It is true, Bell HTC Touch with $7 unlimited data
It was hard to believe, but yes it is true. Though some stores might be clueless about this, it turns out there is an internal memo circulated (I have seen it with my own eyes at Commerce Court store) that HTC Touch is somehow classified as a phone and can use $7 unlimited mobile browser plan. What this means is you can use it for browsing and emails for $7. That's just great.
I also confirmed this with their data support team (the person I spoke to was very knowledgable and helped me out greatly, as the idiot at the store did put 412xxxyyyy as my MSID, instead of 416).
So if you go with a 3 yr contract, you can grab a new Touch with 400mhz processor and 128mb RAM for just $149 and $7 data plan. Only catch is you cannot tether it to a laptop/pc. Word of warning, afaik CDMA devices use a separate ids when they are tethered, thus Bell will know if you did it or not.
Posted 11/15/2007 3:00:00 AM @ 21:16:00 | Smartphones/Pocket PC
Really terrible news.... For Rogers' subscriber. We've just learn the fact Rogers is indeed the worst carrier out of all. Priciest, worst plans. Unbelievable. Great news for Bell subscribers, though.
Posted by Evan Hindra (email) on 11/16/2007 3:00:00 AM
Bell is hoping to lure customers before Rogers is announcing their iPhone plans, which are expected to be released in December.
I have to tell you though, $149 for a Pocket PC phone edition with very good specs and $7 data plan is sure sweet. I was paying $40 for 8 Mb before (it is my testing unit at work). Now it became my primary unit to carry along :) (I still have unlimited Fido account, but love testing new toys ;))
Posted by Sems on 11/16/2007 3:00:00 AM
I REAPEATE HTC TOUCH UNLIMITED FOR 7 $ IS NOT TRUE (THAT APPLY TO YOU TO OPENWAVE)
SOON I CAN PROVIDE A WAV CONVERSATION WITH BELL I HAVE. IT IS NOT UNLIMITED I REAPEAT IT IS NOT UNLIMITED
DONT GO ON YOUTUBE DONT GO ON HOTMAIL ETC
YOU CAN JUST GO ON LIMITED PAGE MOBILEBROWSER
Posted by mathieu (email) on 1/11/2008 3:00:00 AM
First, thanks for screaming Mathieu. Second, many bell reps are still clueless. I have the unit for 2 months and I am not charged for anything extra for any Hotmail or YouTube usage.
First of all, on a Windows Mobile device, there is no "Openwave" WAP Browser, it uses Pocket Internet Explorer. Secondly, out of the box, you cannot use You Tube, as there is no Adobe Flash support. You need third party addons for it anyways.
Finally, as long as you use the device by its own, you should not get charged for extras, this includes Hotmail, web traffic, etc. Never use it to tether your desktop/laptop and use Touch's internet connection for it. Or you'll get charged.
Posted by Sems on 1/11/2008 3:00:00 AM
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