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


Optus to Refund $9m to 235,000 Customers

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Optus to Refund $9m to 235,000 Customers

OPTUS will return nearly $9m to hundreds of thousands of mobile phone customers who were billed for a service they didn’t request. Over a period stretching more than two years, the telco charged around 235,000 postpaid mobile and small business customers for SurePage, despite the customers not asking for it.

The service is a voicemail alternative, which diverts unanswered calls to an operator, who relays a message via SMS. Users are charged $1.20 each time the operator takes a call, according to Optus’s website.

The telco blamed the mistake on a software coding error in its billing system, which was fixed in September.

“Optus apologises to all customers who have been affected by this mistake,” said Optus CEO, Consumer Australia, Kevin Russell, in a statement on Friday.

The telco said it will provide a full refund to affected customers.

An Optus spokeswoman says about 30,000 customers will receive a refund of more than $100. A further 30,000 will receive $50-$100, with the remaining 175,000 receiving under $50, she said.

The telco is anticipating an overall cost of $8.8 million.

Affected customers will receive a letter in the coming weeks.

Source: news australia


WIND Mobile Launches Unlimited Wish25 and Unlimited Wish40 Plan for Holiday Season

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WIND Mobile, Unlimited Wish25, Unlimited Wish40, unlimited, unlimited calling

WIND Mobilegetting in the holiday spirit with the launch of two brand new plans, the Unlimited Wish25 and Unlimited Wish40. WINDMobile has always believed in easy-to-understand, truly unlimited, contract free plans and the two new holiday specials are no exception. For as little as $25 per month, customers will be able to take advantage of great features including unlimited calling, unlimited global text, data, voicemail+, caller ID, World Saver and more. The Unlimited Wish25 plan, available at $25 per month includes unlimited local calling, 100 MB of data and up to $200 towards a WINDtab phone purchase, while the Unlimited Wish40 plan, priced at $40, includes unlimited Canada/US-wide calling, unlimited data and up to $500 towards a WINDtab phone purchase. Both plans are available at stores throughoutCanada today and will be available to both new and current customers.


Mobilicity to launch best smartphone deal yet, Free BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone with 12-month plan

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Staying true to its promise to find smart, new ways to significantly bring down the cost of wireless, Mobilicity today revealed that it will launch its best mobile phone deal to date on Wednesday – a Free BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone with the purchase of a 12-month $55 Multi-Month plan. For only $469.99 – the equivalent of $1.29 a day – the special gift-with-purchase promotion delivers instant savings of $299.99 (the current price of the BlackBerry smartphone) and packs unprecedented value. The plan comes with a year of unlimited local talk, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited data, unlimited global text messaging, unlimited Canadian and U.S. long distance, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, 3-way calling, plus the popular BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). Continue reading