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Bell to Increase Internet Pricing in Ontario and Quebec

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According to a new report from MobileSyrup, Bell is planning to increase its internet pricing in Ontario and Quebec.

The changes are expected to take effect on April 1st for existing customers, while new customers will see the effects starting on February 11th. The internal document obtained by MobileSyrup shows the following price changes in Ontario:

The document also reveals the price changes in Quebec:

In a statement, the company explained that they are raising the prices to allow them to grow even faster. Bell said:

“Every year, Bell invests over $3.5 billion in its network infrastructure. These investments enable us to keep providing exceptional new features, even faster Internet technology, world-class entertainment as well as the capacity necessary to support an exponential growth in the use of communications services.”

The move from Bell comes shortly after. Bell has not warned customers in any other provinces about a possible price hike, but the prices could increase in the future.

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  • Manpreet Singh

    “shortly after.” ….. you mean Rogers hike

  • Qeubec

    Yes!!!!

  • LJ

    Of course this was incoming after Rogers announcement. And above all they have to make the lost revenue when they offered $60/10gb plans lol. No Wind/Freedom in home internet yet that can save us.

  • LJ

    This clearly shows collusion between the incumbents!! Any one with the lowest IQ can see that. The price hike is always is sync among the Big3. Still don’t know why @CRTC and @ISID or Minister of Innovation keeping their eyes and ears closed on this.

  • Andrew Viarruel

    Ugh. They just love their price increases. This will be the 2nd increase during the term period of my bell service.

  • Sebas

    While in most of the countries the prices are going down; here goes up. It’s our fault for not doing anything about it!!!

  • JAMES BOND

    They are all evil empire and one day it will come to end when US enter the market in Canada

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    Do something by not paying for cellular service. I buy the phone outright and use an app called Fongo for free WiFi calling. I don’t understand why everyone needs to be reached outside of the home and work 24 hours a day. Only the top 1 percent need to be that connected anyway. So Canada’s addiction to smart phones is being taken advantage of because the Canadian government allows monopolies. If you want to make changes your wallet is the most powerful tool you have.

  • Susan Favro

    This is no surprise at all. Kinda figured that the rates would go up just after the Bell Let’s Talk donation was calculated…..they have to pay for somehow!

  • Spittt

    I guess you must not drive then, especially on snow days like Southern Ontario is having this week. You probably don’t have a spouse and kids to be concerned about either.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    What did people do before cell phones? Thats what i do.

  • FragilityG4

    I wouldn’t count on it.

  • FragilityG4

    No pay phones around anymore. Besides many people have been saved, avoided long waits at the side of the roads and kept their loved ones in loop and not stressing because of phones. I think that alone is worth $60/month with 10GB.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    The odds of you being in a emergency situation will be few and far between during your lifetime. I got myself lost taking a shortcut and got my car stuck in the mud on an abandoned logging road about 25 years ago and was panicking. I had a physical map so don’t use the GPS spiel on me. I did not have a cell phone so my only option was to walk. 15 minutes later I found a house and the person there had a truck with a winch. Problem solved. I payed the guy $20 for his trouble but saved myself 25 years of over $18,000 in cellular bills by your $60/month cellular extortion payment plan example. You don’t need a cell phone. You just find ways to justify it because they are so addicting.

  • Spittt

    Smoke signals?

  • FREE?REIGN ??

    First world (or rather millennial) problems fall on deaf ears. You guys can’t be helped. GenX out…

  • Chrome262

    Yeah but odds of you seeing an emergency and reporting it are high. Also as said there are almost no payphones. Really taking a step back because instead of lowering prices they go up is not the answer. I am with freedom and I have unlimited NA calling and 50 gigs of data for half the price I paid before. The answer is not a hunger strike but a demand for competition.

  • Max

    Even though the Canadian Government protects the big three there is hope for Canadians Amazon and Netflix are one that’s going to take down Rogers and Bell in the end because in Canada the US media too powerful
    A lot of us are sick and tired of the government is pushing Canadians contents maybe would have work 30 years ago but not this time this not a communist country.

    Bell grab all contents them self so that a anyone to see it needs subscribe tv package or there We Crap TV streaming Service

    NFL’s contract is almost up for Bell in 2019 this is will be their last Super Bowl for next year they will try to court appeal it again I don’t think will work Amazon might buys the right for Canada because Amazon is getting involve live sports. Prime Videos

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    Only one of your solutions will receive results and the other uncontrollable laughter. I never used pay phones when I was a kid. People knocked on doors when they needed to make an emergency phone call otherwise they used the phone at work, home, or at the store if needed. I am 49 so it wasn’t that long ago. Also I remember emergency call boxes along the freeway. Different times. Just seems weird how dependent people have become to being constantly connected yet can still be so disconnected on a human level. I am swiping left now #GenX’r

  • Chrome262

    I am 48, I actually use to use payphones and parents had cell phones pretty early on, it made things easier, people could keep track of each other easily, road trips became easier, you could loose site of a car and it not be a problem if you didn’t have a cb, you could take it with you. People have always been disconnected from one another. except in small towns, I lived in a few. We as a species distrust strangers on an instinctual level. And people are always going to be lazy and not do the right thing, like go to someones house and report something. With tech now, even the lazy, panicked, and shy can report a crime or an issue. Are there problems with it, sure, should we step back and not use it, instead of trying to make it better? I don’t think is going to work out that way. People are going to use data, going to use their smart phones more and more.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    I forgot about the CB’s. We had them to. Only the rich could afford a permanently installed car phone or giant brick cell phone. I am really surprised that blatant collusion and monopolies are allowed in Canada. In the US companies pay hefty penalties for it.

