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Managing Your Roaming Charges

Data usage on your Bell MTS Wireless device while roaming outside of Manitoba or Canada could mean additional charges. Data is defined as any activity that relies on Internet access – this includes, for example:

  • Mobile Web activity.
  • Third party messaging services (e.g., BlackBerry Messenger, Whatsapp, Google Talk).
  • Social networking (e.g., Facebook).
  • Picture or video messaging.
  • Downloads (e.g., ringtones, screen savers, games, streaming media).

To avoid excessive data roaming charges while travelling, try the following:

  • Minimize time spent browsing the web.
  • Use Wi-Fi connections wherever possible.
  • Limit number of media messages sent and downloaded.

When using data in Canada, you will be charged at the rate specified in your wireless data rate plan. You will be notified via text message when approaching $50 of wireless data overages. Consent to exceed $50 of wireless data will be required if you wish to continue using data in Canada, in which case you are expressly and knowingly consenting to pay the additional charges (taxes extra) associated with continued data use at overage rates defined in your rate plan.

When travelling outside of Canada and data roaming is turned on, you will be presented with options to purchase Data Passes when starting a data session. You will not be able to use data unless you have purchased one of these passes or are using Wi-Fi. You can review our Data Passes on our Travel add-ons page. If you do not want to use data, you can choose to not purchase a Data Pass or you can turn off your roaming data.

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