Black Friday is still undoubtedly a bigger deal in the U.S. than it is in Canada, but that doesn’t mean Canadian carriers don’t offer some significant holiday season savings. Below is a roundup of all the deals that have been posted so far by Canadian wireless, cable and internet providers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If we’ve missed anything that you feel should be added — or if you’d like to see a particular carrier on the list — let us know in the comments.
Rogers’ Black Friday deals include the offer of a Samsung Gear Fit 2 (well-reviewed by many, including us) for $29 CAD with the activation of any Samsung Galaxy smartphone on a two-year Share Everything+ plan. Regular price for the fitness tracker is $250, and while other outlets like Best Buy are also currently discounting this item, $29 is still an exceedingly noteworthy deal. The offer is valid until November 28th.
Additionally, the carrier is reducing the Pixel, Moto Z and Samsung Galaxy S7 to $0 for both upgrades and activations, with no specific end-date stated. For online activations and upgrades, customers will get an additional $100 credit on their third bill. The deadline to cash in on that offer is December 15th, 2016.
From November 25th to November 28th, customers can get the 32GB iPhone 7 for $0 when they activate on a two-year Premium+ plan contract, a deal the carrier states will also be available for select other devices.
New and existing customers who add or activate a line can also get 2GB of bonus data on 2GB or 5GB Share Everything plans, or 1GB of bonus data on a 1GB Share Everything plan. That offer has no specific end date, but is marked as “limited time.”
Buyers thinking of adding a tablet to their line for $10 per month on a Share Everything plan can also get $200 off an iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 2 on a two-year payment agreement. An additional $100 trade-in credit for old tablets is also available, and the company is further offering 1GB of shareable bonus data for 12 months.
In case that wasn’t enough, the company is giving out $100 visa prepaid cards for activations of the Huawei GR5, Huawei Nova Plus, iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5 Neo, LG G4 and Moto G4 Plus (offer ending November 28th) and is selling the LG G Pad for $99 when customers activate it on a 2-year Share Everything plan with a bonus 1GB of shareable data for 12 months.
In addition, there are cable, internet, home monitoring and bundle deals that include Rogers Ignite 100u internet for $64.99 on a two-year term and three-product bundle starting at $99 on a two-year term, price guaranteed for two years.
Check out all the deals in more detail here.
Fido is offering 2GB of bonus data and 1000 international long distance minutes to Australia, Bangladesh, China, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the U.K. on select 1GB, 2GB and 3GB Pulse plans.
In addition, the carrier is offering prepaid Visa credit cards valued up to $200 to customers who activate a new phone on a two-year plan.
Bell has gone live with its Black Friday deals and the carrier is offering up to 2GB of bonus data on select plans. In addition, several devices have been dropped to $0 on a 2-year contract, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, and iPhone 6s. Other smartphones have dropped in contract price as well, most notably the iPhone 6s Plus is $98.99, iPhone 7 is $198.99, and the Google Pixel Pixel XL is $149.99. Finally, Bell states that if you sign up for TV or Internet by November 28th you’ll also score a $200 gift card.
Check out the offers here.
The carrier is dropping the contract price of several smartphones to $0 down, including the iPhone SE on a mid-tier plan (regular $100), iPhone 6S on a premium plan (regular $270) and Moto Z Play on a mid-tier plan (regular $170). Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel have both been dropped from $400 to zero on a premium plan customers can get a $200 accessories credit with an eligible trade-in device.
Telus is also dropping prices on its tablets — the iPad Air 2 is $0 down on Easy Payment (regular $160), customers can get the Samsung Tab E for $10 per month on Easy Payment (regular $13 per month) and the Alcatel Pop 7 is $0 down on a two-year term, if the customer chooses the 1GB for $10 per month.
