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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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Bell adding encryption to push-to-talk service

Bell is set to issue an software upgrade for its push-to-talk service over the weekend, adding the infrastructure to provide a number of new features and performance improvements. The upgrade will allow business and enterprise users on the IP-based PTT network to have more secure conversations, and create group calls over WiFi or cellular. The

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Bell launches the Sony Xperia E1

Bell has quietly added a new device to its lineup today. As expected, the entry-level Sony Xperia E1 can be yours for $150 no-term, or $0 on a 2-year. The main selling point, apart from its price, is the fact that it comes with a dedicated Walkman button for quick access to your music. Specs

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Bell reduces roaming rates in South Korea

Bell has continued its roaming price cuts by reducing the voice and data rates for those travelling to South Korea. These new prices follow similar price slashes from last year in the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Mexico where customers can hop on the new $30 plan for 50 MB of data (used to be

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