Thanks to smartphones, it's never been easier to stay connected to the important people and events in your life. But it's also seldom been more expensive. Even a modest $60 per month cellular package offering one gigabyte of data, texting, local and Canada wide calling adds up to $1,440 over 24 months – and that's without the added expense of a handset. You could go with one of the many free handsets offered as an incentive for signing on to a new mobile contract, but is there a free smartphone out there you won't regret having to spend a couple of years with? The answer: Absolutely.
After spending some time shopping online and wandering a couple of malls, I've compiled a list of the best free smartphones available from each of Canada's nationwide carriers, more likely than not, there's a handset here that you'll be happy to own.