Bell’s residential service rates are increasing

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  • Marc Palumbo

    As if I don’t pay them enough… What the hell.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Why u still rolling with them guy? They are pretty much uncompetitive across the board on everything.

    • Marc Palumbo

      I have issues getting all the subscriptions I have onto 1 single platform. I love watching soccer, so I’m subscribed to BEIN sports plus RAI (for soccer in Italy). I get them with Bell, but they don’t have an app for XBox One or Windows 10. So I have a basic package with the TMN channels so I get CraveTV and TMNGo.

      For the time being, I’m stuck. Once that is gone, then I’m getting rid of the TV package.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      I had them up until recently for Bell Satellite TV until I noticed Shaw Direct had a decent package here in Ont which was around $20 a month cheaper (and that’s without any loyalty discounts). Here’s the kicker on the way out they just blantantly tried to charge me an extra month…and when I called to get it fixed…not even an apology….acted like they did me a favour. In my mind this was not different than trying to steal my wallet.

      Just watch everything at all times before,during and after if you have accounts with them.

  • MXM4K

    Increases are expected. $5 flat fee across all tiers of internet service? Dang… That can be quite the percentage increase for those on lower tiers. Even with decent discounts, the price is starting to reach heights that I’m started to feel like the value is there versus IISP such as Start & Teksavvy.

  • Alex

    Really? I just got the message from bell on my account in January that the cost of 1GB usage has decreased by 76% in the last 5 years… yet they need more money…
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    • DeepSlicedBacon

      How tf can they claim that?! 5 years ago, we were selling 1GB data plans, today they still sell 1GB data plans for more money.. Data hoarding is what this is. They need to stop getting away with these practices.

  • stellaclose

    So what the hell is the $3 digital services fee for now? This fee was to support & pay for the exact same thing they now need to increase internet charges by $5 and TV by $3. So are they going to drop the $3 Digital Services Fee now? What a scam.

  • Can’t Fix Stupid

    Worst company in the world. Yep even worse than Rogers…but hey “Let’s Talk” (about how we are going to deflect away from our price increases).

  • mwahahahaha

    This is BS. How can all companies need additional funds for ‘infrastructure investment’ all at the SAME TIME. Just wait, Rogers will do the same. Give me a break. They need this extra cash either to compensate for something, or to fund something totally unrelated to infrastructure.

  • Christian

    All bull bs they don’t even make any sense!! All these companies end result ends with raising prices until customers can’t afford any of their services!! Bell bs Rogers bs and telus all rape us with extras always raising prices

    • mola2alex

      Which other services you pay actually decrease? Is not just telecom

    • Christian

      The prices have almost doubled in 5 years!! I was paying 30$ for high speed internet 5 years ago now it’s 65$ and speeds basically the same

  • Christian

    Canada needs competition!! Needs a company to bring good quality with good real prices!!

    • DeepSlicedBacon

      Canada needs sharing of built out infrastructure. Its a man made problem. We are heading in the right direction but they are too slow to implement.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Bell has lobbies to make sure they don’t share their infrastructure, so unless the Liberals give in (which they won’t), we’re cooked.

  • Christian

    Is the 3 $ digital fee an actual government charge? I don’t understand since we can only get digital service these days… Seems like another bs charge

  • Christian

    Another reason to hate Bell and these three companies!!!

  • Benoit Bourdua

    Bell doing what Bell does.

    I guess this answers the question as to what will happen because of the CRTC changes to wholesale Internet pricing.

    Bell wil have their profits, one way or the other.

  • MoYeung

    “Bell’s price increases are “a very, very significant increase on prices that are already very, very high by international standards,” said Dwayne Winseck, a professor with Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication who studies the Canadian communications industry.

    Winseck said it’s common for Canada’s major communications players to raise prices near the beginning of the year, adding he wouldn’t be surprised to see similar price hikes from other incumbents, like Rogers, soon.”

    From CBC news

  • Twice

    Didn’t… didn’t they just do this? I was paying $90 for years (JUST fibre) and now it’s $119. I can’t handle more, maybe it’s time to look at… um. Oh, right. It’s them or Rogers at the same prices.

  • Dee Roman

    The Netflix Tax is coming next and will be passed on to the consumer. It will never end and I personally have gone to the Starter Pkg. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! GO TO HELLBELL!

    • Marc Palumbo

      I read your last sentence using the AC/DC song…

    • Jon Duke

      If you really want them to go to hell, cut it all together. Their starter package still means you give them money.

  • Jon Duke

    So if I’m in Quebec and I have their fabulous bundle with 3 services, I’m getting hit with 11.51$ increase in one shot. Bravo.

    • Marc Palumbo

      You just described me. I’m going to have a chat with them

    • Jon Duke

      I guess if you tell them you’re out, they’ll give you a credit. The classic.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Did you calculate tax? 😛

    • Jon Duke

      Nope. Even worst!

  • Bob Loblaw

    When will Robellus be criminally charged with collusion, fraud and anti-competitive practices?

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      I’m supportive of that.

  • Brigitte Laskowski

    Another reason to run from Bell….

  • XY

    happy to be with Teksavvy cable service, going on 8 years with them. Bell & rogers can’t offer even the price / speeds Teksavvy offer cause they are too greedy.