Best Canadian Smartphones & Plan Recommendations for the Holidays

December 11, 2013 by

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

Best & Latest Smartphones

We chose the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2 and Sony Xperia Z1 as they are available from most carriers across Canada. All are considered the current "flagship" smartphone for their respective manufacturer. You can compare these phones on our site by clicking here.

Best Canadian Smartphones for the 2013 Holidays


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

Best Smartphones & Plans for 2013 Holidays

Carrier Best High End Voice & Data Plans for these Phones Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Image
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Image
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
LG G2 Smartphone Image
LG G2
Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone Image
Sony Xperia Z1

Bell

Voice & Data Plus 75 - $75/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 500 MB data + 500 MB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$229.95
on 2 year contract
$199.95
on 2 year contract
$99.95
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract

Rogers

Smartphone Talk, Text & Internet 80 - $80/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 500 MB data + 500 MB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$229.99
on 2 year contract
$299.99
on 2 year contract
$99.99
on 2 year contract
$149.99
on 2 year contract

TELUS

TELUS SharePlus for Smartphones + 500 MB Data $75/month ($55+$20)
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 500 MB data + 500 MB bonus
  • Call display, voicemail
$229
on 2 year contract
$199.99
on 2 year contract
$99
on 2 year contract
$99
on 2 year contract

Virgin mobile

Platinum - $85/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture
  • 1 GB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$229.99
on 2 year contract
n/a
n/a
n/a

Fido

Max - $85/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture/video
  • 1 GB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$230 n/a
n/a n/a

Koodo Mobile

$75 Tab Large Plan + $10 Tab Charge - $85/month
  • Unlimited nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited text/picture
  • 1 GB data
  • Call display, voicemail
$225
on 2 year contract
n/a
n/a n/a

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
n/a $349 $229 n/a

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



Other High End SmartPhones to Consider

If you aren't interested in any of the 4 smartphones listed above we have 4 alternatives that we recommend.

  Bell Rogers TELUS Virgin Fido Koodo Mobile WIND mobile

Nexus 5

$0
on 2 year contract
$99.99
on 2 year contract
$99
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract
$200
on 2 year contract
$0
on 2 year contract
$99
on 2 year contract

Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB

$79.95
on 2 year contract
$99.99
on 2 year contract
$79
on 2 year contract
$79.99
on 2 year contract
$375
on 2 year contract
$175
on 2 year contract
$299
on 2 year contract

iPhone 5C 16GB

$79.95
on 2 year contract
$99.99
on 2 year contract
$79
on 2 year contract
$79.99
on 2 year contract
$100
on 2 year contract
$125
on 2 year contract
not carried

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

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


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