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Bell Mobility Boxing Week @ Cellarama in January

Sunday, December 27th, 2009
Bell Mobility Cell Phone Boxing Week Sale starts Friday

Bell Mobility Cell Phone Boxing Week Sale starts Friday

Hi,

It’s Alvin, your inventory manager at Cellarama.com

I hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday season.

Many of you have been asking for details on our annual Bell Mobility Boxing Week sales.

So here they are:

When: (Updated) Boxing Week sales for Cellarama will begin Friday January 15th 2010 at 12pm EST. The sales will continue for 2 weeks or while quantities last. Keep reading…

New Phones “Just for You” this Christmas!

Saturday, December 19th, 2009
Cell Phones for Christmas at Cellarama

Cell Phones for Christmas at Cellarama

Hi, It’s Alvin – your inventory manager at Cellarama.com

It’s the holiday season and cellular phones and accessories always make great gifts. So, I’ve been working hard to add some additional Bell Mobility phones to our cell phone line up just for you.

I am happy to announce that I have acquired a limited number of the following Bell cell phones.

1. BlackBerry Pearl 8130 for Bell Mobility

2. Samsung U740 “Double flip” for Bell Mobility

Keep reading…

How to Program Your Bell Mobility BlackBerry Pearl 8130

Saturday, December 19th, 2009
Programming your BlackBerry Pearl 8130

Programming your BlackBerry Pearl 8130

Using this short guide, we will walk you through the process of programming your phone number into your Blackberry Pearl 8130 for Bell Mobility. Don’t worry; the process isn’t hard. In eight 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: Turn on your phone and press Keep reading…

Urban users of Bell Mobility GSM / HSPA+ phones find Black Holes (in service areas)!

Friday, December 18th, 2009
Bell Mobility GSM Users Encounter Local Area's with No Service

Bell Mobility GSM Users Encounter Local Area

Urban users of Bell Mobility GSM / HSPA+ phones find Black Holes (in service areas)!

It sucks, to buy a new cell phone and not be able to use it anywhere you want.

This is a problem that many new users of Bell Mobility’s GSM (HSPA+) phones are currently experiencing. Although most users of Bell’s GSM phones (like the iPhone) get superb service in their home service areas, many users lose their service when they leave their local area.

Why? Keep reading…

Christmas 2009 Shipping Dates and Warranty-Return Policy

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Cellarama Holiday Delivery Dates and Policys

Cellarama Holiday Delivery Dates and Policys

Christmas 2009 Shipping Dates and Warranty/Return Policy

Last dates to order to guarantee Christmas delivery

  1. Ontario and Quebec (Tuesday, December 22nd by noon EST)

    Most orders to Ontario and Quebec are received within 2 business days. Due to normal holiday shipping volumes we would recommend ordering on/or before Monday December 21st by noon EST just to be safe. For some very remote locations a 3rd day may be needed. Keep reading…

Activing and Programming your Bell Mobility Cell Phone

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Activating and programming your Bell Cell Phone

Activating and programming your Bell Cell Phone

There are two ways to activate your Bell Mobility cellular phone.

The first, and most common, option is take your phone into your local Bell store and have a Bell rep do it for you. This is a great option if you live near a Bell store, and if you like paying the in-store programming fee (between $15 and $25)!
Keep reading…

Bell Mobility In the News (Week ending Dec 11th)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

1. Rogers Wireless loses bid to keep ‘most reliable network’ claim

Rogers Communciations lost it’s court bid to continue using its advertising claim “most reliable” mobile network on December 4th, when the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a previous court decision that ruled that Rogers Wireless could not use their popular claim.

2. Bell Mobility Makes The Samsung OMNIA II Official Olympic Phone

A long-standing tradition for Bell Mobility in Olympic years is to select one Samsung phone as it’s official Olympic Phone. Well, for Vancouver 2010, the Samsung Omnia II will be honoured as Bell Mobility’s official Olympic phone.

