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Through Bell Athletes Connect, you can receive a free smartphone and a free monthly rate plan that's designed for your busy schedule. The program is open to Canada’s Senior National Team athletes currently competing at the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Para Pan American levels.

With a fast, powerful phone and all the voice minutes and data you need, you can stop worrying about staying connected and focus on your drive to the podium.

Bell Athletes Connect monthly rate plan

Unlimited nationwide calling

Unlimited nationwide text messaging

3 GB of data


1000 minutes including long distance to Canada/U.S.

Unlimited incoming text messages

1000 sent text messages

1 GB of data

Smartphone information

Bell is proud to offer a Samsung Galaxy S8 in partnership with Samsung.

Smartphone information

Key features

  • Peak theoretical speeds of up to 750 Mbps

  • Large 5.8" Infinity Display

  • Unlock your phone with an iris scanner

  • Ultra High Quality (UHQ) audio

Stunning display and slim design with an ultra-thin bezel and dual-edge screen

Designed to keep up with your life: IP68 water-resistant and dust-tight rating

High-resolution 8 MP front camera and 12 MP rear camera for stunning photos

Day in a life

Here’s a look at a typical training day for wheelchair basketball athlete Bo Hedges.
What will you do with your Samsung smartphone?

5:45 a.m.
Wake up & check the day’s schedule

7 a.m.
Team practice

9 a.m.
Coffee break & review practice footage

11 a.m.
Individual practice

1 p.m.
Quick lunch & reply to messages

1:30 p.m.
Weight lifting & stretching

3 p.m.
Head home & relax with some music

"As athletes, we want to be able to focus on training and competing, so it’s really assuring to have Bell taking care of our phones."

— Mark Arendz, para nordic skiing