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Bell MTS Wireless Network Charge

The Bell MTS Wireless Network Charge is an additional charge on top of your fixed monthly access fee (the basic monthly cost of your calling plan). The charge helps us to offset the installation, maintenance and upgrades to our wireless network. It also covers costs the company incurs associated with interconnection arrangements; licensing fees associated with transmitter sites; and amounts related to federal, provincial, and/or municipal mandates. These mandates refer to programs and requirements such as 911 fees, Message Relay Service, Wireless Number Portability and spectrum acquisition.

How much is the Wireless Network Charge?

The Wireless Network Charge is $3.50/mth.

Is the Wireless Network Charge mandated and collected on behalf of the government?

No. The Wireless Network Charge is not required by nor collected on behalf of the government.

Does the new Wireless Network Charge apply to all of your wireless plans?

No. The new charge will be applied to a selection of our promotional wireless plans. These new plans will only be available to new activations and upgrades. Existing customers will continue to pay the System Access Fee and E911.

Can existing customers migrate to these new wireless calling plans?

Existing customers whose terms have not yet ended cannot migrate to our new selection of wireless calling plans.

Customers whose terms have ended and who are now on a month to month contract can upgrade their hardware and migrate to these new wireless calling plans.

Why has Bell MTS decided to introduce this new fee and what happened to your System Access Fee?

Bell MTS has made this change to its wireless calling plans on behalf of you, our valued customer. We have changed the structure of our wireless calling plans to ensure that we remain competitive. This new charge will be used to help us offset the costs associated with installing, maintaining and upgrading our trusted and reliable wireless network. It will also help us to cover costs that the company incurs associated with interconnection arrangements; licensing fees associated with transmitter sites; and amounts related to federal, provincial, and/or municipal mandates.

Does Bell MTS still charge the System Access Fee and a separate fee for E911?

Yes. Existing customers subscribing to plans that are not included in the new promotional wireless plan line-up will continue to pay the System Access Fee and E911. The new promotional plans with the Wireless Network Charge will only be available to new activations and upgrades.

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