• Big price increases coming to Bell hardware. GS3 going up $60.


    *Edit* Pricing sheet has just been pulled. Guess I don't need to line up now.

    I just got word that Bell is increasing their pricing on many of their phones:

    Motorola Atrix HD LTE $49.99 -> $79.95
    Motorola RAZR V $0 -> $29.95
    Blackberry Bold 9900 $49.95 -> $99.95
    Samsung Galaxy Note $49.95 -> $99.95
    Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE $0 -> $49.95
    Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB $99.95 -> $159.95
    Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB $149.95 -> $209.95
    LG Optimus L5 $0 -> $49.95 (voice contract)
    Motorola Motoluxe $0 -> $59.95 (voice)
    I'm just speculating here, but it maybe due to iPhone shortages - maybe they're taking advantage of customers who want to upgrade to an iPhone, but can't. Maybe they'll impulse buy something else. This may also be Bell getting back some of the $50 credit's they're giving away with activation of a new Smartphone.

    Guess Bell just wants to take advantage of the stampede of customers running to their stores. Who wants to go line up with me?

    Thanks Tipster!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Big price increases coming to Bell hardware. GS3 going up $60. started by howard View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. RightThere's Avatar
      RightThere -
      At least they're trying a new approach. The exact opposite of Supply and Demand.
    1. mkomkomko's Avatar
      mkomkomko -
      Not even sure what to say at this point.
    1. SmackDaddy's Avatar
      SmackDaddy -
      100 clams for a Bold 9900? They aren't doing RIM any favors, that's for sure.

      Cheers,
      SD.
    1. Mr Mystery's Avatar
      Mr Mystery -
      Quote Originally Posted by mkomkomko View Post
      Not even sure what to say at this point.
      As long s we keep paying it they'll keep upping prices. The relaunch of the Super plan at a $13 increase is what really turned my stomach.
    1. bluesamg's Avatar
      bluesamg -
      I would expect these to be cheaper in Canada since people have a 3-yr contract, but I guess they go higher because its a slower adoption rate?
    1. cloneman's Avatar
      cloneman -
      Who cares? bestbuy undercuts carrier pricing all the time...
    1. WorldIRC's Avatar
      WorldIRC -
      There was a pricing grid released to reflect these increases but its no longer available. Hmm?
    1. WorldIRC's Avatar
      WorldIRC -
      Quote Originally Posted by cloneman View Post
      Who cares? bestbuy undercuts carrier pricing all the time...
      Only on new activations...and Bell usually has in-store credit programs for Bell branded stores to match.
    1. vn33's Avatar
      vn33 -
      Unbelievable !
      I just noted in the Telus forum that Telus is dropping their smartphones prices:

      Samsung Galaxy Note $49.95 -> $0
      Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB $99.95 -> $0
      Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB $149.95 -> $49.95

      Guess Bell is running the race in the opposite direction !!
    1. WorldIRC's Avatar
      WorldIRC -
      Looks like the pricing grid was retracted as these prices are NOT in affect today. Business as usual I suppose?
    1. GVRD777's Avatar
      GVRD777 -
      That's crazy. Many Rogers stores were selling the Galaxy 3 for $0.00. Will see if this will cause the other carriers to replicate them.
    1. WorldIRC's Avatar
      WorldIRC -
      Quote Originally Posted by GVRD777 View Post
      That's crazy. Many Rogers stores were selling the Galaxy 3 for $0.00. Will see if this will cause the other carriers to replicate them.
      None of the changes happened.