- Who can save at our Friends & Family SALE?
- What kind of DEALS are available?
- Can I upgrade my phone early?
- What is Trade-In and how much is my phone worth?
- What is the difference between Premium & Premium Plus plans?
- CRTC rules for phone unlocking took effect on December 1. What does this mean for me?
- How do I get these DEALS?
iPhone DEALS Starting March 16:
Android DEALS Starting March 16:
Preview the hottest smartphone accessory DEALS:
- SAVE 25% on all Zagg screen protectors*
- SAVE UP TO 30% on select Samsung branded cases
- SAVE UP TO 20% on select OtterBox, CaseMate & Kate Spade cases
- All Beats & Skullcandy headphones ON SALE*
- GET A FREE TP-Link smart plug with the purchase of Google Home Mini
- All Jabra Bluetooth ON SALE*
*Excludes out of stock, clearance, demos, refurbished, open box and Best Buy Marketplace products.
Q: Who can save at our Friends & Family SALE?
A: Everyone is part of our Friends & Family Sale. Whether you want to activate a new smartphone, renew your plan, Add a Line or see if you’re eligible for an upgrade, come in-store to speak with our Mobile Specialist for details. We’ll connect you with the best plans, phones and prices.
Q: What kind of DEALS are available?
A: There are deals on all kinds of smartphones and accessories. You can choose from our great selection of offers on iPhone and Android smartphones with plans from a variety of carriers, as well as a great selection of accessories.
See iPhone Deals Here >
See Android Deals Here >
Q: Can I upgrade my phone early?
A: Early upgrades are usually available up to six months before your 2-year contract ends. If you’re currently on a 2-year plan, you’ll have to pay the device balance remaining on your current plan at the time of activation; the cost and options vary by carrier.
Go to any Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile location and we’ll do an upgrade check for you.
Q: What is Trade-In and how much is my phone worth?
A: Trade-In allows customers to receive up to a $400 Best Buy gift card. The phone you’re trading in must be in working condition, and the amount of the gift card depends on the value of your phone. The gift card can be used towards the purchase of a new smartphone or for any other product that Best Buy sells in-store or online.
Trade-In is available at almost all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile mall location in Canada. However, there are a limited number of stores that cannot participate due to city bylaws.
For customers doing a new activation or renewal, Best Buy also offers up to an additional $50 off the new device with Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Sasktel and Tbaytel activations. To get an estimation of the value of your cell phone, use our online cell phone estimator or learn more about Trade-in here.
Q: What is the difference between Premium & Premium Plus plans?
A: Premium – Save upfront when you activate your smartphone on Premium Plans. Monthly rate plans include calling and data and start at $85/month.
Premium Plus – Get the lowest price for your smartphone when you activate on Premium Plus Plans. Monthly rate plans include voice and data and start at $95/month.
Q: CRTC rules for phone unlocking took effect on December 1. What does this mean for me?
A: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced back in June that it was modifying its Wireless Code of Conduct with a few changes to try helping consumers feel a little freer than before.
Chief among these is a ban on unlocking fees. Previously, most carriers were charging a flat $50 fee to unlock a device locked to their respective networks, regardless of whether the customer was on contract or not. That officially ends on Dec. 1, effectively making all devices free to unlock.
You can also prepare for your smartphone upgrade by taking the following steps before upgrading:
Ensure you are Trade-In Ready: Head to Bestbuy.ca/tradein to get an estimate on your device*, plus get an additional $50 with select carriers on a 2-year new activation.
Check your eligibility: Come in-store and see a Mobile Specialist to check for your plan/upgrade eligibility.