Tuesday 23 September 2014

Deferral Account Marketing Flyer

The Bell marketing flyer for the Deferral Account plan or the Bell Wireless Internet 5 (BWI5) in Bell-speak arrived in my mailbox today. It had my full mailing address on the front. This fact comes into play when identifying eligibility for the BWI5 package; see more below.

The marketing flyer had a website link as www.bell.ca/betterspeeds and a phone number as 1-866-809-7060.

The website is nearly identical to the marketing flyer. One difference is the marketing flyer has the following note printed on it:

“Available to the recipient of this letter with the identical address.”

As indicated in previous blog entries, if you received a marketing flyer in your mailbox, you are definitely eligible for BWI5.If you do not receive a marketing flyer within a week or so, you may have a challenge on your hands. 

I found it interesting the Bell is targeting Xplornet as the competition in this marketing campaign.

The marketing flyer does state that an "External antenna is required." However there is no reference as to whether or not there is a cost for the external antenna. 

I had my external antenna installed today and there was no charge for either the antenna hardware or the installation. 


  1. Did the antenna make much of a difference? With just the internal hub antenna my speed fluctuates between 2.0 and 5 mbps. I am hoping to get a more consistent speed with the external. BTW, thanks for keeping up with this info. Your posts help a lot! Marty @ Horseshoe.

  2. The antenna increased the signal strength from the -90 to -98 dBm range to the -78 to -84 dBm range, My LED light went from steady green to steady blue. My speeds have remained consistently above 5 Mbps. Time will tell if this remains consistent.

    One thing I did notice is that if I connected a computer using an ethernet cable, the speed test tended to drop below 5 Mbps. I use wireless only now.