Bell To Drop System Access Fee

As per an internal Bell document, Bell Canada may be dropping the dreaded system access fee effective November 20, 2009. This puts Bell in line with Telus, who just recently dropped their SAF and 911 fee but did increase price plans by $5.00 (still cheaper than with the SAF).

See the Bell announcement below:

Effective November 20th, 2009 Bell Mobility will be launching new pricing for all existing postpaid plans & will no longer be charging the $6.95 system access fee.

The posting however does not make any reference to the unusually high Bell $0.75 or higher (depending on province) 911 fee.

This will be good news for new Bell customers who will now have a slightly lower priced monthly fee. Existing Bell customers will likely have to change plans to take advantage of the non-SAF.

Current Bell iPhone customers may simply have the fee dropped, as it would not make much sense to have those customers change their plans considering they have had it for less than a month.

It is unknown as this time what will happen with existing business/corporate plan customers.

Only Rogers now remains as the last carrier who is still charging some kind of non-price plan fee with their GRRF.

More as the story develops…

Bell1

Reports on iPhone news, reviews apps and accessories. Also an armed ninja with an iPhone 4S.

  • Dusty

    Good good for Bell customers.

  • It's about time. Bell's SAF is a lot more versus the others.

  • xxjdxx

    can we use our rogers Iphones on the bell or telus network?

  • Half-pint

    If they just raise their rates to compensate, it's all a pointless marketing exercise to try keeping up with the other carriers. Sorry Bell, you missed the Good Publicity Boat on this one.

  • I went in yesterday to ask about it, what they told me is for new customers only (meaning if you're already in a contract your SOL) they have the ability to essentially match Telus prices meaning they only are dropping $2.70 off not the full fee.

  • I went in yesterday to ask about it, what they told me is for new customers only (meaning if you're already in a contract your SOL) they have the ability to essentially match Telus prices meaning they only are dropping $2.70 off not the full fee.

  • Pingback: Official: Bell Drops System Access Fee | iPhone in Canada Blog - Tips, Tricks, News, and Tutorials for Canadian iPhone Users()