If you’re looking to save a few bucks in this economy, you should probably keep your eye out for deals and bargains that will keep those dollars in your pocket. This applies to our cell phone addictions too, not only in terms of hardware purchases, but also accompanying accessories and monthly price plans. And it seems that Koodo and Best Buy have your best interests in mind.
Koodo Mobile, the budget-minded off-brand of Telus Mobility, has the Samsung Slyde messaging phone. This comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that makes it great for SMS and email purposes. Koodo also has a slate of affordable price plans. That’s the good news.
The better news is that Best Buy has a current promotion for the Samsung Slyde where you can get the handset for jsut $24.99. That’s only a penny cheaper than the official price from Koodo, but the bonus is that you’ll be getting a free 1GB iPod shuffle as part of the deal. Free is good.
The downside is that this won’t be the cool “talk to me” 3G iPod shuffle. Instead, it’s the clip-happy second-gen shuffle. I guess they’re just trying to get rid of old stock. In any case, the deal is good until May 28th and you’ll need a three-year contract to get your free iPod.