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    roadside assistance

    Simple question, has anyone ever used the roadside assistance that Bell offers? Is it really worth the 5 bucks amount?

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    No idea. But every time I call into CS they ask me if I drive and I say yes and they ask if I'm interested in roadside assistance.... Like leave me alone!

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    Used it for a year or so. Just needed it once. It's kinda like CAA. The big advantage is that it's not your car that is covered, it's whatever car your cell phone is in. So it does not need to be your car that needs help, you don't even need to be there, just your cell phone. (i.e. you can give your phone to someone about to go on a road trip and they can call for help even if you are not there nor your car).
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    The advantage of Bells Mr Rescue (aka Roadside assistance) is that it is linked to your cell phone (not your car) if you drive multiple vehicles
    The disadvantage is it really doesnt provide much coverage (its equivalent to the very basic CAA plans, hence the low cost)

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    So like, if my car breaks down, I could sign up on the spot and call for help?

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    Nope
    Takes 48 hours before it is active

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    Oh well I've got CAA anyways (which is so much better).

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    I should have googled, just found out what's covered:

    Once you have subscribed to the Roadside Assistance, just dial #RESCUE (#737283) free from your cell phone when you need roadside assistance in Canada. Outside Canada, dial 1 866 313-1090.
    Roadside Assistance includes 5 service calls per year and covers:

    Up to $50 toward towing to the destination of your choice
    12 litres of free gas or diesel
    Battery boosts
    Flat tire replacement
    Up to $50 worth of emergency lock service


    Your privacy

    Bell Mobility will take all necessary steps to ensure your personal and location information is protected.

    When you subscribe to Bell Mobility Roadside Assistance, we will obtain your consent before using or disclosing location information. When you dial #RESCUE, the Automated Attendant will tell you when we need to find your location. Select the option to have Bell Mobility locate your cell phone, and we will use either the Assisted GPS chip in your cell phone or our cell towers to find your cell phone.
    It doesn't really cover much, but really it's only 5 bucks/month.

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    I've used it once as a lark with my Ford Escape - I had it as a freebie. My old UHaul harness melted and shorted the electrical system so I had to get a dolly-tow to a service station. They sent a CAA guy out! ;-)
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    Heh with price of gas today maybe just call in for the free 12L (thats 60L per year assuming 5 calls... 60L * 1.25 = $75 per year in your pocket hehe)

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