Xperia S released in Canada; available for $500 sim-free

by XB on 18th April 2012

in Xperia S

Canadian Sony fans will be glad to hear that the Xperia S is now available across the country. The handset is available exclusively through Sony Stores where it can be bought sim-free for a very reasonable C$499.99 or via a Rogers contract starting from C$99.99 with a three-year commitment. Sony has said that stocks are limited in each shop, so be quick if you’re interested.

Via MobileSyrup.

  • But is the version sold in Sony Stores also unbranded? That would be a deciding factor for me. If so, any Canadians want to purchase one on my behalf and ship it to me in the Chicago area? I can PayPal money :) 

  • Even if you buy the phone outright it is still locked to Rogers. Rogers apps preloaded, locked bootloader, but no Rogers logo on the phone itself. Nothing to do right now but wait till someone finds an exploit to unlock the bootloader on locked phones.

  • OK. I saw the MobileSyrup video review and they mentioned some bloatware too. This site is offering the phone for $529.99 I think I might bite on it in the next couple days. 

  • bootloader unlock is available at sony support site itself. sony provide them for all their phones.

  • solidpig

    It seems to be very limited. Went to a Sony Store, they said they only had 5 to begin with!

  • J Sohtaylor

     Thats a good price but Integron seems to be suspect.

  • Jer

    That can be disabled by carriers.  Not sure about Rogers, but Telus does this.

  • How so? I don’t know anything about this site, but are they sketchy? 

  • Steve Blows Jobz

    Who needs this half-baked half-branded bastard of the company that does not exist anymore? I’ll wait for the REAL SONY phone, with no SE logo and SE branded accessories!

  • Guest

    You have bought one from Sony store to prove for sure?

  • J Sohtaylor

     Neither do I, but reading their return policy does not give me confidence. I would rather buy from a place like expansys, because I know that they will at least ship the item back to where they bought it from and deal with sony in case there is an issue. It may take a while to get it back but at least they will do it.

  • zimbashka

    I have bought Xperia S on first day in Toronto. Got two phones: one was with dead pixel (returned it an hour later), and another one was fine except for sim lock, tried different places to get unlock code but all off them could not find one. Rogers on the other hand could do it for $50 and only if you got active account with them, so much hustle, had to return it too, with no more phones available for exchange. 
    Sony should not deal with Robers…Software wise, preloaded system too laggy and has apps that can not be removed, all related to rogers. Flashed phone with Europe’s software and difference was huge,system very fast and responsive almost everything could be uninstalled with no need for root. Good thing I had made ftf bundle for rogers, flashed it back to return it. Now waiting on another butch of phone to come, since not a single store around Toronto has one.

  • Still waiting for you to post that PTCRB has the ATT Xperia with the removable mSd card….. 

  • Micheal Archer

    Picked one up this morning, after debating how I felt about having to pay $500 for it even though I would be staying with Rogers for 3 years anyway…luckily Sony Mobile decided to offer the subsidized price to current customers as of yesterday afternoon.  I have finally graduated from the Xperia X10!

  • Micheal Archer

    I bought mine at Markville Mall, and it wasn’t the last one in stock.  Scarborough Towne Centre also had one, but it was an opened box (display model or return I guess).

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