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Unlimited data, HTC Touch land at Bell

updated 04:45 pm EST, Thu November 15, 2007

Data and HTC Touch at Bell

Bell today upended the Canadian cellular business today by launching both the HTC Touch and a special service plan to match. While the touchscreen, Windows Mobile 6 phone is similar to the Telus version with a 2-megapixel camera and EVDO with the option of a faster Revision A upgrade in the future, the new version is available with an unlimited monthly Internet access plan for $7 per month. The plan is one of the first truly unlimited plans for phones in Canada and is the least expensive available anywhere, according to Bell.

The cell provider ships the Touch with a 512MB card (versus the 1GB of the Telus bundle) and lets users pay as little as $150 for the phone with a three-year plan or $400 without a contract. The $7 plan covers only e-mail and web browsing but permits the unlimited access within Bell's main and 3G service areas. An extra 100 minutes of data is available on more remote areas, the company says. [via HowardForums]

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  1. imagine engine

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    Joined: Aug 2007


    Incorrect information

    The new value packages such as $20.00 MSF Communicate Value Pack and $7.00 MSF Unlimited Mobile Web Browser are not offered on data devices such as the HTC Touch, HTC TYTN, Motorola Q9H, Palm Treo 750, Blackberry line, etc. They are available to those using regular cellphones such as Motorola Krazer, Sony Ericsson W580i, etc. This will be announced on Feburary 5, 2008 when the packages will be made available to Rogers customers.

    In regards to Bell's similar packages such as the $7.00 Unlimited Mobile Browser and $20.00 Fun Pack the company clearly shows both on their website and through their local dealers that these are not for data devices. Any dealer or call center rep adding these packages to a data device can face reprimand from the company as well possibly cause the customer to incur high data charges. A good example of this is the Bell customer who was in the news recently for incurring over an $80,000.00 data bill from Bell due to not having the correct data plan.

  1. midtoad

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    Joined: Jul 2007


    I think YOU are mistaken

    I spoke to a Bell rep at a retail store and the $7 plan is clearly allowed on the HTC Touch... and no other PDA phone.

    As for the $80k bill, that wasn't because the person was on the wrong data plan; it was because he was tethering his phone to his laptop and downloading GBs of movies (probably prOn). Bell clearly states on their website that tethering is not allowed, but he didn't listen.

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