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Why You Must Sign Up Now for Canada?s National Do Not Call List

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Now more than ever, you need to sign up for the DNCL, Canada?s National Do Not Call List. Keep reading to find out why!

Here?s the scenario: You?re sitting around the dinner table with your family and the phone rings. You?re wondering: Who?s calling me at dinnertime? Chances are, however, you already suspect the call is from a telemarketing company. Next you wonder: How did they get my phone number??

If you?re concerned about how telemarketers get your phone number, you have more reason than ever to be worried. For the first time ever, the Canadian government is selling your personal contact information, including your phone numbers, to interested marketing firms. Previously, when marketers wanted to contact you, they would buy or rent a list of information from a company that collected information on you. This list would include details such as what city or town you live in and your postal code. The good thing was that these lists typically did not contain a complete set of information.

Things have changed. Marketers no longer look to third-party list brokers for your contact information. They don?t have to! The government of Canada will gladly sell them a complete set of your information. That’s right!? The Canadian government is now in the business of selling your information! And, unlike the previous lists, the information that is now sold is even more complete. That means that, for the first time ever, thanks to the government, telemarketing companies now have access to your cell phone number.

Worried? Here?s the solution.

Step 1: Register both your landline number and cell phone number to the DNCL! It?s the only way to prevent your information from being shared. What?s more, unless you sign up for Canada?s DNCL, your contact information will automatically be included in the information that?s sold to telemarketers. If you don?t want your information shared, you need to take action and sign up for the DNCL. This will protect you from Canadian marketing firms with agents calling from within Canada.

Step 2: For more complete protection, submit both your landline number and cell phone number to the Do Not Call Registry in the United States. This will shield you from calls from American firms.
Be warned, though! Registering for Canada?s DNCL will not eliminate all telemarketing calls. Even after you?ve registered, the government allows the following organizations to still call your numbers:

??Canadian registered charities
??Political parties
??Newspapers (for subscriptions)
??Firms you have existing relationships with
??Companies you have recently purchased goods from
??Market research firms

And if you own a business, you?re out of luck. DNCL rules do not apply to telemarketing calls made to businesses.

You can protect your personal information by acting now. For instructions on how to sign up for the DNCL, please view our first video called ?Stop Telemarketers with DNCL?.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you’ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. Written by A. Thompson

Why You Need a Contract-Free Bell Cell Phone

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Was your Bell cell phone lost or stolen?? Or through regular use, was it broken?

If you?re thinking about getting your replacement phone through Bell, here?s the problem: Bell cannot offer you a discount on a replacement Bell phone while you?re in a contract. Instead, you?ll have to pay full price for phones that typically start at $200. If you wait until you have the money, you won?t have a phone to use but you will have a bill to pay. Yes, you?re obligated to pay your monthly Bell bill even if you don’t have a working phone.

Here?s the solution: Buy a contract-free Bell cell phone. If you need a phone to add to your existing Bell account, a contract-free phone can be programmed with your existing number without changing your plan or contract. You can also use a contract-free phone to activate a brand new Bell Mobility account.

Before you decide, though, consider the options. Here are three ways you can purchase your phone and some thoughts about each.

Buying directly from Bell Mobility:

– Advantages: You?ll have a wide variety of options to choose from. Also, phones from Bell are often brand new and come with a Bell warranty.

– Disadvantages: You?ll pay a lot more. Even Bell Mobility’s most basic contract-free phones start at $200.

Higher-end phones come with much higher prices.

Buying from classified websites such as Kijiji, Craigslist, or eBay?:

– Advantages: You can get a good price. You can buy without a contract. And you may find a wide selection of handsets available.

– Disadvantages: You?re taking a chance on the quality of the phone and even on whether it works. With no warranty, you?ll have little recourse when your phone stops working. Do your homework before buying a phone from a classified site. And consider picking up the phone in person (in a public place), to reduce the chances of fraud.

Buying from Cellarama.com, an online store dedicated to selling contract-free Bell Mobility cell phones:

– Advantages: You?re buying from a trusted Bell resource. All phones are sold with a warranty and refund period and are guaranteed to work. You?ll have all the upsides of buying directly from Bell at a lower cost.

Cellarama phones typically start at around $60 compared to Bell?s $200. And Cellarama has a proven track record. Now five years old, Cellarama has sold thousands of contract-free Bell phones to satisfied Bell customers.

– Disadvantages: You have a smaller range of phones to choose from. But here?s an idea: Purchase a phone from Cellarama to get you to the end of your current Bell contract then negotiate with Bell for a free phone and features when you?re ready to start your next 36-month contract.
Regardless of which option you choose, purchasing a contract-free phone from Bell Mobility is a great way to go if you need a replacement phone for your existing Bell account or want to start a new account or line with Bell.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you’ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. By A. Thompson

Programming Your Sanyo 8300 Cell Phone for Bell Mobility

Monday, April 27th, 2009


Using this short guide, we will hold your hand and walk you through the process of programming your phone number into your Sanyo 8300 Bell Mobility cell phone. Don?t worry; the process isn?t hard. In seven easy steps, you?ll have your phone programmed in no time. And you?ll save up to $25 on in-store programming fees.

