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]