In what seems to be the latest trend in Canada, Bell will follow the others and will be introducing a new set of monthly rate plans that removes the dreaded $6.95 System Access Fee.
The rumour has this taking place in a couple days on November 20th and details are still a bit unclear. According to a Bell internal document it states “Effective November 20th, 2009 Bell Mobility will be launching new pricing for all existing postpaid plans & will no longer be charging the $6.95 system access fee. Review the job aid for more details.”
This news comes out after Rogers recently removed their System Access Fees and introduced the “Government Regulatory Recovery Fee” (GRRF). Also TELUS followed up with ditching their SAF and 911 fees and welcomed in the “Clear Choice” rate plans.
Bell is the last carrier standing with the SAF and there are still questions around how this move will effect current customer monthly rate plans… and if the 911 monthly fee has also been removed. We’ve reached out to our friends for further insight.