May 27, 2011 8:55 am
When TELUS resurrected CLEARNET a couple months back they positioned the brand to be a low-cost carrier that offers Unlimited Talk and Text plans in BC and Alberta. TELUS spokesperson Shawn Hall said that “Clearnet is a small market trial running in Kelowna and Red Deer. TELUS routinely conducts market trials to test out new concepts.”
CLEARNET initially launched with monthly price plans that range from $45 – $60 per month (depending what region you selected). The LG GB-255 and the Samsung Evergreen made the cut as their first devices but it now seems CLEARNET has released a 3rd device. The Android 2.1 powered Samsung Galaxy Apollo was always listed on their site as “coming soon” but is now available for $149.99 outright. The Apollo was originally launched by TELUS in September of 2010 for $249.99 no-term so the pricing is somewhat decent… but CLEARNET doesn’t offer a data-add on yet (this feature is “coming soon”). The good news is that the Apollo has Wi-Fi. Other notable specs are the 3.2-inch display (resolution of 240×400), 3 megapixel camera with video capabilities, SWYPE and holds up to 16GB with a microSD card.
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