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3Gbps Home Internet for $45 or $50/month (Existing 1.5Gbps for $49.95/month plan required)

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[Bell] 3Gbps Home Internet for $45 or $50/month (Existing 1.5Gbps for $49.95/month plan required)

Bell is currently offering the 3Gbps plan on their website for a base price of $135. With the discounts from the $49.95 deal from earlier this month, the total is $50/month or $45/month if you have an existing $5/month additional discount like I do. This price will not increase in December, unlike the 1.5Gbps which will increase by $5.

To get this discount, I called 1-866-310-2355 and asked if I could switch over to this plan and keep my existing discounts. The rep processed the order and also confirmed that the price would not increase in December. The plan is 3Gbps but I am currently getting 5Gbps.

I'm located in North York and my friend in downtown was also able to get it for $45. He said the 8Gbps (downtown only plan) would come out to $60/month with the existing discounts as well.
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Edit: They said the 5/5gb speed was a mistake and put me on 3/3.
Last edited by InfiniteCuriosity on Sep 29th, 2022 9:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Thread Summary
Update: Price will increase by $5 in December for all plans. Call/chat once the price increase appears on your bill in Dec. and ask them for a $5 monthly credit to cover it.

Offers
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  • Conditions
    * No contract
    * Requires existing 1.5Gbps for $49.95 home internet plan
    * Includes new Giga Hub modem with Wifi 6E (ask for it during call/chat)
    * Price may vary by location
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  • 1.5Gbps for $40 per month
    * Ask to switch to the current base price of $125 for the 1.5Gbps plan. Some reps may not know they can do this or may refuse. You might need to try a few times.
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  • 3Gbps for $45-50 per month
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  • 8Gbps for $60 per month
    * Downtown Toronto only

Call 1-866-310-2355 or live chat on https://bell.ca and ask to switch to the 3Gbps plan while keeping your existing discounts.
Final price may vary by region.


  • Usage Tips:
    * Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet connection recommended for best performance
    * 2.5Gb or 5Gb Ethernet controller required to take full advantage of the speed
    * If you have 2.5Gb or 5Gb capable hardware, plug it into the 10Gb port (far right) as the other ports are limited to 1Gb
    * Some people have reported wifi signal issues on the giga hub and others have said their signal improved. Try the giga hub and switch back to HH4000 if it doesn’t work for you

Hardware
  • 2.5Gb USB to Ethernet adapter recommendations (ordered by lowest to highest price)
    * Plugable USBC-E2500 (plastic case, others are metal)
    * Sabrent NT-S25G
    * UGREEN 70446
    * Startech US2GC30/US2GA30 (I have the US2GC30)

I don’t recommend USB to 5Gb adapters due to reports of overheating and driver issues as well as cost. If anyone uses a desktop and has some pcie adapter recommendations please quote me in a comment and I’ll make a list.

  • Wi-Fi Adapter recommendations
    * Intel AX210 (M.2, Wi-Fi 6E)
    * Intel AX200 (M.2, Wi-Fi 6)
    * Asus PCE-AXE58BT (PCIE x1, Wi-Fi 6E)
    * Asus PCE-AX58BT (PCIE x1, Wi-Fi 6) (I have this one)
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[OP]
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You can also ask for the new Giga Hub modem if you have any devices that make use of Wi-Fi 6E.

The Giga Hub has blue LED buttons that cannot be turned off unlike the dim white of the HH4000.

Comment with modem pics:
VolodymyrS43417 wrote: Got today already a new Giga Hub modem. That was FAST delivery! It has the same form factor and design, the only one visual deference is Giga label on the front:
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Unless you're getting a 50$ prepaid card every month, the 45$/month they show is just bad marketing and very misleading, This is a perfect example of why I would never trust a Bell "promo".
[OP]
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The $50/month discount is actually a permanent discount that is separate from the GC. The $50 prepaid card was from the previous $49.95 promo. It's supposed to line up with the $0.00/month but I don't know why the website lines it up like this.
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Unless you have 2.5gig Ethernet ports, the bump won't mean anything in real world performance.
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That is correct. My laptop is currently maxing out its gigabit interface. I got this plan for the new Giga Hub and no price increase in December. They wanted to charge me $7/month to upgrade to giga hub if I kept my old plan.
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InfiniteCuriosity wrote: Bell is currently offering the 3Gbps plan on their website for a base price of $135.
Bell appears to have reduced prices for Ottawa. The 3Gbps plan appears to show a base price of $115. Plus a promo of $35/for 2 years for $80/month.

Since I currently have the $49.99 1.5Gbps plan ($50 + $35 discounts) does this mean I could get the 3gbs plan for $30/month if they switch me over while keeping my current discounts?

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Mississauga
So.. I'm not on a49.99 deal but

I am paying 74.99 for gigabit. My account has a 50 dollar credit being applied till next May.

Does this essentially mean I can maintain the discount on my account and change the Internet package?

Current plan is 1gbps 124.99-50

3gbps plan would-be 135.99-15-50? (It's 120 in my area with a 15 dollar discount on the site right now).

This is my first time with bell so not sure how plan swaps work.
[OP]
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Oct 11, 2018
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You can maintain the $50/month credit but you can't get the $15/month since that is for new customers.
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does it mean that you can switch to this one but your credits for the $49.95 1.5GB remain hence you will pay the same? I see $120 for 3.5GB with the discount of the 1.5 GB then it will be $35. 8GB is $135
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I am seeing $100 a month for 3 gbps.... but if I am a new customer who didn't sign up and get the $50 promo, am I SOL?
[OP]
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You could try calling in and asking but I don't know if you'll be able to get it.
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Why are we being charged $140 for our plan when the website says $125?? Can I switch to the 3gbps and then back to 1.5 to get it at $125?

I'm nervous about switching tough... If they increase the price of the 3gbps plan I'd be screwed... Not like I'll ever use that much bandwidth.
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I can confirm to that those who got the Costco deal for $49.99 (1.5 Gbps), the price is increasing another $5 on December 15th.
If you switch now, what happens to the $150 Costco card you're supposed to get on the 4th month?
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shroud27 wrote: Why are we being charged $140 for our plan when the website says $125?? Can I switch to the 3gbps and then back to 1.5 to get it at $125?

I'm nervous about switching tough... If they increase the price of the 3gbps plan I'd be screwed... Not like I'll ever use that much bandwidth.
They dropped the prices recently. I'm not sure if switching like that would work, never tried it before. I've been told 3Gbps won't increase in price this year but idk about next year
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Maplecountry wrote: I can confirm to that those who got the Costco deal for $49.99 (1.5 Gbps), the price is increasing another $5 on December 15th.
If you switch now, what happens to the $150 Costco card you're supposed to get on the 4th month?
I don't know about the Costco card, my gift card offer was from bell themselves and it's still on my account. I'm. not sure if Costco is any different.
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Canadianmist wrote: Unless you're getting a 50$ prepaid card every month, the 45$/month they show is just bad marketing and very misleading, This is a perfect example of why I would never trust a Bell "promo".
Even if you get the 50$ prepaid card, they'll jack up their "base price". Won't change anything.
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