Bell has announced this morning it has cut its mobile roaming prices for the Bermuda and Caribbean islands and has doubled the internet access for its data travel add-on.
Starting on October 16, Bell customers travelling to destinations including Aruba, Antigua, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, St. Barts, St. Martin, St. Lucia can take advantage of the following price reductions, according to the company:
$50 Zone 1 30-day Travel Bundle
Travellers to Bermuda and most Caribbean Islands can now take advantage of the all-in-one $50 Zone 1 travel bundle, which offers 25 Megabytes (MB) of Internet and other data access, 50 anytime minutes for all local calls or back to Canada, and 50 sent and unlimited incoming text messages. This is a 47% price reduction from the previous price of $95 for the all-in-one bundle.
30-day Travel Add-ons
Travel add-ons give customers the option of taking just 1 or 2 mobile services and in large quantities. Customers travelling to Bermuda or the Caribbean islands can now purchase 100 MB of data for $75 – formerly $125 for 50 MB, an effective price reduction of 70%. The voice travel add-on is cut by half to $50 for 100 anytime minutes for local calls or back to Canada. Text messaging is now $30 for 200 sent and unlimited incoming text messages, a cost reduction of 40%.
So $50 gets you 25MB of data, 50 anytime minutes and 50 text messages. This is still expensive but it’s a start.
A month ago Bell also cut its USA roaming rates by 50%. With the CRTC mulling possible regulation of roaming fees, Bell and other carriers have strongly opposed the plan, questioning the government’s legal mandate to do so.