So let?s get started! First, though, turn your phone on. If you are using your battery and do not have your phone plugged into your charger, check to ensure that the battery has at least two bars? worth of charge.

Step 1: Press this series of buttons on your phone: [#][#][your six-digit Lock Code][#]. The screen will display MDN SERVICE PROGRAMMING. Please note: If you do not have your Lock Code, contact Bell Mobility customer service by phone at 1-800-667-0123. Or you can watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca to find out how to get your Lock Code.

Step 2: Scroll to the EDIT option on your phone?s screen and press the [MENU/OK] key. The screen will display the current phone number (called the Mobile Directory Number or MDN).

Step 3: Enter your 10-digit cell phone number, including your area code.

Step 4: Press the [MENU/OK] key. Your screen will display the mobile station ID (MSID).

Step 5: Enter your ten-digit cell phone number again, including your area code, into the field.

Step 6: Press the [MENU/OK] key.

Step 7: Scroll to DONE on the screen and press the [MENU/OK] key. Your phone will shut down and restart by itself.

Please note: The 10-4 function defaults to off (DISABLED) when the phone is reprogrammed.? So if you use this feature, you?ll have to turn it on in the main menu.

And you?re done. You?ve just programmed your Sanyo 8300 cell phone for Bell Mobility.

Now that you?ve programmed your phone number, your phone should be ready to use, as long as it has already been activated by Bell. If you have not yet activated your phone, you can have it done in the store or, if you?re a do-it-yourselfer, you can watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca for a complete set of instructions.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you’ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. Written by A. Thompson

Programming Your Samsung A920 Cell Phone for Bell Mobility

Saturday, April 25th, 2009


Using this short guide, we will hold your hand and walk you through the process of programming your phone number into your Samsung A920 Bell Mobility cell phone.? Don?t worry; the process isn?t hard.? In nine easy steps, you?ll have your phone programmed in no time. And you?ll save up to $25 on in-store programming fees.

So, let?s get started! First, though, turn your phone on. If you are using your battery and do not have your phone plugged into your charger, check to ensure that the battery has at least two bars? worth of charge.

Step 1: Press this series of buttons on your phone: [#][#][6][7][5].

Step 2: Press the [OK] button.

Step 3: Enter the six-digit Lock Code that was provided for you by Bell Mobility. The screen will display SVC MENU. Please note: If you do not have your Lock Code, contact Bell Mobility customer service by phone at 1-800-667-0123.? Or you can watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca to find out how to get your Lock Code.

Step 4: Press [2] for EDIT.

Step 5: Enter your ten-digit cell phone number, including your area code, into the MOBILE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (MIN) field.? If there is already a number in that field, you can erase it by pressing the [BACK] key.

Step 6: Press the [OK] button.

Step 7: Press [OK] again. The screen will display the electronic serial number (ESN).

Step 8: Press the [RIGHT LAUNCH PAD] key.

Step 9: Press [3] for DONE.? Your phone will shut down and restart by itself.

And you?re done.? You?ve just programmed your Samsung A920 cell phone for Bell Mobility.

Now that you?ve programmed your phone number, your phone should be ready to use, as long as it has already been activated by Bell. If you have not yet activated your phone, you can have it done in the store or, if you?re a do-it-yourselfer, you can watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca for a complete set of instructions.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you’ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. Written by A. Thompson

Activate Your Bell Cell Phone Yourself – No Store! No Fee!

Friday, April 24th, 2009

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One problem faced by many Bell Mobility users is that they have to go into a Bell Mobility store to activate their phone. This may not be too inconvenient if you live near to a Bell Mobility store but many people do not live near to a Bell store or need to activate their phone outside of store hours like on Sunday’s or holidays. And did I mention the instore activation charge of between $15 – $25?

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Programming Your LG 5550 Cell Phone for Bell Mobility

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Using this short guide, we will hold your hand and walk you through the process of programming your phone number into your LG 5550 Bell Mobility cell phone. Don?t worry; the process isn?t hard. In ten easy steps, you?ll have your phone programmed in no time. And you?ll save up to $25 on in-store programming fees.

So let?s get started! First, though, turn your phone on. If you?re using your battery and do not have your phone plugged into your charger, check to ensure that the battery has at least two bars? worth of charge.

Step 1: Press this series of buttons on your phone: [#][#][7][7][6][4][7][2][6]. Press the [SAVE] button.

