Soon, Rogers Wireless (and its dog Fido) will no longer be the only Canadian wireless service provider to sell the Apple iPhone. It’s going to get some hefty competition from a couple of heavy hitters and it seems that we’re getting the first look at the iPhone plans to be offered through Telus and Bell.
As is par for the course, you can only qualify for these plans if you choose to sign up for a new 36-month service agreement with the corresponding carrier. This can be a new agreement or a renewal, and it will qualify you for the “promotional” pricing for the iPhone too. The iPhone 3G 8GB, iPhone 3GS 16GB, and iPhone 3GS 32GB will sell for $99, $199, and $299, respectively.
On the Bell side of the equation, the cheapest combo plan is $55 a month, plus SAF and 911 fee. For that price, you get 300 minutes, evenings and weekends starting at 9pm, local Fab 5, 1GB of data (including tethering), and unlimited Wi-Fi at Starbucks.
You can bump up to $75 or $95 plans for more minutes, data, and features too. Rounding out the package is a $20 iPhone Fun Bundle for call display, visual voicemail, and 250 sent text messages.
For Telus, the cheapest is a $50 plan and it will not have a SAF, GRR, or 911 fee. This gives you 100+50 minutes, evenings and weekends starting at 9pm, visual voicemail, and 500MB data (with tethering). You can then choose between 1000 messages, My5 Local, or double daytime (200+50) minutes as a “free” bonus. Other Telus iPhone plan options are priced at $65, $80, or $100.