It looks like actual value is going to be offered to Canadian smartphone users in time for Christmas because Bell is going to match Telus’ amazing $99 smartphone plan. Created in anticipation of large sales of the BlackBerry Storm, both Canadian CDMA-come-HSDPA carriers are offering up plans consisting of the following:
- 1,000 daytime minutes (unused airtime from Bell rolls over to the next month)
- Unlimited evenings and weekends after 9pm
- Call display
- Unlimited SMS
- Unlimited email and data
- Unlimited BlackBerry Messenger and IM
To many living outside of Canada these plans might not seem like a lot, but in the pathetically uncompetitive and monopolistic Canadian wireless marketplace this is a huge leap towards progress. Huge!