Step 2: Enter the six-digit Lock Code that was provided for you by Bell Mobility. Your electronic serial number (ESN) will be displayed.? Please note: If you do not have your Lock Code, contact Bell Mobility customer service by phone at 1-800-667-0123. Or you can watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca to find out how to get your Lock Code.?

Step 3: Press the [OK] button. The NAM1 CDMA DIRECTORY # screen will be displayed.? On this screen, you will see the existing phone number.?

Step 4: Enter your ten-digit cell phone number, including your area code, into the field.?

Step 5: Press the [OK] button. The NAM1 MOBILE PHONE # screen will be displayed.?

Step 6: Enter your ten-digit cell phone number again, including your area code, into the field.?

Step 7: Press the [OK] button. The NAM1 HOME SID screen will be displayed.?

Step 8: Press the [OK] button to continue. The NAM1 NAME screen will be displayed.?

Step 9: Press the [OK] button again to continue. The BASIC COMPLETED screen will be displayed.?

Step 10: Press the [EXIT] button to finish. Your phone will shut down and restart by itself.

And you?re done. You?ve just programmed your LG 5550 cell phone for Bell Mobility.?

Now that you?ve programmed your phone number, your phone should be ready to use, as long as it has already been activated by Bell. If you have not yet activated your phone, you can have it done in the store or, if you?re a do-it-yourselfer, you can watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca for a complete set of instructions.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you’ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. Written by A. Thompson

Programming Your BlackBerry? 7250 PDA for Bell Mobility

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Using this short guide, we will hold your hand and walk you through the process of programming your phone number into your Blackberry 7250 PDA for Bell Mobility. Don?t worry; the process isn?t hard. In ten easy steps, you?ll have your phone programmed in no time. ?And you?ll save up to $25 on in-store programming fees.

So, let?s get started!

Step 1: From the main menu, press [#][#] and then your six-digit Lock Code. If you do not have your Lock Code, you can contact Bell Mobility customer service by phone at 1-800-667-0123. Or you can watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell at bell.ca to find out how to get your Lock Code.

Step 2: Press in the track wheel (at the side of the BlackBerry). The CDMA SERVICE PROGRAM EDIT SCREEN will appear.

Step 3: In the Mobile Directory #, go to the end of the existing phone number. ?Click the [DEL] button to remove the existing number.

Step 4: Enter in your ten-digit cell phone number, including the area code.

Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the programming screen. Enter your SIP User ID where you see the e-mail address. Enter your SIP User ID in the form yournumber@blackberry.1x.bell.ca.?

Step 6: Enter your SIP PW (password). Your SIP PW is your electronic serial number. This can be found by removing your battery. Please note: The characters for the SIP PW must be in capital letters.

Step 7: Press the track wheel on the side of your BlackBerry to see the menu in the top right corner.

Step 8: Highlight the SAVE option and press in the track wheel to select it. You will see the message WRITE SUCCESSFUL. RESETTING DEVICE appear briefly and then your BlackBerry 7250 will shut down. It will restart on its own.

Step 9: Once the initialization is complete, confirm that the mobile number is correct.?

Step 10: Repeat steps 1 and 2 and check that the number shown in the MY NUMBER field is your cell phone number.

And you?re done. You?ve just programmed your BlackBerry 7250 phone for Bell Mobility.?

Now that you?ve programmed your phone number, your phone should be ready to use, as long as it has already been activated by Bell. ?If you have not yet activated your phone, you can have it done in the store or, if you?re a do-it-yourselfer, you can watch our video on Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca for a complete set of instructions.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you?ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. Written by A. Thompson

Stop Telemarketers with National Do Not Call List

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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Whenever I would call my dad at home he?d hardly ever answer. This was because his phone would ring off the hook all day. The caller ID would often read, ?Unavailable.? Telemarketers would harass the poor guy all day. You would think buying a cell phone would be the best option, wouldn?t you? Guess again ? telemarketers have reached the cellular world too. The good news is that there is a ?National Do Not Call List? that tells these intrusive callers you are just not interested.

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5 Things You Must Check Before Buying A Used Bell Cell Phone on Classified Sites

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

You can find replacement or used Bell Mobility cell phones at many locations online including the many classified ad sites. ?This article will discuss why you must be very careful using classified ad sites to find your next used Bell Mobility cell phone. Also you will find a list of 5 things you can do to increase your chances of finding a good deal.?

If you?re thinking of buying a phone through a classified website such as kijijiTM, craigslist, or eBay?, be forewarned. Despite the ?good deal? you might think you?re getting, there are dangers to watch out for. Here are some of them:

? Many phones are sold by people you shouldn?t put your trust in.

? Most phones do not come with warranties or guarantees or even the option to return them for a refund.

? Most phones are sold ?as is? and on ?final sale?. You take what you get.

