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[Fido] 3GB LTE Data Plan $15, BYOD, no contract

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Does anyone know if any of the tablet offered by Fido support MHL or slimport.

I know the LG G Pad doesnt, what about the other ones?
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ChrisC192488 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 2:51 pm
We're an exclusive dealer, so the deal is exclusive to our shop only.
We guarantee it'll come within the first three bills.
So are you a Fido kiosk shop or a 3rd party reseller (like wireless wave). My offer still stands if you can add for me an additional line without having to come in since I'm many thousands km away from Toronto. Like I said, I already have a account so all personal info data is already there. And I've been a RFD member for many years so I won't cause you problems by trying to pull a scam :P

Who else would be offering a $50 bill credit if you can't help me? You can also PM me if you wish.
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AsianXL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 2:35 pm
How would you guys set this up to avoid battery drain (voip.ms/this plan)?
Use Acrobits Softphone app and set up their push notifications for voip.ms. There's a guide on voip.ms website for softphones
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Messerschmitt wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 2:55 pm
So are you a Fido kiosk shop or a 3rd party reseller (like wireless wave). My offer still stands if you can add for me an additional line without having to come in since I'm many thousands km away from Toronto. Like I said, I already have a account so all personal info data is already there. And I've been a RFD member for many years so I won't cause you problems by trying to pull a scam :P

Who else would be offering a $50 bill credit if you can't help me? You can also PM me if you wish.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to help you with any of this ..
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proplayer44 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 6:38 pm
Have you tried making your calls using Hangouts app instead. You can make free outgoing calls if you install the "Hangouts dialer" app. And it's really good quality.
I've tried using hangouts but unfortunately Google doesn't allow callerID registration from any number other than the number you want to use. They verify using short hand SMS which is what voip.ms doesn't support so the verification codes to voip.ms never get thorough. If I use the sim number to verify it works but then the outgoing callerID is my sim number that nobody recognizes.

If I make a call without any callerID my friends and family just don't pick up cause it's an unknown number.
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Anyone knows who sell these plans beside Fido kiosks? I know of best buy, wireless wave, any other shops similar to this?
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Messerschmitt wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:25 pm
Anyone knows who sell these plans beside Fido kiosks? I know of best buy, wireless wave, any other shops similar to this?
Costco. The Mobile Shop. YMMV.
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KanieWest wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:19 pm
I've tried using hangouts but unfortunately Google doesn't allow callerID registration from any number other than the number you want to use. They verify using short hand SMS which is what voip.ms doesn't support so the verification codes to voip.ms never get thorough. If I use the sim number to verify it works but then the outgoing callerID is my sim number that nobody recognizes.

If I make a call without any callerID my friends and family just don't pick up cause it's an unknown number.
I was able to get my voip.ms number verified by using my Google Home. Not certain if you can do this without the Google Home.

Open the Google Home app.
Tap Menu and make sure the Google Account listed is the one linked to your device.
In the top left corner of the app Home screen, tap Menu and then More settings.
Under "Services," tap Calls on speakers.

It took two tries, but I got a 6 digit code, and now Hangouts lets me use my voip.ms number as outgoing
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bylo wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:39 pm
Costco. The Mobile Shop. YMMV.
Sucks. I'm in Halifax and I phoned several, no one is willing to give at least $50 bill credit to offset the crappy sim cost and activation fee
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Got the 3GB Sim. Next step will be to port my fido number to voip.ms. What would be the best Sip client to use Zoiper, Cipsimple or something like Groundwire (currently on sale) on Android? The objective is to make calls using Hangouts Dialer with my Fido number showing up as my caller ID. Any ideas?
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Messerschmitt wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 6:34 pm
Sucks. I'm in Halifax and I phoned several, no one is willing to give at least $50 bill credit to offset the crappy sim cost and activation fee
Suck it up. "Perfect is the enemy of good." This is a great deal even with the $25 cost of SIM/activation and without any $50 bonuses.
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Anyone know of somewhere in Toronto that will give the 3gb and LG pad 3 @ $50.00 for non existing customers? I tried today at parkway mall and the guy got halfway through the process and realized it was only for existing customers and said he can only give me the 2gb...
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smichael7 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 8:48 pm
Got the 3GB Sim. Next step will be to port my fido number to voip.ms. What would be the best Sip client to use Zoiper, Cipsimple or something like Groundwire (currently on sale) on Android? The objective is to make calls using Hangouts Dialer with my Fido number showing up as my caller ID. Any ideas?
You don't want to use your actual data Sim Fido # for caller ID. Then they will attempt to call you/ text you on that #.

The absolute best option is to take a bit extra time and get a Google voice number from the US.

Then port your current cell number to VoIP.ms and in the VoIP.ms settings you forward all calls to your new GV #. Then use Hangouts for all incoming and outgoing.

Zoiper and fongo are ok but not as clear as GV.

It took a bit of time but everyone I call knows my GV number as my number. They know it's me.

A lot of my texting now is in Hangouts too. Since that's the number they know. And it has MMS.
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AsianXL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 2:35 pm
How would you guys set this up to avoid battery drain (voip.ms/this plan)?
Send all calls to GV from VoIP.ms #

Then there is no need for Zoiper or fongo and you can use the native Hangouts app for everything.
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proplayer44 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 10:16 pm
You don't want to use your actual data Sim Fido # for caller ID. Then they will attempt to call you/ text you on that #.

The absolute best option is to take a bit extra time and get a Google voice number from the US.

Then port your current cell number to VoIP.ms and in the VoIP.ms settings you forward all calls to your new GV #. Then use Hangouts for all incoming and outgoing.

Zoiper and fongo are ok but not as clear as GV.

It took a bit of time but everyone I call knows my GV number as my number. They know it's me.

A lot of my texting now is in Hangouts too. Since that's the number they know. And it has MMS.
A couple questions about this.. I have a 416-XXX-XXXX and an identical GV # but with a 415 US area code.
If I port to voip.ms, do all my outgoing GV calls show a caller ID with 415?
How much are incoming calls to my 416 if they are forwarded to 415?

This would be a great way to only pay for incoming calls. I could even start having people put both my numbers in their phone so my name shows up on their caller ID.
If there is some way make my outgoing caller ID the 416 number i would do this right away.

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