Phones

July 2

Amazon Canada: Vtech 6.0 Cordless Phone System Only $63 (was $90)

Posted by on July 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Vtech 6.0 Cordless Phone System Only $63 (was $90)

If you are in the market for a new cordless phone system, Amazon has a great deal on right now for you. Get the Vtech DECT 6.0 four-handset cordless phone system with digital answering machine and handset speakerphones for only $62.99, with a regular price of $89.99.

I recently chucked my cordless phone system as three out of four of the handsets no longer worked. They either wouldn’t stay charged, had fuzzy reception or you couldn’t dial on them. I’m sure this is from a few years of abuse by my children, but either way, I was getting tired of running for a phone, only to answer it and it would die. This deal is perfect for our family as we only have one phone jack set up in our house. I could put the main set in the kitchen, then the other three would go in my office, my husband’s office and in the living room. Although, its not like I’ll find the handsets there. I usually used to find all four handsets in the kitchen for some reason. Its a good thought anyway.

The answering machine is also a nice touch if you don’t want to pay extra for voice messaging on your phone. I also like that it has speakerphone, as this is the easiest way for my kids to speak to Nana, since they don’t have to put their sticky fingers all over the phone and she can actually hear them even when they are holding the phone upside down.

As usual, I price compared the Vtech 6.0 system for you and found it for $89.92 at Staples, $89.99 at Future Shop and $99.99 at The Source. Amazon’s price beats them all.

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, and this phone system definitely goes over that threshold, so enjoy this perk on top of the price.

(Expiry: 6th July 2014)

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June 13

Sony Canada: $90 Off Xperia M Dual – Now $180

Posted by on June 13, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Sony Canada: $90 Off Xperia M Dual   Now $180

Sony Canada has put their Xperia M dual android-based smartphone on sale from $269.99 down to $179.99.

Sony is one of my favourite brands for electronics. I own a Sony TV, two cameras, and a PS3 that all continue to perform well and have not let me down yet. While I have never owned a Sony phone, I have considered buying one because the price is far more reasonable than my iPhone and my iPhone has spent 18 months seeing how many ways it can disappoint me (under-performing battery, on button refuses to work half the time, phone freezes, etc!).

The Xperia M Dual looks like a very good phone. It has all your basic functionality of a smartphone and comes pre-loaded with your favourite apps like Facebook and Google talk. The phone itself has an internal storage of 4GB and that is expandable with a microSD card, up to 32GB.

I wanted to talk about some awesome features that only the Sony phones have. One of them is called Battery stamina mode. This mode prevents unnecessary battery drain by automatically turning off things you don’t need or are not using (while maintaining all necessary notifications). This occurs while your phone is in sleep mode – when your screen is off – so when you turn your screen back on everything is up and running like normal. This is a BRILLIANT feature I would love to try out. My Apple battery is so bad I now carry an Anker external battery wherever I go.

The other thing you can expect from Sony is an awesome camera. The built in 5MP camera comes with features such as:

  • auto focus face detection
  • Fast capture Flash/Photo flash
  • Geotagging
  • Image stabilizer
  • Quick Launch Self-timer
  • Smile shutter
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch capture/Touch focus

Your camera is also capable of HD 720p video recording for crisp clear videos on your phone. This is the quality I have come to expect from Sony after owning a Sony DSLR for a couple years. If there is anything Sony knows, it is cameras.

They also know sound systems and you will be very happy with the quality of speakers on this unit. The phone comes unlocked and is dual-sim compatible. I am a firm believer in unlocked phones so you can negotiate and renegotiate the best cell phone plan available.

Sony offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more, thus this will ship free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 6

Staples Canada: Save Up To $50 On RCA Phones

Posted by on October 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Staples Canada: Save Up To $50 On RCA Phones

Staples has two RCA phones on sale, one for $30 off, the other for $50 off.

Both of these phones would be great at a business or a home office. Most people have portable phones, but nothing says clarity like a corded phone.

The first phone is a four-line expandable system with up to 16 base stations. It has 16 programmable one-touch speed dials and a caller ID function. There is a base speakerphone, intercom, third party call conferencing, do not disturb setting, digital volume control, and a data port. I bet you can’t say all that fast. You can mount it on the wall or on a desk, and it has a headset jack and is also hearing aid compatible. I’m not sure what this phone can’t do. It was $169.96, now $119.96.

