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Yesterday, Bell announced the flat-out hottest deal on a data plan in Canada with unlimited mobile Internet browsing and e-mail for only $7 a month! Exact details are still a bit on the light side since the offer was just launched yesterday but it does seem you'll have access to unlimited Internet and e-mail usage.

The catch? It's a small one, but it's only for the new HTC Touch phone. The HTC Touch runs Windows Mobile and is an iPhone competitor with their own TouchFLO interface to give you easy access to all the multimedia capabilities. The HTC touch starts at $149.95 with a 3-year contract according to the press release.

At $7 per month in addition to your regular phone plan, it's a steal for unlimited mobile Internet!

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  • rdx
    • I think most of us already switched to a SIM card phone and continue using the UMB plan on HSPA+ 3G network ! So shutting down EVDO network does not really impact us.
      so it's 4 years later, anyone else on RFD still using this dataplan?

      I see news that Bell is shutting down the EVDO network next month for BC & Alberta...

      http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartph ... ern_Canada


      Going to milk this thing out until the end...
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    • it would be the cost of a new phone.

      htc touch does not support hspa, i believe the htc dual does, which is a similar looking phone but with a slide out keyboard
      More than the cost of a phone as there are no smartphones on hspa (through bell) that support the $5 unlimited data plan.
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    • it would be the cost of a new phone.

      htc touch does not support hspa, i believe the htc dual does, which is a similar looking phone but with a slide out keyboard
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    • How much is it to migrate from CDMA to HSPA?
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    • not sure i understand the question.

      the touch only supports up to EVDO around 1.3mbps (CDMA).. thats it, hspa is a whole different beast all together.
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    • I'm debating if I should get the Touch with the Data on CDMA or just go to HSPA without data. What would be your guys opinion?

      How much would it be to migrate from CDMA to HSPA?
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    • ive been bouncing between different versions of eclair and 1.6 myn donut.

      eclair is running well, only kicker is no camera use, and slightly slower. which is quite obvious as 2.1 is a newer os, and therefore runs on newer hardware.

      everything else is working well tho. eventually they will have the eclair builds performing just as well as 1.6
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    • ...i've got unlimited internet in my plan as well and it used to work A1 with NFSFAN...
      Why did it used to work? Was there something wrong with the NFSFAN rom?
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    • that is a great deal
      Tethered with MyN's rom and havent got any charges???
      I wassnt sure if i was going to try it...i've got unlimited internet in my plan as well and it used to work A1 with NFSFAN...
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    • that is a great deal
      I know this is in the "Expired Deals" forum now but can I still get this deal with the Touch. If so, can some PM me a contact person/info. I haven't had a chance to look through all the posts. There was another thread saying that you can get a Touch from Bell on a 3 yr contract for $0 now and ~$30/month and you can get unlimited data too. Can someone help me out. Thanks!
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    • just wanted to report back.

      been running android for a few days now, first running off sd, then installed right to nand memory.

      gotta say its a huge improvement over windows, much more touch screen friendly.

      works great with the bell $10 data plan, tether works great, gps works great

      couldnt be happier
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    • after a bit more research it seems android is possible via the sd card.

      i may try that, as it in no way overwrites the main os install
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    • Is the upgrade from 6.1 to 6.5 worth the trouble of figuring out how to flash a rom?

      i guess im asking because 6.1 seems to do everything, skype/gps/opera10/im without an issue, is 6.5 worth the risk?

      the $10 data deal from bell has to be the ultimate rfd ive stumbled upon
      NO! If you have no issues with your current ROM don't bother. I went through hours and hours of BS with my diamond before I got a ROM that worked without quirks and intermittent problems.

