it’s not a cash grab, it’s an investment

from Bell’s site, for reals. I’m betting someone put it in as a joke, and it stayed in the final copy.

in Canada, mobile carriers (and other comm services companies) charge a "system access fee", which is generally $6.95 a month. it’s on top of any plan charges, and is purportedly to improve the network. it’s basically a cash grab that adds $80/yr in revenue per subscriber.

I have never seen it explained quite so nicely. “just one more reason to choose Bell” indeed.

"System Access Fees are charged by all wireless companies to help pay for the network and the ongoing software, technology and other upgrades to that network. Generally, the higher the fee, the greater the opportunity to invest in network quality to enhance your experience. Just one more reason to choose Bell."

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