Telus officially launches Samsung Instinct

Telus has launched the Samsung Instinct today – something we all have know for quite a while. The price on the 3-year contract starts at $129.99 (with a minimum $15 plan for  three months). This is the same price as it is with Bell… however, the kicker is the price of the no contract that is available at Telus for $399.99… this is important as Bell released the Instinct for $479.95. Competition is always good for us Canadians!

The Instinct is what some are calling the “iPhone killer” as it has features such as a touch screen interface, full QWERTY keyboard, GPS, a music player that has the ability to call, text or surf the net (full HTML browser), watch movies, 2.0 mega pixel camera with 4x digital zoom and video camcorder.

To celebrate the launch of the Instinct, Telus and Samsung are giving you the opportunity to put your old phone into a slingshot and send it flying. The event will be held in Toronto today at College  Park (corner of Yonge and Gerrard) at 11am – 2pm. The object is to put your old phone into a slingshot, pull back and aim it into a giant Samsung blue bin for a chance to win an Instinct… If you are successful you will get a scratch card to where you can win the Instinct and other prizes.

Paul Brannen, General Manager, Wireless Terminal Division, Samsung Electronics Canada said “Samsung is committed to creating technologically advanced devices that enhance the lives of our customers. While our INSTINCT device is not intended to replace a person’s instincts, it does have several features that may help if your own instincts let you down.”

We will have a review soon… More info at Telus

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