Bell Mobility clients can enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi access on Canada’s largest Wi-Fi network from coast-to-coast. Bell has also partnered with major retailers to offer Wi-Fi nationally. Bell hotspots can be found at participating locations at:

  • Tim Horton’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Indigo/Chapters 
Additional Bell hotspots include:
  • Boulevard St Laurent (a 1.6km area along St Laurent in Montreal)
  • Wasaga Beach
  • Royal Ontario Museum
Bell also provides Wi-Fi hotspots at public events across the country. To look-up participating locations, visit bell.ca/WiFi.
 
The advantage of being a Bell Mobility subscriber:
While some hotspots are open to all users, others are not. Only Bell Mobility subscribers get free and unlimited access to all Bell’s hotspots.
 
How to connect:
  • Connecting to a Bell Wi-Fi hotspot is similar to any other Wi-Fi hotspot. In general, the user needs to follow 3 steps:
  • Turn on Wi-Fi in device settings
  • Connect to the Bell hotspot (usually named “hotspot_Bell”, “Bell_WiFi”, or the name of the restaurant/location - e.g. “McDonalds_WiFi”)
  • Launch your mobile browser and follow the login steps to complete the process. These login steps vary by Wi-Fi partner, but will always include accepting the Terms and Conditions. 

Below are more detailed instructions by OS:
Android:
  • Select “Applications”.
  • Select “Settings”.
  • Select “Wireless and Network” or “Wireless Controls”.
  • Select “Wi-Fi settings”.
  • Select “Wi-Fi”.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network you would like to connect to.
  • Press “Connect”.
  • Launch the Internet browser on your device, where you will be redirected to a Bell Wi-Fi page to complete Wi-Fi login. The setup on these pages is simple, but varies from hotspot-to-hotspot. 
iPhone:
  • Select “Settings”.
  • Select “Wi-Fi”.
  • Turn Wi-Fi on.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network you would like to connect to.
  • Launch the Internet browser on your device, where you will be redirected to a Bell Wi-Fi page to complete Wi-Fi login. The setup on these pages is simple, but varies from hotspot-to-hotspot. 
BlackBerry:
  • Select “Manage connections”.
  • Select “Wi-Fi”.
  • Select “Setup Wi-Fi network” or “Wi-Fi network”.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network you would like to connect to.
  • Select “Connect”.
  • Launch the Internet browser on your device, where you will be redirected to a Bell Wi-Fi page to complete Wi-Fi login. The setup on these pages is simple, but varies from hotspot-to-hotspot. 
Laptop:
  • Instructions vary by device.
  • Once you have Wi-Fi turned on and have connected to the Wi-Fi network available at your location, you will need to launch your Internet browser.
  • You will be redirected to a Bell Wi-Fi page to complete Wi-Fi login. The setup on these pages is simple, but varies from hotspot-to-hotspot.
Troubleshooting:
Changing permissions for the below in your Internet Browser settings will resolve the majority of Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Refer to the device user manual if unsure how to change these settings.
  • Allow/accept cookies.
  • Enable java script.
  • Allow pop-ups.
Auto-authentication for Wi-Fi:
  • Starting in 2012, Bell has started testing Wi-Fi auto-authentication for Bell clients.
  • During this testing, Some Bell clients within a Bell hotspot (excluding hotspots at retail partner locations) may be automatically taken off the mobile network and put onto secure Bell Wi-Fi - without needing to launch their browser and accept Terms and Conditions.
  • This will only occur if the user has their Wi-Fi signal turned on.
  • More details will be made available when the service launches.