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Bell Lowers Wireless Roaming Rates for Japan; Get 50MB Data for $30

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Today Bell has introduced lower wireless roaming rates for customers roaming in Japan.

Here are the updated Travel Data Pass rates:

  • $30 Travel Data Pass: 50MB of data (previously 20MB)
  • $100 Travel Data Pass: 200MB of data (previously 50MB)

Voice plan roaming rates:

  • $30 voice package: 60 minutes (previously $40 for 50 minutes)
  • $45 voice & text package: 60 minutes, unlimited incoming texts, 200 sent messages (previously $60 for 50 minutes/200 sent messages)

Pay-per-use roaming has decreased 33%:

  • Voice minutes now at $2/minute
  • Data usage at $8/MB

Bell previously cut its U.S. roaming rates last September by 50 percent.

Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility had this to say: 

“Bell is focused on cutting the cost of mobile roaming in the countries Canadians travel to the most, and we’re happy to add Japan to the list with great new rates on mobile voice and data plans for consumers travelling there,” 

Of course, if you’re traveling overseas your best bet is to use an unlocked iPhone with a local SIM card if you don’t want to incur expensive overages.

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