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

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Jr. Member
Aug 27, 2012
196 posts
102 upvotes
Calgary
umadbrah wrote:
May 15th, 2017 2:22 pm
when you guys say tethering do you mean creating a wifi hotspot for other devices to connect? if so, it still works for me
Yes that's what it means. I had carrier settings update on my iPhone a few days ago, tethering still working no problem.
Newbie
Apr 24, 2017
17 posts
3 upvotes
You are chatting with Nathael.Fido Live Chat
7:13 PM Connecting...
7:13 PM Connected. A Fido representative will be with you shortly.
7:13 PM Support session established with Nathael.
7:14 PM Nathael:
Fido LiveANSWERS™
Hey! I’m Nathael. Nice to meet you! I just need a second to pull up your account and review your request. Thanks! :)
7:14 PM me:
take your time :)
7:15 PM Nathael:
Thanks
7:18 PM Nathael:
Thanks for your patience Kevin, I see you have trouble concerning tethering
7:18 PM me:
yes
7:19 PM me:
my contract doesn't say anything about not tethering, so I'm surprised that I can't
7:19 PM Nathael:
What kind of device are you using?
7:20 PM me:
I'm using an ipad
7:21 PM Nathael:
I see, and it doesn't allow you to turn it On at all?
7:21 PM me:
I'm able to turn on tethering
7:21 PM me:
it appears to work
7:21 PM me:
but when viewing an actual webpage with my laptop, I get a dns error
7:22 PM me:
same with using the "ping" command
7:22 PM Nathael:
So if I understand you correctly, you're trying to tether from your Ipad to laptop?
7:22 PM me:
yes
7:23 PM Nathael:
ok and have you tried to tethering with another device other than your laptop?
7:23 PM me:
yes
7:23 PM me:
also dns problem
7:24 PM me:
however, switching the sim to my friend's sim works fine
7:24 PM me:
the previous support rep said that tethering is disabled on my fido account and cannot be enabled because each plan is personalized for each client, but I'm wondering since someone else with the same plan as me is able to do it, would I be able to switch plans?
7:25 PM Nathael:
Let me verify if thats actually the case and weather you can change your plan or not.
7:25 PM Nathael:
Please allow me a few moments
7:25 PM me:
thank you
7:33 PM Nathael:
As far as the tethering is concerned it does indeed say it's not compatible with Data tracker and tethering.
7:33 PM me:
what is data tracker? is that the thing that tracks how much data I've used in the billing period?
7:34 PM Nathael:
Thats correct
7:34 PM Nathael:
Also the only plan available thats is data only is the one you currently have.
7:35 PM me:
so there is no way to enable tethering on my account?
7:35 PM me:
if I cancelled today and reapplied, I would not be able to get tethering still?
7:36 PM Nathael:
It would be the same thing , according to the information that I have
7:36 PM Nathael:
Is your friend with Fido as well?
7:36 PM me:
yes
7:37 PM me:
he signed up about a month ago
7:37 PM Nathael:
And has the exact Dta only plan?
7:37 PM me:
yup
7:37 PM Nathael:
data*
7:38 PM me:
he says "I just got this plan less than a month ago and I can use the tablet to hotspot my phone. "
7:38 PM Nathael:
thats very odd, let me see what else I can do
7:38 PM me:
perhaps it is because he got the 2gb data plan + the lg gpad III?
7:38 PM me:
does there exist a contract variation of this plan where tethering is enabled?
7:39 PM me:
I'll be back in two minutes, need to use the washroom
7:40 PM Nathael:
of course
7:41 PM me:
back
7:42 PM Nathael:
great, so after verifying. Its clearly stated here that it's not compatible with the data only plans
7:43 PM Nathael:
One more thing is that , are you aware that your contract is actually over?
7:43 PM me:
yes, I can cancel at any time
7:43 PM me:
thank you for your concern and verification
Jr. Member
Oct 2, 2013
113 posts
31 upvotes
BRAMPTON
Really odd about the tethering. I got the LG G Pad III deal and no issues with tethering. Wonder if it's a concern on network load with all of these discount data deals they keep offering? Limit tethering so only network approved devices use the network?
Newbie
Jan 24, 2015
93 posts
29 upvotes
Montreal, QC
boogerlad2 wrote:
May 12th, 2017 5:13 pm
I just got this plan a little under a month ago, and live chat has confirmed that tethering is disabled.
Got the plan in September, tethering was working.
Changed for the free LG GPad III in December, tethering still working.

Try with another phone.
Deal Guru
User avatar
Dec 12, 2009
13111 posts
2964 upvotes
Toronto
This plan definitely allows tethering. Depending on the android device I have had to insert dun into the APN type field. I am guessing iOS may not allow users with such liberties as making changes to APN settings. If possible, try the SIM in an android device and see if the outcome is consistent.
Newbie
Apr 24, 2017
17 posts
3 upvotes
I lied about using an ipad. I have tried the sim in three android devices so far and changed apn settings. nothing worked. Changing another sim into the same three devices works fine. It's a new policy.
Jr. Member
Mar 28, 2010
136 posts
187 upvotes
vancouver
Here's my fickle:

Signed up for the 3gb one in December at BB, they screwed up and put me on easy pay. Back and forth for all these months, Fido agreed to just give me a massive credit equal to the discount for the tablet. Right now a balance of -180 is shown, and a device upgrade of 180 as well.

