• Bell Raises Rates for Unlimited Plans, Overages



    Bell must be getting lots of signups for their version of the $75/10GB "unlimited" plan, as they've just raised their monthly rate to $85. And that's not all: as iPhone in Canada reports, their 20GB plan has also gone up by ten bucks, and they've removed the 50GB option altogether.

    I guess there's such a thing as too much data...?

    If you're not on an unlimited plan, don't worry—Bell has a separate surprise for you. Data overages on non-unlimited plans will now be subject to a $0.12 per megabyte price hike over and above 500MB. Surprise!

    Source: iPhone in Canada (1) (2)

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    Andrew Currie has been blogging about mobile phones since 2001, smartphones (depending on how you define them) since 2002 and smartwatches since 2014.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Bell is going to increase unlimited plans by $10, $85 for 10gb! started by emann56 View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. ddsdude's Avatar
      ddsdude -
      And it's done! The new prices are live. Corporate greed at its finest. Not even 2 months since launch of these plans, a $10 increase. I can imagine what the price will be in a year.

      Rogers and Telus to match in 3....2.....1.....
    1. @Class's Avatar
      @Class -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddsdude View Post
      And it's done! The new prices are live. Corporate greed at its finest. Not even 2 months since launch of these plans, a $10 increase. I can imagine what the price will be in a year.

      Rogers and Telus to match in 3....2.....1.....
      Uh-o I jumped from Virgin to Telus for this, time to jump back already?
    1. emann56's Avatar
      emann56 -
      Quote Originally Posted by @Class View Post
      Uh-o I jumped from Virgin to Telus for this, time to jump back already?
      I don't think it will affect current customers rate plan ( For now..... Remember $60 10gb?)
    1. can3gxw's Avatar
      can3gxw -
      Quote Originally Posted by emann56 View Post
      I don't think it will affect current customers rate plan ( For now..... Remember $60 10gb?)
      I bet you that it will. This plan was BYOD meaning no contract. Meaning "we reserve the right to increase your plan at any time"
    1. @Class's Avatar
      @Class -
      Quote Originally Posted by can3gxw View Post
      I bet you that it will. This plan was BYOD meaning no contract. Meaning "we reserve the right to increase your plan at any time"
      Well if they did everyone is just going to jump ship - again. The nice thing about number porting is it's quick, convenient and in most cases to a new line online - free.
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      [Putting this thread on the front page...]

      Attachment 163497

      Bell must be getting lots of signups for their version of the $75/10GB "unlimited" plan, as they've just raised their monthly rate to $85. And that's not all: as iPhone in Canada reports, their 20GB plan has also gone up by ten bucks, and they've removed the 50GB option altogether.

      I guess there's such a thing as too much data...?

      If you're not on an unlimited plan, don't worry—Bell has a separate surprise for you. Data overages on non-unlimited plans will now be subject to a $0.12 per megabyte price hike over and above 500MB. Surprise!

      Source: iPhone in Canada (1) (2)
    1. emann56's Avatar
      emann56 -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      [Putting this thread on the front page...]

      Attachment 163497

      Bell must be getting lots of signups for their version of the $75/10GB "unlimited" plan, as they've just raised their monthly rate to $85. And that's not all: as iPhone in Canada reports, their 20GB plan has also gone up by ten bucks, and they've removed the 50GB option altogether.

      I guess there's such a thing as too much data...?

      If you're not on an unlimited plan, don't worry—Bell has a separate surprise for you. Data overages on non-unlimited plans will now be subject to a $0.12 per megabyte price hike over and above 500MB. Surprise!

      Source: iPhone in Canada (1) (2)
      Is it me or did Bell reverse the changes? No more $70 5GB plan, no more $10 increase and they brought back the 50GB plan.

      https://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Cell_ph...nlimited-plans
    1. gordon1111's Avatar
      gordon1111 -
      Looks like it.


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    1. ddsdude's Avatar
      ddsdude -
      They forgot to change the price in the text description where it says “our unlimited data plans start at $85”. I guess when Rogers and Telus didn’t bite they had no choice. Rogers also offers a true US/Canada plan for $20 more. Bell only adds US calling for that price.

      Rogers looks like the white knight here as they’re also the only ones allowing shareable data on the unlimited plan. Too bad they have the worst network.
    1. emann56's Avatar
      emann56 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddsdude View Post
      They forgot to change the price in the text description where it says “our unlimited data plans start at $85”. I guess when Rogers and Telus didn’t bite they had no choice. Rogers also offers a true US/Canada plan for $20 more. Bell only adds US calling for that price.

      Rogers looks like the white knight here as they’re also the only ones allowing shareable data on the unlimited plan. Too bad they have the worst network.
      Rogers also has a $15 for 3GB data add-on where the other 2 (even Freedom) it's not even close. I think Rogers is looking out in the future when Freedom launches its 600mhz band.
    1. thurr's Avatar
      thurr -
      Canadian plans are really crazy
    1. @Class's Avatar
      @Class -
      Quote Originally Posted by thurr View Post
      Canadian plans are really crazy
      Preaching to the choir! In the US you can get true unlimited on 4 lines for $150. Here you can get one line, still throttled, 20 GB $110.

      Oh Canada, I don't know why I'm here.
      True patriot love, with all your bad prices.
      From far and wide oh no it's Canada...
      We stand on guard to leave thee.
    1. toolcube's Avatar
      toolcube -
      Yes, things are more expensive here, but I still wouldn’t want to live anywhere else [emoji846]


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    1. @Class's Avatar
      @Class -
      Quote Originally Posted by toolcube View Post
      Yes, things are more expensive here, but I still wouldn’t want to live anywhere else [emoji846]


      Sent from my iPhone using HoFo
      Golden ticket to the US any day.