When the Essential Phone was announced, it was confirmed the handset would be unlocked and work with all four major wireless carriers in the United States. Since then we’ve learned that in the U.S., Sprint will be the exclusive carrier of choice for the Essential Phone when it goes on sale later this year. And now Telus has made a similar announcement of its own.
Telus will be the exclusive home and retail partner for the Essential Phone in Canada. So if you want to find an Essential Phone in a store in Canada when the phone launches this summer, a Telus shop will the way to do it.
According to Essential CEO Andy Rubin, his company decided to go with Telus “due to our strong alignment on the importance of continuous innovation and support for consumer choice.”
As for the other details like pricing and launch date, those weren’t confirmed in the announcement. Telus does say the Essential Phone will be available outright or with a subsidy attached to a data plan and that it will be available sometime in the summer.
If you’re up in Canada, is Telus going to be a consideration for you so you can pick up an Essential Phone?