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Bell 5G SIM card

I received this in the mail, not sure what to do with it. Sell it online? I'm with Rogers for my cell company but with Bell for Fibe TV and internet.

Anyone else get this?
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Simcard are not 5G or 4g, they are only simcard. That's another Bell scam.
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yes, my parents also got this.

Bell is mailing out free LTE Bell sim cards (multi-sim) to all Bell Internet customers with the below promo:

$65/month
BYOD
Unlimited Cdn talk & text
20Gb LTE data (after 20Gb, gets throttled down up to 512Kbps)
One-time $40 activation fee
Must activate sim by Sept 3, 2020

Price remains $65/month as long as you have Bell Internet

FS: Nothing at the moment
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and forget about selling it online - you can get free Bell sim cards (forgot the website) and $1 Bell sim cards off fleabay
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FS: Nothing at the moment
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elgros4 wrote: Simcard are not 5G or 4g, they are only simcard. That's another Bell scam.
This is not true in the slightest. Bell offers 5G SA (stand alone) capable SIM cards. Today, the network is not SA, but NSA (non-standalone) meaning you use the LTE network to register and perform all control functions (sms, ims, etc). You can still access the 5G network today with an LTE capable SIM. In the distant future this won't be the case.
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ji2o0k wrote: yes, my parents also got this.

Bell is mailing out free LTE Bell sim cards (multi-sim) to all Bell Internet customers with the below promo:

$65/month
BYOD
Unlimited Cdn talk & text
20Gb LTE data (after 20Gb, gets throttled down up to 512Kbps)
One-time $40 activation fee
Must activate sim by Sept 3, 2020

Price remains $65/month as long as you have Bell Internet
So Telus and Rogers offer this frequently and the Rogers plan is actually much better, in the fact that is does NOT cut off your ability to use your hotspot. Bell / Telus cut you off and you can't even use it (by WiFi, USB or Bluetooth - which is disabled by Canadian carriers for some reason).
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expresspotato wrote: So Telus and Rogers offer this frequently and the Rogers plan is actually much better, in the fact that is does NOT cut off your ability to use your hotspot. Bell / Telus cut you off and you can't even use it (by WiFi, USB or Bluetooth - which is disabled by Canadian carriers for some reason).
Just to clarify, what do you mean by Bell \ Telus cut off your ability to hotspot?

I was previously on Virgin Mobile (aka Bell) and now on Telus and haven't been cutoff using my hotspot. I have 20Gb of data with Telus and haven't been cutoff from hotspotting.

FS: Nothing at the moment
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ji2o0k wrote: Just to clarify, what do you mean by Bell \ Telus cut off your ability to hotspot?

I was previously on Virgin Mobile (aka Bell) and now on Telus and haven't been cutoff using my hotspot. I have 20Gb of data with Telus and haven't been cutoff from hotspotting.
I have Bell as well and have never been denied using my phone to hotspot.
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Yah I had Telus before and they never stopped me from hotspotting. One time I hotspot like 12GB and no issues or throttling.
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expresspotato wrote: This is not true in the slightest. Bell offers 5G SA (stand alone) capable SIM cards. Today, the network is not SA, but NSA (non-standalone) meaning you use the LTE network to register and perform all control functions (sms, ims, etc). You can still access the 5G network today with an LTE capable SIM. In the distant future this won't be the case.
I have missed a devellopment, thanks.
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ji2o0k wrote: Just to clarify, what do you mean by Bell \ Telus cut off your ability to hotspot?

I was previously on Virgin Mobile (aka Bell) and now on Telus and haven't been cutoff using my hotspot. I have 20Gb of data with Telus and haven't been cutoff from hotspotting.
If you have WiFi hotspot on and you hit your 10GB / 20 GB / 50 GB cap, your hotspot will cease to function. If yours is still working on Telus (or Bell for that matter) its an error or omission.

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