However, TELUS customers across the border are in for a special surprise because the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is now selling for the no-contract price of $200. Sure, some may still scratch their head thinking about the money they'll need to dish out to purchase the handset, but they don't know that it's extremely acceptable. It's especially worth mentioning when you look at other handsets that are selling for approximately the same price, but they're tied down to a 3-year agreement with a carrier.
Additionally, TELUS is selling the handset for free if you don't mind signing a measly 1-year contract. So whichever route you choose, you'd better think of what to do fast before this special deal is gone.
source: TELUS via MobileSyrup