Bell is selling the Samsung Galaxy S II for an impressive $20 - 3 year contract required

Bell is selling the Samsung Galaxy S II for an impressive $20 - 3 year contract required
Okay, US consumers are gleaming with envy right now because the Samsung Galaxy S II is still nowhere in sight. Compounding their envious attitude right now, is the fact that their neighbors north of the border are seemingly enjoying every bit of goodness with the highly prized smartphone.

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.

However, it’s worth noting that you’ll need to sign your life away because a 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

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

2 questions 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

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

11. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

T-Mobile shares connection with Rogers.

15. suju_ram

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2011

actually Rogers does not share with T-Mobile, Wind Mobile and Mobilicity do

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it doesnt matter.. my heart just broke a lil since they confirmed they fixed the misprint.. **goes in the corner and cries**

22. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

My T-Mobile phone picks up Rogers signal in Toronto, right now...

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

but does it get 4g. that is the question. picking up service isnt hard, its picking up Tmo 4g.

2. morethanwilling... unregistered

anyone who wants this phone: who wouldn't sign the extra year to get it for $20? i know i would.

19. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

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

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Like North American carriers are going to get the GS3 next year :P

25. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

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

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

That is a GREAT deal for anyone who wants this phone!

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Funny because it says 169 for 3 years, not 20 dollars.

5. HitdatNigga

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

yea android central said its an error and now its fixed

12. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Knew it sounded too good to be true, lol

14. luckymeeh unregistered

$169 in Canada is $20 in the US. =p

24. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Except the Canadian dollar is actually worth more than the US dollar...

6. deaton5 unregistered

"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

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

no one I know.... otherwise i would have already bought it

7. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

i think the US is like the only country without the galaxy s2 :( dammit dat sux..

9. sweetlou unregistered

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

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

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

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

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Not everyone has 800 dollars to spend on a phone.

27. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

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

All contracts here in canada are for three years :( for the 2 year contracts the prices are usually $400+ :((

29. P. Rapoport unregistered

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.

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