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How to activate and manage my iPad or tablet data plan

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Data plan details

For the Apple iPad and other tablets, Bell offers both a Tablet Flex plan and 30 Day Pass.

To provide a seamless data experience, 30 Day Pass doesn't require a long-term contract and automatically renews every 30 days unless you change or cancel your plan before the end of the 30 days.

Bell also offers an option to share data from your smartphone with your iPad or tablet.

Last Updated:21/11/2013

Data plan details

For the Apple iPad and other tablets, Bell offers both a Tablet Flex plan and 30 Day Pass.

To provide a seamless data experience, 30 Day Pass doesn't require a long-term contract and automatically renews every 30 days unless you change or cancel your plan before the end of the 30 days.

Bell also offers an option to share data from your smartphone with your iPad or tablet.


Last Update:21/11/2013


Activating your 30 Day Pass directly from your iPad

Quickly and easily purchase a data plan directly from your iPad.

Note: These instructions only apply to the Apple iPad.

Once your Bell SIM card is inserted, follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest iTunes application from apple.com onto your computer.
  2. Ensure your Bell Micro SIM card is inserted into your iPad and connect your iPad to the computer.
  3. Launch iTunes.
  4. Wait for iTunes to synchronize with your iPad.
  5. Wait for an iTunes pop-up message and select "Download and Update".
  6. Shut down and restart your iPad.
  7. From the iPad home screen, select Settings > Cellular Data > View Account.
  8. Set up your profile and billing information, and select the data plan of your choice.

Once your profile has been set up, you can visit the View Account page and log in at any time to monitor your data usage, view your monthly charge date, add data, or change your data plan. Once your credit card has been charged, the sale is final.


Last Update:21/11/2013


Activating your 30 Day Pass plan directly from your tablet

Quickly and easily purchase a data plan directly from your tablet.

Note: these instructions do not apply to the Apple iPad.

Once your Bell SIM card is inserted, follow these steps:

  1. Call 1 888 4-MOBILE (662453) to have your Bell SIM card activated.
  2. Ensure your Bell SIM card is inserted into your tablet.
  3. Select the Bell Mobility Self Serve icon from your home screen.
  4. Set up your profile and billing information, and select the 30 Day Pass data plan of your choice.

Once your profile has been set up, you can visit the Self Serve page and log in at any time to monitor your data usage, view your monthly charge date, add data, or change your data plan. Once your credit card has been charged, the sale is final.


Last Update:21/11/2013


Topping up your data plan right from your iPad or tablet

If you have used all of your data:

If you have used all your data before the end of the 30-day cycle (prior to your auto-renewal date), you will not have access to the Bell high-speed mobile network until you refill your data plan. You will be presented with a choice to purchase another 30 days of the same plan, or you can switch to another plan going forward.

If you have used your allotted data, and you add data or change your data plan today, the following will occur:

  • Your credit card will be charged with the price of the data plan today.
  • Your 30-day auto-renewal cycle will be reset to today's date, and the previous auto-renewal date will be discontinued.
  • You can use your allotted data on the 3G/4G network immediately

If you decide that you do not want to sign up for another plan, your plan will automatically be renewed at the beginning of your next 30-day auto-renewal cycle. Your credit card will be charged one day before your auto-renewal date.

If you still have data available:

If you do not use all of your data within the 30 days, your remaining data will not carry over to the next 30 day period. On the first day of each auto-renewal cycle, your account will reset with the amount of data specified in your plan.

If you have not reached your data usage limit yet, but would like to purchase more data, you may purchase another plan by selecting Settings > Cellular Data > View Account on your iPad or the Bell Mobility Self Serve icon on your tablet and logging in.

If you add data or change your data plan before the 30 days are up, any remaining data on your current plan will need to be used before the data on your new plan starts.

If you have not used your allotted data, and you add data or change your data plan today, the following will occur:

  • Your credit card will be charged with the price of the data plan today.
  • The new plan will remain in pending mode until your current data is used up or expired.
  • Once the data in your current plan has been depleted, or it expires, the pending plan will become active.
  • Your 30-day auto-renewal cycle will be reset to the date that the current data is depleted and the new plan becomes active. The renewal date always starts when the new plan becomes active.

Last Update:21/11/2013


Managing your data usage

At any time, you can track your data usage directly on your iPad or tablet.

For iPad:

If you subscribe to the 30 Day Pass, select Settings > Cellular Data > View Account and log in.

If you subscribe to the Tablet Flex plan, download the Bell Mobility Self Serve app from iTunes app store to monitor your data usage.

For tablets:

Select the Bell Mobility Self Serve icon on your home screen.

When your iPad or tablet is connected to the Bell network, you will receive notification alerts when you have approximately 20%, 10% and 1% of your data usage remaining.


Last Update:21/11/2013


SIM cards

The Apple iPad Air and iPad mini use a nano SIM card. Older generations of iPad use a micro SIM card.

Other tablet devices may vary.

Make sure you determine which SIM card is compatible with your tablet.

An active Bell SIM card is required to access Bell's 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks.

If your Bell SIM card is lost or damaged, any unused data will also be lost. Data cannot be transferred from one Bell SIM card to another.


Last Update:21/11/2013


Roaming

Currently, roaming with a tablet or an iPad is only available with the Tablet Flex plan.

U.S. roaming is already enabled. International roaming can be enabled by contacting us.

Roaming is not available with 30 Day Pass data plans.


Last Update:21/11/2013


Cancelling your iPad or tablet data plan

To cancel a Flex plan, contact Client Care.

If you have purchased a 30 Day Pass plan and want to stop your plan from automatically renewing, follow the steps below.

To cancel your iPad 30 Day Pass data plan:

  1. On your iPad, select Settings > Cellular Data > View Account then log in.
  2. Select Add Data or Change Plan.
  3. Select Cancel Plan.
  4. Select Continue.

To cancel your tablet 30 Day Pass data plan:

  1. On your tablet, select the Bell Mobility Self Serve icon from your home screen or visit bell.ca/mydataaccount and log in.
  2. Select Add Data or Change Plan.
  3. Select Stop auto-renew.
  4. Select Continue.

You must complete the cancellation process or your credit card will continue to be charged at the end of each 30-day cycle.

With no long-term contracts, you have the flexibility to add data whenever you need it. If you do not add a data plan to your iPad or tablet account, your account remains active for 120 days. As long as your account is active, you can add data at any time.


Last Update:21/11/2013


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