[Fido] [Fido] 2GB LTE Data Plan $15, BYOD, no contract
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Get 2GB of tablet data for only $15/month!
Get 2GB of data for $15 per month1 when you bring your own tablet or activate a new one*.
* Subject to change without notice. A one-time $15 Transaction Fee applies for the processing of your tablet activation. Available to Fido postpaid customers with wireless plan (voice only, data only, Fido Home Phone and prepaid plans not eligible).
1. Additional data: $10/1GB, charged in $10 increments. Standard roaming charges apply. Taxes extra.
Mod Reminder: Do not ask for a referral or state that you have one to give. Comments like "PM me for details” or “you’ve got a PM" is also not allowed - you may get an infraction, additionally, sending unsolicited referrals through private message which gets reported will almost certainly earn you an infraction.
Q: What's with the "existing wireless customers" restriction ?
A: As of today, it seems that stores are not enforcing that rule and RFD'ers are already reporting success getting the deal in store without being existing customers. Some reporting they were denied over chat/phone though others were reporting success after multiple attempts, so if you want this deal your best bet is doing it in store and ASAP.
Q: Will this work on a regular smart phone ?
A: Yes, just be aware of the voice/SMS charges (voice: $1 per minute + $0.45 LD, SMS: $0.25 each in Canada, $0.45 each elsewhere).
Q: How are people making best use of this data-only plan ?
A: by either using it for data in a dual SIM phone, or using it as a primary sim coupled with VoIP service (fongo/voip.ms) once they port their main number over to the VoIP provider.
Q: Why isn't my LTE device connecting to LTE network despite being in coverage ?
A: Check your APN settings: http://www.fido.ca/consumer/content/con ... vice-guide
Q: What about roaming outside Canada ?
A: International/US roaming is not free, make sure you disable it on your phone or call Fido and get them to disable it for you.
Q: Can I block voice/SMS to avoid accidental charges ?
A: Yes, you can block either incoming (SMS AND voice) or outgoing (SMS AND voice) or block both, call support and just ask.
Q: Is receiving SMS free ?
Q: If I am not going to use the number for SMS/voice does it really matter which phone number I get ?
A: yes, you will get charged taxes on your bill based on your number.
Q: Can existing customers get multiple line discount when jumping on this ?
A: nope, data-only plans are not eligible.
Q: Any saving opportunities ?
A: yup you can get $25 referral credit after keeping the line for 90 days (please remember the mod reminder above).
Q: I am an existing customer, can I refer myself ?
A: technically yes, you can get $50 for referring yourself, go to your account and create a referral code, just remember to activate the new line for a "new user" (under your same account) else the referral wont go through because you are not allowed to refer yourself.
Q: I am an existing customer, already created the referral code, line got activated under my name so was not able to add the referral code, any way around it ?
A: yes, call Fido, get them first to add a new user to your account, assign him/her the line you just activated, then ask them to add the code manually to your account.
Q: was signing up at retailer and they couldn't get the referral in, can I add it post activation ?
A: yes, as long as the referral code was created "before" the actual activation (they will double check) and you call support shortly enough, they should be able to add the referral manually to your account (but chances are now you will need to follow up after 90 days as the credit wont get applied automatically), remember to get the interaction id once the rep confirms referral code was added to your account.