Popular winter getaway destinations the latest focus of Bell's
commitment to reduce the cost of roaming for Canadian consumers
MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced significant
reductions in mobile data, voice and text roaming rates for Bermuda and
most Caribbean islands, and double the Internet access in its popular
data travel add-on. Following the 50% drop in US roaming prices
announced last month, it's the latest example of Bell's commitment to
lowering the cost of mobile roaming for Canadian consumers.
"Bell reduced the price of roaming in the country Canadians visit most,
the United States, and now we've cut the costs for the island vacation
destinations most popular with Canadians," said Wade Oosterman,
President of Bell Mobility. "Canadians told us they want to use their
smartphones a lot when they travel, and they want the price to come
down. We've listened, and Bell continues to work with our international
telecom suppliers to reduce the cost of international roaming for
Effective tomorrow, both existing Bell customers and new customers
travelling to popular sun destinations including Aruba, Antigua,
Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Martinique,
Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, St. Barts, St. Martin, St. Lucia and
more can take advantage of these reduced consumer roaming packages.
$50 Zone 1 30-day Travel Bundle
Travellers to Bermuda and most Caribbean Islands can now take advantage
of the all-in-one $50 Zone 1 travel bundle, which offers 25 Megabytes
(MB) of Internet and other data access, 50 anytime minutes for all
local calls or back to Canada, and 50 sent and unlimited incoming text
messages. This is a 47% price reduction from the previous price of $95
for the all-in-one bundle.
30-day Travel Add-ons
Travel add-ons give customers the option of taking just 1 or 2 mobile
services and in large quantities. Customers travelling to Bermuda or
the Caribbean islands can now purchase 100 MB of data for $75 -
formerly $125 for 50 MB, an effective price reduction of 70%. The voice
travel add-on is cut by half to $50 for 100 anytime minutes for local
calls or back to Canada. Text messaging is now $30 for 200 sent and
unlimited incoming text messages, a cost reduction of 40%.
Customers can choose the plans from Bell self serve on their smartphones
or by calling 1-800-667-ROAM (7626) while they travel. To learn more,
please visit Bell.ca/Travel.
Bell announced in September that it would work to lower mobile data,
voice and text roaming costs for consumers by renegotiating its
agreements with the international telecom suppliers providing Bell
customers with mobile roaming services in more than 200 countries
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business customers with leading TV, Internet, wireless, home phone and
business communications solutions. Bell Media is Canada's premier
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SOURCE: Bell Canada
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