The second RCA phone is two-line expandable, but has many of the same features as the phone above. You just need to know what you want and what you want to pay for it. Was $89.99, now $59.99.

Both items ship free.

(Expiry: 15th October 2013)

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October 5

Vocalocity: 1 Month Of Free VoIP Service Or Free VoIP Phone

Posted by on October 5, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Vocalocity: 1 Month Of Free VoIP Service Or Free VoIP Phone

Get a free month of VoIP for your business from Vocalocity!

The internet is changing everything, so it stands to reason that telephony will change too. That’s what services like Vocalocity do. They bring your phone services into the future by running them all over IP. This means you can manage your calls better, you can grow or shrink your phone network easily, have phones with advanced features and there is no big pieces of expensive equipment to install! That’s only a few of the reasons to get VoIP with Vocalocity for your small business.

Right now, you can get a free month of service or a free Yealink T20 Phone. There is a minimum contract you need to sign to get the freebies, but you’ll need to talk to the Vocalocity sales people to determine all those details. The expiry date on the website says 15th October 2013, but I have an email where it says that the free month is on until October 31st, so I’m not really sure what is going on there. Again, it’s probably best to contact them with the form at the bottom of the page I linked to above to get all the details.

(Expires: 15th October 2013 or 31st October 2013)

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April 10

Rogers Canada: Activate a 3-Year Plan and Get a Free Kindle

Posted by on April 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Rogers Canada: Activate a 3 Year Plan and Get a Free Kindle

If you are looking for a new phone plan, right now at Rogers, you will get free Kindle (a $199 value) when you sign up for a select FlexTab three-year service plan.

My two-year old phone has decided to keep turning itself off and the most inopportune times. I need a new phone! I could totally use a Kindle, since I don’t have an e-reader and Rogers is where we have quite a few services already, so I will probably also get a discount on my service plan.

With quite a few phones to choose from, you can go from getting a $0 LG Optimus G 2600 when you sign up (plus the free Kindle) to $379 for an iPhone 5 64GB with a plan (and free Kindle).

Talk, text and internet plans start at $55 a month. You can order your phone online and you’ll get free shipping! You also have the option of ordering in-store or on the phone. After you activate your phone, you’ll enter your info to get your free Kindle Paperwhite 3G e-reader.

(Expiry: 30th April 2013)

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February 14

Rebtel: New Customers Turn $10 Into $30 For FREE!

Posted by on February 14, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Rebtel: New Customers Turn $10 Into $30 For FREE!

Rebtel wants you to share all your great Valentine’s deals with your loved ones so they’re giving you tons of FREE credit to do it with!

Click here to turn $10 into $30 @ Rebtel.com

  • Coupon CodeValentines2013
  • Deal: Turn a $10 bonus into $30
  • Expires: 14th February 2013

This deal is only valid for new customers and only for $10 deposits. If you sign up and buy $10 in Rebtel credit, they give you an extra $20 for free. It is ONLY valid today!

Rebtel is essentially a VoIP solution in the same vein as Skype. You put an app on your computer or mobile device. You can even use your landline or feature phone to make calls with Rebtel.

One of the biggest reasons to go with Rebtel is their awesome international rates. So let’s say you need to call your Uncle Sambulo in Swaziland. Your first instinct might be your landline or cell phone. Not a good idea as traditional phone rates to Swaziland are insane. So you decide to do a VoIP call. Skype is the big player in the VoIP game but alas, they are not the cheapest. Rebtel is the way to go for all your Swazi calls! Skype’s rate is 23 cents/minute where Rebtel does it for under 19 cents/minute!

And of course calls between Rebtel customers are free.

(Expires: 14th February 2013)

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February 10

LucyPhone.com: Stop Waiting on Hold & Save Money (For FREE)

Posted by on February 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM

LucyPhone.com: Stop Waiting on Hold & Save Money (For FREE)

Lucy hates wasting her minutes waiting on hold. That’s why she created LucyPhone. Actually it was created by a couple of guys named Mike and Tom but that’s neither here nor there…

I, like a lot of Canadians, don’t have a home phone. I only use my cell phone and I only have 200 minutes of talk time per month. This works out fine for me because I basically never talk on the phone and when I do it’s often within the free evenings and weekends and even more often to one of the five numbers I call and text for free. One notable exception is calling companies, I’m talking about calling your bank or your ISP.

