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Bell To Launch $30 6GB Data Plan + iPad Sharing [Updated]

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**Update: July 28, 2010. Seems as though a Bell document leaked to BGR has verified this new 6GB/$30 data plan.

This plan also includes the following:
– Included tethering
– $10 add on option to share data to your iPad 3G (as long as on the same account)
– Unlimited Wi-Fi at Starbucks
– Offer good till September 30th, 2010

A new Canadian Ninja has come forth with some great news for all you Bell Canada smartphone users who happen to also own an iPad. According to a Bell memo, the wireless carrier plans to offer a 6 GB data plan for $30 per month that will provide smartphone users with “unlimited Wi-Fi @ Starbucks” as well as tethering. Bell will also allow you to “share” your 6 GB data bucket with your iPad for an additional $10 (as long as they are on the same billing account). The effective date on the memo is July 30th through September 30th and it is being billed as a “limited time offer.” We’ve got the full three page memo, for your scrutiny, after the break.

Unconfirmed reports have started to filter in regarding a possible launch of a $30 6GB data plan from Bell.

Long time iPhone owners will remember when Rogers/Fido launched their $30 6GB data plan, which started in July 2008 and then came back again in June 2009.

This plan was a great value since Rogers/Fido normally charge $30 for 1GB. So the 6GB plan gave customers a lot more data for the same price!

At this time, Rogers/Fido have yet to announce their 6GB data plan, but it seems that Bell may have one of their own. The Bell document, reportedly sent to employees, details the new data plan as being available on July 30, 2010.

“In addition, the launch of the iPhone will be supported by new offers that will be available July 30 – September 30, 2010″

It is difficult to gauge whether the document is legitimate. We have contacted a few of our Bell connects and at this time, no one can confirm the legitimacy of the document.

However, if the Bell data plan turns out real, it would be a real bonus for Bell customers, as Bell typically charges $30 for 500MB of data.

[MobileSyrup]

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  • een

    Just over 2 years into a 3 year contract with an HTC Touch.

    If this is true about the data offer then Bell just sucked me into re-upping with them for 3 years.
    Especially if I can get new customer pricing as my account now seems to imply.

    een

  • Anonymous

    Guys,

    I have found out something pretty interesting. It seems that rogers is renewing their website for the iphone 4. Go to rogers.com and you’ll see that the website is screwed up and if you put your mouse over the wireless tab you get some coe, so I am assuming that rogers is updating the iphone page to have the upgrade eligibility tool and plans. Check it out:

    rogers.com

  • Anonymous

    Guys,

    I have found out something pretty interesting. It seems that rogers is renewing their website for the iphone 4. Go to rogers.com and you’ll see that the website is screwed up and if you put your mouse over the wireless tab you get some coe, so I am assuming that rogers is updating the iphone page to have the upgrade eligibility tool and plans. Check it out:

    rogers.com

  • Anonymous

    Guys,

    I have found out something pretty interesting. It seems that rogers is renewing their website for the iphone 4. Go to rogers.com and you’ll see that the website is screwed up and if you put your mouse over the wireless tab you get some coe, so I am assuming that rogers is updating the iphone page to have the upgrade eligibility tool and plans. Check it out:

    rogers.com

  • Anonymous

    Guys,

    I have found out something pretty interesting. It seems that rogers is renewing their website for the iphone 4. Go to rogers.com and you’ll see that the website is screwed up and if you put your mouse over the wireless tab you get some coe, so I am assuming that rogers is updating the iphone page to have the upgrade eligibility tool and plans. Check it out:

    rogers.com

  • Anonymous

    Guys,

    I have found out something pretty interesting. It seems that rogers is renewing their website for the iphone 4. Go to rogers.com and you’ll see that the website is screwed up and if you put your mouse over the wireless tab you get some coe, so I am assuming that rogers is updating the iphone page to have the upgrade eligibility tool and plans. Check it out:

    rogers.com

  • Anonymous

    Guys,

    I have found out something pretty interesting. It seems that rogers is renewing their website for the iphone 4. Go to rogers.com and you’ll see that the website is screwed up and if you put your mouse over the wireless tab you get some coe, so I am assuming that rogers is updating the iphone page to have the upgrade eligibility tool and plans. Check it out:

    rogers.com

  • iPhone4crazy

    I spoke with several bell employees regarding a plan change yesterday because I have no data currently. One bell employee told me this (without me asking) over the phone and I went into a bell store and got confirmation. I say this is true 100%.

