The last of Canada’s big three carriers, Bell, just got a holiday plan set at $15/month for unlimited e-mail and BlackBerry Messenging, but the handset going for $99.99, thirty shy of Telus. To sum up: all three are offering those two services on the Pearl for $15/month with a three-year plan, but Telus is throwing in web browsing and charging $129.99 for the handset, Bell is missing the web browsing, but has the BlackBerry 8130 for only $99.99, and Rogers? Well, Rogers is only packing the 8100 at $99.99. Maybe they would do better to pimp out their BlackBerry 8310 some more.
By the looks of it, every carrier is offering something a little different, and the identical price points were no doubt determined so all three could carve up the earnings pie without stepping on one another’s toes. This week we’re asking: between these three carriers, who will win the holiday Mexican standoff? Given most of you don’t live in Canada, these three Pearl plans make for a close competition that is tricky to call at this point. My bets are on Telus right now, but what do you think? Whoever makes the best case for their preferred deal will win Magmic’s two newest games, Brain Up: Clash of the Sexes and Texas Hold ‘Em 2.