You can spend a lot of time waiting on hold and if your issue is complex, you may end up having to call back multiple times. For someone who is often near their talk time limit (or even for those who aren’t) having to wait on hold forever can end up costing you on your phone bill at the end of the month.

LucyPhone strives to end hold time. The way LucyPhone works is you choose who you want to call via their website, Android app or iOS app and enter your phone number. It can be a cell or a land line, it just has to follow the 1-###-###-#### phone number structure. Lucy will then call you and connect you to the company you wish to call. From there you can push * * and Lucy will come back on the phone. She will ask you which number you want to be called back on and ask for you to record your name so she can tell the phone agent who is calling. When you’re done that, hang up and wait for the company to call you! It all happens in a matter of seconds and is a great way to save time and money.

Once you give LucyPhone a try, let me know how it worked. Are you going to keep on using it? Comment below!

(Expires: Never)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
August 14

Sale4TheDay: Uniden Three Handset Cordless Phone for $34.99 (Save $84)

Posted by on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Sale4TheDay: Uniden Three Handset Cordless Phone for $34.99 (Save $84)

Sale4TheDay is bringing you an amazing deal and BargainMoose is bringing it to you first. As of this posting ( 11:00PM ET) the deal isn’t even active yet but we wanted to let you know because it really is an awesome deal on an awesome product. It will go active one hour from this posting, at midnight. In the mean time, feel free to get the barbie that is there. It’s also a good deal.

First off, this is a ridiculously good deal. This unit retails at $119 and you pay $34.99. That equals an $84.01 savings. These phones are expensive. You can get them cheaper than full retail, of course but generally not this cheap. Regardless, this is a fantastic deal. If I had a home phone, I’d buy one immediately. Actually, this would be a great Christmas gift. Maybe not overly personal, but useful if you give it to the right person.

Ok, so the full name of the product is a Uniden 3 Handset DECT 6 Phone / Answering System which brings me to a couple of points. First off is the brand name. When I was in High School I worked at Wal~Mart in the electronics department. Any time anyone would come in looking for these phones, I’d always steer them away from any brand other than Uniden. That was because, out of the brands, mostly GE with some others scattered in there, Uniden was the only one that only did communications. GE makes jet engines, fridges and a bunch of other stuff besides phones. I’m not saying GE makes a bad product, I’m just saying that, for my money, I’d rather go with someone who only does one thing and has been doing it very well for a long time.

The second thing I wanted to point out was that this is a DECT 6.0 phone. You may have had cordless phones in the past but these are different. Where you had bad range and signal quality, interference issues and short battery length with your old cordless phone, DECT 6.0 takes care of that. Long battery life, very little interference, much improved range and great quality all make DECT 6.0 phones far superior.

(Expires: 16 August 2012, Midnight Eastern Time)

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June 7

LoyaltyTel Coupon Code: Exclusive 2 Month Free Service for Residential Customers

Posted by on June 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LoyaltyTel Coupon Code: Exclusive 2 Month Free Service for Residential Customers

Sign up with LoyaltyTel and get 2 months of free service, an exclusive deal to Bargainmoose.

LoyaltyTel offers plans for your phone to make calling cheaper. For example, they offer a mobile phone app that allows you to make unlimited long distance calls in the US & Canada from your mobile phone for just $9.95 per month.

  • Discount: 2 months free
  • Coupon Code: moose12
  • Expiry: 31st, December 2012

Companies like these always remind me how cheap phone service can actually be, without being tortured by your local phone company. A little shopping around can save you a ton of money.

LoyaltyTel offers:

  • Home Calling Plans
  • Mobile Calling Plans
  • International Calling Plans
  • Up to 25% off Bundling

With two months free, there really is no risk to try their services. You might even find you save a bundle of $$ and are very pleased! The promotion is open to residential customers only.

This Loyaltytel Coupon Code is one of the best exclusives we have had, I really hope our Moosers take advantage of this offer. 2 months free saves you around $20+ depending on what plan you get. That is really good.

