A number of MobileSyrup readers reached out to us earlier this week stating that they received emails from Bell indicating that their Fibe internet connections have been upgraded to 300Mbps for free.
While it’s still unclear exactly what tier of Fibe internet is required to qualify for the upgrade, we’ve been able to confirm with Bell that “some” subscribers in Ontario and Quebec are getting faster internet free of charge.
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“We are providing some Bell Fibe internet customers in Ontario and Quebec the opportunity to enjoy even faster speeds on Bell’s fibre network. Customers will be able to download photos, music and TV shows faster than ever before and use more devices online at the same time,” reads a statement sent to MobileSyrup from Bell.
The carrier also says that this speed shift is permanent and will happen automatically.
“Note, this permanent upgrade is free and does not require any action by customers unless they want to change their internet speed,” says the statement.
Do you live in Ontario or Quebec and has your Fibe internet connection been upgraded to 300mbps? Let us know in the comments section.
Update 04/13/17: An reader reached out to confirming that the 300mbps bonus will remain on customers plans unless they change their tier. Furthermore, bills will continue to show the subscribers purchased internet tier, though it will change at a later date.
Customers that change their current internet speed or usage will lose the promotional speed boost unless they add a value added service of some sort to their plan, like television or a home phone. The deal is also only valid for existing customers who joined Bell before December 31st, 2016.