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[Fido] BYOD 70$ 13gb data unlimited text and call canada wide

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[Fido] BYOD 70$ 13gb data unlimited text and call canada wide

I called fido today that if they have anything to compete with telus 75$ 15gb , they offred me 70$ 13gb data with unlimited canadawide text and call. I have been with fido for over an year and they also offered me 65$ 10gb data. I am on a BYOD plan.
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May 12, 2007
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Screw these high price plans hidden under the guise of "more data is better".

The majority do not need 10gb. This crap began after freedom offered 10gb for $50. That was a good deal because it was $50, not because it was 10gb. Competitors had to follow suit to retain customers.

Then the price went up to $60.. and now it's back to 70-80.

$80 is NOT a good deal. Paying $100 after taxes and voicemail is bad.

Do we need data ? Sure . 10gb? Why not.

But should NOT be paying more than $50 a month for any non subsidized plans.
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Shrugs I use more than 10GB not on social media mostly podcasts as I commute I should probably start pre-downloading them though.
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series1000 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 6:49 pm
Screw these high price plans hidden under the guise of "more data is better".

The majority do not need 10gb. This crap began after freedom offered 10gb for $50. That was a good deal because it was $50, not because it was 10gb. Competitors had to follow suit to retain customers.

Then the price went up to $60.. and now it's back to 70-80.

$80 is NOT a good deal. Paying $100 after taxes and voicemail is bad.

Do we need data ? Sure . 10gb? Why not.

But should NOT be paying more than $50 a month for any non subsidized plans.
not really. more and more people are using more data than before.

I thought 6gb was enough for me but nope.
I thought 10gb was enough for me but nope.

I keep using more and more. I do have Shaw open but it is slow.
Now my bill is $100+ per month without phone subsidy,
Cellphones: Rogers, Telus, Koodo, Freedom, Public Mobile Special Deals

Shaw Internet 300 = $50/month + $250 credits
Telus Internet 150 = $55/months + $400 credits + Pik tv
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Thatdealguy wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 7:04 pm

not really. more and more people are using more data than before.

I thought 6gb was enough for me but nope.
I thought 10gb was enough for me but nope.

I keep using more and more. I do have Shaw open but it is slow.
Now my bill is $100+ per month without phone subsidy,
I agree the more you have the more you use. I had 4gb, was fine but I would go over sometimes. Then had 6gb for 2 years, only went over a handful of times when I had absolutely no wifi or computer for a few days at a time and I was bored at home.

Now I have 10gb and average about 8gb a month. I went up an average of 3gb just by switching plans. The main reason is because I know I have so much data I don't bother using wifi at home or work if I'm not already connected. So I think if we have it we will use it, but I don't think the average person needs anywhere close.

Also I'm a heavy mobilr phone user and do use my phone a lot (podcasts Spotify and YouTube )
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Just keep my trades going (throwing money out) keeps me over 10GB easy. I'm glad I got 15GB from Telus. Traveling will also add extra usage on top of it.
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Thatdealguy wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 7:04 pm
not really. more and more people are using more data than before.

I thought 6gb was enough for me but nope.
I thought 10gb was enough for me but nope.

I keep using more and more. I do have Shaw open but it is slow.
Now my bill is $100+ per month without phone subsidy,
Price per gb is the problem.

Carriers need to stop treating data as some finite resource.

In Australia you get something like 50gb for $50
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RFDQ1016 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 7:12 pm
Price per gb is the problem.

Carriers need to stop treating data as some finite resource.

In Australia you get something like 50gb for $50
That's true. It's just money grab. Fido can do unlimited data for 1 year. PM throttled their data to 3mbps.

I wish Rogers infinite plans to be throttled to 3mbps instead of 256kps.

Too bad CRTC won't do anything. Most of the board members are from the BIG 3.
Cellphones: Rogers, Telus, Koodo, Freedom, Public Mobile Special Deals

Shaw Internet 300 = $50/month + $250 credits
Telus Internet 150 = $55/months + $400 credits + Pik tv
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anyone else get this from fido? no dice yet...
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Thatdealguy wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 7:47 pm
That's true. It's just money grab. Fido can do unlimited data for 1 year. PM throttled their data to 3mbps.

I wish Rogers infinite plans to be throttled to 3mbps instead of 256kps.

Too bad CRTC won't do anything. Most of the board members are from the BIG 3.
As if you need CRTC to do anything. Do like other countries, force the companies by boycotting. Oh shit, I forgot, we're Canadiens...
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RFDQ1016 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 7:12 pm
Price per gb is the problem.

Carriers need to stop treating data as some finite resource.

In Australia you get something like 50gb for $50
Yeah, Canada has one of the highest cell phone plan costs in the world.
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Jun 16, 2007
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don't forget when it came time to increase the 10 GB ($60) plan to $65, Fido was one of the first scumbag telecoms to do it.

This plan will probably be $75 by December.
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There are 40$ and 50$ plan with 4 or 5gb data to be had .... every year....just not all year around....stop complaining
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Still looking for something cheaper than $40 for 4gb. Anyone got any leads?
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