  • Anonymous

    Guys,
    It looks like Rogers is updating their website for the iPhone 4. Go to Rogers.com and you’ll see that e website is not how it is supposed to be and if you put your mouse on the wireless tab a bunch of code appears. This may be interesting as Rogers may finish updating their website today to reveal the final details for the iPhone 4.

    If you guys know any other information relating to this please say so.

    Gary and ex, what do you think of this?

    Roby145

  • Anonymous

    Guys,
    It looks like Rogers is updating their website for the iPhone 4. Go to Rogers.com and you’ll see that e website is not how it is supposed to be and if you put your mouse on the wireless tab a bunch of code appears. This may be interesting as Rogers may finish updating their website today to reveal the final details for the iPhone 4.

    If you guys know any other information relating to this please say so.

    Gary and ex, what do you think of this?

    Roby145

  • Anonymous

    Guys,
    It looks like Rogers is updating their website for the iPhone 4. Go to Rogers.com and you’ll see that e website is not how it is supposed to be and if you put your mouse on the wireless tab a bunch of code appears. This may be interesting as Rogers may finish updating their website today to reveal the final details for the iPhone 4.

    If you guys know any other information relating to this please say so.

    Gary and ex, what do you think of this?

    Roby145

  • Anonymous

    Guys,
    It looks like Rogers is updating their website for the iPhone 4. Go to Rogers.com and you’ll see that e website is not how it is supposed to be and if you put your mouse on the wireless tab a bunch of code appears. This may be interesting as Rogers may finish updating their website today to reveal the final details for the iPhone 4.

    If you guys know any other information relating to this please say so.

    Gary and ex, what do you think of this?

    Roby145

  • Anonymous

    Guys,
    It looks like Rogers is updating their website for the iPhone 4. Go to Rogers.com and you’ll see that e website is not how it is supposed to be and if you put your mouse on the wireless tab a bunch of code appears. This may be interesting as Rogers may finish updating their website today to reveal the final details for the iPhone 4.

    If you guys know any other information relating to this please say so.

    Gary and ex, what do you think of this?

    Roby145

  • Cube

    $30 data + $30 voice = 60 and that's without caller id .. o how i frown upon telus.. ><

  • chzplz

    I wonder if this is on a 3yr plan only… I was planning on buying my iPhone 4 outright.

  • een

    From your lips to….God's ears? Job's ears? Bell's ears?
    Eh, whatever.
    I'm in.

  • Peter

    Isn't this jumping to a completely unsubstantiated conclusion? That quote saying there will be “new offers” doesn't whatsoever say anything about a $30 6 GB data plan.

    This is kind of gossip is how rumours start.

  • een

    Kinda curious about that too.
    If I could get it without locking in for 3 years using an unlocked iP4 then I might consider going that route.
    Maybe.

    een

  • een

    Peter?

    There is a site that has a scan/page cap/whatever of a purported Bell internal info sheet showing and iP4 data plan of $30/6gb.

    It's over on mobilesyrup.

    een

  • turbo_mazda

    is it me of does this sound insane, how is it possible the all three carriers have data plans on multiple pieces of hardware, and yet charge whatever they feel like charging? I am a rogers customer, with multiple wireless services, I pay 30$ for 1 gig, on my smart phone, 35$ for 3gig, on a rocket hub, and 35$ for 5gig's on my ipad, what gets me, and I'm not trying to start a debate, is that you are accessing the same data, from the same cell tower, all you are doing is using a different device, how is it, we do not have, across the board data pricing? what's the big three's excuse for that? from my vantage point, 100$ (for all three devices ) to access the exact same data.. from the exact same tower in my area, its not like its using anything different.. am I the only one thinking this??

