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[Fido] Fido - Retention Plans

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Jan 3, 2013
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ScottL79 wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 5:00 pm
You must have been one of the fortunate ones with a targeted account. I tried to get the same via Fido Chat (telling them that friends had been offered the $55/6GB and $65/6GB deals), and the best I was offered was a $90/10GB plan as my account has not been selected for the other offers.

Now, while this is certainly better than Fido's initial offer of $100/10GB, it's still nowhere close to where it needs to be.

Bring on Black Friday!
I've asked for better plans before and haven't gotten anything good until this time. Might be a case of who you get and when you get to them. Hopefully they'll have some good Black Friday plans for you (and others here as well). Good luck!
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Feb 21, 2017
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tiffanyto wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 5:25 pm
I've asked for better plans before and haven't gotten anything good until this time. Might be a case of who you get and when you get to them. Hopefully they'll have some good Black Friday plans for you (and others here as well). Good luck!
looks like black Friday will be my only hope. just had a nice chat with a different fido rep, and the "best" they could offer me to compete against the 6GB for $40 or 8GB for $50 plans @ Freedom Mobile was a $50 per month 3GB plan. Not sure how that's comparable with only 1/2 the data. I might have to bite the bullet and look into the Quebec Koodo plans.
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ScottL79 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 4:54 pm
looks like black Friday will be my only hope. just had a nice chat with a different fido rep, and the "best" they could offer me to compete against the 6GB for $40 or 8GB for $50 plans @ Freedom Mobile was a $50 per month 3GB plan. Not sure how that's comparable with only 1/2 the data. I might have to bite the bullet and look into the Quebec Koodo plans.
Could it be that you have to trade out some data to get a subsidy against the cost of a phone with this plan they offered?
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Feb 21, 2017
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gogoblender wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 8:07 pm
Could it be that you have to trade out some data to get a subsidy against the cost of a phone with this plan they offered?
not sure I follow, as this was a quote for a BYOD plan. if I want a phone, the monthly cost jumps up to at least $80 per month, with only around 3GB of data.
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Apr 14, 2016
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i see a lot of adds on kiji ji with really cheep plans:

FIDO (Rogers Network) BYOD - NEW NUMBER ONLY
89$ one time fee
49$/month 6GB DATA
56$/month 8GB DATA

did anyone ever try those plans? do they last long or is it all BS?
Newbie
Feb 21, 2017
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these are the out of province plans that people are getting. I've seen the same, but would prefer to sign up on a good Ontario plan as opposed to gaming the system if possible.
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Dec 28, 2006
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Might be old news, but I just noticed my $40 4gb province wide calling plan was increased to $45 this month.

Started up live chat last night and was offered either a $5 credit per month for 9 months, or to switch to a $55 6gb canada wide calling pulse plan. Went with the credit so my plan is back down to $40 now, I'll call back in 9 months and see if I can renew it.

In AB for reference.
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Jun 25, 2003
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I highly warn against all these out of town plans except the Koodo one .

Honestly I was with Fido and had 10 gb for 80 for years when people were paying ALOT more.
Got greedywith someone offering 15gb Rogers for 75 with 200 Setup fee.

Within a couple months i was out 500 bucks cause somehow Rogers got a whif and changed to inmarket price of like 160 bucks.

Next went to Telus for 85 with North American and 15 gb . Within literally 3 days my account was flagged and i was out another 400 bucks or so.

I gave the Koodo one and that was good but personally i need more then 6gb. Calling and pleading with Fido since i have 4 lines, they said they'll offer me the 75 for 10gb plan but after 3 motnhs and first 3 months i have to pay the full market price.

I was ok with that cause 10gb for 75 is pretty good these days and suits my needs with Roam like home and global texting which i use.

I honestly wasted so much money stupidly past 10 months and back with Fido and I'm good. I like Fido's customer service personally the best. Mind you my account itself is about 16 years old.

Just a personal experience story.
yyzaf1 wrote:
Oct 19th, 2017 10:25 am
i see a lot of adds on kiji ji with really cheep plans:

FIDO (Rogers Network) BYOD - NEW NUMBER ONLY
89$ one time fee
49$/month 6GB DATA
56$/month 8GB DATA

did anyone ever try those plans? do they last long or is it all BS?
Newbie
Jun 10, 2015
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York, ON
yyzaf1 wrote:
Oct 19th, 2017 10:25 am
i see a lot of adds on kiji ji with really cheep plans:

FIDO (Rogers Network) BYOD - NEW NUMBER ONLY
89$ one time fee
49$/month 6GB DATA
56$/month 8GB DATA

did anyone ever try those plans? do they last long or is it all BS?
I know that is what is currently offered on the fido site in Quebec. I got excited for a second because I thought I was on their Ontario site.
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Apr 14, 2016
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what if get one of those Quebec plans and transfer them over to ontario after few months and ask them to either port old number in or give you a new ontario number ?
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yyzaf1 wrote:
Oct 19th, 2017 11:13 pm
what if get one of those Quebec plans and transfer them over to ontario after few months and ask them to either port old number in or give you a new ontario number ?
they will find that the plan and localized phone number are incompatible on their computer system and will ask you to choose a phone number that is compatible with it's own geo area
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Apr 14, 2016
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gogoblender wrote:
Oct 20th, 2017 6:34 am
they will find that the plan and localized phone number are incompatible on their computer system and will ask you to choose a phone number that is compatible with it's own geo area
Ok, but the plan itself will not change only the number would?
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Apr 14, 2016
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gogoblender wrote:
Oct 20th, 2017 6:34 am
they will find that the plan and localized phone number are incompatible on their computer system and will ask you to choose a phone number that is compatible with it's own geo area
Ok, but the plan itself will not change only the number would?
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Aug 2, 2003
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Toronto
yyzaf1 wrote:
Oct 19th, 2017 10:25 am
i see a lot of adds on kiji ji with really cheep plans:

FIDO (Rogers Network) BYOD - NEW NUMBER ONLY
89$ one time fee
49$/month 6GB DATA
56$/month 8GB DATA

did anyone ever try those plans? do they last long or is it all BS?
It's the quebec monthly plans. Not sure how they would port you in an Ontario number though as Rogers closed that loophole around March. Perhaps they would setup a fongo for you or something.

Your welcome to set it up yourself if you keep a quebec number on your account.
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