WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                     Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          For the month of October 2002 Commission File Number 1-8481

                                    BCE Inc.
                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

 1000, rue de La Gauchetiere Ouest, Bureau 3700, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4Y7,
                                 (514) 397-7000
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

           Form 20-F                          Form 40-F     X
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   Indicate by check mark whether the  Registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

           Yes                                No     X
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   If  "Yes"  is  marked,  indicate  below  the  file  number  assigned  to the
Registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-           .

This  Form 6-K is not incorporated by reference in the registration statement
filed by BCE Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Form F-3
on June 15, 2000 (Registration No. 333-12130), under Form S-8 on  October 16,
2000  (Registration  No. 333-12780),  under Form S-8 on November 1, 2000
(Registration No. 333-12802) and under Form S-8 on  November 1, 2000
(Registration  No. 333-12804). Notwithstanding any reference  to BCE  Inc.'s
Web site on the World  Wide Web in the documents attached hereto, the
information contained in BCE Inc.'s Web site or any other site on the World
Wide Web  referred  to in BCE Inc.'s site is not a part of this Form 6-K and,
therefore, is not filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


For Immediate Release


Montreal  (Quebec),  October 25, 2002 -- BCE Inc.  (TSX,  NYSE:  BCE) announced
that further to its August 1st, 2002 shelf  prospectus filing,  it will file
today a prospectus  supplement  with all Canadian  provincial  securities
regulatory  authorities for the public offering of Cdn $2 billion of BCE debt
securities in three series.

BCE will offer Series A, Series B, and Series C Notes:

o    The $300  million  6.20%  Series A Notes will be dated  October 30,  2002,
     mature on October 30, 2006 and will be issued at a price of 99.937% of
o    The $1,050  million  6.75% Series B Notes will be dated  October 30, 2002,
     mature on October 30, 2007 and will be issued at a price of 99.829% of
o    The $650  million  7.35%  Series C Notes will be dated  October 30,  2002,
     mature on October 30, 2009 and will be issued at a price of 99.747% of

The net proceeds  resulting  from this public debt offering  will be used to
pay part of the  acquisition  price of SBC  Communications Inc.'s indirect
minority interest in Bell Canada.

The  closing of the  offering  is  scheduled  to occur on October  30,  2002,
and is  subject to certain  conditions  set forth in the underwriting

The debt  securities are offered for sale to the public by a syndicate of
underwriters  led by TD Securities  Inc. as lead manager and book-runner and
Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. as co-lead  manager.  The  underwriting  syndicate
also includes BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Capital
Markets,  Scotia Capital Inc., Banc of America  Securities,  National Bank
Financial Inc.,  Casgrain & Company Ltd., and Societe Generale.

This press  release does not  constitute an offer to sell or the  solicitation
of any offer to buy nor will there be any sale of these securities in any
province,  state or  jurisdiction  in which such offer,  solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such province, state or jurisdiction.


About BCE

BCE is Canada's largest communications  company. It has 24 million customer
connections through the wireline,  wireless,  data/Internet and satellite
services it provides,  largely under the Bell brand.  BCE leverages those
connections  with extensive  content creation capabilities  through Bell
Globemedia  which features some of the strongest  brands in the industry --
CTV,  Canada's  leading private broadcaster,  The Globe and Mail, the leading
Canadian daily national  newspaper and,  a leading Canadian
Internet portal. As well, BCE has extensive  e-commerce  capabilities provided
under the BCE Emergis brand. BCE shares are listed in Canada, the United
States and Europe.

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Certain statements made in this press release are  forward-looking  and are
subject to important risks,  uncertainties and assumptions. The results or
events predicted in these  forward-looking  statements may differ materially
from actual results or events. There can be no  assurance  that BCE Inc.
will  complete  the  public  offering  of any debt  securities,  or that it
will raise all or part of the proceeds,  as set forth in this news release.
The  forward-looking  statements  contained in this press  release  represent
BCE Inc.'s expectations  as of October  25,  2002 and,  accordingly,  are
subject to change  after such date.  However,  BCE Inc.  disclaims  any
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking  statements,
whether as a result of new information,  future events or otherwise.

For further information:
Nick Kaminaris                                       George Walker
Communications                                       Investor Relations
(514) 786-3908                                       (514) 870-2488
Web site:



   Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                BCE Inc.

                                      (Signed Michael T. Boychuk)

                                           Michael T. Boychuk
                             Senior Vice-President and Corporate Treasurer

                                         Date: October 28, 2002