  • Arkaine

    At the end of the article, shouldn't it say $30 for 1GB or $25 for the 500mb?

  • een

    Yeah turbo,

    I've been wondering that since I saw the iPad data package pricing.
    Why the wide variation in pricing?
    Seemed kinda b*llsh*tty to me.

    een

  • mackman6151

    that “different device” is precisely why they are at different price points. on a pc with your Rucket Hub you're FAR more likely to use alot more data than any smartphone or tablet device. that being said, you won't have data turned on 24/7 like you would with a smartphone so yes you need more data, but no you wont be constanatly congesting the network liek you would with a smartphone. It makes perfect sense why they are at different price points.

  • vigu360

    simple een, when you get a smartphone you actually pay more than jus the data. but with iPad n rocket stick they cant charge you anymore.. so they subsidize the price.. also the mackman6151 are completely true.

  • Jointsky

    what time will I be able to purchase the phone on apple.ca on July 30???????!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • een

    Hey!
    Who you calling “simple ian?”
    LOL! j/k
    I would have thought the data on an iPad would be higher as that's the only thing they can bone your for whereas with a smartphone they soak you for data AND voice plans.

    een

  • Adam

    I still have the 6gb plan from when I got my Iphone 3G. I barely ever go over like 100mb. LOL.

  • Peter

    Thanks for pointing this out, een, because it WAS NOT pointed out (as a link) on this particular blog! Webmasters take note please.

  • Raven

    that's the $64,000 question. nobody knows…yet

  • ChzPlz

    Yeah, I've heard that from many people – If you have regular access to wifi it can be easy to manage your usage. This is a “nice to have” just in case.

  • xxl

    you might want to save yourself some $$$$ and switch your phone plan to 6 gigs if its offered again, cancel the other 2 data plans and tether from your phone(i'm assuming you have an iphone)

  • turbo_mazda

    my only point is that, is seems pretty silly, to pay 3 different price points, I dont mind paying 35$ three times over for the 3 individual services, just that when it comes to my phone, it seems kinda stupid, how can you offer me 5 gig's for 35$ on a ipad and can't on my phone, why not make it standard 35$ for 5 Gig's of data, on all mobile “internet” devices including an iphone or smart phone . and you would think they would be more willing to do it on my phone since, my bills are for my phone alone are upwards of 140 to 160.. so there getting there revenue out of me on the phone portion, maybe its just me i don't know, but i think from a marketing standpoint if they came out and said hey.. this is what it is to access our data network.. across the board… there would be massive amount of new revenue for them. In my area alone, the closest high speed internet provider is cable and there 15 mins away so your forced into the wireless data option since dsl and cable are non existent in my part of the boonies.. but like i said, personally and this is just a matter of opinion, it shouldn't change if u can charge me 35$ for 5 gigs on an ipad, u should be able to do it on my iphone, as well as my rocket hub.. i honestly dont believe its justified, and its not just rogers its all carriers, i guess it is what is , “capitalism” lol

  • Chrome262

    back when rogers/fido offered it, it was a separate agreement. so even if you had a three year plan already, or where month per month, the 6gig for 30 bucks was its own 3 year agreement running concurrently. So, if you got an unlocked phone at full price, you still would be locked in for the data plan, Not the talk plan, but he data plan. no clue if bell will do this, but i think thats why they are offering it, to keep their market share.

  • Ex

    Yes. 3 year

  • Jarndt08

    Yeah in all the months i've had an iphone (which is since June 2008) i have NEVER gotten even near 100 mb of data

  • Frenk

    follow the mobilesyrup link above to see that (assuming this is real) Bell are to offer 6gb/$30/mo and for an additional $10/mo you can share that with your iPad.

