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Text Messaging

Text Messaging

Confirm plans or say hello through short, written messages sent to family or friends.

Text messaging is available on all phones on a pay-per-use basis. For better value, subscribe to a text plan1 and save more.

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Outside Canada and U.S.**

Subscription typeSent messagesReceived messagesMonthly charges
International Text - Unlimited Send and receive unlimited text messages from Canada to the U.S. and internationally. $10.00

** Send messages from Canada to international phone numbers (all countries with a country code starting with a different digit than "1"). Messages sent from outside Canada are considered roaming messages.

Pay-per-use rates

RegionSent messagesReceived messages
Within Canada $0.20/message $0.20/message
From Canada to the U.S. $0.20/message $0.20/message
From Canada to other countries (international messages)2 $0.35/message $0.20/message
From the U.S. and other countries (roaming messages) $0.75/message $0.20/message

Spam-free guarantee:
Mobile spam is an issue Bell Mobility takes very seriously. In the unlikely event that a spam text message gets through to your Bell mobile phone, just forward the message to short code SPAM (7726) and Bell will automatically credit your account based on your rate plan. For even more protection, learn about our Anti-SPAM service.

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(1) Sent messages include text messages sent to a Canadian phone number while in Canada and exclude text messages sent to a U.S. or International phone number, premium messages, alerts, messages sent with a messaging application and roaming (international GSM, CDMA and U.S. CDMA messages). Received messages include text messages received while in Canada and exclude roaming, premium messages, alerts or dial-up messages received from a messaging application. Out of bundle charges may apply. Data usage charges may apply with select CDMA smartphones to send and receive picture and video messages.

(2) Sent text messages include local text messages and exclude international, roaming, alerts, premium text messages/short codes and messages sent with an instant messaging application. Received messages include local, international, roaming text messages and service-related messages from Bell and exclude premium messages, alerts, or dial up messages.