Looks like the $100 airtime promo is back:
Through December 31, 2014, if you purchase $100 airtime you get a $25 bonus and $50 off a phone. Typically we've called this the "free phone" promo but it doesn't look like they have any $50 phones right now, at least on their website: https://www.speakout7eleven.ca/prepaid-cellphones
March 12, 2009
October 15, 2008
If you're willing to get it unlocked, London Drugs has the Telus Prepaid Moto G on sale for $100 right now. I can't tell if it's the 1st or 2nd gen though. Based on the specs from the Telus Mobility site, I would guess 1st gen since it's only the 4.5" screen. This must be Telus trying to clear their stock out before they bring in the 2nd gen one.
April 22, 2009
The London drugs Moto G phone is 1st generation, 5 megalpixel camera, no SD slot, 8 GB storage, and 4.5 inch 720p screen. It is $100 because Telus needs to do an inventory clear out. Very good phone for the price. It can be unlocked on ebay for less than $3
The Speakout Moto G phone is second generation. 5 inch 720p screen, 8 megapixel camera, and an SD slot. Essentially $300, but you get $125 of Speakout airtime. $250 otherwise. Unless I read it wrong, you now also have to stump $10 for a micro SIM, no SIM is included.
Which would I pick? Probably the $100 Moto G. If I wanted to stump $250-$300, I would get a much better Galaxy S4 on Kjiji.
October 25, 2009
Just to update this. 3 months down the road and now you can shoot for a target price of $175-$200 for the S4. Also we were able to obtain an S3 from a local seller for $125.00. As there are apparently quite a few offshore copies on the market for these models, it's best to watch a few Youtube demonstrations on how to recognize the fakes before you go buy it. Ironically I feel more comfortable if the phone is still 'locked' on a carrier, I'd rather root and unlock it myself. I've pretty much adopted the procedure of looking up the IMEI and SN in the phone settings, writing down the last 4 digits of each, then pulling the cover and battery and see if they match. Also as the replacement screens from eBay can be pretty bad quality in terms of responsiveness, so I'm also wary of getting a phone that had the screen replaced (I don't know how to spot that, perhaps Youtube can help with that as well).