Galaxy Note 3 release dates, prices and deals – all you need to know about the Canadian launch

October 4, 2013
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After taking a look at the U.S. launch details for the Galaxy Note 3, it’s time to check out similar availability details for the Canadian launch of the handset, which is also taking place this week.

Just like in the USA, the Galaxy Note 3 will be available from various mobile operators in Canada, as well as local electronics retailers.

Carriers

In what follows, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about the Canadian Galaxy Note 3 launch – the following prices are in Canadian dollars:

Rogers

  • Version: 32GB model
  • Price: rumored to be CDN$249.99 with new two-year contracts; CDN$750 full price
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Colors: Jet Black and Classic White
  • Galaxy Gear availability: N/A
  • More info

Bell

  • Version: 32GB model
  • Price: CDN$299.99 with two-year contracts; CDN$799.99 full price
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Colors: Jet Black and Classic White
  • Galaxy Gear availability: CDN$100 off the Galaxy Gear promo available for a limited time (Galaxy Note 3 purchase required)
  • More info

Telus

  • Version: 32GB model
  • Price: CDN$299 with two-year contracts; CDN$750 full price
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Colors: Jet Black and Classic White
  • Galaxy Gear availability: CDN$100 off the Galaxy Gear promo available until October 31 (Galaxy Note 3 purchase required)
  • Pre-order: N/A
  • More info

Wind

  • Version: 32GB model
  • Price: CDN$449 with two-year CDN$40 per month WINDtab plan; CDN$749 full price
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Colors: Jet Black and Classic White
  • Galaxy Gear availability: N/A
  • More info

SaskTel

  • Version: 32GB model
  • Price: rumored to be CDN$299.99 with new two-year contracts; CDN$699.99 with one-year contracts; CDN$749.99 full price
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Colors: N/A
  • Galaxy Gear availability: N/A
  • More info

Videotron

  • Version: 32GB model
  • Price: CDN$199.95 with two-year contracts of CDN$69.95 per month or more; CDN$249.95 with two-year contracts of CDN$59.95 per month or more; CDN$749.95 full price
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Colors: Jet Black and Classic White
  • Galaxy Gear availability: N/A
  • More info 

Mobilicity

  • Version: N/A
  • Price: N/A
  • Launch date: October
  • Colors: N/A
  • Galaxy Gear availability: N/A
  • More info

Eastlink

  • Version: 32GB model
  • Price: rumored to be CDN$249.99 with new two-year contracts; CDN$749.99 full price
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Colors: N/A
  • Galaxy Gear availability: N/A
  • More info

Other retailers

On top of carriers, you can expect to see the Galaxy Note 3 on offer from various electronics retailers in Canada including Amazon and Best Buy.

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Amazon Canada (store link) already sells unlocked Galaxy Note 3 models, although the pricing is well over what you’d pay if purchasing the device unlocked from a local mobile operator – currently prices top CDN$900.

Best Buy Canada (store link) however, has on-contract Galaxy Note 3 models in store and you can pick from Rogers (CDN$249.99), Telus (CDN$299.99) and Bell (CDN$299.99) versions. In case you pre-order both the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear in a Best Buy Canada store, you’ll get a CDN$100 discount on the Galaxy Gear, which is otherwise priced at CDN$329.99.

64GB Galaxy Note 3 and SIM card region locking

Just like in the USA, a 64GB Galaxy Note 3 model is not yet available from carriers or electronic retailers, so you’ll have to wait a while in case you’d like to buy that particular model. Alternatively, you can purchase additional microSD storage, as the phone has support for microSD cards up to 64GB.

Galaxy Note 3

As for the SIM card region locking thing, we’ll remind you that those buyers that will purchase unlocked, off-contract, Galaxy Note 3 models may have issues using the handset with a SIM from a different region of the world (or not). Samsung is yet to clearly explain the region locking policy and you can read more about it herealso check out this post, which explains the issues some European Galaxy Note 3 encountered because of the region lock.

Wrap up

As you can see, while many Canadian mobile operators have already listed the Galaxy Note 3 on their websites as available for purchase, some of them are yet to start selling the device, but they should start taking Galaxy Note 3 sales soon.

Will you be buying a Galaxy Note 3? What carrier are you purchasing it from? While you decide, you can always watch our Galaxy Note 3 coverage in the playlist above (review included).

Comments

  • slimdizzy

    9000 or 9005 model? Please and thanks.

    • PiloteQ

      From Bell, Rogers, it’s a N900W8

      • SNAKE3Y3Z

        Do you know what LTE frequencies it is running on? It seems to me that Canada is the only one carrying this particular model. I travel a lot and this whole region locking thing stopped me from buying N9005 model yesterday at an airport across the globe :(. Thanks in advance for the reply.

  • Leonardo Rojas

    Thank you! Nice collection of videos to help new decide.
    Today I played for a while with the Note 2 and if the Note 3 hasn’t been improved a lot in its stylus interaction, I’d say I wouldn’t use it, so, no Note 3 for me, hello Z Ultra n.n
    It’s yet to be decided, but the Z Ultra is ahead so far.

    Btw, I played with the ZL too, it’s really really nice!!!!!!! How destructive can be bad comments and subjective reviewers! Its display is much, much better than comments said, the poor viewing angles, what? Almost unnoticeable!!!
    It’s very very fast, it seemed faster than my Razr i o.O I liked so much its UI. I think I’m ready to buy the Z Ultra!
    It’d be a steep and un-fun learning curve if I’d go with the Note 3, I think.
    I very much liked the ZL n.n

  • BullHorn

    You must be mad in the head to buy an Note 3 if you plan to travel. Don’t feed this company when they clearly don’t give a crap about you.

    • davedooter

      Buy phone from local retailer. Insert sim card. Take sim card out. Insert new international sim card. Good to go.

      OR

      Order phone from another country and get screwed. Don’t buy it from another country, numb nuts.

  • frankie

    any idea where the pink one will be sold?