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  1. ForzaStevo's Avatar
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    Default Bell Retentions

    Fortunately for me, I am nearing the end of my contract with Bell, and have a shot at upgrading my Bold 9700 to a z10.

    With my current plan I have:
    150 local minutes
    Evening/Weekend after 5pm
    U/L incoming text/pic/video
    250 outgoing text (not MMS)
    500MB data
    VM,CDisplay, forwarding

    I have been with them for many years and wanted to see what they would offer from retentions, and was offered the following two:
    Plan 1
    U/L talk nationwide
    U/L text/pic/video International
    2GB data
    VM,CD, Cid

    $56 plus tax
    If I want to get the new BB Z10 or Q10, I will only be eligible for the voice rebate and not the data rebate. This means I will have to partially pay for the new phone (~$350).

    Plan 2
    200 local minutes
    Evening/Weekend after 6pm
    U/L text/pic/video
    6GB data
    VM,CD, Cid

    $59 plus tax
    If I want to get the new BB Z10 or Q10, I get $50 off the 3 year plan price - so $89.99

    What are people's thoughts? There seem to be some pros and cons to both... I would appreciate some insight. Thank you!
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    I would go plan 2, Data to me is a lot more important to me than airtime.
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    PLAN 2!!

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    plan 2 seems better
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    Plan 2, I got the same offer, but with only 150 minutes, I didn't push as I've never used that much in a month. Data is key, think Skype, Maps, BBM video etc.
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    For $3 more I would go with plan 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballball99 View Post
    For $3 more I would go with plan 3

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    really going for something outside of the box eh?
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    Thanks for the insight everyone.

    By unanimous decision, plan 3!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForzaStevo View Post
    Fortunately for me, I am nearing the end of my contract with Bell, and have a shot at upgrading my Bold 9700 to a z10.

    With my current plan I have:
    150 local minutes
    Evening/Weekend after 5pm
    U/L incoming text/pic/video
    250 outgoing text (not MMS)
    500MB data
    VM,CDisplay, forwarding

    I have been with them for many years and wanted to see what they would offer from retentions, and was offered the following two:
    Plan 1
    U/L talk nationwide
    U/L text/pic/video International
    2GB data
    VM,CD, Cid

    $56 plus tax
    If I want to get the new BB Z10 or Q10, I will only be eligible for the voice rebate and not the data rebate. This means I will have to partially pay for the new phone (~$350).

    Plan 2
    200 local minutes
    Evening/Weekend after 6pm
    U/L text/pic/video
    6GB data
    VM,CD, Cid

    $59 plus tax
    If I want to get the new BB Z10 or Q10, I get $50 off the 3 year plan price - so $89.99

    What are people's thoughts? There seem to be some pros and cons to both... I would appreciate some insight. Thank you!
    Thanks for posting this... I have your 'plan 2' but am paying 69 a month. They said that was the lowest they can do... obviously not. I think im going to call them tomorrow and yell a little
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    @Forzastevo and those with the old Bell Blackberry All-in Combo35 or Combo45 plans.
    I have the same plan myself
    All-in Combo45 5pm-36M Email & Internet BlackBerry 500 Basic Long Distance Rate Call Display Message Centre
    150 daytime minutes. 500mb data, unlimited incoming calls, 250 text msg, unlimited everything incoming
    $45 per month + I opted for the $5 for unlimited texting to bring me to $50 per month.

    Now I got the new Z10 and want to upgrade the data. I spoke with bell and she explained that it will cost .03 cents per MB after I pass the 500MB making the change in this plan not a good idea. The old All-in Combo plan are gone. On all new plans, data costs are .15+ cents per additional MB over quota. There aren't a lot of people paying $45-$50 for their mobile including the data so I would stay as you are. Also the after 5pm free calling comes in handy on those drives home after work.
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    Bell has an option where you can add an additional 500MB of data for $5 extra a month
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    This is a standard plan, not retentions. But an amazing deal all the same. You need an address in Thunder Bay to take advantage of this plan and it ends February 28.