    While it's great that they will allow you to share the data plan, I really don't understand why they would charge you extra to do it – other than Bell's well-known greediness of course!

  • DAvid

    You should factor in the subsidizing of phones in you pricing comparison. If all were prepared to pay full price for a phone, then your comparison would have more validity.

    DAvid

  • Roby145

    Nevermind. Guess it was a glitch

  • xxl

    forget those greedy carriers. Jailbreak and get MyWi

  • Ggehring

    Rogers also has the $30.00 6 GB Plan as I just signed up yesterday in preparation for release of the iPhone 4

  • Bob

    Just called Telus retention service trying to negotiate something for my new Iphone 4 plan using the Bell 30$/6G as bait. She told me about a plan for 25$ that was going to come out and that it would not be a good thing for me to go with Bell (of course) but she couldn't tell me more. Not really hard evidence but it looks good!

  • Haha

    What are you talking about? I just called Rogers and they said there is no 6Gb data plan available, They are asking 60 dollars for 5GB.

  • arturo

    i just talked to a rep at an authorized dealer near to wear i live and she told me: iphone4 only available for new costumers only!…….. do you think she is smoking somthing funny or this is true???

  • Mr. Speedy

    Since I started to use MyWi, I can do 3 GB easily. I'm at 1.9 GB this cycle with 16 days left.

  • een

    NP Peter.

    Glad to help.

    een

  • nd

    interesting….

  • Maxpig

    funny thing is … if you paid outright for your ipad 3g version… you could have slipped in your sim card from your cell phone and used the data from that account instead of paying for 2 separate services… I do it and all is good… mind you i'm on the 6gig $30.00deal they offered last summer… i cut down my sim card and bought a $2.99 insert so the sim card can move between the two devices…

  • Poochi

    it's a lie. they don't get as much commission if they upgrade rather than saving the new iphone 4 for a brand new customer.

  • Poochi

    I don't understand why would anyone want to get locked-in with any company at all.

    Apparently I thought I had a good deal with Rogers until I found out someone is able to negotiate, exactly the same package, for $20/month CHEAPER than I am paying now (I am already on a good retention plan) because his contract expired while I am still stuck with them for 2 more years because I upgraded to 3GS last year.

    I am just going to go with unlocked iPhone directly from apple this time around. Freedom to use any SIM card anywhere in the world and CREDIBILITY WHEN THREATEN TO LEAVE is priceless and going to save me more money down the road.

    Just imagine if Rogers/Bell/Telus let you upgrade from 3GS to 4 this time around but change the policy to “stacking contract” or “2 years minimum” for iPhone 5 next year. Don't say you are not forewarned!

  • I read that part and am wondering… does that means I can have my iPad and iPhone4 sharing the 6GB data with two microSIMs? Or I can swap it from the iPhone4 into the iPad??

    I already am paying $35/mo fir 5GB for the iPad so this would be excellent.

  • +1

  • Katie

    Hey, ex, I have 2 questions first one is if I get a plan with 450 min 6 gb data plan unlimited testing how much would it cost approximately at bell and also is there gonna be pre order at any site or stores today, tommorrow, or on Friday? Thanks 🙂

  • Ex

    You're looking at about $80-100. $30 for data, $20 for texting/voicemail/etc and at least $40 for the voice plan.

    There is no pre order.

  • asdmd

    I agree, my wife's plan was about to expire…..finally and she has my iphone I gave her. Had a talk with CR and to be fair I quoted Bell's plan which is similar and cheaper. Told them we don't want to renew our contract bc we already have a phone but want a cheaper plan and they gave it to us. Now I can't do the same with my iphone plan as it does not expire till next year, but at that time even if I save 20 bucks thats 600 over 3 years. So yeah you put the money upfront but I feel in my situation it works best. And also you have freedom of being always unlocked, EX any thoughts?

