Canadian carrier Bell offers free Apple iPhone 5 for those who switch from MTS
free Apple iPhone 5. MTS, which has a 53% market share in the region, isn't sitting back and letting its customers go without a fight. Kelvin Shepard, president of MTS, says his network is "stronger, faster and more powerful" than Bell's pipeline, adding that a free handset on a network that is not good in Manitoba is not a great offer.
Will MTS match Bell and offer a free Apple iPhone 5? Not immediately. Shepard says that he will analyze the market to see if he has to make any adjustments to MTS' pricing. Meanwhile, Bell's free iPhone 5 requires a signed three year contract and those jumping from MTS can select from other free handsets like the HTC Windows Phone 8X, Sony Xperia T and the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
Bell normally offers the Apple iPhone 5 for $179.99 to those who sign a three year-year contract with the carrier.
source: WinnipegFreePress via MobileSyrup (1), (2)
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 12725; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Your obviously not understanding the article. They're using a very popular device to lure subscribers from a rival company...Einstein.
2. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
if only the US carriers could fight for customers like this
3. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Nothing free about it. Bell's service plans are horrendously overpriced, which'll make it a 2000 dollar "free phone".
4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1789; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Mts is only good in the province, so going with their stuff just limits you in the long run. Been there...done it already, and it sucked with constant outages.
6. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)
Its pathetic when a company has to bash another company to keep their customers.