The carrier has opened the gate for RIM's next generation smartphone as it can be purchased for $199.99 with a 3-year agreement. Sure that's exactly a year more on contract than what AT&T customers are subjected to with the purchase of the same hardware, but it's by far the most inexpensive option for TELUS customers.
However, the pain of being tethered to a contract can be lessened by either choosing to go with a 2-year contract for $499.99, 1-year for $549.99, and the no-contract price of $599.99. At those extravagant prices though, that 3-year commitment does look a bit better on the wallet in the near term.
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