Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year

Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year.

Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the maximum usage overage fee will be increased by $20.

The move comes just seven months after Bell hit Internet and Fibe TV customers with a $3 per month increase in Ontario and between $1 and $3 per month in Quebec.

For Bell customers using all three services, the increase could amount to as much as $30 per month in one year!

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3 Responses to “Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year”
  1. Eric Bender says:

    Just received confirmation of these price increases from Bell. In addition, Bell has increased the cost for my long distance plan by another $2.00/month. Even though I can’t imagine incurring any usage overage fees, this still represents an increase of over $10 (inc. taxes) a month for four basic services. Outrageous IMHO! When did the CRTC approve this consumer hosing?

  2. Mike says:

    Because they are just too competitive now. Seriously what are they thinking. It’s their funeral.

  3. mattbg says:

    I just cancelled my Bell phone service for this reason.

    I’m not against price increases because they are necessary to keep up with inflation, especially on aging services, but it’s just too much the past couple of years.

    Of course, when I cancelled, I got three separate cancellation charges for the “long distance network”, long distance plan, AND for my Call Display service 🙂