As for accessory deals, the carrier is offering up to 40 percent off select audio including Beats and UE and up to 40 percent off Fitbit products. In British Columbia and Alberta, new TV and internet customers can get a $500 Telus Visa prepaid card when they sign up for Optik TV and internet for two years, with the offer running November 21st to 30th, 2016.
In addition, Telus is offering a the Moto Z Play and throwing in a Moto 360 2nd Gen Smartwatch for $0 on a 2-year contract. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB comes with a free Gear Fit for $0.
Check out all the deals here.
Koodo has a “Bright Friday” deals that sees most of its smartphones put on sale, including the Moto Z Play to $0 on the large Tab, Pixel drops to $200 (savings of $200), Galaxy S7 to $100, and the Moto Z to $200. Koodo is also offering up “a bunch of bonus data” and “1000 international long distance minutes” on select plans.
Check out the offers here.
The carrier is offering several devices for $0 down: the Galaxy J3 on a silver plan, which also comes along with a $100 bonus gift (paid through Visa gift card, in-store credit or a combination of both), Galaxy S5 neo on a gold plan along with a $200 bonus gift and Samsung Galaxy S6 on a gold plan. Additionally, customers can grab an extra 1GB and 1000 international long distance minutes on select plans when they activate or upgrade.
Check out the offers here.
In terms of wireless deals, SaskTel is offering a device trade-in offer that’ll provide the customer with a minimum $100 bonus if they’re a maxTV and internet customer, and minimum $50 bonus if they are solely a wireless customer. The carrier is also offering pricing discounts on a wide variety of smartphones. The deals include the Apple iPhone 7 for $198.99 down, BlackBerry DTEK50 for $0, Moto Z for $99.99 and Samsung Galaxy S7 for $0.
Additionally, the carrier is discounting accessories, including UE Boom (Ultimate Ears) Roll 2 for $99 (regular $129.95) and UE Boom 2 for $149 (regular $249).
As for cable, Sasktel is offering 50 percent off maxTV for four months with a free PVR. If customers also have a wireless account, they’ll get a $50 bonus credit, as well. All deals run from November 24th to 28th.
The carrier tells MobileSyrup there will be a variety of promotions on “popular smartphones” this weekend and notes that customers who take advantage of its new $150 per month plan for unlimited high speed internet, ultimate TV and a smartphone plan with flat-rate data Canada-wide data and unlimited Manitoba minutes can get $300 off the smartphone of their choice.
Check the offer out here.
The carrier is offering up to 2GB of bonus data on all Data Plus plan activations during Black Friday and is offering every smartphone at $0 down with its easyTab program. Additionally, Eastlink is offering a free PureGear PureBoom wireless headset (valued approximately $100) on select smartphone activations with a Data Plus plan.
Those smartphones include: the iPhone 6S/6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, LG Stylo 2 Plus, BlackBerry PRIV and CAT S40 Rugged. Customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo or Moto X 2nd Gen on a Data Plus Plan will receive a $50 MasterCard Gift Card and $25 in-store credit.
Check out the carrier’s deals in more detail here
The carrier is offering the iPhone SE and LG G5 for $0 down on a two-year 6GB for $66 per month plan, valid from November 23rd to 29th. Additionally, Videotron is advertising some new promotional plans, starting with the one mentioned above. There’s also 7GB for $77, 8GB for $88 and 9GB for $99.
Check out those offers, and more discounts, here.
Freedom Mobile (formerly Wind Mobile)
The newly rebranded carrier is offering $5 off its $35 and $40 plans for six months upon activation, and $5 off its $45 and $55 plans for 12 months. Both offers end on November 30th. Freedom Mobile is offering up to $100 off select smartphones — reducing the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge from $349 to $299 and the LG G5 from $99 to $0. Additionally, any activation of a Promo 40 or Smartphone 45 LTE plan will get 3GB of bonus data applied until Jan 31st, 2018.
This post will be updated as more carriers post their Black Friday deals or respond to our e-mails.
Igor Bonifacic contributed to this report.