Today, T-Mobile announced that the Motorola Charm is now available, and the pricing options out there in the wild are a bit confusing to say the least.

Wirefly currently has the best deal - you can get the Charm for $0 on a new T-Mobile 2-year contract priced at $59.99 a month. But, if you're a current T-Mobile customer, unless you plan on terminating your current contract, you'll have to fork over $50 and renew your agreement.

Oddly, Wirefly's price for the unsubsidized device is $329.99 which is $60 more than T-Mobile's. Both American retailers are also being undercut by Telus Canada’s recent release price of $250 CAD.


If you can't wait for silly things like "shipping," you can also get the Charm for $150 today at a T-Mobile store - either on a new contract or as an upgrade on your current plan. After you've purchased it you can mail in a $75 rebate, dropping the net cost of the Charm down to $75. We're not big fans of mail-in rebates, and I don't think anyone is.

Alternatively, you can purchase the phone from T-Mobile unsubsidized (off contract) at a cost of $270. It isn't a completely absurd price, but I don't think T-Mobile will be seeing full-retail Charms flying off the shelves.

Did you buy a Charm today on T-Mobile (or Telus)? What are your thoughts? Share your experiences with us in the comments!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.