    Bell network in Thunder Bay

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    Plan 2 sucks, what the **** you gonna do with 200 mins and how imp. is data really? Everybody has wifi at home just use that and it's not like you'll be constantly watching movies on the go, I don't think so. People have better things to do. Go with plan 1, you won't find a better deal than that anywhere. Plan 1's acctual cost is around $85 check bell's website.
    Quote Originally Posted by ForzaStevo View Post
    Fortunately for me, I am nearing the end of my contract with Bell, and have a shot at upgrading my Bold 9700 to a z10.

    With my current plan I have:
    150 local minutes
    Evening/Weekend after 5pm
    U/L incoming text/pic/video
    250 outgoing text (not MMS)
    500MB data
    VM,CDisplay, forwarding

    I have been with them for many years and wanted to see what they would offer from retentions, and was offered the following two:
    Plan 1
    U/L talk nationwide
    U/L text/pic/video International
    2GB data
    VM,CD, Cid

    $56 plus tax
    If I want to get the new BB Z10 or Q10, I will only be eligible for the voice rebate and not the data rebate. This means I will have to partially pay for the new phone (~$350).

    Plan 2
    200 local minutes
    Evening/Weekend after 6pm
    U/L text/pic/video
    6GB data
    VM,CD, Cid

    $59 plus tax
    If I want to get the new BB Z10 or Q10, I get $50 off the 3 year plan price - so $89.99

    What are people's thoughts? There seem to be some pros and cons to both... I would appreciate some insight. Thank you!
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    Wow bell sucks that bad....

    I pay 95.00 Plus Tax a month for:

    Unlimited Nation Wide Calling = To and From anyone In Canada not cost me any extra, this includes Unlimited evenings and weekends.

    Unlimited Text, Photo and what have you In canada.

    Unlimited International Texting and US texting .... to US not from US as it will cost me if i am in the US.

    5GB shared Data Plan

    Voicemail
    Call Display
    Name Display
    Visual Voice Mail (only works on iphones)

    And whatever little other services most people get, i am sure i am forgetting something and when i remember i will edit post.

    By the way i am on Rogers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xamdam View Post
    Wow bell sucks that bad....
    I think you missed the part where I get everything you get plus an additional gigabyte of data and ten hours of mobile TV for half the price.

    The best deal I've heard of through Rogers was unlimited North American calling, text, CID, VM etc. for $50. Add $30 for 6GB of data.
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    How important is data? Well, after streaming some Champions League games while at work (shhh, don't tell anyone), and streaming radio to and from work, youtube, internet, apps, BB World, BBM, etc... it's essential for a full and thoroughly enjoyable experience with a phone like this. Minutes of airtime aren't that necessary even because most people just text anyway. 6GB is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xamdam View Post
    Wow bell sucks that bad....

    I pay 95.00 Plus Tax a month for:

    Unlimited Nation Wide Calling = To and From anyone In Canada not cost me any extra, this includes Unlimited evenings and weekends.

    Unlimited Text, Photo and what have you In canada.

    Unlimited International Texting and US texting .... to US not from US as it will cost me if i am in the US.

    5GB shared Data Plan

    Voicemail
    Call Display
    Name Display
    Visual Voice Mail (only works on iphones)

    And whatever little other services most people get, i am sure i am forgetting something and when i remember i will edit post.

    By the way i am on Rogers.
    I have 200 minutes and unlimited texts. Unlimited call everything to 10 numbers and 6gb. $75 WITH tax. From bell, I think that is MUCH better than your deal

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    My original plan was the Fab 10 with 100 mins talk time + 100 bonus mins talk time, unlimited text nationwide calling 500mb of data with blackberry social, voice mail and evening and weekends free with basic long distance for 65 bucks. When I upgraded to the Z10 I got same deal with 1gb of data and Bell TV and phone insurance for 7 dollars more.

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    Just got this from Retentions.......

    10% off Voice & Data 63 2GB $56.70/mo.
    Unlimited Canada to Canada LD
    Text Messaging - Unlimited Package
    Unlimited Picture and Video Messaging
    Message Centre Lite & Call Display
    0.50 Canada to US LD
    Email & Internet 2GB Flex
    Unlimited Local Talking

    And I can get the Z10 from 149.95 99.95
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    That deal sound sick!!

    Great offer! I'm going to call in to try to get that.

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