Bell is selling the Samsung Galaxy S II for an impressive $20 - 3 year contract required
Yet, we again find another tantalizing thing with the Samsung Galaxy S II – it’s being sold for a mere $20 through Bell. Yup, you heard that right! The glamorous and svelte Android powered smartphone can be purchased for under a day’s worth of work – or even a couple of hours to tell you the truth. Obviously, it’s not all the time we find brand spanking new smartphones, especially one that’s of a high caliber like this one, priced so inexpensively so soon after its launch.
3-year contract is attached to its pricing. Crazy to say the least, that’s probably going to be the best option considering that the 2 and 1-year agreements price the handset at $550 and $575 respectively. Even more strange is the fact that the handset is selling for less at $450 if you pick it up outright.
Therefore, if you’re willing to go through the burden of being on contract for 3 years, then you’ll be able to scoop up a handset for very cheap.
source: Bell via Android Central
1. remixfa posted on 01 Aug 2011, 15:54 0
which canadian carrier shares the Tmo 4g signals?
and if its this one, how much is the cancellation for the contract? lol.. it might be worth it
8. protozeloz posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:59 0
None....T-mobile US signals are quite special on 3G they send on a band and receive on another band most carrier devices send and recive 3G data on the same band so its really hard for you to use 3G devices from tmo on others and use other's 3G signal on a t mobile device
15. suju_ram posted on 01 Aug 2011, 18:07 0
actually Rogers does not share with T-Mobile, Wind Mobile and Mobilicity do
17. remixfa posted on 01 Aug 2011, 19:13 0
it doesnt matter.. my heart just broke a lil since they confirmed they fixed the misprint..
**goes in the corner and cries**
22. sgogeta4 posted on 01 Aug 2011, 22:41 0
My T-Mobile phone picks up Rogers signal in Toronto, right now...
26. remixfa posted on 02 Aug 2011, 07:18 0
but does it get 4g. that is the question. picking up service isnt hard, its picking up Tmo 4g.
2. morethanwilling... (unregistered) posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:13 0
anyone who wants this phone: who wouldn't sign the extra year to get it for $20? i know i would.
19. Goldeneye posted on 01 Aug 2011, 21:16 1
No I wouldn't sign a freaking 3 year, 2 years is already long enough, would be interesting to know the ETF up north though, cause u get the best phone and next year the GS3 is launched and then what? you're still locked down like a prisoner for 2 more years! no way, no phone is worth signing for 3 year IMO
23. sgogeta4 posted on 01 Aug 2011, 22:42 1
Like North American carriers are going to get the GS3 next year :P
25. Goldeneye posted on 02 Aug 2011, 00:00 0
It was just an example, but why not? Next year's Christmas doesn't sound to off, at least should be available unlocked by then but hey It's not just the galaxy phones, how does an LTE nexus or HD HTC flagship sound?
3. pete7625 (banned) posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:22 0
That is a GREAT deal for anyone who wants this phone!
4. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:25 1
Funny because it says 169 for 3 years, not 20 dollars.
5. HitdatNigga posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:37 0
yea android central said its an error and now its fixed
14. luckymeeh (unregistered) posted on 01 Aug 2011, 17:28 0
$169 in Canada is $20 in the US.
24. sgogeta4 posted on 01 Aug 2011, 22:43 1
Except the Canadian dollar is actually worth more than the US dollar...
6. deaton5 posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:46 1
"Even more strange is the fact that the handset is selling for less at $450 if you pick it up outright."
Who is selling it for $450?!?
10. protozeloz posted on 01 Aug 2011, 17:03 0
no one I know.... otherwise i would have already bought it
7. GALAXY-S posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:53 1
i think the US is like the only country without the galaxy s2 :( dammit dat sux..
9. sweetlou (unregistered) posted on 01 Aug 2011, 17:02 0
sorry sammy, s2 was delayed too long. 4 months after initial release and still no official us release date, seems very foolish of whoever is involved in the delay, prob mostly carriers (which probably want to move all the lower end devices before making something like the s2 available).
20. Goldeneye posted on 01 Aug 2011, 21:20 0
FCC certification takes longer than the rest of the world does I believe, plus US carriers like to cripple more than the rest of the world go figure
13. go_fast (unregistered) posted on 01 Aug 2011, 17:19 0
I tried to buy one off Bell's website without a contract but the customer service rep told me I needed a Canadian credit card and a Canadian address in which to ship it....I live in the USA. :(
16. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 01 Aug 2011, 18:49 0
Yep that's why you have to pay 800 plus to get it shipped to you unlocked. Hopefully august 12th is a real release date.
18. realityisnt posted on 01 Aug 2011, 21:03 0
who cares if there is no official US release, just buy the unlocked one and start to enjoy. (if you are AT&T customer).
21. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 01 Aug 2011, 21:53 0
Not everyone has 800 dollars to spend on a phone.
27. joey18 posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:05 0
3 years on contract thas not fair bcs the phone after 3 or 4 months you will get 200 on craigslist and the contract 350 you will stuck on the contract
28. Rob (unregistered) posted on 03 Aug 2011, 03:54 0
All contracts here in canada are for three years :( for the 2 year contracts the prices are usually $400+ :((
29. P. Rapoport (unregistered) posted on 03 Aug 2011, 20:47 0
Phone plans/contracts in Canada are under the gouging control of three companies. Whether or not they've conspired, the prices end up being 2 or more times what they are nearly anywhere else.
The gs2 seems a nice phone indeed. I got one the day they came out in Canada. Unfortunately in my own house (in a city) I get only a very weak signal from Bell. Despite its claim, its coverage in the country is not good.