  • Tyler

    Will I be able to buy an iphone 4 outright on launch day from either best buy or futureshop? I heard they won't sell you one on launch day because they don't make any commission on it? I'm pretty sure best buy doesn't work on commission though

  • een

    I like the sound of that, Ex.

    $80 pretax is right in my sweet spot.
    Really would rather not pay more than that.

    Have to wait and see.

    Still on the bubble about whether to go unlocked or stick with locked-to-carrier as initial outlay is cheaper.

    een

  • I'd suggest best buy over future shop for the commission reason. I believe that you will be able to purchase a full-price, contract-free phone, but it will be LOCKED to your carrier. And as I've said before, if you're paying full price, might as well go to the apple store, pay the same amount, and get it unlocked.

  • That said, if you get a genuinely despicable rep, they can and gladly will not sell you the phone if they want their commission. It happened to my brother one.

  • Honestly I think the less carrier-locked phones are in the market the better. I upgrade my phone every year and as a result I resell my carrier-locked phone in the secondary market – buyers would either have to stay with, say, Rogers or they have to pay someone to unlock it for them if they are not technologically savvy.

    If more and more people start going the unlocked device route, over next few years we could see significant loss in market power to the existing Big 3 in both the primary and secondary market, which could lead to a much more vibrant and competitive Canadian cellphone market. One of the barrier to entry for new startups being the cost of cellphone (locked ones) would be loosened if people are able to acquire “hand-me-down” 1 year old cellphone that works with any company that offers the most competitive plan.

    Further to that thought, I believe existing locked iPhone 4 and alike would “depreciate” in value faster as more and more factory unlocked iPhone 4 appear a year from now. Further depreciates the value of cellphone company subsidized handsets, hence the net benefit of signing that 3 years contract.

    Who with the right mind is going to pay the same for a locked device given superior substitute is available?
    And how many people who actively looking for the latest gadget going to use the phone for more than 1 or 2 years? Really (and I believe that applies to a lot of users of blog like this one).

    I don't think our oligopoly incumbent firms (Rogers, Bell, Telus) are going to like this paradigm shift. In recent years the “competition” has resulted in higher and higher prices and similar packages.

    We are in front of the pack when it comes to technology – we can put a stop to this “race to higher prices” if we all act appropriately and vote with our wallets and decisions 🙂

  • wrx2nr

    while i agree that you “save” by getting an unlocked phone, the good plans like the 6gb 30 dollar plan is only available on a 3 year term and not available on a pay as you go service, even if you bought the 3g/3gs while it was available.

    Similar to the 45 dollar 500mb with voice plan, which requires 3 year term to get which was the current popular plan for smartphones.

    Also, I don't think too many people here will be rocking an iphone3g/3gs/4 in 3 years, and will have the iphone 6 or some other device by then if you were willing to get the newest device at the time, whats stopping you from doing it in the next 3 years because technology will have improved dramatically in the recent years. Were seeing phones at 1ghz, and some 2ghz chips have already been developed for our next gen phones which we could see in the next 6 months to 1 year to our phones.

  • Tyler

    Ya I've thought about that, and if I had an apple store anywhere close to me I definitely would but the nearest one is like 4 hours away. I'm locked to telus for awhile still anyway and really want one on launch day haha. Can't wait any longer.

  • I think the end game is data only cellphones over VOIP. And the only reason that 6GB for $30 is only available on a 3 year term is because we are so conditioned to signing the 3 years contract.

    The more 3 years contracts there are the less likely we will see some truly revolutionary packages being offered.

    If a reasonably priced PAYG data is being offered, does not have to be as cheap as the 6GB/$30k ratio, I would in a heart beat drop my “package”and go with PAYG exclusively.

    Calls can be done using Skype over 3G. My keeping a voice plan only because 1. I have no other choice, cellphone companies bundled it up with data 2. I need a phone number because society is so lagging behind.