  • FragilityG4

    Honestly I would not open my door for someone claiming they need a phone to make a call. My first question would be “where’s your cell phone?” If they said “I don’t have one” I would say fine go wait at your car I’ll call the cops because there’s way too many home invasions with this story.

  • FragilityG4

    Addicting eh? You have admitted you have an iPhone, you are on an iPhone blog page and the only difference between you and I is I pay for my line. You’re really not that different from the rest of us.

  • FragilityG4

    Really? Look across the American board and you’ll see that the prices are pretty aligned. The biggest difference is they have way more people, cost of living/wages are lower and they have a few more big players.

    I’m not for the big three at all but if we keep hammering them back and forcing them to charge less and less, which I like, they will respond in a way they only can— No major network improvements and we’ll be right back in the stone age. Why would they invest in improving the network if there will be no return?

  • FragilityG4

    How does the Canadian government protect the big three? Since the Harper government came to power they did nothing but try and find ways to help the consumer. No more SAF, no more locked phones, no more contracts, strick rules on spectrum sales for the emergence of Wind/Freedom, Mobilicity, Public Mobile.

    Take down Bell and Rogers? Then what? No cellphones? Yes cable is taking a hit but it’s mobile that brings in the cash.

    Canadian content rules will almost certainly always be there. Get use to it.

    I’m not sure if you’ve been reading the story but the NFL is very much on Bell’s side. I’m not sure if Amazon would be very much interested in the NFL rights in Canada if it doesn’t come with the US which it won’t. I can’t see amazon winning outright rights just because they do not have a cable presence and that’s what the NFL wants and needs. Sure they like the streaming option but the TV is the only thing that counts.

    One scenario we might see going forward is Bell being granted broadcast rights from the NFL allowing a Canadian only broadcast and thus not allowing the American feed to come through at all.

  • FragilityG4

    Teksavvy.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    It called being competitive. I am pretty sure they have some wiggle room to ease off of the gauging of their customers.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    Sure I like my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook. I get an email alert every time someone like yourself replies to one of my comments. I could be dick and ignore you but this is me being polite. Also I am on this site because I am trying to decide through which carrier I am going to get my next cell phone through but am hesitant because when I read the comments about the big 3 my principles start to kick in. An no I am not on any device long enough for it to be considered an addiction. I use them to enhance my life, not become my life. So don’t be so defensive. Its your addiction talking!

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    Different times back then. Luckily you weren’t around back then because thats what was done and it wasn’t a big deal. Now everyone is much lazier and more dependent upon their devices. I couldn’t image that most people today would have the courage to knock on a strangers door.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    Doing nothing when blatant collusion or an monopoly is in affect might as well be the same as supporting their business tactics. Luckily we live in a Country where we get to debate this is if you think the government and cellular carriers are doing their best then great. Maybe everyone should just suck it up and stop whining about it and continue with their eyes glued to their cell phones 24/7.

  • FragilityG4

    Back then? Back when? I use to live in an area, in New York State, where we all left car doors and houses unlocked. If I wanted to play with a friend, I walked into their house and asked to play. That doesn’t exist anymore and it has nothing to do with laziness— Everything to do with safety.

  • FragilityG4

    It’s not a monopoly it’s an oligopoly.

    What’s your solution to the collusion?

    You seem pretty glued to your phone… when you have wifi ?

  • FragilityG4

    But you’re calling them on price fixing so who’s to say they won’t have a conference call and agree to not update networks? It would be in all their favour.

  • FragilityG4

    So you know the habits of everyone else enough to call it an addiction? Seems a little presumptuous to me. I also use my phone as an enhancement. My life is my wife and my kids. I never have a problem putting down my phone to be with them. Don’t pretend you know who I am.

  • Chrome262

    Basically it’s because of the lack of penilization and enforcement.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    I was moving on but… You have made over 3,000 comments on just this site alone. I am not judging, just stating the facts. From my recollect none of my other comments could even be construed as targeting you for you to be so defensive. I certainly would not comment about an individual and their family. However society as a whole is fair game. To recap and clarify in my previous comments I was merely suggesting if consumers don’t like something then don’t participate. Consumers are able to affect change through their spending habits. If I am wrong then I apologize to everyone that takes offence to suggesting that Bell/Telus/Rogers are preying on Canadians addiction to smart phones. And yes my opinion doesn’t matter. I know that.

  • FragilityG4

    Looking through my Disqus profile eh? ? I’ve had a Disqus account for over ten years and have posted on more than this site just to clarify.
    You call it an addiction, and say that people, such as you, can live without it—although you only mean live without a phone plan—but I’m curious, do you have a landline? I don’t and neither do many others so a cell phone becomes that much more important.
    You still fuel the big three with your home internet, don’t talk like you’re a beacon of light.
    Yes you are entitled to your own opinion, even when it’s wrong.

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    I been using VOIP exclusively for around 15 years. I use an App on my iPhone called Fongo to make free WiFi calls and Shaw is my ISP. Shaw has free WiFi hotspots all around where I work and live. If I do miss a call they can leave a message and I will get back to them. If they don’t then all the better. If someone is on a budget then this method may be appealing. If you have the money and don’t care about being gauged then pay for it. I don’t have any desire to be wright so if I am wrong then I am fine with that.

  • FragilityG4

    You don’t travel much do you? I mean just even locally. Shaw’s getting bigger everyday… they’ll be just like the others soon enough.
    Don’t begrudge people because they have the money and make the choice to have a service. If you don’t want it than that’s good for you. But to keep ranting about “people’s addiction” when you’re not exactly a ‘non addict’ is disingenuous.

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