      It's just not worth the trouble.
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    • Is the upgrade from 6.1 to 6.5 worth the trouble of figuring out how to flash a rom?

      i guess im asking because 6.1 seems to do everything, skype/gps/opera10/im without an issue, is 6.5 worth the risk?

      the $10 data deal from bell has to be the ultimate rfd ive stumbled upon
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    • I know this is in the "Expired Deals" forum now but can I still get this deal with the Touch. If so, can some PM me a contact person/info. I haven't had a chance to look through all the posts. There was another thread saying that you can get a Touch from Bell on a 3 yr contract for $0 now and ~$30/month and you can get unlimited data too. Can someone help me out. Thanks!
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    • Anyway, I have a Touch and I hate it. It's always been a phone with extremely frustrating quirks and bogdowns that come and go. It isn't worth the cheap data.
      Google NFSFAN and read to find out if you want a brand new phone
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  • rdx
    • If you are using one of those corporate plans which include unlimited browsing, the deal is even better :!:
      This was the best discovery I did in 2007 and I came across this post and found out lots of ppl are taking advantage of it.

      I just pay $7/month for 1x Browsing and use the internet all the time and I don’t get charge for it.

      If you guys know of any other phone which can do that please post them here…

      If some one has Samsung Omnia try it on that cuz it does support 1xEV-DO which is same as HTC touch.
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    • I guess I'm wondering if the Touch is still the "best" non-smartphone at Bell, or if other phones like the Samsung Instinct are "better" now. Does the free GPS with the Touch still make it better? Does the hack allow for youtube and stuff that the unlimited browser shouldn't allow?
      This is not a hack. Using Youtube is completely allowed, I don't know why you think it "shouldn't" be allowed. It's not a hack.

      Anyway, I have a Touch and I hate it. It's always been a phone with extremely frustrating quirks and bogdowns that come and go. It isn't worth the cheap data.
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    • This was the best discovery I did in 2007 and I came across this post and found out lots of ppl are taking advantage of it.

      I just pay $7/month for 1x Browsing and use the internet all the time and I don’t get charge for it.

      If you guys know of any other phone which can do that please post them here…

      If some one has Samsung Omnia try it on that cuz it does support 1xEV-DO which is same as HTC touch.
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    • I guess I'm wondering if the Touch is still the "best" non-smartphone at Bell, or if other phones like the Samsung Instinct are "better" now. Does the free GPS with the Touch still make it better? Does the hack allow for youtube and stuff that the unlimited browser shouldn't allow?
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    • i've read the last 20 pages or so and am still confused about why this deal needs the HTC Touch. doesn't the unlimited browser option work the same on phones like the Samsung Instinct? the instinct even has GPS enabled out of the box i think.

      is it because the Touch has better upgradeable roms or apps? or is faster in surfing the web from a phone??? :confused:
      It's because of how Bell has classified the phone in their system. They have classified it as a regular phone instead of as a smartphone/PDA. This makes all the difference in how you are billed. It will not work with any other smartphone/pda that I am aware of and it definitely won't work with any device that has a partial or full keyboard like the HTC Touch Dual. Don't worry too much ... better combination plans are coming up all the time that include voice and a reasonable amount of data together. Even if you don't have this you should be able to find another affordable option out there either now or soon.
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    • i've read the last 20 pages or so and am still confused about why this deal needs the HTC Touch. doesn't the unlimited browser option work the same on phones like the Samsung Instinct? the instinct even has GPS enabled out of the box i think.

      is it because the Touch has better upgradeable roms or apps? or is faster in surfing the web from a phone??? :confused:
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    • Has anyone who owns the HTC Touch and has the unlimited browser plan ($7-$10/month) purchased a used/new HTC Touch Diamond, Dual etc. and successfully replaced the Touch with the more advanced phone?

      Bell brick-and-mortar had said that this wasn't possible, but, wanted to see if anyone had success doing so.
      The 7/10$ UL browser will not work on any other HTC smartphone other than the touch.
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    • Has anyone who owns the HTC Touch and has the unlimited browser plan ($7-$10/month) purchased a used/new HTC Touch Diamond, Dual etc. and successfully replaced the Touch with the more advanced phone?

      Bell brick-and-mortar had said that this wasn't possible, but, wanted to see if anyone had success doing so.
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    • The $7/month no longer available? Only $10/mo?
      Corporate rate is still $5/month.
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    • What are people's plans with this?
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    • The $7/month no longer available? Only $10/mo?
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  • rdx
    • Exactly, I don't even need to buy/carry those GPS unit. My wife and I love this phone and the unlimited data plan.