    When I am at home, I can find my friends using Internet/VoIP/Skype/E-Mail/text etc; when I am at work, I have a phone already. So really all I need is DATA.

  • I could be the “company policy” also.

    It happens all the time.

    10 years ago a Rogers Authorized Dealer wouldn't upgrade my phone because the model I wanted is “reserved” for new activation only.

    10 years later, same old same old.

  • Arkaine

    While I agree with this, it's not the case for everyone. I got on a ridiculous corporate plan (Shoppers Drug Mart one if anyone remembers) 3 years ago and no plan that I have seen has really been able to touch this. Now, I just resigned for another 3 years because the rep actually beat that plan. In situations like this, there is no reason for me to pay the 600$ difference for an unsubsidized phone. My bill is less than 50 bucks a month and that's taking into account when I get the 30$ 6GB on friday. In this scenario, it would take a dramatic reduction in voice prices to make it a bad move on my part.

  • you buy one from telus you are locked in again. and as far as I know, telus does not have a “cap” to cancellation fee and it can be very costly to you down the road.

  • Jarndt08

    Telus does cap their cancellation fee at $400.00 now.

  • asdmd

    Hey Arkaine, could you list the details of your plan, my wife works for shoppers, right now got her 250 day time min, my 10 Canada nationwide (talk and text) 500 MB data, value add pack for Caller ID, VM and 2500 more mess for 64.07 tax included.

  • asdmd

    Sorry unlimited incoming too.

  • Paul

    I have been reading many of the current conversations about going unlocked vs. locked. If some of you don't mind, would you be able to state your personal pros and cons to purchasing unlocked or locked. I am still deciding which direction to go in. Your help is greatly appreciated.

  • Tyler

    Ya I'm just going to buy an iphone 4 outright locked/unlocked doesn't matter since I have to go with telus and use that for the remainder of my contract, about a year and a half then be free of phone contracts forever.

  • asdmd

    I will be buying unlocked, I only have a year left with Rogers and at that time I can negotiate a plan through retention that will hopefully off set my initial cost of the iphone. You will have freedom of going anywhere, putting in a sim and done. Thats just for me, on the flip side people who upgraded to 3GS last year got a great phone for 199 and now will be able to do the same, so they are totally up, yeah they are locked but there are so many programs to help that issue. What is your current cellular situation?

  • Whiterhino14

    Me too. I wanted the Iphone on Friday but I don't want to drive to Edmonton to get it. Now I have to decide if I want to line up at Rogers on Friday morning or order it off Apple.ca( if that option ever becomes available, dam dirty%^&(^&)*)*)T&% )
    and wait a week for my Iphone.

  • Unlocked is really only useful if you travel internationally, or if you think you might want to switch carriers at some point. The whole retention plan thing is a personal choice…of course, your contract does need to end for you to get those. You have to weigh the possibilities of savings through a retention plan (or international travel, or another carrier becoming a better fit for you) against the $400-500 more you pay for it unlocked. Me? I'm happy paying $200, especially when I plan to upgrade my iPhone every year (with early upgrade promos) or two years (normal hup eligibility).

  • Paul

    I have been on Pay As You Go with Rogers for the past 2 years. However, I want to switch to a plan when I purchase the iphone. Therefore I'm contemplating between locked vs. unlocked

  • Sounds good…if you buy it outright locked, then your contract ends fine. And if you really needed to, you could do an unofficial 3rd-party unlock at that point, or that new law might pass requiring carriers to unlock phones at the end of your contract. If you don't need to travel internationally, and don't have any plans to switch carriers, locked doesn't really have any major downsides.

  • pk

    Am I understanding you right? You got a plan similar to or better than you'd get on a 3 yr contract, but your paying month to month?

  • If your contract is up, then see if retentions will offer you other bonuses–of course, wait until that thing is announced, as well. Tell them you plan to switch, not that you plan to jump right back in to a contract with them. If you can't squeeze a good deal out of them, maybe it's time to switch!