LoyaltyTel Coupon Code: Exclusive 2 Month Free Service for Residential Customers

Moose Rating (2 votes)
May 23

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S II for $389.99 at FactoryDirect.ca

Posted by on May 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S II for $389.99 at FactoryDirect.ca

Fantastic phone, fantastic price. What else can you ask for? The Samsung Galaxy S II is only $389.99 refurbished.

A couple of years ago I had finally made the decision to buy a smartphone. There were a bunch around but none of them were what I wanted. Canada was kinda lagging behind in the android world which, for most people, didn’t matter. For me though, it mattered. I didn’t want to settle for a small, underpowered phone. Then the big boys came to town. Samsung released  their Galaxy S GT-I9000M to Canada. Android nerds rojoiced in the streets, the mall flooded with seething zits, pocket protectors and UNIX-like terminals. Either that or I was the third person to buy one at my nearest Bell store.

In any event the SGSII is just more of that sweet, sweet goodness. The SGSIII is coming out soon but it is going to be stupid expensive. This is a great option if you don’t care about the latest and greatest, are in a contract and don’t want to pay the rediculous contract termination fees or you don’t want to pay full price for a newer phone.

Here is a quick rundown of the important specs:

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
  • 4.3″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Android OS 2.3.4 (Gingerbread, upgradable to v4.x)
  • Bluetooth 3.0+HS
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot
  • 8MP camera (auto focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face & smile detection)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro

(Expires: 24th MAY 2012, 9:00AM ET)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
April 22

Dell Venue Pro 3G Unlocked Smartphone Was $400 now $230 @ Newegg.ca

Posted by on April 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Dell Venue Pro 3G Unlocked Smartphone Was $400 now $230 @ Newegg.ca

The folks over at Newegg.ca have a special deal on the Dell Venue Pro 3G Unlocked cell phone right now – the regular price is $399.99, they’re discounting it by $170 down to $229.99, and that’s with free shipping.

As this cell phone is unlocked, it should work with whatever plan or sim card you’re using right now. Here’s a note on the compatible carriers and services:

AT&T, T-Mobile, T-Mobile 3G, Simple Mobile, Simple Mobile 3G, Rogers, Fido

The internal memory on this phone is 8GB which isn’t huge, but you can add an SD card of 32GB for more storage, which is handy.

I was having trouble price comparing as this phone isn’t sold online at many Canadian stores, but I found the 16GB model for $655 at Expansys – quite a difference!

I did a google search for reviews of the Dell Venue Pro 3G, and found quite a lot of articles to read, so you can do a bit of research yourself if you’re going to take the plunge and buy this cell phone. The review on ZDnet even goes so far as to say that this phone is the best Windows Phone 7 device that is available right now.

(Expiry unknown)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
April 11

netTALK Duo Canada Review: Saving Money on Your Phone Bill was Never Easier

Posted by on April 11, 2012 at 10:00 PM

netTALK Duo Canada Review: Saving Money on Your Phone Bill was Never Easier

I got the awesome opportunity to receive and review a netTALK Duo. It is a simple gadget you plug into your router or your computer (router is better) and with a few short steps you get unlimited calling in Canada and the USA for $40 a year… WOW.

I really, really think this product is awesome. You can save an incredible amount of money for anyone who makes long distance calls or has family that lives far away.

I love this product because:

  • It is cheap! For $59.95 for your first year, then $40 a year after that, it is amazingly cost effective.

Yup, you get both the gadget and your first year of US and Canadian long distance for just $60. After that it is $40 per year to renew. My cell phone is $40 a MONTH! I am totally loving this system. What is even cooler is you can add on an international package for just peanuts: $120 per year for calling to 60 countries!

  • It WORKS!

My hubby has family in Hamilton and he called there a couple of times with absolutely no problems. The quality is there: I can make calls across the country and it sounds fine. The odd bit of disruption but very little. They say the best quality is when you plug in directly to the router/modem rather than relying on wifi. I totally agree.

  • The number doesn’t have to be local to me!

This was like icing on the cake: my hubby has a large portion of his family in Hamilton, and we live in Edmonton. We made the number local to Hamilton, to encourage his family to call us more! That totally rocks!

  • Really easy set up!

