Bell Price Hikes Coming to 30-Day Plans; New Plan Names Coming [LIST]

Bell has announced to customers it plans to increase the prices of 30-day price plans anywhere from $3 to $5 per month, starting in June 2016, for customers that have subscribed to off-contract plans.

Bell is increasing the monthly charge on various 30-day price plans by $3,$3.5 or $5. In addition, most of the plans will have a new name. These changes will go into effect in June 2016. You can view the list below to see new plan names and rates. All other aspects of your plan remain unchanged.

Below are 60 of these 30-day plans where rates are set to jump in less than two months. As for the name changes, they mostly reflect the new prices in their updated names:

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By increasing these legacy plan prices, it looks to funnel customers off contract to sign up for current in-market plans, it appears.

Also coming in the next few days, according to sources, are new plan names for existing plans. So instead of plans for “Lite Devices” and “Plus Devices” we have now, they will be modified to something simpler, such as “Basic” or “Smartphone”.

Earlier this year, Bell, along with rivals Rogers and TELUS, increased monthly wireless plans simultaneously by $5 per month, which were attributed to the exchange rate, as for why prices jumped.

There’s no word on why these prices are increasing but we’ve reached out to Bell for comment, and will update this post when we hear back.

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  • Widohmaker

    Why ask the question why. The answer is simple. $$$

  • It’s Me

    New plans names should be simplified:
    1) bend over
    2) now

  • Z S

    And if Bell’s prices go up, you can be sure Rogers’ and Telus’ will as well, within a day or two… because, pfft, why would they compete and offer lower prices when they can just get away with charging more?

  • KS

    Can they apply new prices retrospectively to legacy plan subscribers?

  • Tim

    how nice, raising rates again in 2016 ….

  • Wondering

    Just took advantage of the BYOP Virgin PROMO for $45 and they told me the plan would remain the same as long as I didn’t change anything. There is no long term contract. So WTH?

  • Brad Fortin

    I guess Bell thinks it didn’t get enough complaints last year despite having more complaints than all other Canadian carriers combined. Maybe they think it’s some or of record they need to break?

  • Jimmy Marks

    Any company can change the plan at anytime it states it in the agreement anyone signs. The company must give the customer 30 days and present the changes on their bill. The customer then has 90 days to act otherwise they accept the increase…. crazy ayy boy its great to be Canadian.
    So anyone that tells you over the phone that they can’t change your plan is lying to you.

  • KS

    So this price hike from Bell (and the eventual hike by others in the racket), will affect current subscribers on older plans too?

  • Jimmy Marks

    Yes that’s exactly it. They’re trying to move everyone into contracts and this is their way of doing it. Your plan will likely increase if not now it’ll come.

  • KS

    Thank you.

    This is so unethical. And the Government, rather than protecting the masses, is protecting these companies.

  • SV650

    You realize that once a contract ends, neither party is bound by the terms of the (now expired) contract?

  • KS

    Yes. Alas, this discussion is regarding price change for non-contract plans.