Tuesday 7 February 2017

Searchmont Bell Site Active

For those not yet aware of it, the Bell cell site located at the Searchmont Ski Resort is now active. It is configured to handle the full range of HSPA and LTE voice and data service utilizing the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 1900 Mhz bands.

The site has four sectors meaning antennae are optimized for four quadrants as opposed to the three sectors or omnidirectional used at many other northern sites. Quite often sites that provide highway coverage may only use two sectors along the direction of the highway. Obviously, the use of more sectors provides more efficient coverage.

The new Searchmont site also provides a full range of data hub service including the BWI5/WI5F through the Station Mall Bell store.

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Current Deferral Account Names

I was looking at my Bell Wireless Internet 5 (BWI5) contract agreement the other day and noticed Bell is now referring to the service as Wireless Internet 5 Flex. (WI5F) 

You may want to use the new term talking to Bell about the service. 

Now there are three names that basically describe the same service of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload over the cellular network:

a. Deferral Account 

b. Bell Wireless Internet 5 (BWI5)

c. Wireless Internet 5 Flex (WI5F)