CellOne To Sell iPhone 4S For $999

November 1, 2011

CellOne today [Nov.1] announced that they will be carrying the new iPhone 4S and new BlackBerry suite of products.

Frank Amaral, CellOne’s chief operating officer said, “The iPhone 4S is a truly outstanding device and the new BlackBerry Smartphones are definitely the best products RIM has ever produced. When running on Bermuda’s only 4G network, they are a joy to use.”

The Apple iPhone 4S has created a lot of buzz around the world with a new operating system highlighted by new voice recognition software called “Siri” which acts as an intelligent personal assistant.

The iPhone 4S also has upgraded features from the iPhone 4 including an 8 megapixel camera, a dual core processor for the fastest response time, 1080P HD video and numerous other features.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry yet at only 10.5mm, and the first to offer the perfect union of a high performance keyboard and touch display integrated within the iconic BlackBerry Bold design. It runs on the new BlackBerry® 7 operating system.

Over the coming weeks CellOne will be adding more BlackBerrys to their lineup including the BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Curve 9360, and the BlackBerry Torch 9860.

The iPhone 4S 16GB is launching at $999 on a two year contract, $1199.00 on a one year contract, and $1399.00 with no contract. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be priced at $599 on a two year contract. Both are available in stores tomorrow [Nov.2].

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  1. Mike says:

    CellOne have lost there damn minds. $999 with a 2 year contract? I guess some fool wil buy it.

    • J says:

      That is so true, and fortunately for Cell-One there are many fools here… It’s a great phone, but there is no reason to charge that much for it right up front on a 2-year contract, my goodness!

      Surely they could sell it for $599, for example, and just split the other $400 over the 24 month period for about an extra $17 a month. They could even add an extra $3 to $5 to that for an even bigger profit margin. I know for a fact that they would sell more iPhones, even though some fools will be rushing there tomorrow to buy it for a grand anyways! SMH

  2. whatever says:

    $500 factory unlocked in Canada. Nice markup!

  3. GPS says:


  4. AMEN says:

    WTH I thought we were in a recession…..I need to go work CellOne !!!

  5. J says:

    I would say that the cost of each phone for Cell One is about $812 ($650 x 125%) plus shipping so maybe $850 thereabouts… And they are taking a loss at $999? That doesnt sound right at all.

    But they have always sold their iPhones at unnecessarily high prices, on contract, and people have always bought them so don’t blame CellOne, blame the fools that keep the prices high!

  6. Carse Yer Wote (Original) says:

    Bermudians will buy it. Those with heads in the sand who perhaps haven’t felt the recession. Check the cars for sale on emooo. Big Mercedes and BMW types. Some people are hurtin I guess.

    Wote Peee All Pee, day is de BASSSESSS! (lesser intelligent folk read to understand).

  7. Frustrated in Bermuda says:

    Was just about to rant – then saw AudioVisual prices…$1399 for same thing. $400 savings for a contract from CellOne when i need them for network service anyway. That’s actually not bad considering.


    Anyone else have other options or hook-ups here or overseas that they can direct me to so I can save a few $$?

    • realist says:

      Direct quote from the above article..
      “The iPhone 4S 16GB is launching at $999 on a two year contract, $1199.00 on a one year contract, and $1399.00 with no contract.”
      Try breaking your contract and see what happens…

  8. Triangle Drifter says:

    Watch them. Bermudians will flock to the store to buy these things. They won’t have money for rent, groceries or BELCO but to buy the latest & greatest smartphone just to keep up with the Jones…No problem.

    How childish!

    • Vanity says:

      There’s going to be a flood of parents running to the store to buy this for their spolied, undeserving, winey kids that want the latest gaget. And, yes, will be late on the credit card payment, rent, BELCO and Cablevision bill. Priorities? Looking good on the outside. That’s number one to many Bermudians. Vanity. Wonder how they will explain to the kid why the lights are off next month?

  9. Arthur - Atlanta says:

    Here in Atlanta at ATT the pricing with two year contract
    iphone 3 – FREE!
    iPhone 4 8GB – $99
    iPhone 4 8GB – $149
    iPhone 4S 16GB – $199
    iPhone 4S 32GB – $299
    iPhone 4S 64GB – $399
    Wow! At the high end that is a lot of money to talk to someone…and even top CEO’s of million dollar corporations only use lower to middle class cell phones…to talk!
    If we are really honest with ourselves, then we will admit that the bells and whistles on a phone are nice but are really not needed for the average user to talk.

  10. Atherton Smith says:

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. CellOne’s new pricing structure in a global recession. Dudes I can have someone bring the 16GB back from US, Canada or Europe UNLOCKED for $649. These guys have lost their minds!

    • sic&tiredofbeingsic&tired says:

      oh yes they have! i purchased the iphone 5 for $640 unlocked! this place is a joke i dont care how much profit u have to make that it ripping folks off!

  11. Atherton Smith says:

    Only in the isle of Devils that a cellular company wants to make money on both the handset as well as monthly service contract. $199 U.S. versus $999 Bda contract price. Bermudians need to wake up and realize that the only reason local companies price things so ridiculously high is because we support them. They would adjust their pricing if we morons just don’t bother with their product/service.

  12. realist says:

    Apple has cut out the middleman and sells directly online or through their Apple iStores…retailers cannot buy from directly Apple unless they are an authorized reseller and Apple restricts what product it’s international authorized resellers can carry. Do you think it is a coincidence that none of the Bermuda Apple dealers carry the iPhone…chances are they never will or won’t have it for many months. As such retailers here are left to buy from grey market jobbers in the USA or Canada and those “wholesalers” charge what the market whatever they are able to. The unlocked iphones online on Apples website are $649 but the limit is two per USA or Canada billed credit card/shipping address and there is a two week waiting period. The iphones through AT&T are sold with a two or three year contract and the monetary penalties for early cancellation are severe. In addition, there is no warranty outside the USA or Canada on those products. Apple has a long and proud history of manipulating the retail market by artificially restricting supply thus keeping the demand for their products high. We live in a free market society governed by the laws of supply and demand…if you can get an iPhone online and land it here without a warranty for a little over a thousand dollars then more power to you….there are also those who will buy them here…its a matter of choice.