A class action against Bell Mobility has been allowed to proceed by the Ontario Superior Court, on behalf of Bell Mobility customers between August 18, 2006 and October 1, 2009 whose wireless calls were rounded up to the next full minute (the "rounding up practice").
The action alleges that this billing practice constituted a breach of contract and consumer protection legislation. The allegations raised in the proceedings have not yet been proven in court and the court has not made any decision about the merits of the case - rather that it can move forward as a class action to trial. Bell Mobility denies that it acted in breach of contract or consumer protection legislation and that it has any liability.
The Class Members:
If you were a Bell Mobility customer between August 18, 2006 and October 1, 2009, you may be eligible to receive compensation in the event of a judgment against Bell Mobility.
1. If you wish to exclude yourself from the class action and not be bound by subsequent orders you can opt out. If you opt out, you will not be able to participate in the class action. RicePont Aministration Inc. must receive your completed opt-out form by April 30,2017. Completed forms can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by mail to:
PO Box 444
Toronto Station A
Toronto, ON M5W 4B1
2. Do nothing. Class Members are automatically included in the class action and need not do anything at this time if they wish to participate. Class Members will be bound by all orders in the action and are not able to bring or maintain any other claim or legal proceeding against Bell Mobility in relation to the rounding up practice.
- Opt-Out Deadline: April 30, 2017
Class members are advised that the representative plaintiff in this action has received financial support from the Class Proceedings Fund. There will consequently be a levy that reduces the amount of any award or settlement funds to which the class members may become entitled, in the amount of (a) any financial support paid by the Class Proceedings Fund, plus (b) 10 per cent of the amount of any award or settlement funds. (See Class Proceedings, s. 8(4), O. Reg. 771/92)
Page last updated: 2017-02-24--19:09