Bell cuts U.S. roaming rates

Bell said Monday that due to customer demand, it will cut the prices of its most popular plans for United States mobile data, voice and text roaming by 50%.  

Effective today, the cost for its 30-day travel bundle will drop from $50 to $25 for a specified amount of calls, text and data, while the add-on package for heavy users will cost $20, down from $40.

“During the summer, Canadians told the federal government that they support wireless competition and strongly believe the wireless rules should be the same for all carriers, Canadian or international”, said Bell Mobility president Wade Oosterman, in the announcement.  “But Canadians also told us that they want to use their smartphones a lot when they travel, and they want the price to come down. We heard you and today Bell is cutting in half the cost of mobile roaming where Canadians travel the most: the USA.”

Bell hinted that it may also cut roaming fees for other countries as well, pledging to renegotiate its agreements with its other international telecom suppliers.

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