SaskTel releases the basic Samsung C414

Ian Hardy

July 12, 2011 7:29am

Ready Saskatchewan, wait for it… here’s the device you’ve all been pining for. The Samsung C414 has officially been released by SaskTel! This flip phone comes straight from the 90’s and has basically made its presence at all Canadian carriers (WIND, Bell, Mobilicity, Videotron, Rogers, TELUS and soon Virgin). Ironically, the C414 is as basic as it gets these days and will probably sell incredibly well. Not everyone needs the latest/greatest device and some people actually just want to make phone calls and send a few texts. This is a perfect and cheap (affordable) way to do so. SaskTel is selling this for $149.99 outright and ranges to $39.99 on a 3-year term.

Source: SaskTel

  • zico

    I see it supports 4G…

    • Alex Perrier

      Perfect for Opera Mini at the blazing fast “4G” speeds of 3.6 Mbps on the massive 2.2-inch screen!

      (Note: 3 Mbps is considered “Rogers Lite Internet”.)

  • A

    @Zico, LOLL!

    Seems too pricy, compared to other carriers.

  • Adam

    Wow, $40 on a 3-year? This should be free on a 2-year. Maybe even a 1-year… I don’t see many of these selling.

    • Alex Perrier

      It is $49.99 on a two-year with TELUS, the same price as an LG Madison on prepaid. The latter, i can say, is a decent phone for the price. There are even occasional sales on it, and it comes with a $20 credit!

      Outright, the Samsung costs $149.99 with TELUS or $110 with WIND or Mobilicity. Seems like a little much for a simple flip feature phone. All of these types of phones should cost under $100 outright!

      Please, people, contracts for feature phones are so not worth it! 🙁

  • GDub

    I like the clock.

  • Alex Perrier

    Hey Mobile Syrup, you forgot to add Rogers. $19.99 on a three-year, $135 outright. Multi-carrier, almost like the Nexus S.

    WARNING: Huge contracts for feature phones are so not worth it! :/

  • Swiggs

    Its much cheaper with Rogers. Full price is 134.99 at most Rogers stores, and thats no subsidy!!!

  • V+L+A+D+M+I+H+A+E+L+E+S+C+U

    more garbage, get an iPhone

  • Downhill Dude

    There was no quad-band HSPA in the ’90s. Just sayin’.

  • Jaymmer

    If this is their version of the Rugby it will most definately sell like crazy with businesses.
    Ruggedized basic phone = big win for industrial businesses

  • Breeze

    This is a phone that should be sold at $49.99 outright! All carriers like it because the profit margin is extremely high!

    • 0defaced

      some carriers yes, but it’s not that high overall. Cost on them is about $108.86

  • 0defaced

    $109.99 at Mobi, plus i hear the rep at New West MM is knocking $50 off the price…

    • noodle

      All the stores are doing it

  • ELNY

    You have to be brain dead to not be able to afford this phone out right and sign a potentially $400 cancellation fee, 3 yr contract.