  • Paul

    Thank you very much for your help. Looks like I'm going with locked! Let's just hope they have one for me.

  • Arkaine

    Wow 64$? I don't believe this one is available anymore because it was abused. But, it is 300 minutes, plus 50 bonus, unlimited weekends, unlimited nights at 6pm, unlimited text, CID, Voice message, 08 cents long distance, 10 cents for overage and some other stuff like detailed billing for $18 + tax (no data though). As mentioned above, a CSR beat this and I'll be adding the 6 GB data, so I see no reason not to lock in. Worst case scenario I am sure I could sell my plan to someone.

  • Looks like apple has updated their retail site for iphone 4 – http://www.apple.com/ca/retail/ 7am for all locations.

    This will be my first iphone can someone explain to me what happens if i get a carrier-subsidized iphone via the Apple store? Do i just purchase it carrier locked at the store and then activate with the carrier – or do I need to have the monthly plan I'm committing to in mind already? And will every plan the carrier offers (ie. if they do the 6GB/$30 offer) – will that be available via the Apple store?

    And which doors should Fairview Mall Apple store customers be lining up at outside the mall?

  • Counting apples

    you guys could've given me the credit for sending this to u…. oo well!

  • Ex

    You can get it wherever you want. Apple stores and carrier stores have the same sales access.

  • Arkaine

    I sent it to them as well… but I am sure they heard about it too. No need to snap…

  • Counting apples

    thanks arkaine!!!!! its good that we're all informed

  • chzplz

    If so… not worth it. I'm not a road warrior anymore, so I have pretty reliable access to wifi at home and office.

  • chzplz

    Personally, I believe that there is a change coming in the Canadian wireless market – hopefully these new vendors will drive down prices market wide. I don't want to be stuck in a long term contract with one vendor, therefore I will be buying my iPhone 4 outright.
    Also, an unlocked phone is more attractive on the resale market. I doubt I'll be using this phone for 3 full years, so I'd like to have the flexibility to easily sell it.

  • chzplz

    apple.ca just updated their site – they'll be available for order on Friday only.

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  • J-Money

    You should speak to your provider and see what you can get. I have a plan better than that (unlimited incoming as well) and if I get $30/6 gigs then it will come up to $65 before taxes.
    Yay for retention.

  • Mtlscream

    According to Boy Genius Report: “A new Canadian Ninja has come forth with some great news for all you Bell Canada smartphone users who happen to also own an iPad. According to a Bell memo, the wireless carrier plans to offer a 6 GB data plan for $30 per month that will provide smartphone users with “unlimited Wi-Fi @ Starbucks” as well as tethering. Bell will also allow you to “share” your 6 GB data bucket with your iPad for an additional $10 (as long as they are on the same billing account). The effective date on the memo is July 30th through September 30th and it is being billed as a “limited time offer.” We’ve got the full three page memo, for your scrutiny, after the break. “

    That's great news….. unless you have to sign for a contract on that too…
    the announcement will be tomorrow… and expect Rogers to announce something similar too

  • pk

    The IP4 is the smartphone I've been holding out for, and I was planning to just buy the phone outright but this Bell deal sounds tempting. I just wish I had something to gauge whether this would be worthwhile undertaking a 3 yr deal with them for – especially since I'm currently hanging on to my malfunctioning Motorola Razr with Telus (wo a contract) waiting to see what they will offer to retain my business!

    Even if we do get more info from the other carriers within the next 24 hours I'm still going to be cramming to calculate if its worthwhile undertaking a 3 yr contract or whether I can just buy it outright and go from there.

    Final thought on this is – how the heck do I use 6 GB of data/month. Do I even need more than 1gb for Skype, emails and maybe some streaming media.

    I know if I don't get the ip4 Friday morning I am unlikely to get one before the stores run out of stock, and I'm stuck with my Razr for another month or 2. I think I need to call Telus loyalty team again tomorrow.

