Any new Android phones on the horizon for MTS soon?

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Not really happy with the current line up and wanting to know if there is anything new coming soon that I might wait for.  
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Cj, Alum

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My wife LOVES her LG G4! It's made it onto quite a few top ten lists
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I already have the Nexus 5 and the only logical step forward right now that I have read is to go to the Nexus 6P which is also on your list.  Not sure if the 6P is on the horizons for MTS or not.  
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Hello Brent, 

I don't have any specifics at this time but we do tend to launch new devices in the early spring - so end of March into April. 
I hope that gives you enough information. 

Tennille :) 
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Could the Nexus 6P be one of those?  Considering it is "The best big phone you can buy. Period." according to link Cj provided above? 
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It certainly has impressed the public.  Based on the information that the handset team has given us in the past, there has been no indication that we will be carrying that device. 
If you were to acquire a Nexus 6P you could put it up on the MTS network. This would give you a Bring your own device discount on your plan. 
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Can you suggest it to them that this is a phone that MTS should carry?  Technically it would make the best sense to carry to top phone from either platform. 
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I sure can do that for you Brent. :) Customer's feedback is always welcome. 
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You can add Market Feedback to my Customer feedback as well.  
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Look 2-4 months after all other carriers bring them out, the MTS will have them.
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You would hope.... 
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February 22-25 is the Mobile World Congress. It is common that most of the top tier phones coming in the first half of the year are announced at this event. The event itself tends to bring lots of wireless carriers from around to global to one place making it relatively easy for manufacturers to get their product in front of the buyers.

In terms of what phones to expect, HTC, LG and Samsung typically launch their flagship phones late spring/early summer. Typically MTS has seen these phones in the April-June period is years past. It is possible we will see a surprise this year from someone like Huawei, manufacturer of the popular Nexus 6P.

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Seeing the nexus 6p (two months ago) as well as the lg g5 when it launches in Canada would be awesome. I still dont understand why mts seems to go all out to get apple phones as soon as they are available. Put the nexus 6p spec list beside the one of the samsungs and most will pick the nexus. Same will go for the lg g5 when its released.
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Not hard to understand -- around 45% (nearly 1 of every 2) smartphones sold is an iPhone. The overall Android market share is slightly larger than the iPhone but it is split across a range of devices with the Samsung S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge Plus being the strongest of the bunch. If you say each of those grabbed 10% of the total market (similar in size to iPhone market) you still have four models to carry instead of the two for iPhone. The situation gets worse when you move into powerful devices with limited market reach though like the Nexus 6P.

That said, MTS has carried the flagship Samsung and LG devices for several years so expect than to hold true with the 2016 models.

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Yes but we should also expect them to come out on rogers 2 months before Mts.
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Wonder if this could be one of the many reasons that MTS Allstream has been under-performing past few years in comparison to their competitors.  
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It is more to do with how the competitors are over charging users. Ever hear how "Canada has the most expensive wireless service"? That isn't true in Manitoba. The competitors all offer similar plans. For example one of them currently offers a plan in in Ontario for an extra $45 compared to the similar plan in Manitoba. The difference is almost entirely profit. It is also likely some of the Manitoba plan is itself profit.

As MTS has operations focus on Manitoba and charges customers a fair price without a lot of profit padding there is less opportunity to make returns for investors, aka "it is under performing."