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

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

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Update 11/2/2017
3GB deal is back (regularly 2GB) thanks @bengigan for the heads-up.

Get 3GB of tablet data for only $15/month!
Get 3GB 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 $25 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.

F.A.Q (WIP):
Q: What's with the "existing wireless customers" restriction ?
A: For past deals, it seemed that stores were not enforcing that rule and RFD'ers have reported 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.
For more info please check the tech discussion thread: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/wip-fido ... n-2142620/

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 ?
A: yup.

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: Can I refer myself, others or get referred to this deal ?
A: nope, Fido's referral was phased out, read more about it here
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BestBuy Yonge/Eglinton makes you sign up for 2 yr tablet plan YMMV
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ChrisC192488 wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2017 10:37 am
I see a lot of people have a lot of questions, so as a Fido employee I'm going to try to answer them all :L

1. It says you have to be an existing customer to be eligible, is this true?
A: Yes AND no. This plan is unavailable to new customers OVER the phone, chat, and online. HOWEVER, some stores like mine (mostly dealers) DONT have that restriction. I reside in toronto, I can confirm yonge and eglinton best buy can do it, and my store which is at north york centre can do it. Very YMMV for other stores. Pro-tip: call them beforehand.

2. What other charges would I get charged for?
A: sim card $10 in-store, activation fee $25 on your first bill, and the plan $15 on your bill. Any overages will cost you $1/min, $0.25/text, $10/1Gb. As for calling, even if you pick up for a sec ane hang up, you'll be charged $1 and same goes for the data, once you go over 3gb, you'll automatically be charged for an additional gig regardless of if you go over by a kilobyte. Pro-tip: talk to a live agent about the overages, Fido's usually nice enough to waive it for you as long as it isn't too big.

3. Any tablet deals coming?
A: coming, I don't know. Fido does a lot of stuff without letting us know beforehand. However, deals we have right now, Gpad3 for $49, Gpad4 $14/mo, Ipad 19.95/mo, alactel pop7 $0, ZTE X $0.

4. 50% loyalty plan, who is it for?
A: It's a loyalty plan. It's for loyal customers usually over an year. I myself don't have it, because I havr an ambassadar plan from my store. However, Fido sees your payment history and how long you've been with Fido AND Rogers. As long as you're in good standing you're gucci. Pro-tip: pay on time. If you can't remember to every month, set up a preauthorized payment. Pro-pro-tip: don't set up pre authorized chequing!! If you're sin number is connected to your bank account, Fido WILL HAVE ACCESS TO IT! I don't want that, nobody wants that. They'll do shit if they have to. Let's not tempt them :).
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For the archeologists in the crowd, here are previous threads on earlier Fido data promos. There's lots of info in there on a variety of related topics, from choosing/configuring VoIP options, troubleshooting, dealing with Fido over billing errors, getting referral bonuses (but read above about posting referral requests), etc.

If you have the time and inclination, it's worth spending some time in these (or use Search if you have a specific topic in mind.) There's lots of gold buried in these hills...bylo
[Fido] 3GB LTE Data Plan $15/mo IS BACK. Flaming HOT (extended till March 31)
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VoIP options:
ok, to help minimize the clutter, please post anything technical about the plan (voip, usage, apps, phone setup, .. etc) in the tech discussion thread.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/wip-fido ... n-2142620/

Keep this thread for details related to the actual current promo (availability, locations, tips and tricks for successfully signing up .. etc).

Thanks :)


Available addons:
StickySituation wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 3:44 pm
I just confirmed that you can have the following add-ons for this plan

Texting:
- $5/200 texts
- $10/unlimited texting

Call forwarding:
- All calls (incoming/outgoing/forwarded) are charged airtime at a base rate of $1/min
- pay-per-use call forwarding is an additional $0.20/min (I confirmed that caller ID will be passed onto the forwarded number)
- forwarding to a non-local number is an additional $0.55/min
- or get $3/2500 minutes of call forwarding to a local number

