BlackBerry Z10: Which Canadian Carrier Should You Choose?

By Anu Passary email: a.passary@mobilenapps.com | Feb 06, 2013 10:16 AM EST

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BlackBerry's flagship smartphone for 2013, the BlackBerry Z10, has finally hit the Canadian shelves and is now available for purchase from several retailers, as well as carriers.

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The BlackBerry Z10, which was announced on Jan. 30, is available in both black and white color options and released on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

We give you a round-up of the Canadian carriers who have the BlackBerry Z10 up for grabs to help you choose the best available deal.

Rogers 

Carrier Rogers had the distinction of activating the first BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in North America on Feb. 5. Rogers is offering the BlackBerry Z10 in both black and white hues.

The BlackBerry Z10 sports a price tag of $139.99 on a three-year contract, whereas the off-contract version will set users back by $599.99. If you purchase the smartphone from its online store you will not be charged shipping fee.

Rogers is also throwing in a month of TechXpert service, which offers personalized support, for BlackBerry Z10 buyers. Moreover, Rogers offers Sportsnet and Anyplace Live TV streams exclusively, which could tilt the scales in the carrier's favor, especially for sports buffs. 

To pick up the BlackBerry Z10 from Rogers, head here.

Bell 

Bell too is offering the Z10 in white and black for $139.95 on a three-year contract. However, if you're looking to purchase the off-contract version, be prepared to dole out $649.95, which is nearly $50 more than what Rogers is asking.

Bell offers access to all sorts of mobile TV options through which include Bloomberg, TSN, CTV, CBC etc. Of course, provided you have the supporting plan.

To purchase the BlackBerry Z10 from Bell, head here.

TELUS 

TELUS' BlackBerry Z10 offer is $10 more expensive when compared to both Bell and Rogers. Getting the smartphone on a three-year contract will set you back by $149.99. The off-contract version is priced similarly to Bell's and will cost $649.99.

Additionally, TELUS has no activation fee and is offering a $50 credit for device trade-in until Feb. 28.

TELUS has the Z10 available in black and white as well; however, the carrier does not begin shipment before Feb. 12. To purchase the BlackBerry Z10 from TELUS, head here.

Koodo Mobile 

Koodo Mobile is retailing the off-contract version of the BlackBerry Z10 for $550, which is the cheapest deal out of all the carriers. The phone is priced at $150 on the Tab and is available only in black and has a 14-day money back guarantee.

To buy the Z10 from Koodo Mobile, head here.

Fido 

Fido has the Z10 retailing for $350 on a two-year contract, whereas the off-contract variant of the smartphone will cost consumers $600. Fido, however, only has the black option available. 

To purchase the BlackBerry Z10 from the carrier head here.

Virgin Mobile 

Those looking to snag the BlackBerry Z10 from Virgin Mobile can choose from the Platinum Plan, Gold Plan, or the Silver Plan which are priced at $139.99, $349.99, and $499.99, respectively.

The off-contract version will cost consumers $649.99 and the smartphone is available in both black and white. To purchase the BlackBerry Z10 from the carrier, head here.

SaskTel 

SaskTel is retailing the handset for $149.99 (three-year contract), $499.99 (two-year contract), and $549.99 (one-year contract. The off-contract Z10 will cost $599.99. Additionally, a $25 one-time activation fee is applicable for all new activations.

SaskTel is retailing both the black and white version; however, the BlackBerry Z10 is currently out of stock online on the carrier.

Additionally, carriers like WIND, Mobilicity, and Videotron are expected to release the BlackBerry Z10 next week, and MTS is set to get the device soon.

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