I guess I could try for a loyalty request, they might not approve it given there's a negative balance. I tried looking at options for device upgrades, but they want me to go on a Pulse plan instead of the 2 year data only (should I keep my current plan, I pay full price for device)

The 3gb is perfect for me. I'd like to grab an actual phone for $0 while keeping my data only plan. Possible? Maybe another provider?
Deal Guru
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Dec 12, 2009
13111 posts
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Toronto
xbournex wrote:
May 15th, 2017 11:25 pm
Here's my fickle:

Signed up for the 3gb one in December at BB, they screwed up and put me on easy pay. Back and forth for all these months, Fido agreed to just give me a massive credit equal to the discount for the tablet. Right now a balance of -180 is shown, and a device upgrade of 180 as well.

I guess I could try for a loyalty request, they might not approve it given there's a negative balance. I tried looking at options for device upgrades, but they want me to go on a Pulse plan instead of the 2 year data only (should I keep my current plan, I pay full price for device)

The 3gb is perfect for me. I'd like to grab an actual phone for $0 while keeping my data only plan. Possible? Maybe another provider?
There are retail options for buying hardware that does not involve the carriers. Take a look at this forum, shop around. Hoping that a seller will give you a free phone is a big roadblock though. Who gives away stuff for free? I hope you do realize that it is illusion and that your costs will end up being higher because the $0 sales are the ones with the most inflated pricing for which you are on the hook for if you don't stay on for two years.
Deal Guru
Jan 7, 2002
10596 posts
3378 upvotes
Waterloo, ON
will888 wrote:
May 16th, 2017 7:54 am
Who gives away stuff for free? I hope you do realize that it is illusion and that your costs will end up being higher because the $0 sales are the ones with the most inflated pricing for which you are on the hook for if you don't stay on for two years.
Generally I'd agree. But the one anomaly seems to be Fido with their free LG G Pad promo. Apart from the 2-year commitment to 3GB/$15, the tablet is/was indeed free, not even HST. So I suppose it's not that unreasonable to ask if there are any other such "anomalies" buried in Fido's world.
veni, vidi, Visa
Deal Guru
Oct 27, 2003
11039 posts
1720 upvotes
Toronto
xbournex wrote:
May 15th, 2017 11:25 pm
Here's my fickle:

Signed up for the 3gb one in December at BB, they screwed up and put me on easy pay. Back and forth for all these months, Fido agreed to just give me a massive credit equal to the discount for the tablet. Right now a balance of -180 is shown, and a device upgrade of 180 as well.

I guess I could try for a loyalty request, they might not approve it given there's a negative balance. I tried looking at options for device upgrades, but they want me to go on a Pulse plan instead of the 2 year data only (should I keep my current plan, I pay full price for device)

The 3gb is perfect for me. I'd like to grab an actual phone for $0 while keeping my data only plan. Possible? Maybe another provider?
You're dreaming. This plan is not even intended for use in a phone. Fido allows it, for now.

Best you're gonna do is sign up on the 2 year contract and get the free tablet, sell it, and use that money towards the phone of your choice.

The "loyalty discount" (LOL at a loyalty discount being offered after only 3 months) is highly YMMV.
Deal Guru
Oct 27, 2003
11039 posts
1720 upvotes
Toronto
bylo wrote:
May 16th, 2017 8:15 am
Generally I'd agree. But the one anomaly seems to be Fido with their free LG G Pad promo. Apart from the 2-year commitment to 3GB/$15, the tablet is/was indeed free, not even HST. So I suppose it's not that unreasonable to ask if there are any other such "anomalies" buried in Fido's world.
People are getting spoiled and are getting silly expectations. Now people wanna pay $7.50 a month a get a free phone instead of a tablet, etc.
Sr. Member
May 5, 2008
912 posts
208 upvotes
bylo wrote:
May 16th, 2017 8:15 am
Generally I'd agree. But the one anomaly seems to be Fido with their free LG G Pad promo. Apart from the 2-year commitment to 3GB/$15, the tablet is/was indeed free, not even HST. So I suppose it's not that unreasonable to ask if there are any other such "anomalies" buried in Fido's world.
Reflects the real cost of the mobile data (dirty cheap?) ;) .
For $360, it is profitable to FIDO to sell you the LG tablet and $72 GB of the data bucket (over the period of two years).

Let us say, the tablet is $120 realistically. Then the data is $3/GB, and Fido is still extracting profits from you.

This is also corroborated by their willingness to slash the price of the data plan by 50% as a loyalty offer :)
Deal Guru
Oct 27, 2003
11039 posts
1720 upvotes
Toronto
Tichi wrote:
May 16th, 2017 9:55 am
Reflects the real cost of the mobile data (dirty cheap?) ;) .
For $360, it is profitable to FIDO to sell you the LG tablet and $72 GB of the data bucket (over the period of two years).

Let us say, the tablet is $120 realistically. Then the data is $3/GB, and Fido is still extracting profits from you.

This is also corroborated by their willingness to slash the price of the data plan by 50% as a loyalty offer :)
Nobody who got the free tablet has got the 50% loyalty discount yet, AFAIK. I wouldn't hold too much hope of this happening and being able to 'double dip', but I guess you guys will find out in June. Seems idiotic to offer 50% off to someone locked into a contract, but we'll see.
Sr. Member
May 5, 2008
912 posts
208 upvotes
Kurtz7834 wrote:
May 16th, 2017 9:57 am
Nobody who got the free tablet has yet to get the 50% loyalty discount, AFAIK. I wouldn't hold too much hope of this happening and being able to 'double dip', but I guess you guys will find out in June.
With tablet, may be, may be not.
Even on the plans without the tablet, 50% off means they are NOW selling you the data for $2.5/GB, which is close to $3/GB estimation above.

And even with this price, FIDO is still able to feed all that clueless hungry army of their customer agents :)

Means data is dirty cheap in reality :) I wish there could be wholesaler of the mobile data, purely online, using the model like Public mobile.
And where one can buy a bucket of say 50GB, and use it at your own will.
I wonder what price one might get then? 1$/GB?

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