Small reprieve at Telus as Essential Phone is discounted on term

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An Essential Phone on Canada’s Telus network will still cost the boggling $1,050 outright as it always has — that’s the US equivalent of $850 compared to the standard price of $699 in the states — but if you’re planning on subsidizing the cost over two years, you’ll have a fair discount to take in.

The upfront charge for the two contract tiers being offered has been reduced by $90 each. If you opt to pay $200 upfront, you’ll be compelled to buy a service plan starting at $95 per month. If you’d rather pay $400 upfront, you’ll only need to get a plan starting at $85 per month. In both cases, you’ll be locked into a two-year term.

Telus is also offering $200 of trade-in credit for those activating or renewing a term with the company. Customers may trade in the following device series, though the earliest releases are mentioned below:

  • iPhone 5s
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • LG G4
  • HTC One M9

Even in 2017, Canada’s still on those contracts…

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.