Mobilicity launches the Samsung Galaxy S 4G at an introductory $299.99 outright

Ian Hardy

April 2, 2012 8:23 am


Mobilicity went live with their new plans today, something the company says has “over 30% more value” than their previous plans. You can check out all the details of the new plans here. In addition, Mobi took a swipe at the other newer players, probably WIND, by stating that the new features they’ve added is “in sharp contrast to its new entrant peers, who recently increased their wireless rates, and Big 3 carriers known for charging among the highest rates in the developed world.”

As for a new device, well actually a 2-year old Android, Mobilicity released the Samsung Galaxy S 4G today for $299.99 – this is an introductory price and will only be available “while supplies last”, afterwards it’ll be jacked up to $349.99 (WIND is currently selling the SGS for $399.99).

Source: Mobilicity

  • sunvv

    Wind, wake up please

    • Alex Perrier

      i don’t agree with WIND’s high outright prices, but it’s the reality of subsidized hardware. They want postpaid activations (80% of the Canadian wireless market) instead of prepaid (the other 20%). WINDtab roughly subsidizes $8.33/month for the Galaxy S 4G on the $40 plan, assuming the outright price is $300 and a three-year contract.

    • Faruk

      Alex: That’s no excuse. Then Wind should offer proper pricing to customers who want to buy the device outright. They could keep it at $400 on tab, and make it $300 outright.

      Wind promised to be different, but they’re just becoming more and more like the Big 3. My entire family is on Wind, and it’s getting annoying having to go and buy handsets elsewhere because Wind’s prices are so ridiculous (like my Nokia Lumia 710 from Rogers which costs $255, compared to Wind’s HTC Radar which costs $400).

  • kad

    videotron wake up please :)

  • Tim

    This is a big blow to WIND that is gradually becoming greedy like the big 3. Phones sold in Canada are overpriced by carriers. This is causing consumers problem in purchasing new phones. Also , this act of overpricing phones is technical rendering our canadian dollar powerless. Bravo to mobilicity by showing good example with their price tag on this phone.

    • Terry

      EVERYTHING is overpriced in Canada. It’s just just isolated to greedy telecom companies.

      Pretty much every consumer retailer in this country is greedy and jacks up the prices.

      It’s pathetic really, and it’s more pathetic most of us just sit there and do nothing but complain about it, not demanding real action be done by our elected officials (probably cause their useless, but you know)

  • Mark

    I don’t get it. Did Mobilicity all of a sudden get a 4G / LTE network? Why is this phone even relevant?

    • Roger

      No, it’s just the phone’s name has 4G in it.

    • DaRazorback

      Well they do have a “4G” HSPA+ network.

  • ;:)

    I am enjoying my $40 unlimited Plan from Mobilicity. I just signed up last March 30. I can’t wait to finish my contract from big 3 and move my personal #

  • Alex Perrier

    25% off WIND’s price! Good thing for Mobilicity. Those taking the WINDtab on this phone should assume the phone is worth $300 outright, and it’s not worth more than that. That’s what happens with tab subsidies, prices get inflated a lot. It costs the same as the Nexus S. It’s too bad they couldn’t just keep that Google phone instead, but maybe Samsung stopped manufacturing them.

    Why did Mobilicity so far skip the Bold 9790 and HTC Radar 4G?

    There is also the Mobilicity.ca/99huawei deal if you’re a fan of multi-month. Whether or not you like the phone, it’s six months of the $25/month plan. Just make sure you’re in the coverage zone.

    Can someone check if the Samsung Galaxy S 4G comes factory unlocked?

  • Alex Perrier

    Syrup, fix your buggy comments system. Enough is enough.

    How do you know they’ll jack up the price to $350? Is that just a guess? Because $300 is the very most one should pay for this phone. The Nexus S would still be a better choice, if you can find it.

    BTW, there is a deal at Mobilicity.ca/99huawei to get 6 months of the $25/month plan plus the Huawei U2801 for $99. Pretty good deal.

  • Darryl

    Not sure why you’d think the Nexus S is a better phone than this one???? Please explain

    • Alex Perrier

      They’re both Samsungs, mind you, but:
      • Official Google branding (so ICS upgrade, no TouchWiz, etc.)
      • NFC in some models (maybe not the Canadian ones)
      • Gyroscope

      Arguments favouring the Galaxy S 4G are “faster” modem (if network supports it), 720p camcorder and microSD. Still, i’d rather use Ice Cream Sandwich than have those minor hardware advantages.

  • ;:)

    Politicians here are big mouth not like our Mayor Ford in Toronto he is an action man and he knows what the Torontonians needs. Like the subway lines that should have been put up long time ago! Go Mobilicity go!!!!!!

  • Darryl

    @Alex Bigger battery in the 4G… bluetooth 3.0 vs 2.1….. on top of what you mentioned… will be updated to ics shortly… most of samsungs other lineups are there… Great phone at this price.

  • Adam

    Can I buy this phone for $299 at Mobilicity and use it on Wind with $25 plan?

    • Darryl

      Sure if you unlock it.