Call Display: $7/month
Name Display: $8/month

Value pack add-on
- http://www.fido.ca/consumer/mobile/add-ons/value-packs
- unlimited texting, 2500 call forwarding minutes, Name display, voicemail-to-text, and other things
- costs $5/month
- requires call display (additional $7/month) so total cost is $12/month
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Question about porting phone numbers. If I cancel my current mobile plan now before signing up for this 3gb plan, how much time do I have to port over my number to something like Fongo?
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Airbum88 wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 1:36 am
Question about porting phone numbers. If I cancel my current mobile plan now before signing up for this 3gb plan, how much time do I have to port over my number to something like Fongo?
If you cancel your current mobile plan you lose your number, you need to port out "before" cancelling (actually porting out will automatically cancel whatever plan associated to the number).
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Feb 3rd, 2017 1:38 am
If you cancel your current mobile plan you lose your number, you need to port out "before" cancelling (actually porting out will automatically cancel whatever plan associated to the number).
Thanks. And, can we still get the Best Buy $50 GC?
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Airbum88 wrote:
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Thanks. And, can we still get the Best Buy $50 GC?
Nope, that was one of the reasons to retire the original thread, so much confusion with the expired promos.
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Hey guys, I am using a nexus 5 android phone in Alberta and so far the fongo calls, people have been telling me they are hearing alot of echo. I want to use VoIP. Ms, but it seems a little daunting. Are there any step to step instructions on how to set it up. Is there a trial version for free so I can see if the call quality is better
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I heard from a rep that the $25 referral credit actually don't get applied on tablet plans? Anyone can confirm?
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Feb 3rd, 2017 2:38 am
I heard from a rep that the $25 referral credit actually don't get applied on tablet plans? Anyone can confirm?
It does. She is lying
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Youcanbyteme wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 1:50 am
Hey guys, I am using a nexus 5 android phone in Alberta and so far the fongo calls, people have been telling me they are hearing alot of echo. I want to use VoIP. Ms, but it seems a little daunting. Are there any step to step instructions on how to set it up. Is there a trial version for free so I can see if the call quality is better
FONGO = Bad on Android. Period.
FONGO = Bad anywhere except, perhaps, some Eastern parts of the country [close to their servrs.
FONGO = Bad, notoriously, on Nexus 4 and 5 in general.
All of these statements are hard facts, topic of many forums, and no need to comment any further.
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Now, with VOIP.ms it is totally different story. Yes, learning curve is a bit steep at the beginning, but - DON’T LET THAT TURN YOU AWAY - rewards are aplenty. We all went through this.

You will have to follow THIS-Guide.

It will cost you $25US to start - to obtain DID (later you can port your own # ) and pre-pay for future usage.] This money NEVER expires until you use it [no refunds, tho.] EDIT: Sorry, yes, there is a refund option!

On your phone use either ZOPIER or CSipSimple

ZOPIER is simpler for the first time users; later – in a few weeks, when you learn nuff – you will probably jump on CSipSimple due to way more options and granular level of control, not to mention better Codecs that you may [or may not] need…

So, what I’m suggesting is:

Open an account with VOIP.ms;
Buy minimum credits;
Get a temporary DID;
Install softphone app on your phone;
Start learning and using it [follow links I gave you first – everything else will fall in place soon.
Then transfer your own phone number over and Bob is your Brother-in-law..

Side note: their Tech support is top-notch. Reach them over Chat [or email] they are very friendly and fast to answer. Helped me a lot when I started [lol, just this reminded me how ignorant I was when I started!!!] Face With Tears Of Joy

EDIT:

Oh, BTW, I forgot to tell you the most important thing:

You will need just a basic setup of your ZOPIER/VOIP.ms combo, and for incoming calls only.

You should install Hangouts Dialer on your phone and call all of the North America for free. [You verify your own number with Hangouts, than set it as your caller ID when you call out; when people call you back it will be directed to your ZOPIER/CSSimple app by VOIP.ms (once you port your number there) so you will pay less than 1 cent/minute for incoming call. [Hung up and call them back for free! Smiling Face With Open Mouth]

So your $25 will last you better part of the year.

[Note that you can use Hangout for calling right away too, BUT darn FONGO will not let you receive verification code from Hangouts, so you cannot use it as your caller ID number. Your calls will be much better quality then FONGO, however you will be "Unknown number.]]
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I'm using Fongo on a LG G3 (CM14.1), and I have no issues. I can't tell the voice quality between it and a landline. The person on the other side has no issues hearing me either.
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Feb 3rd, 2017 4:27 am
It will cost you $25US to start - to obtain DID (later you can port your own # ) and pre-pay for future usage.] This money NEVER expires until you use it [no refunds, tho.]
There are actually refunds. That's one of the reasons other than excellent support to use voip.ms. From their FAQ:

"You can ask for a refund of the remaining balance at any time should you choose to cancel the account. "

https://wiki.voip.ms/article/FAQ#Can_I_ ... account.3F
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"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."

Is this means that I could reduce my bill if I change to another area code # in a less tax province ? and if yes, which area code has the less tax?

mine is registered to a Toronto # now.
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Anyone using this plan with a redmi note 2 (dual sim phone)?

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