Bell hints at launching a new discount wireless brand

A new wireless option could be coming to Canada


  • tremsr

    Different circus, same clowns.

  • Leif Shantz

    As the saying goes:
    Put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    I’ve got five bucks it’ll be called “Solo Mobile” .

    These carriers are always the same crap, different day. Only more expensive every time they rinse and repeat.

  • ChrisPollard77

    Some of these companies have funny definitions of “discount”….

  • meh

    It’s just like that Koodo Ad “We have the same coverage as the Big Guys, but they don’t want you to know that”. They’re just throwing salt in the wound…

    • Garrett Cooper

      Not sure if you’re bashing Koodo here, but Koodo’s service is fantastic.

    • meh

      Yes, I’m bashing Koodo. “Koodo’s service is fantastic.” That’s the point. It’s Telus with a different name slapped on, and slightly cheaper but still terrible pricing. Of course the service is great!

    • Garrett Cooper

      Virgin is the same thing. And I’m paying $48/mo for 5GB and unlimited everything else, so I’m gonna have to disagree with you on this one. Same service as my old Bell line (of course), and half the price for double the data.

    • meh

      Telus (Koodo, Public Mobile), Bell (Virgin, Solo), Rogers (Fido, ChatR). The point is that these companies are so corrupt, they try to trick consumers into thinking they are getting “deals” by slightly reducing the absurd rates they normally charge, and hiding behind another name to do so. $48 5gb must be grandfathered, or an out of province plan, because they won’t give anything like that these days. Even then, paying $48 for a measly 5gb is atrocious. These companies have used every excuse in the book, and I’m sick of it

    • Garrett Cooper

      So who is your service provider, Freedom?

  • Stephen B Morris

    Or here’s a concept, try lowering your prices. #justsayin

  • Andrew Holt

    The CRTC should ban all the big 3 carriers from having any flanker brands. This is what is stopping competition. Flanker brands should be 100% independent companies of their own that lease their service from the big 3 at wholesale rates…you know MNVO’s like they have in the USA and in Europe. It’s just an attempt into tricking the consumer into thinking they are dealing with another company, when in fact they still are under the big 3 control.

  • Khalid .

    Its just going to be a way for these losers to push their slow 3g network and act like they’re giving you a deal. thanks but #nothanks
    Just like chatr and public. Too bad Freedom sucks.

  • Smanny

    Here’s a thought, why not offer cheaper pricing while offering better services as well. That should be a giving.

    • Because capitalism, that’s why.

  • Chan Kong Sun

    bring in the UK virgin mobile (aka real virgin mobile), France Orange mobile, Germany/USA t-mobile, Hong Kong China mobile.

    • MoYeung

      HK China Mobile in Canada?

    • Captain H. Morgan

      Mo, do you have a problem with that? All these are European overseas, HK Mobile is pretty good too.. so why not?

  • heynow00

    I’d say it looks like they are trying to create an option for prepaid users to migrate to postpaid. Especially with their CDMA network shutdown completing soon with ontario being shut down in 6 months .

  • They could just bring Solo back. It was a great brand back then

  • Brad Fortin

    Why would any company need to introduce an entirely new brand just in order to offer discounted rates? Oh wait, they don’t.