Bell has launched its two-year term pricing on its website, which is in line with details previously leaked.
Hardware pricing has increased on certain handsets on two-year terms by $20-$30. For example, the BlackBerry Z10 is now $179.95 instead of $149.95 on a three-year term. As for the iPhone 5, it remains at $179.95 on a three year term with no options for a two year term, yet.
Bell spokesman Paolo Pasquini previously stated the move to two year terms could restrict flexibility for customers:
“Most have chosen three-year contracts because of the big price reductions they mean on the latest smartphones,” he said. “Restricting to two years means less flexibility for consumers, so it remains to be seen how they’ll respond.”
Virgin Mobile (owned by Bell) is set to move all of its plans to two year terms and increase prices by $5 per month, starting August 1, 2013.
The CRTC is set to implement its new Wireless Code on December 2, 2013, so carriers are quickly changing over their plans to meet the requirements of two year contracts.