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[Fido] FIDO prepaid 10$/month plan = 10c/minute up to 10$

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So, you pay $10.75 a month for the "LUXURY" of calling at 10c/min? Is this correct?
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amac wrote:
Apr 8th, 2011 4:25 pm
Perhaps you could change the title to reflect the true cost.

Too late, cannot change the title of the original post
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mcaj2 wrote:
Apr 8th, 2011 8:22 pm
So, you pay $10.75 a month for the "LUXURY" of calling at 10c/min? Is this correct?

Yes, then on top of the 10.75, you have to add your prepaid, lets say 20$.
Those 20$ will be at 10cents/min !

Thats a real rip off !!!
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Kasakato wrote:
Apr 8th, 2011 8:02 pm
Incorrect. You could have just checked yourself. http://www.fido.ca/web/Fido.portal?_nfp ... epaidRates

Appreciate the link. I did check it before I decided to post my preceding opinion. If in fact it is the way that you guys are saying it is; $10 for the liberty of using future minutes at 10 cents a minute, then I agree its not a hot deal at all.

If this is the case, then I know this for a fact as I got a prepaid phone activated for my mom on the 25th of March with Bell Mobility. I paid $10 for 10 cents a minute, I started off the account with $30 activation credit. $2.XX went to system access/911 fees, and I used $10 for the 10 cent plan. The balance left on my account at the time of activation was $18. Follow me so far?

The next week and a half, the phone was used sparingly. In total, the life timer of the phone stated about 58 minutes, at this point, I checked my balance, and it was STILL $18 dollars. When I called in to Bell Mobility prepaid dept. they advised me that the $10 top up is there to use for the 10 cents/minute.

I have all the account statements to prove it if required (even though I ported out to Mobilicity a few days ago (on the 4th I think).

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mcaj2 wrote:
Apr 8th, 2011 8:22 pm
So, you pay $10.75 a month for the "LUXURY" of calling at 10c/min? Is this correct?

Yes, you pay $10.75 per month just to be able to keep your phone number active. No minutes included.

Fido did keep the $0.30/minute, no monthly fee prepaid option where you can refill with $10 and they take off $0.75 for 911 fee and the remaining $9.25 is banked for calls at $0.30/min. All un-used balance is carry overed next month as long as you refill $10 again before the expiry date.
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mixxy wrote:
Apr 8th, 2011 9:42 pm
Appreciate the link. I did check it before I decided to post my preceding opinion. If in fact it is the way that you guys are saying it is; $10 for the liberty of using future minutes at 10 cents a minute, then I agree its not a hot deal at all.

If this is the case, then I know this for a fact as I got a prepaid phone activated for my mom on the 25th of March with Bell Mobility. I paid $10 for 10 cents a minute, I started off the account with $30 activation credit. $2.XX went to system access/911 fees, and I used $10 for the 10 cent plan. The balance left on my account at the time of activation was $18. Follow me so far?

The next week and a half, the phone was used sparingly. In total, the life timer of the phone stated about 58 minutes, at this point, I checked my balance, and it was STILL $18 dollars. When I called in to Bell Mobility prepaid dept. they advised me that the $10 top up is there to use for the 10 cents/minute.

I have all the account statements to prove it if required (even though I ported out to Mobilicity a few days ago (on the 4th I think).

Cheers,
AP
That was what I thought it would be. I actually called Bell today just to clarify this and the customer service rep. clearly stated that the 10 dollar does not include any prepaid min. Can anyone else confirm this?
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it is already there for sometime, and not a good deal at all.
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waltereo wrote:
Apr 8th, 2011 8:36 pm
Yes, then on top of the 10.75, you have to add your prepaid, lets say 20$.
Those 20$ will be at 10cents/min !

Thats a real rip off !!!

Wow, how do they even come up with such "deals". Seriously!
I'm a little bit ticked off seeing how abrasive this is getting. UBB isn't lost on me yet. Yes, I'm looking at you Bell :evil:
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waltereo wrote:
Apr 8th, 2011 3:28 pm
Edit :
NOT so good deal finally !, in fact a very bad one !!!


Hi,

I just saw Fido had a new (to me ! ) prepaid plan for 10$ ,

Fido Prepaid 10$/month or 10¢/min

As usual , voice mail and call display is included

They said that it is a 10¢/min which is for me one of the best rate I ever seen for a prepaid.



The Fido plan seems to be better than the PResident Choice top up which is 20¢/min
President Choice Top up



Is this ahot one ?



nice sales pitch and trick huh?

yuo are living proof it works

heheh
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kolok wrote:
Apr 9th, 2011 3:09 am
nice sales pitch and trick huh?

yuo are living proof it works

heheh

Yeah ... a living and walking proof !

Their sales pitch and tricks really pissed me oofff

Luckily, RFD is here !!!

Thanks RFD community !
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I fell for this crap a few days ago, before this thread unforuntatly. Have a Sony w810i (old I know) that I wanted to use, so I grabbed a Fido Sim plus $10 voucher for this plan. Of course when I used the voucher it was taken right off, called them up (spent hours on there crappy phone support in the end) and lol and behold they finally told me the gist of the plan. Of course when you want to sign up they'll say anything, "yes sir the plan includes call time", I swear I should of recorded those calls.

Anyways, for $20 you get 100 mins total, f them, went with Wind yesterday, $25 for unlim calls/text, soo much better.
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> I fell for this crap a few days ago, before this thread unforuntatly. Have a Sony w810i (old I know) that I wanted to use, so I grabbed a Fido Sim plus $10 voucher for this plan. Of course when I used the voucher it was taken right off, called them up (spent hours on there crappy phone support in the end) and lol and behold they finally told me the gist of the plan. Of course when you want to sign up they'll say anything, "yes sir the plan includes call time", I swear I should of recorded those calls.

I would have done research online first. It clearly says, "No minutes included," on Fido's site.
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Such a garbage ass deal. Don't even bring this on the forum.
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This deal isn't horrible IMHO. I bought a Koodo LG Optimus Prime (actually Optimus One, but...) phone with the minimal per-month plan. $15 gets you 50 minutes a month and not even caller-id. The Fido deal is better: $10.75 gets you the number for a month and $0.10/minute would get you 50 minutes (but only if you need them!) for $5. And the number has more features (eg. caller ID). $0.10 per minute is actually lower than the the other per minute charges I've seen. Extra minutes from Koodo are $0.35!

Pre-paying 7-11 is cheaper, I think. But less flexible.

Anyway, I'm still trying to figure out what I should switch to. So many schemes, so hard to compare.
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