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The Device Return Option.

What you’ll love:
  • Choose between lower monthly costs or lower upfront costs with the Device Return Option.
  • The choice is yours: at the end of the 2-year term, you have the option to return your smartphone in good working condition, upgrade if you wish, or keep it and pay back the Device Return Option deferral amount.
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How it works

You can now pay lower monthly payments for your smartphone when activating Bell SmartPay on an eligible 2-year plan. Or, you can pay less at the time of purchase for your smartphone when activating on a subsidized Premium Plus or Premium Ultra plan on a 2-year term. At the end of the 2-year term, you have the option to return your phone in good working condition, or keep it and pay back the Device Return Option deferral amount.

See how the Device Return Option works with Bell SmartPay:

iPhone XS Max (64 GB)

See how the Device Return Option works with a subsidized phone price:

Samsung Galaxy Note10+

Payback options

At the end of the 2-year term, you can keep your smartphone by paying back the Device Return Option amount you saved. Or, you can return your smartphone in good working condition at a Bell store, where you can also upgrade to one of the latest smartphones.

Where to buy

Interested in activating a smartphone with the Device Return Option?

Visit a Bell store

Frequently asked questions

  1. Can I return my smartphone before my 2-year term is up?
    After 12 months, you can return your smartphone and either leave the program or upgrade early to a new phone. You will need to pay back the Device Return Option amount you saved at the time of purchase, as well as your outstanding device balance.

  2. Are all smartphones eligible for the Device Return Option?
    Many of the latest smartphones are eligible for this program.

  3. How do taxes work?
    • When purchased with Bell SmartPay:
      At the end of the 2-year term, taxes on your Device Return Option are due if you keep your phone. Taxes on the financed amount are payable alongside your monthly payments for 24 months.
    • When purchased with a subsidized plan:
      Applicable taxes are charged upfront based on the value of the smartphone after the initial discount, and before the Device Return Option amount is applied.

  4. What does it mean when you say the phone must be “in good working condition”?
    The phone must be able to turn on and meet the following criteria:
    • The phone must navigate properly to its home screen.
    • The keyboard and/or touchscreen must be responsive and function properly.
    • The display and body of the phone must be free of any visible chips, cracks, missing parts, dead pixels or dark spots.
    • The battery and battery cover must be included.
    • For an Apple iPhone, the “Find My iPhone Activation Lock” function must be turned off and no longer linked to your Apple ID (iCloud account).
    • For an Android smartphone, “Activation Lock Protection” (also known as “Device Protection”) must be turned off.