Cheering just got better with Bell's Virtual Cowbell

Bell Mobility clients can download no-charge app to get in the spirit for Canada's Games

VANCOUVER, Feb. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced the launch of a free virtual Cowbell mobile application that Bell Mobility clients can download to help cheer on Canadian athletes competing at the 2010 Winter Games.

"As a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, we wanted to provide our mobile clients with a fun way to help cheer on our nation's athletes," said Loring Phinney, Bell's Vice President of Corporate & Olympic Marketing. "It's also a great way to see how well cool apps like this work on Canada's fastest and largest high-speed wireless network."

Bell's Virtual Cowbell app lets clients display and ring their cowbell on select mobile phones and smartphones. For generations, ringing cowbells has been a favourite way for fans to cheer on cross-country and alpine skiers. Over time, the cowbell became ingrained in the culture of winter sports and remains the preferred way for Winter Olympics fans to encourage athletes competing in a wide range of sports.

The free virtual Cowbell app is available at bell.ca/cowbell (bell.ca/cloche in French) using your Bell Mobility mobile browser. Additional data usage charges may apply. To determine if your phone is compatible with the app or for more information about Bell's support of the Games, please visit bell.ca/vancouver.

About Bell

Headquartered in Montréal, Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home Phone local and long distance phone services, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.

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SOURCE Bell Canada

For further information: For further information: media may contact: Jeff Meerman, Bell Media Relations, (604) 678-7377, jeff.meerman@bell.ca


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