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Bell Canada / long distance phone charges

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Review updated:
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Phone: 310-BELL

Attention all long distance phone users:

Please check your phone bill to see if you are paying exorbitant long distance phone charges. I recently uncovered the fact that my elderly in-laws were paying approximately $100 per month in long distance charges for calls that were made in ontario only. They were on bell's old first rate plan whereby long distance savings only kicked in after 6:00 p. M. And on weekends. Unfortunately, due to several illnesses in the family, my in-laws had to make calls prior to 6:00 p. M., which is why their bill was so high every month. Bell now has a new plan, which costs $14.95 per month for unlimited 24/7 calling in ontario. They also have another plan, which covers canada and the u. S. For only $19.95 per month.in addition, there is a monthly activation fee (Under $5.00) per month for either plan. This savings alone is huge for my in-laws, especially since they are on a fixed income.

Please check with your elderly parents, aunts and uncles etc. To make sure they are not paying too much for their long distance phone charges. Bell won't call them to explain the new plans, they have to call bell and make the change. We need to protect and respect our elders, so please pass this message on.


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  14th of Dec, 2009
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I think Bell Canada deliberately structures their plans to maximize their profits. When they do their telephone soliciting to change plans, they fail to make actual costs to many locations transparent. Even their bills sometimes fail to reflect per minute rates, when at times the per minute rate exceeds $2.00 per minute for overseas calls. In the absense of easy to contact bell personal who have the authority to resolve these types of issues easily, I recommend a long distant company like Yak a Lot that charges no monthly fees (Bell charges a monthly rate that varies according to the chosen plan), and makes call rates completely transparent. http://www.yak.ca/product/yak-long-distance/great-rates I'd suggest you programme your parent's phone handsets with the access code so they can pay 24/7 rates to the US and Canada of .3.5 cents.

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