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Canadian Carriers Rogers and Bell Announce new Unlimited Talk and Text Plans, Finally!

November 7, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Today, one of the larger Canadian operators, Bell, announced some new unlimited talk and text plans just after Rogers did it on Monday. Bell’s plans are almost identical to what Rogers announced. Here’s what you on Bell starting Friday, November 9th:

  • $55/month: 1000 minutes, unlimited text and MMS, 200 MB broadband data
  • $65/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 1 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV
  • $75/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 3 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV
  • $95/month: unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited text and MMS, 5 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV

So how identical to Bell is Rogers new plans? Let’s take a look:

  • $55/month: 1000 minutes, unlimited text and MMS, 200 MB data
  • $65/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 1 GB data
  • $75/month: unlimited local talk, unlimited text and MMS, 3 GB data
  • $95/month: unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited text and MMS, 5 GB data

So it looks like the only difference between these plans on their respective carriers is the Bell MobileTV. Which is interesting is that the big three carriers in Canada (Bell, Rogers, and Telus) tried so hard to keep from offering unlimited plans so they could continue to gouge their customers as much as possible. A lot like Verizon and AT&T in the US. So perhaps Bell and Rogers are afraid of losing customers to the other Canadian carriers like WIND, and Mobilicity? But I’m sure unlimited data is still far away from being available from Bell and Rogers. Makes you wonder when Telus will change their plans, to compete with the rest of the big three? You can get more information about these plans from Bell and Rogers from the links below.

Anyone interested in switching to one of these new plans on Rogers or Bell? Or are you planning to switch to one of the other carriers like Mobilicity or WIND? Let us know in the comments your thoughts on these new plans.

More Information: Rogers, Bell