3. Bell Mobility to Offer Nokia N97 in Canada

In past years it was Rogers singing the launch of new high-end phones just in time for the holidays. With the Launch of their new HSPA GSM network (and some overtime put in by Bell’s handset acquisition department), Bell Mobility has been busy announcing one exciting new phone after another. The announcement of the high-end smartphone, Nokia N97, is expected to be one of the highly anticipated launches this month.

4. Bell Mobility to get both Blackberry 8530 and 9550 in coming weeks …

In the rumour mill, Bell Mobility to launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530 and the BlackBerry Storm 2 (9550) by December 31. The Curve 8530 is a long awaited, lower-end BlackBerry for sale at a contract-free price around $400!

5. Bell Mobility Launches Android-Based Samsung Galaxy

We talked about this phone possible coming to Bell soon… Well this week Bell announced it’s first official phone operated by Google’s free Android operating system, expect to see it in a store near you this week!

And if you liked this article you can find another summary of “Bell Mobility In the News” next week 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

How to Program Your Bell Mobility BlackBerry® Storm 9530

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Using this short guide, we will walk you through the process of programming your phone number into your Blackberry Storm 9530 for Bell Mobility. Don’t worry; the process isn’t difficult. 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! Keep reading…

Some Bell Mobility GSM Users Left without a Signal (Bell HSPA+ Network)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Bell Mobility GSM Users Go Without Mobile Serice Across Large Areas of Canada

Bell Mobility GSM Users Go Without Mobile Serice Across Large Areas of Canada

Bell Mobility users have been eating up new HSPA devices like the iPhone and BlackBerry® BoldTM. But many of Bell’s HSPA early adopters are encountering some significant problems.

One major problem is that Bell’s network does not mirror its existing network coverage. Currently, there are large areas of Canada where users of Bell iPhones and other new Bell Mobility GSM devices will be without network service, even though other Bell devices (non-HSPA) would work.

For Bell, which currently operates three different wireless networks, this issue is not new. At present, Bell users across Canada connect to Bell through their 1xRTT network (first-generation) or EVDO (second-generation) networks. In markets with higher populations, both networks are available on top of each other. In more rural areas, however, only the 1xRTT network is available. This network issue poses no problem for Bell’s existing CDMA users because both the older 1x phones and the newer EVDO phones both have one common denominator: both operate on Bell’s slower 1x network.

But users of today’s HSPA phones do not have the luxury of defaulting to Bell’s 1x standard. So when an iPhone user leaves Bell’s HSPA network, his shiny new iPhone turns into a very attractive paperweight.

So beware: if you are planning to drive across the country with your Bell HSPA device to take in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, expect no phone usage throughout rural Ontario, in 99% of Manitoba, and in all of Saskatchewan. This could mean days and days with no cellular service.

Interesting… The new HSPA devices now allow Bell users to use their phones in over 200 countries worldwide. At home, however, many could experience service issues while on the road.

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

Bell Mobility GSM HSPA Coverage Map

Bell Mobility GSM HSPA Coverage Map

Bell Mobility 1X EVDO Coverage Map

Bell Mobility 1X EVDO Coverage Map

How to Program Your Bell Mobility Sanyo Katana 6600

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Using this short guide, we will walk you through the process of programming your phone number into your Sanyo Katana 6600 for Bell Mobility. Don’t worry; the process isn’t difficult. 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: [#][#][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 watch our video Activating Your Bell Cell Phone at bell.ca to find out how to get your Lock Code.

Step 2: Press the MENU/OK key (centre key)

Step 3: Scroll to Edit and press MENU/OK.

Step 4: Screen will display Mobile Number (MDN).

Step 5: If there is a number in the field erase and then key in your 10-digit mobile number & press MENU/OK.

Step 6: Screen will display MSID.

Step 7: Once again, key in 10-digit mobile number & press MENU/OK.

Step 8: Scroll to _Done_ and press MENU/OK.

Step 9: Phone will power cycle to complete the programming.

And you’re done. You’ve just programmed your Sanyo Katana 6600 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, watch our video on Activating Your Bell Cell Phone 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 Cellarama.com you’ll also find great contract-free Bell cell phones. By A. Thompson

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