Bell announces two new long distance calling plans

    TORONTO, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Long-distance calling just got better
thanks to the announcement of two new Bell long distance calling plans for
home customers. Allowing even more affordable LD calling across Canada and the
United States, the 500-minute and 1,000-minute plans further enhance Bell home
phone's reliable, high quality and affordable service offering.
    "These enhanced long distance rate plans make it easy for Bell customers
to stay connected with friends and family without having to watch the clock,"
said Kevin Crull, President of Bell Residential Services. "With no toll free
numbers or pin to dial before calling, Bell long distance services make
calling convenient, easy and affordable - and are an excellent complement to
Bell's high quality and reliable home phone service."
    Launched on June 12, both new plans are available to all Bell Home Phone
customers, who are eligible for additional savings with Bell Bundle discounts
when subscribing to multiple Bell services. For more information, customers
can call 1 866 835-8557 or visit

    Canada and U.S. Block of Time 500

    This plan includes 500 minutes of long distance calling within Canada and
U.S. at any time of the day or night all week long, and the convenience of
being able to use a Bell calling card while travelling throughout Canada.
Incoming long distance calls from friends and family across Canada are
included in the 500 minutes when they use Bell's Family Contact Card. Canada
and U.S Clock of Time 500 starts at just $4.95 per month plus network charge.
LD minutes outside the plan are 10 cents per minute.

    Canada and U.S. Block of Time 1000

    This plan provides 1,000 minutes of long distance calling within Canada
and U.S. at any time. Priced from $7.95 per month plus network charge, the
plan includes a Bell calling card for calls originating within Canada when
cardholders are not at home, and a Bell Family Connect Card to enable friends
and family to call the plan subscriber from anywhere in Canada yet still have
the minutes count toward the plan. LD minutes outside the plan are 10 cents
per minute.
    Bell also offers a variety of unlimited North American, Canadian and
provincial long distance calling plans starting at $9.95 per month.

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). 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. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Julie Smithers, Bell Media Relations, (416)

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