- 06-07-2012, 07:08 PM #5
Bell is NOT charging for Bridging.
In fact, whatever type of plan you have, they include tethering up to your data limit*
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- 06-07-2012, 08:56 PM #6
Seeing more of these "insert carrier" is charging for bridge. I also hear tether wifi hotspot etc is free on most plans in Canada so why would they charge for bridge?Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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According to the Bell rep my current data plan from 2010 did not include tethering. Now all tablet era phone data plans include tethering automatically, so people with newer plans may not experience the same problem I am. I was quoted an additional $7 a month rectify the problem. That would increase my data from 2 gigs to 6 gigs and include tethering. I don't need the extra data so the extra cost is really disappointing.
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06-07-2012, 11:38 PM #10
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I have a grandfathered unlimited blackberry data plan with Bell ($55 a month) and I have no problem with bridging, however they do charge extra when I tether. I found that out the hard way when I first got my PB. First month I was tethered all the time, but on my first bill I was shocked to see it double. When I spoke with a rep I'm told that my unlimited data doesn't cover tethering because your getting data through your phone vs on the phone when bridged. If you ask me that BS and a way to get me off the unlimited plan, they can offer a 6G plan for both with additional charges of course.Hater of all things APPLE.... Innovation, really? iphone = itouch with a phone, ipad = bigger itouch... give me a break!
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06-08-2012, 10:00 AM #11
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I hate to sound especially dull, but how would Bell or any other carrier really know if you were tethered other then your data use would jump? I haven't noticed any extra charges with Bell, but then I'm not on an "unlimited" plan either. Must be a ploy to get rid of it for a more lucrative "so much a gig plan".
- 06-10-2012, 10:13 AM #15
I'm with Bell, as is our entire cdn operations. I am fully updated, as are others and no issues with bridge at all. Sounds like you spoke to a sales representative that is simply incorrect. I would call back and have your old plan but back in place. The sales rep may also taken advantage of your situation to boost their numbers by getting a customer upgrade.
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