Really, these guys have it down pat! You get a little card that has 10 steps to setting this thing up – it took me only 20 minutes to do it. The longest part was figuring out what area and city codes were local to Hamilton: I suggest you come prepared with that.

An added bonus: great customer service. I have been experiencing an amazing amount of really crappy service lately from a lot of companies. However, I got an awesome call from netTALK Duo and they were amazing, very helpful, and told me to call if I had any questions or problems.

So to sum up: I had pretty much sworn off home phones but this has me re-converted. Even my hubby is pretty happy and says it is certainly a keeper. For $40 a year (or $60 for the first year) it easily pays for itself if you have any family living a long-distance call away from you. An easy way to save money and what a deal!

Moose Rating (4 votes)
May 8

PC Mobile: Get Free Extras on Your New PC Phone Plan

Posted by on May 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM

PC Mobile: Get Free Extras on Your New PC Phone Plan

Activate a new PC mobile phone by June 30th, 2011 and when you sign up for the $35 Monthly Plan get 150 local anytime minutes each month and the Unlimited Incoming Calls feature FREE as long as you stay on the plan!

The $35 plan gets you:

  • Unlimited local calling & texting between PC Mobile Members
  • Send messages night and day with unlimited text.
  • Unlimited local calling in the evenings from 7pm – 7am and all weekend long from 7pm – 7am Monday.
  • Call Display, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3-way Calling
  • 150 minutes

I’m not sure, but this sounds like a good deal. What are our Mooser’s thoughts?

Moose Rating (4 votes)
February 28

The Source: Vtech Dect 6.0 3 Handset Cordless Phone System $59.99 (Save $30)

Posted by on February 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM

The Source: Vtech Dect 6.0 3 Handset Cordless Phone System $59.99 (Save $30)

You can get this Vtech Dect 6.0 3 Handset Cordless Phone System, originally priced at $89.99 for only $59.99. This system has really high rankings on all the sites I have looked it up on. Not only do you get 3 handsets but it has a built-in digital answering machine which gives you 11 minutes of recording space for incoming messages.

Some of the reviews:

This phone has renewed my love of my land line. Sound is great, battery lasts for a long time. Nothing in my house seems to cause any interference, it even sits on the same shelf as my wifi router.


Worked perfectly out of the box after charging and still going strong, all three handsets. Plenty of recording space. Sound quality is great and range is quite adequate.


This phone is solid – all around – great sound quality and value for the money….

Sale ends 2nd, March 2011.

Moose Rating (3 votes)
October 23

Virgin Mobile: Coupon Codes, Deals & More

Posted by on October 23, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Virgin Mobile: Coupon Codes, Deals & More

If you are with Virgin Mobile you know that you are with a pretty cool phone company, right? If you aren’t, you might want to consider changing over. Back to the Virgin Mobile members: you can get some really sweet deals right now just because you are a Virgin Mobile member.

  • Get 15% off at Crumpler. Click on ‘Crumpler’ to get your exclusive coupon code. If you live near a Crumpler store, just show them your phone. Crumpler designs bags, backpacks and other stuff.
  • Cineplex Night Out Package: save $10! Complements of Virgin Mobile as a member you can get a Cineplex Night Out package for only $24.99.. instead of $34.99. It includes 2 movie tickets, 2 regular soft drinks and a regular popcorn.
  • Get 15% off at WATCH IT!. Click on the ‘WATCH IT!’ to get your exclusive coupon. In store just show them your phone. Some exclusions apply.
  • Free $10 Gaming Credit: Just sign up through this link here and then register for a free Virgin Gaming Account and you will get $10.00 credit added to it. Btw, when it asks if you want to add more $$ to it, just skip the step.. it lets ya! What is a Gaming account.. check out the explanation below:

Sign up with Virgin Gaming for free before Nov. 30, 2010 and get $10 in your Virgin Gaming account. Use your bonus to meet, challenge, and play against other gamers from around the world and show them why you’ve got game.

To get started punch in your Virgin Mobile number on the box to the right and get access to a $10 bonus when you sign up with Virgin Gaming account.

So all very sweet deals. I have been with Virgin Mobile for about 3 years now, and I can save for the most part I am pretty happy with them. They are a phone company that actually seems to try. I have an awesomely sweet plan and when my contract runs out, I am planning on renewing with them.

Moose Rating (3 votes)