      We won't be switching other phone until we found something better. (I used to change phone every 9 months to 1 year, was skeptical changing to a non-GSM phone, but now I have been using the Touch since Dec 2007 :) )

      When I first got my touch I was very skeptical of how much I would get for my buck... now I feel like im in that ikea commercial where shes running through the parking lot to her car cause she thinks shes stealing cause she got the stuff so cheap...

      List of things I do with my touch:
      -Daily Browsing (RFD/News)
      -Solitare
      -Calculator while shopping
      -Ocasional (Maybe more) te**er*ng with my laptop (Great on the bus or train)
      -msn messenger
      -gps (tomtom and google maps)
      -emailing photos
      -emailing files
      -Occasional medium file (<100mb) download on device to storage card.
      -Unlimted txt gets used a bunch
      -10 cent long distance comes in handy 1-2 times a month
      -Exchange email
      --Instant notifications from RFD threads
      --Instant notifications about swagbucks codes -> entering swagbuck codes

      Worth $5? For sure :) Best Phone/Plan ever...


      my old w810i is plastic junk compared to my touch :)
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    • It's a freebie, using internal gps chip, does not use data

      The other day I was out of range from bell service.. gps got a lock but no google maps... ;)

      When I first got my touch I was very skeptical of how much I would get for my buck... now I feel like im in that ikea commercial where shes running through the parking lot to her car cause she thinks shes stealing cause she got the stuff so cheap...

      List of things I do with my touch:
      -Daily Browsing (RFD/News)
      -Solitare
      -Calculator while shopping
      -Ocasional (Maybe more) te**er*ng with my laptop (Great on the bus or train)
      -msn messenger
      -gps (tomtom and google maps)
      -emailing photos
      -emailing files
      -Occasional medium file (<100mb) download on device to storage card.
      -Unlimted txt gets used a bunch
      -10 cent long distance comes in handy 1-2 times a month
      -Exchange email
      --Instant notifications from RFD threads
      --Instant notifications about swagbucks codes -> entering swagbuck codes

      Worth $5? For sure :) Best Phone/Plan ever...


      my old w810i is plastic junk compared to my touch :)
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    • I see, but is it a freebie feature, or an extra service?
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    • The gps is built into the device, but it is disabled, updating the firmware enables it.
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    • Guys, for those of you with HTC Touch phones, as far as I know, the phone does not have a GPS antenna, correct? How do you use the GPS nav then?
      What about the GPS offered by Bell, is it part of the unlimited browsing plan, or is it an extra feature?

      Thanks
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    • This program is pretty good, love the radio selection

      Will need to get a new headset for my touch...
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    • this is awesome.. just downloaded it.. is there anyway to play videos in landscape mode?
      I cannot see any option in the config to do so.. :(

      Edit: I figured it out... have to install another program to change the OS orientation mode mapped to a button.. a bit hacky but works well.
      You can actually change button mappings through regular windows mobile settings. I have orientation set to be press and hold the camera button. This way I can easily switch to landscape on the fly. Youtube fills the whole screen perfectly. Can use this to pretend to be as high-tech as the iphone with its ability to be able to detect orientation automatically. Thanks for the suggestions about emulators.
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    • For all you HTC touch users with unlim data ... you NEED to get the program Kinoma Play. 90% of its features are available in the free version. This program does everything and gives you access to so much media content it is amazing:

      1) Youtube (best player I have seen and I have used many)
      2) Orb (get access to all your desktop music, pics, videos on the go)
      3) Streaming radio
      4) mp3 player
      5) picture viewer
      6) video player
      7) podcasts
      8) content catalog (dilbert, ABC, ESPN, etc, etc, etc)
      9) live365
      10) Picasa web albums
      11) ok I forget the rest but there is lots more

      Very awesome and 100% intuitive. Get it now.
      this is awesome.. just downloaded it.. is there anyway to play videos in landscape mode?
      I cannot see any option in the config to do so.. :(

      Edit: I figured it out... have to install another program to change the OS orientation mode mapped to a button.. a bit hacky but works well.
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