “discount carriers” don’t offer those other services, many consumers gravitate back to the Bell, Rogers and Telus plans.