    • AWSGuy

      Mobilicity wont sell it without activation. So you need to purchase a mobi plan for 1 month.

  • Michael

    I actually think Mobilicity has been heavily subsidizing their outright phone priced. WIND probably priced it at something they could make a profit off of.

  • kat

    This phone is old news. They are probably picking up over stock and returns through handset clearing houses and reselling.

  • JOHN WU

    CANADA IS TRUELY A SUPER CHEAP LAND,DOESNT MATTER WHICH COMPANY WHICH PRODUCT, PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY TOO MUCH TOO MUCH TOO MUCH, CANADIAN’S WAKE UP WAKE UP, BUY IT IF YOU CAN AFFOD IT TO BUY UT, STOP CRYING LIKE A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dizzle

    thumbs up if you want alex perrier to be banned from mobile syrup….. and thumbs down if you are his little queen :)

  • Henry McDonald

    Why would anyone use a half decent phone like this on Mobilicity only because their rates are slightly cheaper, the sensible thing would be to buy the Galaxy for Wind Mobile on a better network and at least know the company is expanding with a future. Only one new entrant will survive, it definitely won’t be Mobilicity and it’s time to make a choice as the Big 3 are the enemy. Let’s face it folks Mobilicity’s service and data is extremely poor and you’re a fool to waste your money to support them.

    • iamkennypowers

      jealous are we?? i left wind for mobilicity and glad i did. way clearer call quality and no dropped calls and no dead spots and anyone in edmonton will agree with me, even st albert is is mostly covered where as 3 months ago it wasnt. Like it or not mobilicity isnt goiung anywhere. And who really wants there screen to say “wind home” haha so ugly looking. Oh and with mobilicity when you only have 1 bar your phone will still ring unlike with wind where it goes to voicemail.

  • Fruvous

    Interesting. According to the specs page, this phone isn’t even compatible with Mobi’s network.

  • Henry McDonald

    Who would be jealous of anyone being on Mobilicity, everyone knows their data is unusuable, which is why so many customers are switching over to Wind Mobile instead where there is better coverage and less dropped calls. Use whatever provider you wish, howerever the only company that has a chance against the Big 3 is Wind Mobile and it’s time to stop dreaming Mobilicity or Public Mobile are even in the game. A Mobilicity phone may still ring with one bar, yet after answering the experience is awful and in comparison Wind Mobile has greatly improved. If everyone made the switch to Wind Mobile the industry would change faster and that’s what we have to push for.

    • AWSGuy

      Is that You Alex Perrier? You know that Mobi has had the biggest quarter in terms of new subscribers, in winter. It looks like more people are leaving wind to join mobi.

      Wind data is not usable – it keeps disconnecting people every 2 minutes. (this is true for the damned data stick as well). Mobi’s internet throttles if you do > 100 MB in 15 minutes, but its USABLE. Wind may have a WIDER coverage but not BETTER. Wind just went with quantity (larger area) than quality.

      Give some respect where its due, Mobi operates a much more quality network than wind.

  • droidacolyte

    I’m not in favour of WIND Mobile’s business model either. The people who buy the phones outright subsidize the people who buy via the Windtab. It’s very Big 3-like. They should have seperate no-tab and tab plans. If you have a $400-450 phone subsidy (Galaxy Nexus or HTC Amaze) spread across 3 years, that’s like $11.11-$12.50 per month BEFORE INTEREST out of the $40 (27.78%- 31.25%) going towards paying off the phone. Why should someone who buys the phone outright pay $40/month? The no-Tab equivalent of the “WIND 40″ plan should be more like $33.75-34.44/month while the people on the Tab should pay about $45.55-$46.25/month. Instead of having everyone pay $40, the people on the Tab should be paying $11.11-12.50 per month more AT LEAST (even more after you take into account interest! A for-profit business can’t be giving out 3 year interest-free loans. Unless there is a catch. What with inflation devaluing money over time. And needing some sort of a cushion to shield against “credit risk”).

  • Henry McDonald

    You would have the biggest quarter also selling plans dirt cheap while neglecting the network, which results in less towers being built where the infrastructure can’t handle the load and the reason for the slow down in the first place. Give credit to Wind Mobile who are actually trying to build a network and displaying changes that can actually be experienced.

  • Mobi

    Mobilicity added 1609 new activation yesterday with their 50 % off plans. 45 % of those customers selected $25 plan which means they only pay $12.50 a month. VERY LOW ARPU for company to survive. This puts mobilicity now at 214k customers only. Their target for 4 days promo with 50% off is 5000 customers.

    TIP: ALL CURRENT CUSTOMERS CAN CALL MOBILICITY AND CHANGE THEIR PLANS TO 50% OFF BY SIMPLY CALLING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

    FOR NEW CUSTOMERS… BEWARE OF MOBILICITY’S SPOTY SERVICE AND ROAMING FEES. YOU CAN ACTUALLY PICK UP FIDO OR KOODO WITH UNLIMITED PLANS AWESOME RECEPTION AND NO ROAMING FEES!!!!