Bell Price Increase: Premium Plans Jump $5 Per Month [u]

Prices for Bell wireless customers aren’t getting any cheaper, as yet another increase has come in the form of a $5 per month increase for the company’s smartphone plans.

Smartphone plans with Bell now start at $95 per month with 3GB of data and unlimited Canada-wide calling. Previously, this was at $90 per month and as far back as December 2018, it was starting at $85 per month.

For those looking for Canada/US plans, which allow voice and data use in both countries, they now start at $110 per month.

Bell’s Family Plans also have increased by $10 per month since December, now starting at $77.50 per month each with 3GB of shared data (plus a current 4GB bonus) between two people.

To justify the $5 price increase, Bell says it was because of an added 1GB bonus data for these plans.

Bell recently launched their Pay Less Upfront program, offering customers more subsidies upfront and the option to either return their phone at the end of two years, or repay the added discounts.

If you’re looking to start a new wireless line, you may be better off going with a Big 3 flanker brand, or even a prepaid brand like Telus’ Public Mobile, which has a promo right now offering $60 in credits.

Update: we’re told by readers this affects some existing users as well, as Bell has been notifying customers of a $5/month increase.

[via MobileSyrup]

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