Bell ‘Unlimited’ Plans Get 512 Kbps Throttling to Match Telus, Rogers Remains at 256 Kbps

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Rogers was the first wireless carrier out of the ‘Big 3’ to debut a no overage wireless plan, with speeds throttled after initial data buckets were consumed, to a sloth-like 256 Kbps.

Telus debuted similar no overage plans but with ‘faster’ throttling at 512 Kbps, while Bell was at 256 Kbps throttling like Rogers.

Now it appears Bell has quietly upped their throttling speeds to 512 Kbps to match Telus, according to a change on the company’s website (via MobileSyrup):

Our unlimited data plans start at $75 for 10 GB of data at unbeatable speeds across Canada. This allows you to upload, download and stream a ton of content at maximum speed. Beyond 10 GB of maximum speed data, you can use unlimited data at reduced speeds of 512 Kbps for light web browsing, emails and texting, without ever having to worry about data overage fees. See below for more unlimited data plan options and details on how to get started.

This move means with Bell and Telus now have 512 Kbps throttling speeds after initial data buckets are exceeded, and Rogers will most likely follow suit to match its rivals.

Bell also extended these promotional ‘unlimited’ plans to have no end date, whereas previously the company noted they would expire at the end of June.

Rogers Infinite plans offer shareable data while comparable no overage plans from Bell and Telus do not. Telus users looking for shareable data can pick from their new Simple Share plans, which start at $75/10GB, and have $10/100MB overages.

These no overage plans offered from Rogers, Telus and Bell start at $75 per month for 10GB of data.


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