? When your phone arrives, you may find it has signal reception problems, bad batteries, or missing accessories. In addition, it may be a stolen phone or there may be hygiene issues to deal with.

? Once you send your money, you may be out of luck if the phone doesn?t work as promised. Even if you?re careful and do your research before you buy, you may have little recourse when the phone doesn?t work.?

If you do find a Bell cell phone you like on a classified site, though, consider picking it up from the seller in person. If you can arrange for a safe exchange?in a public place with other people around?meeting the seller in person reduces the potential for fraud.

Once you receive your phone, look it over it carefully while the seller is there. And make sure you take these steps:

? Inspect the phone to determine what kind of condition it?s in. Make sure it matches the description you were given.

? Test all the buttons, keys, and trackballs or trackwheels to ensure they work properly and are not loose.

? Make a test call. For Bell phones, dial *611 or *2355. If the phone works, you will reach the Bell automated reply. While on the Bell test call, test the speakerphone functionality.

? Test features such as the camera and video.

? Make sure it can be activated with Bell. ?Before you buy, get the 11-digit ESN number of the phone and contact Bell Mobility. Bell can confirm that the phone you are buying is actually a Bell phone, and if the phone has been reported lost or stolen. ?This will save you from possible activation problems later.

But before you buy, consider the best idea of all. Don?t get your phone from a classified site. Get it from Cellarama!

At Cellarama.com, you can purchase a contract-free cell phone for the Bell network that?s new, used, or refurbished. There are Contract-free Bell phones can be used on your existing Bell Mobility account without changing your plan or adding a contract. In addition, you can activate these phones on a brand new account. Every phone is cleared by Bell, ensuring you the easiest and fastest activation process. ?And Cellarama phones come with a warranty, a return policy and are guaranteed to work.

Buy your contract-free replacement phone from Cellarama. It?s guaranteed. No hassles, no trust issues, no worries.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you?ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. Written by A. Thompson

Which Phones Will Work On Bell Mobility? The Top 4 Ways To Identify a Bell Cell Phone

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Are you curious if a certain phone will work on Bell Mobility? ?In this short article, you will learn why it is important to know if a phone will work on Bell before you purchase it. ?You will also learn how to identify a Bell phone.

Unlike other Canadian cellular carriers like Rogers and Fido, Bell Mobility will not allow any phone to be activated on their network. ?Bell Mobility only activates phones that are originally purchased by Bell from the manufacturer. ?How does Bell accomplish this? ?I?m glad you asked? Every CDMA cell phone comes with an ESN (electronic serial number), this number uniquely identifies every phone produced by the manufacturer. ?

When Bell purchases new phones they store each individual ESN to a database called the ESN Database, and whenever someone takes a phone to Bell to be activated, Bell checks their ESN Database to make sure the ESN is in there. ?If your phone?s ESN does not have a matching ESN in Bell?s database, your phone will not be activated.

Cell phone manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola and others rarely make a cell phone model for a specific mobile carrier, so the same phone model can be found on many different mobile carriers. ?Often Bell will sell the same phone models as Sprint and Verizon in the US. ?But even identical cell phone models sold by Sprint and Verizon will cannot be activated by Bell. ? When looking for replacement Bell Mobility cell phone (new, used, or refurbished) it is important to know that the phone you are considering is indeed a Bell phone.

Here are the top 4 ways to identify a Bell cellular phone:

  1. Bell spends money to brand their phones. ?Most phones will have a Bell logo stamped somewhere on the phone?s housing. ?If you find the Bell logo on a cellular phone, there is a very good chance that the phone is a Bell phone.
  2. The second way to identify a Bell Mobility cell phone is in the start-up software. ?Just like when you turn on your PC, you will see the Microsoft logo on your monitor during the computer start-up most Bell phones will display the Bell logo during the phone?s start-up.
  3. Another way to know if your phone is a Bell phone is to see if the phone you are interested in is on the list of phones that Bell has released. ?This is an effective way to eliminate phones that cannot be activated on Bell Mobility because if a certain model was not released by Bell, then there is almost no way that the phone is from Bell. ?For example, up until the date this article was written Bell has never released a phone by manufacturer Sony-Ericsson, so any Sony-Ericsson phone is definitely not a Bell unit. ?This list is extensive and is accurate through the time this article is written.
  4. The most effective way to determine if the phone you are considering is a Bell phone and can be activated on the Bell network is to locate the ESN, or ask the seller for the electronic serial number on the phone. ?Then contact your local Bell store (or Bell Mobility Customer Service), give the representative the ESN, and they can let you know if the phone can be activated.

Follow these simple instructions and you can be sure that the cellular phone you are considering is actually a Bell cellular phone and can be activated by Bell Mobility.

And if you liked this article you can find more articles and videos for Bell Mobility users at http://cellarama.com/articles/ – At http://cellarama.com you’ll also find great contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility. Written by A. Thompson

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