The Best iPhone Plans in Canada – Rogers vs Fido vs Telus vs Bell

If you love iPhones as much as I do but don’t have the money to buy the cell phone, there is only one option for you, a contract from the cellular service provider.

Usually an iPhone depending on its model i.e. iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will cost you somewhere from $500 to $999 if you buy the phone only.

These cell phones will be factory unlocked and you can use any kind of SIM connection in them without any hassle. However, you will have to spend a big amount on these phones. But if you buy the same from a network service provider, you can get the phone at cheaper rate which can be almost the half of the price. Lucky for you, there are a couple of network service providers in Canada such as Rogers, Fido, Telus and Bell that provides iPhone with different contract duration and at an amazing prices.

Initially you can buy the phone with a contract and if you want, you can unlock these phones for a free as well. For the smart people this is the only way to buy the latest iPhones. In the below, we will tell about the offers from such leading network service providers in Canada.

In case you want the best services for your cell phone, you can always choose Rogers which is considered the big boy in Canada. If you want to buy an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, Rogers can give deals which are CA$80 – Unlimited talk and text, 2GB data ($5/100 MB overage), $90 – Unlimited talk and text, 4GB data ($5/100 overage) and CA$105 – Unlimited talk and text, 7 GB data. In case you want a new iPhone such as iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you have to add $200 to each of these deals.

Rogers Telecom

  • Best plan base rate: CA$90/month
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling
  • Unlimited text messaging, call display, voicemail, call waiting
  • 2,500 call forwarding minutes
  • Data: 1 GB/month
  • Activation fee: $20 (fee can be waived by registering online)
  • iPhone 7 (32GB): $399.99 with a two-year contract

You can change the unlimited Canada-wide calling option to the North America-wide calling option by paying an additional $15/month

Rogers customers travelling to the U.S. can pay $5/day for roaming that includes incoming and outgoing calls and texts within the U.S. and Canada

Save $10/month off your plan when you bring your own device on certain Share Everything plans

 

However if you want a different deal, you can choose Bell as well. From Bell, you can get iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C at three different rates which are $70 – Unlimited talk and text, 250 MB data, $85 – Unlimited talk and text, 2 GB data and at $105 – Unlimited talk and text, 6 GB of data. For iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it will be a little more expensive.

Bell Telecom

  • Best plan base rate: CA$90/month
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling, text, picture and video messages
  • Call display, message centre, conference calling and call waiting
  • Data: 1 GB/month
  • Activation fee: $15 plus $10 SIM card charge
  • iPhone 7 (32GB): $398.99 with a two-year contract

Calls to the U.S. are 50 cents/minute or a $20/month feature can be added to get unlimited calling to the U.S.

Access to Cell Phone TV for three months

Bell customers travelling to the U.S. can pay $5/day for roaming that includes incoming and outgoing calls and texts within the U.S. and Canada and 100 MB of dedicated data per day that doesn’t come out of your regular home data

However, if you are a heavy user, you can go Telus as well. This is a generous network that has got three big deals on iPhone 5S and 5C at $70 – Unlimited talk and text, 250 MB, $85 – Unlimited talk and text, 2 GB data and $120 – Unlimited talk and text, 7 GB data. On the other hand, if you are thinking about Fido, you can go for an iPhone 5S from them at $229 with 2-year Tab24 agreement on a Max plan.

Telus telecom

  • Best plan base rate: $100/month ($75 for the plan and $25 for 1 GB of data)
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling
  • Unlimited text and talk, call display, voicemail, call waiting
  • Data: 1 GB/month
  • Activation fee: No activation fee but comes with $15 SIM card charge
  • iPhone 7 (32GB): One-time cost of $400 (may be limited time only)

Calls to U.S. are 50 cents/minute or a $15/month feature can be added to get unlimited calling to the U.S.

If you are interested in Fido plans then you can have the best of them

  • Best plan base rate: $80/month
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling
  • Unlimited text messaging, picture and video messaging, call display (not name display), voicemail
  • Data: 1 GB/month
  • Activation fee: $15 (fee can be waived by purchasing online)
  • iPhone 7 (32GB): $399.99 on a two-year contract

Fido Telecom

Calls to the U.S. are 55 cents/minute or you can buy the value pack add on for an extra $5/month and pay only 1 cent/minute

The value pack also includes premium voicemail-to-text (35 voice messages), name display and WhoCalled and 2,500 call forwarding minutes and 6 month subscription to Spotify Premium

At the end of the day, all of these contracts from Bell, Rogers, Fido and Telus are almost similar with slight difference. But price shouldn’t be the only factor when you will be looking for an iPhone deal. You should also consider network coverage from these networks while selecting your iPhone with a contract.