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About Internet usage

Internet usage is the amount of data you send and receive (upload and download) through your Internet connection. High usage activities include downloading movies and streaming videos.

The speed of your Internet connection does not affect how much usage you incur.

Bell Internet plans include different usage allowances. If you exceed your allowance, the excess usage will be charged at the rate specified in your plan.

The maximum charge for usage over and above your plan allowance is $80 a month. If you need more usage, you can upgrade your service, subscribe to an Extra Usage plan, or subscribe to Unlimited Internet Usage. Learn more.

To find out how much usage is included in each plan:

Last Updated:22/05/2014

About Internet usage

Internet usage is the amount of data you send and receive (upload and download) through your Internet connection. High usage activities include downloading movies and streaming videos.

The speed of your Internet connection does not affect how much usage you incur.

Bell Internet plans include different usage allowances. If you exceed your allowance, the excess usage will be charged at the rate specified in your plan.

The maximum charge for usage over and above your plan allowance is $80 a month. If you need more usage, you can upgrade your service, subscribe to an Extra Usage plan, or subscribe to Unlimited Internet Usage. Learn more.

To find out how much usage is included in each plan:


Last Update:22/05/2014


Tracking your usage

Log in to the Internet usage tracker to view your current and past Internet usage.

Internet usage tracking starts at midnight on the first day of your billing cycle and ends at midnight on the last day.

Similar to other telecommunication services, such as mobile phone and long distance airtime, any usage not consumed by the end of your billing cycle will expire and does not carry forward.

Usage notifications

Get near real-time notifications by email when you come close to the Internet usage allowance included in your monthly plan.

Sign up for new notifications, unsubscribe from existing ones or change your preferences.

Add or edit usage notifications


Last Update:22/05/2014


Controlling your usage

Prevent unauthorized use of your Internet connection Encrypt or password-protect your wireless home network to prevent unauthorized users from logging into your account. To find out how to do this, visit your router manufacturer’s website.
Never share the user ID and password for your Bell Internet account.
Install and regularly update your antivirus software.
Install security updates recommended for your operating system.
Limit file sharing programs Some popular peer-to-peer file sharing programs (e.g., Bit Torrent, Shareaza) will upload shared files to others, by default, as fast as your connection will allow. This activity is often invisible to you, but can accumulate significant usage. Check the program’s preferences and ensure the upstream Internet is limited.
Be aware of streaming music use Turn off streaming music players while you’re away from your computer. Leaving them running can generate usage you might not be aware of.
Check newsreader settings Don’t set your newsreader (e.g., Usenet) to automatically download message bodies for groups you’re subscribed to. Otherwise you may download a significant volume of material that’s of no interest to you.
Prevent spam Install software to help prevent spam. Find effective tools to combat spam .

Last Update:22/05/2014


Increasing your usage allowance

There are two ways to increase your Internet usage allowance:

Upgrade your service

Not only will this give you more usage, but you may also benefit from increased speed and additional security services.

Note that if you change Bell Internet service plans in the middle of a billing period, your next bill will show two sets of usage information: one set will calculate your usage based on your original plan, the other will calculate usage based on your new plan.

Your Internet Tracker will also show two sets of usage information for the month you changed plans.

Upgrade your service now.

Sign up for Unlimited Internet Usage or an Extra Usage Plan

This will give you additional usage each month.
See all Extra Usage Plans.

Even if you subscribe to an Extra Usage Plan in the middle of a billing period, you will still be able to use the full amount of additional usage during the remainder of that billing period.

Sign up for Unlimited Internet usage or an Extra Usage plan now.


Last Update:22/05/2014


About Fibe TV usage

Does using Fibe TV apps count towards my Internet usage?

Using Fibe TV applications will count towards your Internet usage at the same download and upload rates as using the Internet on your computer.

Which Fibe TV apps incur usage?

The applications currently available on Fibe TV are: What’s New app, Support, TSN Xtra, RDS Extra, TumbleBooks, Galaxie Music, The Weather Network, Santa Tracker (available seasonally), Facebook and Twitter. Find out more about these applications.

How much usage do Fibe TV apps incur?

The applications incur the same amount of Internet usage as performing the activity on your computer would incur. For example, viewing a friend's photo album through the Fibe TV Facebook application, would incur the same amount of Internet usage as viewing the photos on your computer.

You can estimate the amount of Internet usage you will incur by using the Internet Usage Estimator tool .


Last Update:22/05/2014


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