Update: It seems after reading the comments below the Nexus One has been in the TELUS system for sometime. One comment sums it the promo offer as “It means that if a customer wants to activate their own Nexus One they purchased from Google on a 3yr, Telus will give them a $150 bill credit.”
Not to sure what to make of this one. One of our tipsters sent this TELUS internal screenshot. It shows a “Consumer Nexus 1 Promotional Price Plan”. Back on March 16th that Google opened the doors and offered Canadians the option purchase this direct for $529 USD, then hop on their carrier of choice. The Nexus One works on most Canadian carriers.
However, on May 14th Google announced that they would eventually stop selling the Nexus One online and go the route of carrier distribution. Andy Rubin, Google’s VP of Engineering said “While the global adoption of the Android platform has exceeded our expectations, the web store has not. It’s remained a niche channel for early adopters, but it’s clear that many customers like a hands-on experience before buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose from.”
So this screenshot could mean that we’ll soon see TELUS launching the Android-powered Nexus One and it could be available on several price plans. So if the no-contract price is $529 USD what do you think the Canadian price plans will be? Here’s our guess: 3-year contract for $99.99; 2-year contract for $449.99; 1-year contract for $499.99 and the No-contract price of $549.99.