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PC Mobile may carry smartphones on June 5th, heat up Canada's mobile space


Telus may be near taking over one of its competitors, but it could soon offer an olive branch to Canadians wanting a choice in budget carriers. MobileSyrup understands that prepaid service PC Mobile (which uses Telus' network) is going postpaid on June 5th, and introducing smartphones at the same time. The provider will reportedly embrace Koodo-style installment payments, as well as frugal plans that range between $35 and $60. It should also support a range of 3G and 4G phones that mostly line up with Telus' offerings: an inventory leak shows the higher-end BlackBerry Q10, Nexus 4 and Galaxy S 4 joined by the cheap-as-chips Lumia 520. Although we doubt that PC Mobile's expansion will completely make up for a shrinking market, we can't object to a small carrier entering the big leagues.

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