  • xKaMikAx

    Hmm from the documents says we can get this plan on no contract… Too bad I'm not on Bell, lets hope Telus follows and does the same 😀

  • iPhone4crazy

    Can't you just tether via Bluetooth from iPhone to iPad?

  • DaveMcG

    Nope, need to jailbreak phone and turn it into a wifi hotspot with MyWi app. They'd never sell any 3G ipads if you could tether to iphone over bluetooth. 😀

  • chzplz

    Hmm… the scan on BGR shows “yes” for 30 days, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months (3rd page, Plan Terms). I would interpret that this is going to be available without long term contracts. Or am I misinterpreting?

  • Don

    Will this 6GB plan be ONLY for NEW customers or will it be available for existing customers as well? I hope it will because BELL won't be letting existing customers upgrade to the iPhone 4 like Rogers is doing and if they deny and spit in the face of existing customers for the chance to get this 6GB plan, I may consider canceling my contract with them. So does anyone know anything?

  • I just got off the phone with BELL and she read from the details of the document for this plan that I is available to anyone, new and existing plans. Keep in mind that if you already have a combo plan, like mine is all inclusive voice data text vmail etc for $45, to get the 6gig data I would need to get everything separate. To replace what I already have would cost me $90. So think abut that.
    Incidently with a 500mb data plan I only used 250 last month and that's pretty well used. Not worth it to my pocket.

  • RDS

    What if you have a shared family plan. If I just get the 6Gb data plan for $30 and will both iPhones share it? Or do we have to get both for $60? Since I was told that if you get 2 $50 bundle plans, you share the minutes (400 min.) and the data (500Mb + 500 Mb = 1Gb Shared) What happens to your 500Mb data for each iphone, will they credit?

  • DoubleD

    I'm wondering if I would be able to buy a Bell Sim card, sign up for this plan and use it in my Rogers Rocket? I know the 3G modem would have to be unlocked but can anyone think of a reason why this WOULDN'T work?

  • Subadu1

    I've been looking on all the web pages and that offer is nowhere to be seen.. no one mentions ipad sharing and noone is offering 6 gb.. so what gives?
    but it is time that they did and everyone should keep hollering and hollering and hollering and demanding more for less. 'we've been getting ripped off by them for way to long already. enough is enough.

  • Subadu1

    it's not only ridiculous and stupid, but they're totally ripping us off. and it's enough already, we have to rebel in some way.

  • Hellomiker

    Why should I upgrade to iphone when I get the exact same service (with unlimited data) on my HTC Touch for 50% less? Makes no sense to me to spend up to double, depending on the carrier, for the same service. I really think prices should be going down, not up.

  • Dogg64

    Man, I have been hammering the Bell phone # ALL day to get a data plan and they just WON'T budge… I want 500MB… my 3 choices they give me are 4MB for $20… 500MB for $25.. 6GB for $30…. There's no way I'm paying $25 for 500MB when I can get 12x the amount for just a few $'s more… and really… 4MB for $20???

  • Onyiem

    Arkaine,

    I have the same plan. $18+$4 system access fee. $22 + tax. I don’t remember if it was 200mins + 50 bonus or 300mins + 50 bonus.

    Anyways, what do you mean the CSR beat this?

  • rPat

    I renewed my very very old corporate plan last week and got a few free features as well. My $20 voice plan is as follows:
    – 300 daytime minutes
    – unlimited evenings/weekends from 6 p.m.
    – caller id/ voicemail/ call forwarding
    – 20 free calls to one local number
    – 450 outgoing texts/unlimited incoming texts

    Last week I purchased an iPhone with bell and renewed this voice plan, as well as added the 30$ 6gb data package (for a total monthly bill of 44$). I know this is a very good plan for what I am getting, but is there any chance of bell reducing the cost of the data package if I threaten to cancel it?

  • rPat

    oh btw, the reason it totals to 44$ is because I get a 20% data discount from my corporate plan.

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