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TELUS matches Bell, offers $25 Google Play gift card with HTC One purchase

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TELUS matches Bell, offers $25 Google Play gift card with HTC One purchase
Up in Canada, there is a battle brewing between carriers Bell and TELUS over sales of the HTC One. A leaked internal memo discovered last week showed that Canadian carrier Bell was going to give a $25 Google Play gift card to anyone making a purchase of the HTC One, starting Monday. Meanwhile, rival carrier TELUS went ahead on Monday and came up with its own deal involving the HTC One and a $25 Google Play gift card.

Both carriers' deals started on Monday and run through next Sunday. With a three year contract, the HTC One is just $99 on TELUS. Off contract the sexy, sleek device is priced at $650. With Father's Day coming up, why not pick up an HTC One for your Dad and you can keep the Google Play card for yourself. It will be our little secret.

source: TELUS via MobileSyrup

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posted on 10 Jun 2013, 22:03

1. alltechinside (Posts: 239; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


"Battle"??? There is no such thing as competition in Canada (at least for telecommunications). There's even rumors about Bell and Telus merging... Rogers, Bell, and Telus are dominating in canada and they pretty much do the same thing. Don't be surprised to see rogers doing the same thing by giving $25 gift cards to people that buy htc one. They increase the prices the same, add the same features, and have the same types of phones. Not one of them want to reduce the price or compete because they want to milk money out of canadians. If an underdog tries to compete, Roger, Bell or telus just buys the company. (mobilicity comes into mind). If not, those underdogs still have to pay the big boys (rogers, bell, telus) over patents, antennas or other any other bills. This is what happens when a company monopolizes a country.

You can say that those big three are similar to AT&T and Verizon in USA (I dare to say that those three are even worse).

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