Why does MTS not price-match the cost of their phone?

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Phones are usually quite a bit cheaper at other carriers on similar/identical plans (example S5 at rogers is $100, while at MTS it's $200)   
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Steven Young

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Hey Steven....Handset pricing fluctuates throughout the course of the year and from carrier to carrier. Often, smartphone pricing is very similar between all the Canadian wireless carriers, however, there are also several times throughout the year when Carriers will take a temporary leadership position in their handset pricing.  We are no different in this regard.  Throughout 2014 we have offered attractive handset sales allowing customers to save $80 - $150 off of the standard retail cost of their new smartphone and at times have been priced lower than our competitors.

Rather than focusing on individual items such as handset pricing, our overall goal is to provide our customers with the best holistic Smartphone experience and pricing. By offering competitive handset price points, a market leading $65 Unlimited Data smartphone plan, the best wireless network - as stated by PC Magazine, and the best bundling opportunities in the Manitoba market, we believe that our customers get more value across the board than what is available with our competitors.