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Did Bell Internet just increase their price by $5?

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Mar 19, 2022
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Toronto, ON

Did Bell Internet just increase their price by $5?

My bill just went up by $5. I live in Scarborough, ON and I was just paying $85 (taxes in) for the FIBE 50 plan. Now, they just increased my bill to $91. I was originally paying $70 back in 2017 and they've been increasing it ever since!

What are yall paying for your Internet plan in the GTA? And how did you get the deal?
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Mar 23, 2011
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Yes, I found this out the hard way as my bill went up also. There was a notification sent in December apparently.
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Yup, my FTTH plan also went up by $5 and this was expected since I was notified of the increase a couple of months ago.

I have no intention of going back to Rogers after having FTTH.
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Unless you continuously change company every 1-2 years or sign a new contract with them, otherwise they will increase your bill charges without notifying you...
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ccya965041 wrote: Unless you continuously change company every 1-2 years or sign a new contract with them, otherwise they will increase your bill charges without notifying you...
I LOVE Rogers very much because I only pay $70 for internet still, (500u) but to get that deal, I am bundled with 4 services, including a landline...the landline is only costing me $30 a month, including North American calling. (Canada & USA-no Mexico, lol)
So, I have Smart phone, landline, internet and grandfathered Legacy cable bundled together to get that price.
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Nov 3, 2019
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Can you tell me how is your experience with Virgin's fibe? I know they use the same network as Bell the only difference being upload times is less, but who cares about upload if you ain't content creator

I have 50/50 with Bell, but suprisingly when I do speed test I get 500/500, so I am not quite sure what's going on here, when they were setting up, the tech messed up, but then the 2nd tech had it corrected to 50/50, but afterwards it went back up to 500/500, so idk if it's worth switching over to Virigin even tho you will pay less....
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NEVER ever join/buy into B(H)ell products and services, these days.

For myself, B(H)ell is still the WORST of telecoms

Dished B(H)ell a long, long time ago as got fed-up of price increases for landline phone and internet services every 9-12 mths.

My landline with Teksavvy is more than 10 years and still paying the same rate under $30 (taxes incl) whereas I paid the same for a grandfathered Bell rotary dial phone in those days
Imagined if I did not switch, I probably see my phone bill around $40 with touch tone and caller id features each mth.

Too bad, B(H)ell discontinues the wholesale landline telephone rate for independant providers.
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Nov 17, 2009
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Ahh.. I see where they hid the notice, in the e-bill reminder e-mail. Now I know to pay closer attention.

We had FTTH installed last summer. Best service ever. 1600/1100 all day long on the 10gbe port. HH4000 works great, have it installed near the Center of the house on the main floor. Started at $75 ongoing, it’s $80 now, even if it was $150 I’d still be completely satisfied.
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I believe they are required to give written notice of pending price increases. They usually do so a couple months or more ahead of time by putting a small one time notice in a bill, usually buried somewhere where you won't notice it.
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My son (renting a condominium downtown) just signed up for Roger's FTTS (Fibre to the suite) for $49.99 500Mbps unlimited no contract for 2 years. He has to pay a service installation fee which will be credited on his bill. With no contract he can cancel at anytime however.

I have Rogers Ignite at my place and my son can take advantage of the Ignite App in his condo to stream all the TV services for free.....including recording, sports, news, all the channels. With unlimited data he is all set, and can take advantage of my netflix subscription on top of that.

I thought it was a good deal as I checked Bell and it was much more expensive for a lower tiered bandwidth offer.

My daughter has the same setup with Beanfield for her identical level of service downtown at her condo, might even be a couple bucks cheaper. She uses my Ignite App service and Netflix for free as she is 500 Mbps with unlimited bandwidth.
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