MONTREAL, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today launched Travel Data Passes for mobile roaming, a convenient and easy to use option that lets customers eliminate overage charges, track real-time data usage and easily add data passes on the go if needed. Bell also today announced further data roaming price reductions to more top international destinations.
"Bell is committed to ensuring international roaming is affordable and worry-free for our mobile customers. With real-time usage updates, Travel Data Passes make it easy to buy and manage the data you need no matter where you may roam," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Chief Brand Officer at Bell. "Bell continues to work with international telecom suppliers to cut the cost of roaming to the places worldwide that Canadians travel to the most. We started with the United States and Caribbean sun destinations earlier this year, and we're pleased to extend data roaming price reductions to Europe, Mexico, China and other major international destinations today."
Convenient Travel Data Passes
Bell mobile customers can purchase Travel Data Passes before or during travel using their mobile self-serve app. Those that haven't purchased a Travel Data Pass when using their phone internationally will automatically receive notification via free text message advising how to easily buy a pass.
Mobile customers can check data usage in real time and are updated at 80% and 100% of their data consumption when roaming. Customers who don't purchase a Travel Data Pass and continue to roam will be notified when they've used $25 of data and will have data service suspended when they reach $100.
Reduced data roaming rates for Europe, Mexico, China, Australia and more
Bell has reduced data roaming charges for countries in Zone 1, which includes the UK, France, Italy, Germany and most other European countries; Mexico; China; Turkey; Australia and New Zealand; and other worldwide destinations. For $30, a Zone 1 Travel Data Pass includes 50 Megabytes of Internet and other data access - compared to the previous price of $75 for 100 MB - and a reduction in the per-MB overage rate to 60 cents from 75 cents.
For more information about Travel Data Passes and other roaming services, for more than 200 countries, please visit Bell.ca/Travel.
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