Bell pushing the Palm Pre with a new promotion
Bell's history with the Palm Pre hasn't exactly been a perfect one, but it looks like their new Palm Pre promotion may be a winner. There's been low sales, very little promotion, and much higher profile launches, especially on their new HSPA network. However, it seems the Pre is back on the front page of Bell's smartphone section, with this very nice new promotion.
Under the promotion, and a 3-year contract agreement, you get a Palm Pre for $0 (like before), and better yet, there's now $15 off your monthly bill! That's a total savings of $180 yearly, plus $300 for the device itself. Oh, and they're tossing in $75 worth of accessories too.
If that sounds intriguing with you, and the 3-year contract isn't deterring, then you'll want to look at the different smartphone plans Bell offers. The lowest is the Smartphone 50 plan, which offers the very basics (with only 500MB allowed monthly), usually for $50/month, but under the promotion, ends up at $35/month. And don't forget, Bell allows tethering. Awesome, eh. Prices increase from there, up to the Smartphone 100 plan, so there's flexibility is what you want out of your device.
Whether this is an attempt at Bell to get rid of lingering inventory, or a renewed interest in Palm now that HP came to the rescue, will remain a mystery. But at these kinds of savings, it doesn't really matter too much. No details on how long the promotion will last, so if this is what you've been waiting for, you may want to act fast.