Affordable Canadian Smartphones & Plan Recommendations for the Holidays

December 11, 2013 by

Looking for an affordable smartphone & plan for the 2013 holidays, boxing day or end of year? We've compared plans and pricing to save you both time and money.  Don't pay over $100 for these phone or $50 per month with a voice & data plan.

Best Affordable Smartphones for those on a Budget

We chose the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, HTC Desire 601, BlackBerry Q5 and Moto G as they are available from most carriers across Canada.

Affordable Canadian Smartphone for 2013 Holidays

Affordable Plan Requirements

A plan had to have the following to make our recommended list:
  • 150 anytime minutes
  • Unlimited Evenings & Weekends
  • Unlimited Text & Picture Messaging
  • 200 MB Data
  • Voicemail, Call Display

Affordable Phones & Plans for the 2013 Holidays

Carrier Affordable plans under $50 per month Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Image
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
HTC Desire 601 Image

HTC Desire 601
Moto G Smartphone Image


Moto G
BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone Image

BlackBerry Q5

Bell

Voice & Data Lite Promo 45 - $45/month
  • 150 nationwide minutes
  • Evenings & weekends (6pm)
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 200 MB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$49.95
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract
not carried
$0
on 2 year contract

Rogers

Smart Picks Light Talk, Text & Internet - $45/month
  • 150 nationwide minutes
  • Evenings & weekends (6pm)
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 200 MB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$99.99
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract
not carried
$0
on 2 year contract

TELUS

TELUS Lite 50 - $50/month
  • 150 nationwide minutes
  • Evenings & weekends (6pm)
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 200 MB flex data
  • Call display, voicemail
not available with this plan
not carried
$0
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract

Virgin mobile

Gold - $44/month
  • 200 + 200 bonus nationwide minutes
  • Evenings & weekends (5pm)
  • Unlimited text/picture
  • 200 MB data + 200 MB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
not available with this plan
$0
on 2 year contract
not carried
$0
on 2 year contract

Fido

Smart - $45/month
  • 200 + 200 bonus nationwide minutes
  • Evenings & weekends (5pm)
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 200 MB data + 200 MB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$100
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract
not carried $0
on 2 year contract

Koodo Mobile

$40 Tab Medium Plan + $5 Tab Charge - $45/month
  • 200 + 200 bonus nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture
  • 200 MB data + 200 MB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$100
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract

WIND mobile

With $400 WINDtab on $50 plan - $50/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • Unlimited data (5GB until throttled)
  • Call display, voicemail
not carried $0
on 2 year contract
not carried $0
on 2 year contract

All of the above is subject to change without notice. Information was assembled on December 10, 2013.

Need to see a comparison of the phones listed? Click here to compare the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, HTC Desire 601, Moto Go and BlackBerry Q5.


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


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