Telus Is Offering Essential Phone For $0


Canadian carrier Telus is currently offering Andy Rubin’s first post-Google effort, Essential Phone, for $0 on a two-year contract with a monthly data plan which costs $95. The outright purchase of this phone still remains at $1,050. Recall that on September 8th when Telus exclusively released this phone in Canada, the contract cost was $290, this price dropped to $200 after about 12 days. And now, after another two weeks, this phone has hit rock bottom on contract.

essential smarpthoneThe reason why the contract price of this smartphone took a nosedive is not known, however, many believe that it is associated with reports that only 5,000 units of the phone were sold in the U.S. Essential Phone just released a huge update OTA which will greatly improve the camera app and place its images on par with those of other flagship Android devices.

As a reminder, the Essential Phone comes with a 5.71-inch Full-Display with 19:10 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1312 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

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8 Comments

  1. Joy
    October 7, 2017

    Hahaha…Nice caption dude. You almost made me feel telus was sharing FREE phones. LOL

    • joe monmt
      October 7, 2017

      It is free, you just pay an extra 30$+ a month, or 720$ in 2 years.

  2. Guest
    October 7, 2017

    Hahaha…Nice caption dude. You almost made me feel telus was sharing FREE phones. LOL

    • Guest
      October 7, 2017

      It is free, you just pay an extra 30$+ a month, or 720$ in 2 years.

  3. Tod Middle-Lane
    October 8, 2017

    $95 per month!?!? Crazy! And still $1050 buyout price? Telus shud just cut the inventory return paperwork to Andy and eat anymore losses. Even a price drop to $500 and this phone is still not worth the specs and ongoing issues..

  4. Tod Middle-Lane
    October 8, 2017

    $95 per month!?!? Crazy! And still $1050 buyout price? Telus shud just cut the inventory return paperwork to Andy and eat anymore losses. Even a price drop to $500 and this phone is still not worth the specs and ongoing issues..

  5. Nicolas Marshall
    October 8, 2017

    All I see here is a phone that costs close to $2400 (minus the actual value of two years of telephony, that’s about $1900 only). What a bargain !

  6. Nicolas Marshall
    October 8, 2017

    All I see here is a phone that costs close to $2400 (minus the actual value of two years of telephony, that’s about $1900 only). What a bargain !