Bell today released the "Turbo Hub," a wireless device which allows up to 15 people to connect to the internet via Bell Mobility's HSPA+ mobile network.

Once users are connected to the Turbo Hub via Ethernet ports or WiFi, they can access the Internet at at speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. Voice access is also available through the device for an additional cost.

Bell says the Turbo Hub is an ideal solution for rural and remote communities not already served by wireline broadband. To use, just plug the Hub into a power outlet anywhere in Bell's wireless coverage area and then connect your computer to the hub via one of the four available Ethernet ports located on the back of the Hub or via Wifi.



Pricing and Availability

The Turbo Hub is now available for $434 ($399 plus $35 activation fee) with discounts for signing up to a multi-year plan. Bell is offering three monthly rate plans based on monthly data usage: $40 for 3 GB of data; $50 for 5GB of data; and $60 for 10GB. Data usage over 10GB is billed out at 1.5 cents per megabyte ($15 per GB).

For an additional $20 per month, clients can add unlimited local voice service (requires corded landline phone) or $40 per month for unlimited Canada-wide calling.

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