High End Canadian Smartphones & Plan Recommendations for Back to School

August 23, 2013 by

Looking to buy or upgrade to one of the latest smartphones for back to school with a plan to match? We've compared plans and pricing to save you both time and money.

Best & Latest Smartphones

We chose the Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5 and HTC One as they are available from most carriers across Canada. All are considered the current "flagship" smartphone for their respective manufacturer.

High End Voice & Data Rate Plan Requirements

A plan had to have the following to make our recommended list:
  • Unlimited Nationwide Minutes
  • Unlimited Text & Picture Messaging
  • 1 GB Data
  • Voicemail, Call Display

Our Recommended High End Smartphones & Plans

Carrier High End Voice & Data Plans Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone Image
Samsung Galaxy S4
Apple iPhone 5 Phone Image
Apple iPhone 5
HTC One iPhone Image
HTC One

Bell

Voice & Data Plus 85 - $85/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 1 GB data + 1 GB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$199.95
on 2 year contract
$199.95 (16GB)
$299.95 (32GB)
$399.95 (64GB)
all on 2 year contracts
$149.95
on 2 year contract

Rogers

Share Ready Talk, Text & Internet 85 - $85/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 1 GB data + 1 GB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$198.99
on 2 year contract
$199.99 (16GB)
$299.99 (32GB)
$399.99 (64GB)
all on 2 year contract
$149.99
on 2 year contract

TELUS

TELUS SharePlus for Smartphones + 1GB Data $85/month ($55+$30)
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 1 GB data + 1 GB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$199
on 2 year contract
$199.99 (16GB)
$299.99 (32GB)
$399.99 (64GB)
all on 2 year contract
$149
on 2 year contract

Virgin mobile

Platinum - $85/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture
  • 1 GB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$199.99
on 2 year contract
$199.99 (16GB)
$299.99 (32GB)
$399.99 (64GB)
all on 2 year contract
$149.99
on 2 year contract

Fido

Max - $85/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 1 GB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$450 $200 (16GB)
$300 (32GB)
$400 (64GB)
on 2 year contract
n/a

Koodo Mobile

Tab Large - $75/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture
  • 1 GB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$200
on 2 year contract
$200 (16GB)
on 2 year contract
n/a

WIND mobile

With $300 WINDtab + voicemail add-on - $48/month ($40+$8)
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • Unlimited data (6GB until throttled)
  • Call display, voicemail
$399 n/a n/a

All of the above is subject to change without notice. Information was assembled on August 22, 2013.

Need to see a comparison of the phones listed?  Click here to compare the Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5 and HTC One.

Posted in: Bell, Fido, Koodo Mobile, Rogers, TELUS, Virgin Mobile


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