Bell changes some monthly rate plans

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Bell changes some monthly rate plans

Bell changes some monthly rate plans

Bell has increased its Voice & Data Lite 50 and 60 rate plans by $5 each yesterday and today, one of its Voice & Data Plus plans has seen a reduction by $5/month. All the plans include the usual unlimited texting, voicemail, caller display and 3-way calling. Below are the complete details:

Voice & Data Lite Promo 50 ($50/month)

 – Nationwide anytime minutes: 150 (current promo has it at Unlimited Minutes)

 – Data: 200MB (current promo offers 1GB data)

Voice & Data Lite Promo 60 ($60/month)

 – Nationwide anytime minutes: 1000

 – Data: 500MB

Voice & Data Plus 70 ($70/month)

 (replacing the current Voice & Data Plus 75 rate plan)

 – Unlimited Nationwide Calling

 – Data: 500MB of sharable data


Bell introduces convenient Travel Data Passes for mobile roaming, extends data roaming cost reductions to Europe, Mexico, China and other destinations

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Bell Travel Data

Bell Travel Data

Bell today launched Travel Data Passes for mobile roaming, a convenient and easy to use option that lets customers eliminate overage charges, track real-time data usage and easily add data passes on the go if needed. Bell also today announced further data roaming price reductions to more top international destinations.

Convenient Travel Data Passes

Bell mobile customers can purchase Travel Data Passes before or during travel using their mobile self-serve app. Those that haven’t purchased a Travel Data Pass when using their phone internationally will automatically receive notification via free text message advising how to easily buy a pass.

Mobile customers can check data usage in real time and are updated at 80% and 100% of their data consumption when roaming. Customers who don’t purchase a Travel Data Pass and continue to roam will be notified when they’ve used $25 of data and will have data service suspended when they reach $100.

Reduced data roaming rates for Europe, Mexico, China, Australia and more

Bell has reduced data roaming charges for countries in Zone 1, which includes the UK, France, Italy, Germany and most other European countries; Mexico; China; Turkey; Australia and New Zealand; and other worldwide destinations. For $30, a Zone 1 Travel Data Pass includes 50 Megabytes of Internet and other data access – compared to the previous price of $75 for 100 MB – and a reduction in the per-MB overage rate to 60 cents from 75 cents.

For more information about Travel Data Passes and other roaming services, for more than 200 countries, please visit Bell.ca/Travel.


Samsung Galaxy S4 in Red Appeared in Bell and Virgin

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Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red

Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red

Bell and Virgin Mobile have launched Aurora Red colored Samsung Galaxy S4. This festive colour joins the Black Mist and White Frost models that have been available since the flagship Android was released back in May. The specs are the same, just a new coating, and comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display (1920×1080 resolution, 441ppi), 1.9Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP back camera / 2MP front camera, 2600mAh removable battery and runs Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 superphone features a beautiful 5″ Adapt Display Screen with Full HD that automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to display videos and images at their best and brightest. With its Multi-Window feature, you can now run two different apps on the same screen, at the same time. Plus, innovative motion commands called Air Gestures let you access content, preview folders, and even accept calls without touching the screen. Everything you do will be blazing fast thanks to its powerful quad-core processor running on Canada’s largest LTE network.


TELUS to offer advanced multimedia experience with Ericsson

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TELUS to offer advanced multimedia experience with Ericsson

TELUS to offer advanced multimedia experience with Ericsson

Ericsson has signed a key contract with TELUS for the development and deployment of an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the foundation for communication services over LTE and other accesses. The implementation of Ericsson’s IMS technology will enable TELUS to offer advanced, convergent services in voice, data and video calling over both wireline and wireless networks to customers across Canada. As a global leader in network convergence solutions, Ericsson’s IMS will allow TELUS to leverage the latest telecommunications developments, equipping the Canadian carrier with the most innovative technology.

The continued consolidation of TELUS’ wireless and fixed systems will strengthen its framework for the agile delivery of core telecommunications services, further enhancing its consumer experience. With more than 12 million customer connections TELUS’ customers will have the ability to access a variety of multimedia functions and applications including High Definition voice, management across multiple devices, and video calling over LTE.

IMS is a cost-efficient system that will enable TELUS to generate new revenue streams through differentiated services based on the Rich Communication Services (RCS) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Ericsson has signed over 110 commercial IMS contracts worldwide, of which around 70 are in commercial operation, establishing the company as the world’s most-experienced IMS partner.