Category: Bell

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S debuts on Bell to replace aging Idol X

Bell was the first Canadian carrier to see the disruptive potential of Alcatel OneTouch, the Chinese OEM that purports to offer high-quality products at prices both affordable to carriers and, in turn, consumers. The Idol X, an admitted experiment, along with the Idol Mini and Pop 7 tablet, for Bell to gauge demand for mid-range

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LG G3 review

I don’t envy the decisions made inside the walls of manufacturers like LG. After proving deft at creating high-end smartphones that excel in practically every area, further improvement is to be found in the nooks of refinement, not the broad strokes that we saw in years past. With the G3, LG has fashioned a beautiful

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Bell to allow Manitoban customers to roam within province at no extra cost

It’s safe to say that Bell doesn’t have a widely-available network in Manitoba. Along with TELUS, its cross-Canada network partner, the company covers the greater Winnipeg area, stretching to Brandon in the west and Selkirk in the southeast. That’s a good chunk of the population, but certainly nowhere near as comprehensive as MTS and Rogers,

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BCE announces plans to take Bell Aliant private

BCE, Bell Canada’s parent company, has announced plans to take its Bell Aliant subsidiary private. Bell Aliant owns a lot of Bell Canada’s services in Atlantic Canada and the deal will see Bell acquire the interest of Bell Aliant’s public minority shareholders for just under $4 billion. Back in Q1, Bell’s interest in Bell Aliant

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Bell to offer the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S starting July 28th

It looks like Bell is adding a number of new devices to its lineup. We previously reported that the LG G3 flagship would be making an appearance on August 1st, and that ZTE Grand X would debut on July 31st. Now our sources say that the Alcatel OneTouch 2S is scheduled to launch next week.

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ZTE launching its first smartphone in Canada, the Grand X, as a Bell exclusive

Another exclusive smartphone is heading to Bell this month. The ZTE Grand X, a 5-inch 720p device with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5MP rear camera and 1MP front-facing camera, will arrive in Canada on July 29th. While the device might not be for everyone, the specs are something to consider for the price, which is a respectable $149.95 no-term. The

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LG G3 priced at $700 no-term, launching August 1st

LG declared last week that the new G3 will start arriving at Canadian carriers on August 1st. This new flagship smartphone will be available at Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron and Canadians will only see the Metallic Black colour option available at launch. LG and the carriers have been secretive on the price points,

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Bell to start charging a $4.95 SIM card fee on July 3rd

Many Canadian carriers charge customers a fee for a SIM card when signing up a new activation, while many others don’t. For example, TELUS started to charge customers $10 for a SIM back in October 2012, and WIND Mobile has priced them at $25 (if you bring your own device). Effective July 3rd, Bell will

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Bell and CIBC partner for mobile credit card payments

Bell and CIBC announced today that the carrier’s NFC-capable smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and BlackBerry Q10, are now able to make small credit card purchases on touchless terminals. CIBC already worked with Rogers and TELUS on the project, so Bell’s integration, which Nauby Jacob, Bell’s VP of Products, Services & Content says was

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