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Bell first in Canada to launch Visual Voicemail service on BlackBerry smartphones

      Service allows Bell Mobility clients to visually manage voicemail
         on their BlackBerry smartphones, without calling into their
                               voicemail boxes

MONTREAL, Dec. 23 2009 -- Bell today announced the Canadian
introduction of Visual Voicemail on select BlackBerry smartphones from Bell
Mobility, offering clients easy voicemail management and synchronization
without calling into their voicemail box.
    "Visual Voicemail provides Bell Mobility clients a convenient way to
manage voicemail by being able to choose which messages to listen to
according to their own priorities," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President
of Products at Bell Mobility. "Being first in Canada to deliver the Visual
Voicemail service on BlackBerry smartphones is another example of how Bell
Mobility enables clients to do more things in more places."
    Visual Voicemail allows clients to listen to their voice messages in any
order, and once received on their handsets, they can access them at any time,
even in areas without wireless coverage, such as airplanes or subways. The
service automatically synchronizes voice messages on a client's BlackBerry
smartphone with those in their voice mailbox, so if the client deletes a
message on their handset, the message is also deleted from the voice mailbox.
    By providing the flexibility to choose the order in which messages are
reviewed, Visual Voicemail offers clients an easy and convenient way to
manage voicemail according to their individual priorities. Clients can use
Visual Voicemail to review, delete and forward messages as well as save
important messages directly to the device's internal memory or MicroSD/SDHC
memory card. The service also enables clients to respond to voicemail either
by text message or a voice call.
    Visual Voicemail works on both HSPA and EVDO networks in Canada and
worldwide and is now available on the BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM) 9700,
BlackBerry(R) Tour(TM) 9630, BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8330, BlackBerry(R)
Pearl(TM) 8130 and BlackBerry(R) 8830 World Edition(TM) smartphones and is
expected to be available on additional BlackBerry smartphone models in the
    Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry smartphones is available for $8 per
month. Please visit for more information.

About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell
Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite
television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and
information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be
a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to
the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
    Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on
Bell's products and services, please visit For
information on BCE, please visit

For further information: For media inquiries: Julie Smithers, Bell Media
Relations, (416) 528-9409,

SOURCE Mobility / Wireless

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